Montgenèvre: a village-resort with a rich history
Perched at an altitude of 1,860 m, Montgenèvre is a resort where traditional chalets and modern residences blend harmoniously into the natural setting. Ever since the first skiers arrived in 1907, the resort has played host to many sporting events and its facilities have been expanded.
Located right on the Italian border, Montgenèvre is surrounded by imposing fortifications, such as the fort on Mont Chaberton at an elevation of 3,131 m. The resort is also on the pilgrimage route to Santiago de Compostela, and there are a number of chapels and churches which you can visit. Don’t miss the impressive Napoleon obelisk on the way out of the village.
Montgenèvre is a village-resort with a wide array of après-ski activities. Fine dining, a trip to the cinema, the ice rink or the spa and wellness centre can all be part of your holiday experience. Naturally, there are also plenty of shops covering your ski hire and everyday shopping needs.
Ski area in Montgenèvre
The Grand Montgenèvre ski area offers 95 km of slopes that can take you as far as Claviere in Italy. 24 ski lifts dotted across the ski area serve 7 green runs, 17 blue runs, 39 red runs and 13 black runs.
Montgenèvre’s snowpark is located in the Gondrans area and has modules for freestylers of all ability levels. There is also a secure freeriding zone. 23 km of trails are reserved for fans of cross-country skiing to enjoy and they can even continue the adventure across an additional 65 km on the Les Alberts and Le Rosier plains.
If you choose the Monts de la Lune ski area pass, you can also explore the slopes in the Italian resort of Cesana. The hardiest of skiers can make the most of their ski rental to explore the supersized Milky Way ski area, with its 410 km of downhill skiing.
Good to know about Montgenèvre:
· A village-resort with a rich heritage;
· Ski in France and into Italy;
A gateway to the Milky Way's 410 km of runs.