At an altitude of 1680m and on the border with Italy, Montgenevre is one of the oldest ski resorts in France. From the resort you can access the huge 400km Milky Way Ski Domain that crosses the French / Italian Border.
Just 15 minutes from the border of Italy, the Milky Way lift pas covers the whole of the world famous French-Italian Milky way domain, offering over 400km of piste, offering the opportunity to ski both in Italy as well as France. The village of Montgenevre has retained its traditional charm and this is no where more obviously on display than in the very heart of the village. Holding true to its heritage every January the village plays host to 'Les Januades' Festival, where there is live entertainment, from jazz and cinema to theatre and cabaret every evening.
All levels of skiers are very well catered for in the resort. Beginners have use of the very gentle nursery slopes at village level. There is also a very good selection of wide oen pistes and green runs to encourage those new to the sport to try it and progress onwards.
Intermediate skiers, really do find themselves spoilt for choice, with popular descents such as those down from Les Anges and Le Querelay and also a fabulous long red run from Le Chalvet at 2680m.
Through the extensions to the lift pass, which covers different sections of the Milky Way ski domain, which can be bought locally, this provides a whole host of opportunities to the advanced skier. Montgenevre offers some really exciting off-piste descents and mogul runs particularly in the Col de l'Alpet area.
Nightlife in Montgenevre is informal and offers extremely good value, with a excellent selection of restauarants, along the main street offering everything from french cuisine to typical mountain dishes.
For those interested in more than just, or indeed not interested in sking, there are many other acitivties to choose from including snowshoeing, snowmobiling, torchlight descents and ice-skating.