A comfortable, well located chalet with a Whirlpool - a winner with our guests!
- Catered Chalet
- Sleeps 13 - 14
- Traditional log fire
- Whirlpool tub
- Children welcome all season
• 1 minute walk to slopes • central resort location • close to shops, restaurants and bars
Rooms - sleeps 13/14 (room numbers in brackets):
Entrance hall and whirlpool room.
Double room with additional bunk bed only suitable for a child aged 12 and under, with en suite shower and WC (1)
Double room with en suite shower and WC (2)
Twin room with private bath and WC (3)
Twin room (beds not side by side) with private shower and WC (4)
Double room with en suite shower and WC and shared balcony (5)
Triple room with a double and single bed, en suite shower, WC and shared balcony (6)
• all bedrooms with en suite/private facilities • spacious lounge with log fire • whirlpool • services of chalet hosts • free WiFi
NB: Whirlpool (available 4pm-7pm, 6 days per week)
• hearty breakfast with one cooked option • afternoon tea with home-made cakes • 3 course evening meal with house wine and coffee included (5 nights) • 4 course farewell feast (1 night) • early meals for children available
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.