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Resort guide to Montgenevre - France

Cheap ski resort with large ski area - most suited to beginners and school ski trips

Montgenevre resort guide - a general overview

Montgenevre is set at one end of the extensive Milky Way ski area, reaching over to Sestriere and Sauze d'Oulx in Italy. Its a convenient and pleasant village with a fair sized area of intermediate slopes, particularly attractive to beginners and early intermediates wanting to do some longer runs on (normally) excellent snow. For better intermediates and experts some of the slow lifts and short runs may become irritating and in addition the resort is a poor base for exploring the Italian Milky Way. Tucked away off the main road is the charming old village at the bottom of the pleasantly wooded mountainsides with accommodation either on the slopes or very close to them. There are more and more chalets in Montgenevre offering a cheaper option than hotels. Off the slopes activities are limited although eating out and drinking is cheap, cheerful and fun.

Airports

Turin
2 hours
Grenoble
3 hours

Resort stats

400km

1,850m - 2,680m

Level of skiing

Beginners
Intermediates
Experts
Snow sure
Off-piste
Ski area

Qualities

Charm factor
Non-skiers
Nightlife
Resort layout
Fine dining
Short transfer
Resort value

Pros

  • Plenty of intermediate cruising and good, convenient nursery slopes
  • Good snow record with north facing slopes
  • A good resort to stay in and easy by car to explore other nearby resorts
  • Uncrowded slopes and very few queues
  • A lot of accommodation close to the slopes and some ski in/out

Cons

  • Lots of slow lifts and mainly short runs in the local area
  • Not a particularly charming resort.
  • Limited skiing for the advanced skier with very few black runs
  • A limited apres ski scene
  • Not much going on off the slopes for the non skier

Montgenèvre Resort Restaurants

The choice in Montgenevre is more than adequate, with at least ten modest restaurants with friendly staff. If you are looking for more up market dining, the Table Blanche, situated in the new smart hotel Chalet Blanc, is the place to go.

Montgenèvre Mountain Restaurants

Montgenevre's local piste restaurants are simple and rather scarce. However, one can expect good food, unpretentious service, as well as fabulous views in the Chalvet sector. There is a slightly wider range to choose from in the Claviere sector.

Montgenèvre Apres Ski

The apres ski scene consists of mainly bars; the Refuge and the Jamy are the most popular places to go at tea time. The Graal is also a friendly venue with big TVs. However, if one is looking for a more relaxing venue the Ca de Sol bar has a cosy atmosphere with big log fires.

Montgenèvre Nightlife

Le Graal is the most centrally located of the bars. The other bars are Les Rois Magees, Le Pub, Tapas bar and there is one disco called The Blue Night, which is the popular place to go after the bars quieten down.

Montgenèvre Resort Map

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