This winter ski Montgenèvre in the Milky Way and you'll find yourself on the French/Italian border. With great value for money in this traditional French village, there's over 80 pistes at all levels waiting for you. Read our resort guide for all you need to know.
Located just two kilometres from the Italian border, ski Montgenèvre and this resort offers some consistent snow, ski-to-your-door accessibility and good prices on accommodation and restaurants. You are just 90 minutes from Turin and you can ski in either France or Italy from your French base, with hundreds of kilometres of on and off piste available as part of the Milky Way network. Access is also relatively simple by air from Chambéry or Milan.
On the Slopes
Located beneath the 2680m Le Chalvet mountain, you can ski Montgenèvre which is at the Western end of the Milky Way and is the only French resort in that ski area. With pistes for all abilities, they also lead right into the village and across the border to Claviere.
Snowboarders can enjoy the pistes as well as the terrain park with a half-pipe in the Gondrans area. Across the road you'll find direct access towards the Monti della Luna and the long runs to Cesana Torinese. Snow-cannons were added for the Turin Olympics, so coverage is consistent even when the weather isn't!
If you ski Montgenèvre you are also in the ski region of Milky Way.
Off the Slopes
Montgenèvre is a lovely old village with a history going back to medieval times. There's a good range of restaurants offering both local specialities and international dishes. Although the après-ski is not extensive, there are several good bars and a couple of discos. The main draw is the access to the Milky Way, and the lower costs once you cross the border into Italy - it's well worth skiing across the border for lunch, or taking a drive in the evening.
Who's it Best For?
This is a great resort for families. There are plenty of easy/intermediate runs and it has been awarded the family friendly status of 'family plus mountain'. In addition there is a lot of accommodation close to the slopes so you don't have to endure trudging along with tired children at the end of a day skiing.
This winter, Montgenèvre ski holidays give you the chance to ski the French/Italian border thanks to the Milky Way ski area. From cheap ski deals through to luxury week long chalet stays, we can provide you with access to leading tour operators.
On the other hand you may want to organise your own holiday independently. If you do we have chalets and apartments you can rent direct from the owners. We can also advise you on the best transfer options and also help you get great deals on your ski hire. So check out all the holidays available, compare prices and get a great deal.
Why Choose Montgenèvre in France?
1. Good snow record and with local slopes mostly north facing the snow stays.
2. Good for families.
3. You can ski both this resort and easily access Claviere over the border in Italy.
4. Great views on the piste and the resort itself is attractive.
Not Sure if Its Right For You?
If you are sure then look at the accommodation we have and all the holidays available from leading tour operators. If however you still have some questions then why not let our Montgenèvre tailor made ski holidays service help you?
Chalets are a great choice for a ski holiday. For many they symbolise everything that a ski holiday is all about. Many come catered or uncatered and in all shapes and sizes from small intimate affairs to huge chalets that can sleep up to 20. Chalets can also be found in the centre of resorts but also nestled in amongst the slopes with great ski in ski out opportunities.
In Montgenevre there is a good choice of accommodation with many British tour operators offering catered chalets and chalet hotels in the resort. Over the past few years Montgenèvre has worked hard on transforming itself into a more stylish resort and it now really shows with smart apartments emerging, a number of good hotels and a wide choice of chalets.
Where Should I Look For a Ski Chalet?
If you want upmarket then check out the chalet style apartments in the Hameau de L'Obelisque area. This area, to the east of the village, has been built over the past decade and has newer buildings. In addition it has a small supermarket, a bakery, 3 restaurants and two bars. Hameau also has good access to the telemix (half gondoloa/hlaf chairs).
There are a good range of chalets throughout Montgenèvre from luxury chalets to more basic, cheaper ones. The resort is also fairly compact so most accommodation will be found fairly centrally and also close to the slopes. You could also check out accommodation in Claviere which might work out a little cheaper.
Apartments that are now being built in many ski resorts are a far cry from the concrete monstrosities that went up in the 1960's. Now they are often wood clad affairs, low rise and come complete with amazing facilities including swimming pools, saunas and spas. Many also have their own fitness rooms and are located conveniently close to the slopes.
Montgenèvre is no exception to this trend. It has seen a lot of investment over the past few years as it sheds its image as an old French ski resort. That it certainly is but you can now find a great selection of modern apartments here which are located right next to the slopes and look very sophisticated and stylish.
Are Apartments a Good Option?
So for those travelling as a couple or alone apartments have always been a good option but they are now good for all skiing groups. For families travelling together they can be a great way to be together in the same apartment complex but have more space and independence. This is also true of large mixed groups.
Many apartments are also that bit cheaper than a chalet and offer better value for money. And with many offering the amenities of a hotel you definitely get more for your money. So far from being the old poor mans option apartments have now raised their game and can offer a bit of luxury at a much better price than other ski accommodation.
If you're looking to book a Montgenèvre hotel for this winter's holiday, then GoSki.co.uk can help make your life easy. You can get organised, browse the ski hotels in Montgenèvre and then see more details in order to book online. Whether you choose budget, mid range or luxury make sure you carefully compare your Montgenèvre hotel before you book. Come and enjoy the Vialattea and ski in France and Italy.
Hotels can be a great choice for your ski holiday. If you are travelling with children many offer good value family suites and even babysitting services. In addition, many will provide you with airport transfers and if you are on a half board status you don't have to trudge around a resort looking for a good place to eat.
What Hotels are Available in Montgenèvre?
Montgenèvre is one of the oldest resorts in the Alps as it celebrated its centenary year in 2007. It has seen a lot of investment over the past few years to update its image and provide skiers with the facilities and amenities that they now look for. So for those with a bit of money check out the 4* Hotel le Chalet Blanc situated at the foot of the slopes. It comes complete with a spa and gourmet restaurant.
The Anova Hotel is also worth checking out in the new Obelisque part of town as is the Chalet Des Dolines. If you are on a tight budget you will find good value 2*hotels here including Hotel Valerie and the Hotel Alpis Cottia.So a good range of accommodation on offer here and getting better all the time particularly with the MGM luxury developments coming on quickly.
Montgenèvre is located just two km from the Italian border near Sestriere and Sauze and is a convenient resort to reach by road, air or rail. By air you are best to fly into Turin International Airport which is 1 1/2 hours away. Turin is served by British Airways from Gatwick as well as Air France, Lufthansa and KLM. You can also fly into Geneva or Milan which are both about 2 1/2 hours away.
Public Transport to Montgenevre
Montgenèvre is also between 9 and 11 hours from the French port of Calais with several motorways leading to the resort. Public transport is an option but it is likely you will need to change several times.
The nearest Montgenèvre train stations are at Briancon 12 km away and at Oulx 19km away. You can get a train to Briancon from Grenoble, Marseille and Paris but, whilst tickets are quite cheap, the journey times are long.
Private Mini Buses
Hiring a private mini bus of up to 8 people could be the best option to get to the resort. If you book this before you leave home then you can make good savings. Costs will vary from different operators but will cost on average about £190 single trip for an 8 person bus from Turin airport , £335 from Grenoble and £435 from Geneva. You can also book a coach from most airports to Montgenèvre which can work out a cost effective option.
Discover which Montgenèvre ski schools offer you the best deals. From English speaking instructors to special children's groups, you can book or reserve ski or snowboard lessons by using the GoSKi.co.uk links to go through the respective websites.
Montgenèvre ski schools
You can improve your ski and snowboard technique this winter, as well as ensuring you are being taught by qualified professionals. Montgenèvre ski schools will offer you beginner through to advanced lessons, group or private meaning there's no excuse not to boost your confidence as well as learn some new tricks on the slopes.