Local facilities 4
(i.e. Restaurants, hire shops)
Slope conditions 4
Lift system 4
Skiing / boarding experience
Apres ski 3
Montgenevre is a picturesque resort in the Southwestern Alps which offers excellent ski routes both on and off piste. You'll find a good range of runs from green up to black, keeping both beginners and more experienced skiers/boarders more than happy. The snow is generally great in Montgenevre, making it a popular choice for the more daring or adrenaline-seeking people out there who want good off pisting and powder. There is a half-pipe at the front of the resort and they sometimes build a jump and put an air bag out so you can practise jumps and tricks. Cross-country skiers are also catered for and with pistes and lifts on two sides of the village, you'll enjoy spectacular views from many vantage points.
However, the best thing about this resort is that it's part of the Via Lattea ski area. Your ski pass gives you access to 5 other resorts (Claviere, Sansicario, Sauze d'Oulx, Pragelato and Sestriere) all of which are linked by ski lifts. You can therefore ski/board them all without having to take your gear off once! This gives you over 400km of pistes, including ones used in the 2006 Winter Olympics, and is really something to experience.
Off the slopes, Montgenevre is quite small but it has some great restaurants including an excellent pizzeria and a place that does delicious savory crepes. Nightlife again is limited, The Graal is a lively place and often has live music, and there are a few other bars/clubs to visit too. Families, couples of all ages, students etc will all enjoy this resort. Accommodation is good here, with a choice of luxury chalets and apartments to mid-range to basic, keeping all budgets covered.
All in all I would recommend this place to all skiers and snowboarders, even more advanced ones because they will be able to take advantage of the huge Via Lattea ski area, and I'm sure many happy returning visitors would recommend it too.