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France - Montgenevre

Overall Rating: 5
France - Montgenevre
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Accomodation 4.00 Town 4.00 Local facilities 4.00 (i.e. restaurants, hire shops) Slope conditions 4.00 Lift system 4.00 Skiing / Snowboarding experience 5.00 Apres-ski 3.00

Resort Facts

Ski Area: 400km

Base Altitude: 1860m
Summit Altitude: 2630m

Nearest Airports: Turin (109km), Chambery (156km)

Connected Resorts: Claviere, Pragelato, Sansicario, Sauze d'Oulx, Sestriere

Resort Website:www.montgenevre.com

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MarkSavile
2 Reviews
" Excellent snow & weather conditions and great skiing / snowboarding " France - Montgenevre 5 Review date: 12/08/2015 Date of trip: September - 2010 Montgenevre is a picturesque resort in the Southwe...
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Accomodation 4 Town 4 Local facilities 4 (i.e. Restaurants, hire shops) Slope conditions 4 Lift system 4 Skiing / boarding experience 5 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.
Matt_skier
9 Reviews
" This resort has lots to offer! " France - Montgenevre 4 Review date: 08/09/2014 Date of trip: December - 2009 I did a season in Montgenevre , so have lots of th...
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Accomodation 3 Town 4 Local facilities 4 (i.e. Restaurants, hire shops) Slope conditions 4 Lift system 4 Skiing / boarding experience 5 Apres ski 3
I did a season in Montgenevre , so have lots of thoughts and information on this resort. On its own the resort has plenty to offer in its own right, but is also part of the much larger Vialattea area (fully connected by lifts) which gives access to better known resorts like Sauze d'Oulx and Sestriere.

Montgenevre offers more for the intermediate skier as well as good freeride and off-piste for boarders. There are a few black runs (the steepest being 'Tetras'), although the best run in my opinion would be 'Soureou' which starts from the highest point in the resort at the top of Eagles Rock. This is a red to begin with and then merges into a black about half way down which continues all the way into the valley (blue for the last bit). Montgenevre offers a complete range of accommodation, from luxury chalets and a few very nice modern hotels through to some proper bargain basement accommodation. So whatever your budget you are likely to find something. The town has a fairly good selection of restaurants (a nice tapas too), although nightlife is limited to 2 or 3 main bars and one nightclub.

If you are the more adventurous skier, you are likely to want to head across to Sauze (which was my favourite section) offering a multitude of reds, many of which seemed more like blacks. Sestriere is also good, but is a fair trek being the furthest point from Montgenevre. It is also a lot colder with more north facing slopes, so wrap up if you head there! Lastly it is definitely worth skiing the mens downhill in Sestriere, and the womens in Sansicario if you have a need for speed (I particularly enjoyed the latter).

Overall this resort is definitely worth a look, and will keep you entertained however long your trip.
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