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Family Holidays in Montgenevre, France

Situated on the border between France and Italy at an altitude of 1860m Montgenevre is not only one of the oldest ski resorts in France but also one of the highest and is an excellent place for a ski holiday.

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At a Glance

Altitude (min):
1760
Altitude (max):
2680
Getting there:

The closest airport is Turin (just 90km away) - but there are alternatives 

Grenoble airport is 2h30 from Montgenevre.

The most cost effective option is to self-drive and we can assist with ferry or tunnel crossings - details at travel arrangements

You can also take the train - Take the Eurostar to Lille or Paris and then either an overnight train to Briancon or a train to Grenoble (France ) or Oulx (Italy) and we can pick you up to bring you up to Montgenevre. Briancon and Oulx are less than half an hour from resort.

Price guide:
Late availability prices start at £279 for chalet Board in L'Ours Blanc - see latest offers for our best prices
Market day:
Wednesday
Top 5 things to do:
 
  • Ride the Monty Express at speeds of up to 45kmph. The new luge track opened in 2010 and descends from the top of the Chalvet cable car. One free ride (mon - Fri) is included with your 6 day Monts de la Lune pass. 
  • Enjoy an evening mountain meal -taxi to Claviere, skidoo up the mountain and enjoy a delicious meal in a mountain restaurant.
  • Take an early evening guided snowshoe walk to the teepees near Montgenevre , enjoy some local produce and learn about some of the history of the area
  • Ski to Sauxe D'Oulx and back, using the free one day Milky way trip that is included in your Mont de la Lune lift pass
  • Spend an evening doing your own 'Dancing on Ice ' routine on Montgenevre's outdoor skating rink and impress the family.
Resort Amenities:
There is a variety of bars, shops and restaurants in resort. There are 2 ATM's and 2 small supermarkets. Free wifi available at the tourist office and a couple of local bars (and also in the Chalet L'Ours blanc for guests staying there).
Local currency:
Time Difference from UK:
+ 1 hr
Internet access:
Yes - WIFI

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Montgenevre

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Ski Holidays in Montgenevre

Montgenevre is a beautiful village resort which, whilst it has seen quite a lot of development over the last few years, is still a great resort for a ski holiday -particularly a family ski holiday.

The new developments in the ski resort include new apartment buildings in the obelisk hamlet, a new tourist office (where there is free wifi), a new “espace partenaires“ housing the ski schools, lift pass sales and a crèche

The ski resort has still retained its French village character and with the Monty luge added in winter 10/11, the resort is a firm favourite for a family ski holiday.

Background on Montgenevre ski resort

The ski resort of Montgenevre was the site for the first ever international ski competition back in 1907 organised by the Club Alpin Francais and the army and it was watched by over 3000 spectators. Techniques were only just developing and at the time most skiers stopped by just falling over - and.... we're told that this is still called a "Brianconnias stop"!

Montgenevre has come along way since then - especially in the last 9 years -  a tunnel under the resort means the busy through road has now reverted back to a quiet main street as any through traffic by passes the resort completely. And if you want to walk into Italy for an authentic Italian pizza, Claviere is a 25 minute stroll down a very gentle green piste - but a torch is advisable at night. Italy is only 2km away! In fact if you ski the Monts de la Lune area on your ski holiday, you will be skiing in both Italy and France and experiencing both cultures.

The skiing in Montgenevre

The ski area in Montgenevre is great on its own and you can get day passes just for this area, if required. If you like to add up the KM whilst you are skiing you may prefer to buy a Mont de La Lune pass which includes the neighbouring Italian resorts of Claviere and Cesana. This covers 100km of slopes and is the pass that most people buy. The Monts de la Lune pass also includes a day skiing the Milky Way in Sauze D'Oulx, Sansicario and Sestriere, where the 2006 Winter Olympics were held so you can test your skill on the Olympic runs. Any Monts de la Lune pass of 6 days or more also gives you a free days skiing in any of the other Grand Galaxie resorts (Serre Chevalier, Puy St Vincent, Alpe D'Huez, Les Deux Alpes or Italian Milky way). A 6 day lift pass also entitles you to a reduced price ride on the Monty Express (to be taken Mon - Fri). This is Montgenevre's new luge track which descends from the top of the Chalvet cable car and is the longest luge in France. We're told you can reach speeds of 40kmph!! The liftpasses in Montgenevre use the keycard system.

The resort hasn't stopped investing either - the next project is to join the club of resorts with skiing above 3000m - this will be with the addition of a lift on Mt Chaberton and the development will even have a blue run from this height - you'll have to come back in 2012/13 for this though as it won't be finished until then.

Ski deals and short breaks in Montgenevre

Being high, a late season week is well worth considering as these are often the best ski deals - with prices from just £137pp staying in Le Hameau des Airelles.

Zenith Holidays offer a range of ski holidays in Montgenevre including a catered chalet, stylish apartments and hotels. All our prices include crossings or transfers from Turin airport as standard.

Short ski breaks can often be accommodated in our catered chalet - see availability at Short Breaks or email us your request.

Accommodation in Montgenevre

We offer a range of catered chalets, self catered chalets as well as hotels and apartments. Details of all the ski accommodations can be seen at the accommodation tab above.

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Chalet La Clautre

New to our programme for last winter , the Chalet La Clautre sleeps up to 14, has an enviable position next to the Chalmettes lift and only a short walk from the centre of resort........ Read More

From £372.00

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Chalet Genepy

The chalet is a typical alpine wooden chalet offering ski in/ski out accommodation and has 6 bedrooms that can sleep up to 12 people. Read More

From £372.00

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Chalet Soleil

This charming 3 floor alpine wooden chalet is ski in/out and can sleep 12 -14 people. Read More

From £372.00

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Anova Hotel

This brand new modern hotel, which opened for the first time in summer 2011 season welcomes you to Montgenevre at the heart of fabulous ski area of La Voie Lactee (400km of ski slopes), between France and Italy. Read More

From £333.00

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Montgenevre Chalets and Apartments

There are a range of Montgenevre chalets and apartments that vary in size and can accommodate from 4 - 14 people. Read More
 

Hotel Alpis Cottia

Built in 2002, this central hotel has a range of room sizes and is ideal for those wanting a friendly base near the slopes. Read More
 

Hotel Le Chalvet

Simple yet comfortable Hotel Le Chalvet has a great location overlooking the pistes. It's a small hotel with bar and restaurant and great views from some of the upper floor rooms. Read More

From £275.00

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Le Hameau des Airelles

These lovely 4 star apartments with an outdoor heated pool are in the new quarter of Montgenevre close to the Chalvet cable car and at the foot of the slopes. Read More

From £141.00

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Residence Le Chalet des Dolines

The Chalet des Dolines is in an excellent location in the ski resort of Montgenevre providing easy access to the extensive slopes of the Milky Way Read More

From £198.00

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