Ski  holidays in the French Alps

Ski holidays in the French Alps

Montgenèvre comes into its own in the winter months: breathtaking views, vast areas of virgin snow, clean mountain air and bright blue skies.

Whatever your age or experience, you’ll find Montgenèvre the perfect choice for a ski holiday in the French Alps.

Just a couple of kilometres from the Italian border, Montgenèvre is France’s oldest ski resort and the only French part of the famous Milky Way ski circuit. With a combination of expert, intermediate and beginner courses as well as nursery slopes for the little ones and off-piste excursions for the adventurers – there’s something for everyone in Montgenèvre.

The Montgenèvre ski area is served by 39 lifts (chairs and drags) and has a 100km of downhill pistes. Reach the summit at Le Chavlet and take in the spectacular vistas before an exhilarating ski back down to the village. Or upgrade to a Milky Way lift pass and explore another 400km of pistes across the Italian border.

The ski schools and nursery slopes are just a few metres from the hotel. And there are ski schools everyday for all levels and ages. There’s also a Montgenèvre ESF office next door to the hotel.

But of course there’s more in Montgenèvre than downhill skiing.

The three cross-country skiing courses in the area are perfect for all levels of skiers. The routes wind through scented forests and meander over alpine meadows and are a lovely alternative to a day on the slopes. Or you might want to try snowshoe walking or snow trekking on one of the 5km or 7km routes. The slower pace gives you time to enjoy the beauty of the mountains and the spectacular views.

If you’re a keen snowboarder you might want to throw a few moves at Montgenèvre’s snow park which sports a quarterpipe, projump, gap and rope tow. Or for the more advanced and adventurous skiers in your group, you can spend an exhilarating afternoon heli-skiing. Fly by helicopter from Montgenèvre before being dropped at 3000m at the Italian peaks of Dormillouse, Terranera or Clausi. With breathtaking scenery and total silence you’ll feel like you’re at the top of the world.

Back down to earth, the whole family can enjoy the ice skating rink, with its magical mountain backdrop, day or night. Or how about the thrill of a night-time snowmobile or ski-doo ride? Tiny tots aged 2-6 have their own toboggan ride. And don’t forget to let your little ones try out the Jardin des Neiges which has been especially designed for 3-7 year olds. With a mini travelator and ski-lift, and a course with tiny bumps and turns, it will get them prepared for the ‘big slopes’.

Montgenèvre is the perfect location for ski holidays in the French Alps. Equipment hire, instructors for any winter sport and ski school can be arranged via our concierge service at the hotel or on the reservations page.

Hotel le Chalet Blanc tel: +33 (0)492 442 702 Conditions
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