Top Lift: 2800m
Ski area: 400km of piste
Adult lift pass: 199.50€ for six days
In a Nutshell
Montgenevre lies at French end of the Milky Way lift system. It’s snowier and a lot more charming than its Italian neighbours like Sestriere and Sauze d’Oulx, but rather cut off from the bulk of the Milky Way pistes. It’s best skied by beginners, less confident intermediates and families as a result.
The frontier town of Montgenevre has seen a lot of improvement in recent years. Gone are the small, tired apartments – replaced with some high-standard and stylish places to stay. Resort developers MGM are completely revamping the old Hotel Napolean into sleek, modern apartments but meanwhile they already have the comfortable Chalet des Dollins in the new Obélisque area of town. The snow kindergarten and ski school meeting place is here, too, making this an ideal area for families. A four-star hotel, Le Chalet Blanc with gourmet restaurant, opened in the resort a few years ago.
The town has some good new facilities including a new ski slope with drag-lift, a kindergarten and a cinema. Other facilities in the resort include an ice-skating rink, 17 restaurants and bars, and a nightclub. Non-skiing activities include sleigh rides, snowmobiling, and snow-shoeing. A map is available with all the cross-country and walking trails on it.
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