This winter, refine your stick planting on the slopes of Montgenèvre
While in 2021 the health crisis had closed the ski lifts, undermining ski resorts across France, this year should see the long-awaited return of professional skiers and amateurs on the slopes. But among all the resorts that will welcome winter tourists, there is one that seems ideal for spending the holidays in the cool: that of Montgenèvre.
"Montgenèvre is both a village resort of 450 inhabitants and an international ski area linked to Italy"
In the Montgenèvre ski resort, everything has been designed to ensure that visitors have a good time on the slopes. Whether with family or friends, there is something for everyone through the various activities on site. The ski area mainly receives family customers and it is recognized for this since it has the “Famille Plus” label. In addition, the atmosphere of the resort is soft and calm, similar to that of a village perched high on the mountains. "The typology of the Montgenèvre terrain allows us to have green runs and blue runs to the top of our resort so that everyone can enjoy», Presents Federico Cerutti, communication and marketing manager of the Régie des Remontées Mécaniques de Montgenèvre. He pursues : "So that children can evolve in the ski area in peace, we have a snow front of 50,000m² fully secure and fenced. We also have a covered carpet as well as an easy ski lift so that all skiers of all levels can enjoy their time on the slopes.". In order to perfect your snowplough technique or master the “all-schuss”, two ski schools are also ready to welcome young and old of all levels. While skiers can enjoy more than 95km of practicable and 47 runs ranging from green to red, others can ride a sledge to reach the dedicated and secure area of the resort. For the more adventurous, it is even possible to ski to Italy, to the Milky Way ski area. "The difference between Montgenèvre and other ski areas in France is certainly its border with Italy. This brings to Montgenèvre a very particular culture with a lot of cultural and human exchanges between the two countries. In addition, we work in very good agreement with the Italian area of the Milky Way, it is even possible to cross the border on skis!», Supports Federico Cerutti. If Montgenèvre will delight winter holidaymakers, it is worth noting that during the summer the resort is open and offers other activities such as sledding on rails or even a Bike Park.
A very special resort with a fascinating history
The geography of the Montgenèvre estate is quite unique: “We are on a pass, and we are the only village in France to benefit from this geography in addition to being astride a border», Specifies Mr. Cerutti with regard to the particularities of the station. And of course, this pass on which Montgenèvre is located has two slopes, a southern exposure, another northern exposure, which allow to contribute to the wide range of proposals of the ski area. But this is not the only specificity of the station, as the communications and marketing manager informs: “Since we are high in altitude, we have snow very early in the year and we keep it. This year again, we were the first resort in the Southern Alps to open our doors, in November, because we benefited from very good snow conditions.". It is a major asset to have snow-covered landscapes for a ski resort like Montgenèvre, but the most fascinating side of the place is certainly its birth. Indeed, the ski area is the oldest in France, which earned it its nickname "doyenne of French ski resorts", and Federico Cerutti retraces its history wonderfully: "In 1907, it was here in Montgenèvre that the first international ski competition took place. At the time, there were no ski lifts yet, so participants would hike up the slopes and ski back down. It is therefore this date that has historically been retained as the birth of Montgenèvre as a place for winter sports. ".
Measures in place to respect mountain barrier gestures
During the COVID-19 health crisis and the temporary closures it caused, Montgenèvre has not been idle. In fact, to allow all visitors to come and ski with confidence, the sale of dematerialized and digital ski passes has been set up. Anyone can then buy their ski pass online, on the Montgenèvre domain site, or directly on terminals within the resort. Count also 41 € on average for a day pass, but be aware that very often many price reductions are available for online purchases. In short, if you are looking for a resort where life is good, which takes care of you and where you will find activities for each member of the family, it is in Montgenèvre that you have to go to spend your summer holidays. winter !