Montgenèvre as a ski holiday destination provides the one French direct link into the massive Milky Way network, with its hundreds of kilometres of pistes. 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. A ski holiday in Montgenèvre is fine for beginners and intermediates, but more advanced skiers and boarders will want to head for more challenging terrain over in Italy. The advantage of heading to Italy is also one of economics - everything is quite a bit cheaper. The mountain restaurants are slightly better, too. 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.
Montgenèvre is not the best ski holidays destination for those that require a lot of off snow entertainment. Après ski and other nightlife tends to be quite quiet although there are some great cheap eateries in which to while away the evenings. Furthermore, once you get off the main road in Montgenèvre, there is a lovely old village to explore which is entertainment enough for some.
- Traditional village feel
- Very good value accommodation
- Access to Italy
- Great snow record
- No queues during the week
- Ski in ski out accommodation