- Catered Chalet
- Sleeps 14 - 15
- Open-Plan Lounge & Dining Room
- Ski Racks & Boot Storage
- Wood Burning Stove
LocationThe resort centre is just 3 minutes' walk (250m), where there is a choice of bars and restaurants. It is a 5 minute walk to the ski school meeting place and the ESF kindergaten.
Chalet entrace with ski racks and boot storage, sauna, 2nd lounge/reading room
Room 1: Small double with shower/wc
Room 2: Triple (double & single beds) with bath/wc
Room 3: Double with shower/wc.
Further chalet entrance with ski racks and boot storage
Room 4: Double with shower/wc/terrace
Room 5: Double with shower/wc/terrace
Room 6: Small twin with shower/wc
Room 7: Double with bath/wc/terrace
Open-plan lounge with wood burning stove and dining area with terrace and balcony.
Offered on a catered chalet basis, your holiday will include a cooked and continental breakfast, afternoon tea/coffee and cakes, and a 3 course dinner including Prosecco apéritif and a choice of complimentary, quality wines followed by coffee.
Found two kilometres from the Italian border, Montgenèvre is 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, ski-to-your-door accessibility and cheap and cheerful accommodation and restaurants. 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.
The advantage of heading to Italy is also one of economics – everything is a fair 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. 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 and, if you have a car, excellent skiing is always accessible in neighbouring resorts.