Montgenevre

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Longitude: 6.73589
Latitude: 44.93474

Site: www.montgenevre.com

Aire/Campsite details:

Found at the exit of the village (after emerging from the road tunnel) in the direction of Italy. Sunny, great spot close to the pistes and cross-country trails. Easy walk into village, a wee bit far in ski-boots, but ski bus stops outside the Aire every 30 minutes in the daytime, and you can ski onto the piste below site.

Overnight parking designated area for Motorhomes, 280 places but only 80 hook-ups. On entering resort from Italian border, just before the bridge take the uphill road on right. Take ticket at entrance barrier top of parking area, exit barrier at the bottom. Seven euros per night depending on length of stay (price increase steeply after 7 days) includes electric but out of 280 places there are only 80 hook-ups. Free service facilities - water, grey/black waste. No toilets. Ski down to lift station. Free bus service to resort, 10 minutes walk. Visited February 2010.

Update March 2011 Thanks to Steve Ryder for the update.

 

Hook-ups for all places now. Try to arrive before Friday as the Italians arrive en-masse for the weekend.

Resort details:

Once you get off the main road in Montgenèvre, there is a lovely old village to explore. There are not many other non-skiing activities. In the words of one visitor: 'the main club could just about fit into my bathroom'. Others talked of the après-ski as being rather quiet. Overall, Montgenèvre is a good budget venue by French standards. Access to the Milky Way and the frugality of Italy is hugely beneficial. It offers no frills, but great snow.

Skiing details:

Skipass can be bought at chair below site from Wednesday-Sunday or in village at other times.

Found two kilometres from the Italian border, Montgenèvre is the one French direct link into the massive Milky Way network, with its four hundred kilometres of pistes. However, the link to the Milky Way is time-consuming - you may have to spend a fair amount of time getting to the area you want. At 1860m, this small resort has a very good snow record. Queues are absent in the week, but can grow with the influx of French and Italian day-trippers at the weekend. The skiing at Montgenèvre is fine for beginners and intermediates, but better skiers and boarders will have to head for more challenging skiing over in Italy.

Thanks to Steve Pirnie for the info.

 

 

Ski School

www.a-peak.com an alternative ski school to ESF, they offer private lessons or small groups over a few days, but we didn’t try them.

 

Campsite: One down at St. Alberts, nothing nearer.

Info from Ruth Bass