Montgenèvre Ski Resort

Montgenèvre ski resort.
Montgenevre village.
Chalvet gondola is the quickest lift access from Montgenevre village.
Montgenèvre ski resort learn to ski area.
Montgenèvre ski resort Serre Thibaud combi gondola/chairlift.
Montgenevre is lift & piste linked to Claviere in Italy.
Montgenèvre ski resort.
Montgenèvre ski resort terrain up to Chalvet.
Piste trail on the border limking Montgenevre France & Italy.
Montgenevre village.
Montgenèvre ski resort.
Montgenèvre ski resort.
Montgenevre skiing into the village.
Montgenevre ski resort Chalmettes combi gondola/chairlift.
Montgenevre off piste terrain on Serre Thibaud.
The Tremplin chairlift is an important link between Montgenevre & Italy.
The Chalvet chairlift extends from La Bergerie above Montgenevre.
Afternoon sun & après in Montgenevre village.
Ski in ski out apartments at Montgenevre.
Ski the Via Lattea from Montgenevre.

Montgenèvre Ski Resort

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Montgenevre

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  • Vertical (m)
    Montgenevre only
    1760m - 2630m (870m)

    Via Lattea
    1,350 – 2,823 (1,473m)
  • Average Snow Fall
    6m+
  • Lifts (22)
    Montgenèvre only
    3 Gondolas / combi chairs
    9 Chairs

    Via Lattea (70)
    6 Gondolas / cable cars
    34 Chairs
  • Opening Dates & Times
    9:00am to 5:00pm
  • Terrain Summary
    Runs - 85km
    Montgenevre only
    Longest run – 6km+
    Advanced - 20%
    Intermediate - 42%
    Beginner - 38%

    Monts de la Lune
    Runs - 110km

    Via Lattea
    Runs - 400km
  • Lift Pass Price
    Day Ticket 19/20
    Montgenevre only
    Adult - €39.50
    Child - €27.50
    Child u/6yr - Free

    Monts de la Lune - Montgenevre only
    Adult - €41.50
    Child - €33
    Child u/6yr – Free

    Via Lattea International
    All Ages - €49
    Child u/6yr - Free
    Via Lattea Ski Trail Map
  • Via Lattea Trail Map
    Monts de la Lune Ski Trail Map
  • Monts de la Lune Trail Map

Montgenèvre Ski Resort France

Montgenevre ski resort is the 'French connection’ of the massive Via Lattea (Milky Way) interlinked ski region. A high-altitude base ensures great snow quality all season long & diverse terrain ensures every winter visitor has a great time.

A large ski resort in its own right, Montgenèvre has the bonus of a simple ski down the valley to cross the frontier to Claviere & the rest of the Via Lattea in Italy.

Pros & Cons for Montgenèvre Ski Resort

Pros

  • Best value ski lift pass in France.
  • Best variety of piste trails for all abilities in the Via Lattea ski area.
  • High base elevation & reliable snow cover.
  • Modern & efficient lift system (unlike the rest of the Via Lattea!).
  • Lift, piste and pass connected to the Via Lattea ski area in Italy.
  • Extensive off-piste freeride terrain.
  • Ski in ski out accommodation available.
  • Untracked powder for days.
  • Good public transport access by bus via the TGV train station at Oulx, Italy.

Cons

  • Lift bases disjointed.
  • Super busy on weekends.
  • Some long traverses are not snowboard friendly.

Pro or Con (depending on your perspective!)

  • Compact traditional village in sunny location but being book-ended by modern additions.
  • Piste trails spread across a huge area.
  • Quiet après ski.

Skiing & Snowboarding Terrain

We highly rate the wonderfully diverse ski terrain at Montgenèvre. The consistently deep snowpack, ample skiable vertical of 870m, 85km of ski trails, plus the most modern & efficient lift system in a region not renowned for it make it even better. (Old, crappy lifts are a great way to keep the lift pass prices down at the ridiculously cheap level, but Montgenevre bucks the Via Lattea trend). The resort provides the Via Lattea's best combination of on-piste trails for novices, progressing beginners & intermediates. Many are sheltered & tree lined for easy cruising in poor visibility.

The off-piste has soooo many awesome & easily achievable options: the fluted spurs coming off the perfect Le Chalvet ridge (with random hoodoos thrown in for good measure ); the backside of Serre Thibaud (try to avoid the protected wildlife habitat – it is well signposted); the couloirs, bowls & trees from the high border crossing at the Roche de l’Aigle ………the list goes on.

See the Montgenevre ski trail map here.

Ski Passes

For a few extra euro, a Monts de la Lune (or Monti della Luna) ski pass can be purchased. The pass is valid in neighbouring Claviere as well as Montgenevre. Crossing over to Italy to get to Claviere quiet slopes can be done via a flat novice trail in the valley below the customs checkpoint, or via some steep trails from the Roche de l’Aigle.

See the Monts de la Lune ski trail map here.

To ski beyond Claviere from Montgenèvre, a Via Lattea International Pass is required. It is valid on all lifts & the 400km of ski trails stretching across the valley from Cesana to Sansicario, Sestriere & Sauze d'Oulx.

See the Via Lattea ski trail map here.

Where is Montgenèvre France?

Montgenevre ski resort sits in a high pass on the Italy/France border at 1850m elevation. Access by car is via Briancon in France (N94 road) or Oulx in Italy (SS24 road). Buses operated by Voyageurs regularly make the journey between the train stations at Oulx and Briancon via Montgenevre (4/day each direction). Oulx train station makes a great gateway to the area as fast trains from Turin, Milan and Paris all stop there. Closest major international airports are Turin (TRN) & Milan Malpensa (MXP).

Montgenèvre Accommodation

Montgenevre ski resort is centred on the compact village of the same name. The village centre is old and with the requisite narrow laneways, but thankfully, no through traffic. The main road skirts the edge of town via a tunnel. Newer accommodation developments are on the village outskirts, but within walking distance of the small number of shops, bars & restaurants in town.

Search & book Montgenèvre ski accommodation here.

Should no accommodation be available in Montgenèvre, Briancon is a great option in France, as are nearby Claviere or Cesana in Italy.

Nearby Ski Resorts

Aside from the major ski areas of the Via Lattea (Sauze d'Oulx & Sestriere), the nearby ski resort of Serre Chevalier is well worth a visit and is included in multi day Montgenevre lift passes. Further afield in Italy but still relatively close is Bardonecchia and in France, legendary La Grave.

Review

The Powderhounds skied Montgenèvre in season 2019/20 & had an absolutely ripping time combining it with the entire Via Lattea. More information is coming soon. Stay tuned for our new photos & insights.

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Tours in or near Montgenevre

Safari (Road Trip) Tours

La Grave-Sestriere Powder Skiing Safari France-Italy
GUIDED OFF-PISTE ADVENTURE
8 Days | 7 Nights | 6 Ski Days | 3+ Resorts
Ability: Advanced to Expert
Skiing between the French & Italian alps over the southern alpine glaciers, this exceptional tour begins in La Grave, France, passes through Serre Chevalier & ends in Sestriere, Italy. Great off-piste combination of high alpine & tree skiing, plus beautiful villages & accommodation.
Price p/p From price based on twin/double-share room occupancy, min group of 7 on an 8 day trip.
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USD 2,209
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