The Skiing

 

Local Piste Map Milky Way Piste Map

 

red-skierWelcome to Montgenèvre, in the Hautes-Ales, on the French-Italian border. Part of the Milky-way, Montgenèvre, provides cross-border skiing and 400km of slopes. The Milky-way gives access to a huge ski area including Sestriere and Sauze D’oux. Within Europe’s highest larch woods, you get tree-lined skiing at altitude in the forests above Claviere. Montgenèvre is at 1860m, creating great snow conditions until late April. There are lots of runs back to the resort, so no walking or catching buses at the end of the day. We love the great lift system, lack of queues and uncrowded slopes. Have a look at the piste map.

 

signs-200In the Montgenevre / Claviere ski area there are 100km of pistes – 7 green – 24 Blue – 40 red – 15 Black and 35 ski lifts, most of them high speed chairlifts. In addition there’s a half-pipe, a free-ride zone and two fun runs. In addition there’s 23km of nordic ski trails.The Milky way has over 400km of pistes – 33 Green – 142 Blue – 309 Red – 117 Black with 76 ski lifts.

 

 

beginner-200Beginners
A great ski school and a friendly village atmosphere, make this the perfect place to learn to ski.There’s a safe beginners’ area of 50,000m2. Unlike many resorts, you very quickly get to experience the high mountain and wonderful views, skiing some of the lovely long blues and greens in Montgenèvre. Group or private lessons with english speaking French instructors.

 

 

superfall-200Intermediate

The blues and reds of Montgenèvre and Claviere with wide slopes, free of mogul fields, make this the perfect place to practice your carving turns, enjoy the scenery, challenge yourself, or just hunt for the perfect hot chocolate in one of the 10 mountain restaurants. We arrange a weekly away day to one of a number of different resorts, so you can experience the Milky Way or Serre Chevalier , all for FREE on your weekly ski pass.

 

ski-over-chaberton Advanced

There are enough reds, blacks and off-piste in the Milky Way to keep the most demanding skiers happy. If that isn’t enough, the La Grave off-piste area is only 45 minutes away, as is Val Thorens. As it’s at 1860m, Montgenèvre is a snow-sure resort.

 

 

board-200Boarders

There’s a half-pipe, two fun runs and a free-ride zone. Most of the lifts are fast chairs, perfect for the boarder. In addition there’s some great off-piste. 2012-2013 was an epic year for powder.

 

 

Gent-nick-cretes-200Cross Country / Touring / Telemark

There are 23km of prepared trail between Montgenevre and Claviere. In addition, the Claré valley, 10km away, has some of the most beautiful and extensive trails, covering 45kms. Telemark equipment can be hired in resort and there a few excellent instructors in this noble art.

 

getting-there4Children

Children are very well catered for in Montgenevre. There are 2 excellent ski schools with English speaking instructors. For the teeny-tiniest there are crèche facilities, for the very small there is Piou-Piou with a special ski garden set aside. The nursery slopes come right into the village and are segregated from the main ski area. There are green runs from the top of the mountain back into the village; and some of the best hot chocolate in the Alps.

 

briancon-walk-200Non-skiers

There are a number of walks, through woods, at higher altitude or down the valley and into Italy. There are Snow shoe trails and the local ski schools organise daily guided walks. The village has a cinema, ice-skating rink, toboggan slope and luge run hotel spas and a number of bars and restaurants. Claviere is a short walk down the valley. There are daily bus services to Briançon, a UNESCO heritage town.

 

Resort
Country
Distance
Free on LP
Notes
SanSicario
Italy
ski there and back
Yes
One of the greatest long carving runs we know, 1,000 meters vertical, 10 minutes of fast non-stop skiing (if you’re good).
Sestriere
Italy
ski there and back
Yes
Historic Olympic resort, with some great runs
Sauze d’Oulx
Italy
ski there and back
Yes
Ski through the trees to lovely mountain restaurants
Serre Chevalier
France
20 mins drive
Yes
France’s largest single resort, a great day’s skiing
Puy St Vincent
France
40 mins drive
Yes
Lovely skiing through the trees in this little gem
Bardonnechia
Italy
35 mins drive
Yes
Test yourself on the Olympic run
Deux Alpes
France
90 mins drive
Yes
Ski the glacier and the high altitude runs
Alpes d’Huez
France
90 mins drive
Yes
High altitude challenges
La Grave
France
60 minutes drive
No
All Off-piste skiing, for the dedicated expert.
Val Thorens
France
45 mins drive
No
It’s the 3 valleys Yah!

San Sicario, Sestriere and Sauze d’Oulx are all part of the Milky Way. A one week ski pass allows one free day in the Milky Way.

Milky Way Piste Map

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