Wide view from chairlift of ski village, valley and mountains at Montgenevre.


Via Lattéa, Hautes-Alpes, French Alps

In the southern French Alps between Briançon, Serre-Chevalier and the Franco-Italian border.

There are quick transfers from Turin or direct high-speed TGV rail services from Paris to Oulx.

Driving from the UK is long but rewarded by limitless skiing from a charming, snow-sure resort.

Skier descending piste beside forest with mountainside at Montgenevre, French Alps.

The Ski Area

  • Part of the huge cross-border ViaLattea ski area.
  • The Monts de la Lune skipass still gives access to the Italian side at Clavière.

Montgenèvre’s ski area is both varied and extensive. The local ski 75km area includes a huge, safe beginners area on the front de neige. There’s vast intermediate territory on both sides of the valley, in the Gondrans sector and Le Chalvet. The wooded Prarial sector is packed with fairly short but fun reds and sheltered blues.

Most skiers prefer to take the Monts de la Lune option (110km) and be able to ski over the border into Clavière, Italy. You’ll need to be a confident intermediate to go over the top via the steep Crete draglift, but the blue runs from Le Prarial are delightful.

Mile-hungry skiers can explore over 400km of groomed pistes in the international ski domain known as the Vialattea [Milky Way], which links the terrain of Clavière, Cesana, Sansicario, Sestrière and Sauze d’Oulx. Off-piste potential is thus near-limitless.

Resort Information

Altitude : 1860m - 2700m
Pistes Total:
110 km
7 Green
24 Blue
40 Red
15 Black
Ski Resort Lifts : 35
2 Magic Carpets
13 Draglifts
17 Chairlifts
2 Télémix Gondola/Chairlift
1 Gondolas
Via Lattea
Pistes Total:
400 km


View across snow-covered rooftops to skiers on pistes

The Ski Village

  • Massif investment has transformed this Franco-Italian border village into a modern ski resort.
  • Expansion into the Hameau de l'Obelisque has brought ski-in ski-out chalet-style apartments and a luxury hotel.

Montgenèvre has successfully transformed both its image and its fortunes, with massive investment in accommodation and ski infrastructure. The busy road into Italy has been tucked out of sight underground, leaving the heart of the village practically traffic-free. New chalet style apartments and a luxury hotel restaurant began the expansion into the new up-market Hameau de l'Obelisque area, which has easy access to one of two recent télémix (half gondolas/half chairs) lifts. There’s now a drag-lift from the Hameau de l'Obelisque making it ski-in ski-out.

The charming old village exists behind the bars, restaurants and shops which extend the length of the front de neige.

Staying There

Value for Money Accommodation Dining Out Nightlife Village Charm


Fresh snow and natural mountain scenery seen from ski lift

Why go skiing in Montgenèvre ?

There’s terrain for everyone here. Families will love the safe environment for children, and even novice skiers can access some of the best and most plentiful intermediate cruising territory on offer anywhere in the Alps. Off-piste opportunities and the option to explore other ski areas make Montgenèvre a top-class destination.


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Skiing There

Beginners / Families Intermediates Advanced / Expert Mountain Scenery


Monitored snowpark and freestyle areas, big air bag.
1 Snowparks
1 Snowboarder Cross
1 Half-Pipe

Cross-Country Skiing

Two sites dedicated to cross-country at 1400 and 1860.
80km Cross-Country and Nordic Ski Trails


  • Half-price ski pass for disabled skiers and their companion (proof required, other conditions apply).
  • Reserved parking near the lifts.
  • Tourist Office has access to information, internet room and adapted toilets. The Espace Partenaires has access to buy ski pass and to public toilets. The cinema and the Maison du Village are accessible.
  • Adapted hotel and self-catering accommodation available. Contact reservation service for help on +33 (0)4 92 215 253
  • All the chairlifts are accessible. If skiing alone, inform the charlift operators, who are all specially trained to help you.
  • Specialist instruction and loan of Tessier equipment by ESF. ESF at Névache also provides Nordic skiing instruction.

icon-smileyYes please...

  • Cross-border, linked-domain experience amid stunning scenery.
  • Recent changes have made better beginners’ area in the heart of the village
  • Terrain for everyone, including the bravest free-riders.
  • Accommodation for most budgets, with more on the way.
  • Dependable snow record.
  • Solid value, without compromises on the ski experience.
  • Short transfers from Turin flights or TGV rail connection in Oulx.

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  • Long distances for those driving from the UK.

icon-winkingOur Tips

  • Those venturing further than Clavière might consider driving to Cesana for faster access to Italy, more ski time there and a more carefree return.
  • Ski over the border for lower prices. The Canalino Bar in Clavière serves a large hot chocolate at €3 and an espresso coffee at 1,00€ - a saving of about €1 per drink.
  • Download the free iPhone app. It requires iOS 4.0 or later.


Practical Information

Tried and testedLe Chalet des Dolines

Hameau de l’Obélisque
05100 Montgenèvre

Typical interior, Chalet des Dolines, Montgenevre

These luxury apartments are in a superb location in the Obélisque area of the village. The residence is ski-in ski-out access (snow permitting) and is close to the Serre Thibaud and Chalvet lifts. A few minutes’ walk and you’re in the main village centre.

All the apartments are equipped and furnished to an exceptionally high standard and have a living area with a double pull-out bed (making up 2 single beds), a fully-equipped kitchen area, bathroom with wc (some separate). All apartments have WiFi, satellite TV, telephone and a balcony. There’s a cosy main lounge at reception with an open fire, where guests can relax. The Leisure Centre has a free private indoor heated swimming-pool with Jacuzzis, saunas, steam room and fitness room. In the Spa and Beauty Care Centre (payable) you can try a selection of massages and beauty treatments.

We particularly like the location of the residence, with such easy slope access, plus there’s a first class bakery, delicatessen and choice of ski hire right on the doorstep. With each new development MGM raises the bar for on-mountain accommodation and the Chalets des Dolines, is no exception.

Enquiries and bookings:
Peak Retreats
023 9283 9310

Tried and testedLe Hameau des Airelles

Hameau de l’Obélisque
05100 Montgenèvre

Hameau des Airelles, Montgenevre

These chalet-style apartments enjoy a privileged piste-side position which is effectively ski-in/ski-out. Facilities include swimming pool, Jacuzzi, sauna, hammam, etc. Very well-equipped and comfortable, the résidence also offers secure underground parking (extra charge). Free wifi available in reception area.
It’s a short walk into the village and there’s a convenient delicatessen which offers a take-out meal service, boulangerie/café and equipment hire nearby.

Enquiries and bookings:
Peak Retreats
023 9283 9310

Tried and testedLe Chalet Blanc Hotel and
Restaurant La Table Blanche

Hameau de l’Obélisque
05100 Montgenèvre
+33 (0)4 92 44 27 02

Prestige contemporary style hotel offering guests spectacular rooms, concierge service and the latest in spa facilities. The gourmet restaurant La Table Blanche offers sophisticated and seasonal local cuisine.