Village de Montgenevre en hiver dans les Alpes
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Via Lattea - Montgenèvre

Montgenèvre is the oldest ski resort of France. Located in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur region, it has the largest international ski area, called Via Lattea. It has 400 km of slopes, and the highest ones culminate at 2,700 m altitude. The quality of the snow cover, the exceptional panoramas and the sunshine (300 days of sunshine per year) of the resort of Montgenèvre have made its reputation. The ski area offers a wide choice of activities and numerous activities which are organized for the greatest pleasure of the holidaymakers.

Montgenèvre does not hesitate to invest for the comfort of its visitors. The latest generations of ski lifts have been installed in the resort. On the snow front, beginners will be able to take advantage of a 50,000 m² plain to train. A multi-activity area has been set up in Bois de Sestrières and offers the possibility for everyone to go for a snowshoe or a fat bike ride (a bike with oversized tires that allow you to ride on snow), but also to practice ski touring or cross-country skiing. These trails can also be traveled on foot and in pushchairs.

The resort of Montgenèvre has obtained the “Famille Plus Montagne” label, as it ensures the comfort of families thanks to its reception and dedicated facilities. The youngest ones will be delighted to discover the children’s club, the snow garden and the many play areas where they can have fun in complete safety.

The village is bordered by two slopes: Le Chalvet and Les Gondrans. Montgenèvre has all the charm of traditional villages and plunges visitors into the high mountain atmosphere with its wooden chalets.

Located near the border with Italy, between the Vallée de la Clarée and the Susa Valley, the resort offers a compromise between winter sports and tourism for a successful holiday. It offers a wide range of unusual activities that will leave you with unforgettable memories: an aperitif in a Mongolian yurt, an introduction to ice climbing and bobsled on the Olympic slope in Cesana to name just a few. You can also go to the Col de Montgenèvre, at 1,850 m altitude. It connects the Briançon commune to Cesana.

Downhill Skiing

The Montgenèvre resort is made up of two areas: Grand Montgenèvre and the Mountains of the Moon. It is the latter that makes the link with Via Lattea. The double exposure (north and south) of the resort allows it to offer optimal skiing conditions to its visitors. Half of the slopes crisscross between larch and pine trees and plunge you into the heart of nature.

Beginners, initiates and experts will all find slopes that correspond to their level. Throughout the entire ski area, there are about fifty red and black runs that will please even the most seasoned sportsmen and women.

On the snow front, a warm-up area has been set up to allow you to stretch out before your first downhills.

Fun Way and Boardercross

Younger and beginner skiers will have a great time enjoying the fun way in the Gondrans area during their stay. For 1,500 m, the banked turns follow one another and allow you to experience new sensations.

On the boardercross course away from the slopes, bumps, gates and steep turns follow one another. Thrill-seekers will appreciate the 1,500 m vertical drop.

Luge Monty Express

Since 2010, holidaymakers in Montgenèvre have been able to have fun all year round on the longest toboggan run of France. Attached to a monorail, the sled hurtles down the 1,400 m of descent and can reach speeds of up to 60 kilometers per hour. For three minutes, the circuit follows curves, tunnels and faster sections. Thanks to the brakes and the belt, everyone can manage their speed as they wish and in complete safety. Thrills guaranteed!

In winter, visitors can go sledding on the Monty Express at night.

A Magical Setting

Perched at an altitude of 1,860 m, Montgenèvre is nestled in a magical setting. The air is pure and invigorating. In summer, flowers appear and cover the mountain pastures with a colorful mantle. Many paths will allow you to discover the lakes, torrents and pine or larch forests, which are typical of the Mediterranean. Diverse landscapes follow one another for the greatest pleasure of hikers. And schools offer introductory canyoning and rafting lessons in the torrents that crisscross the mountain.