We all love Montgenèvre for its excellent snow record, beautiful tree lined pistes, friendly ski schools, stunning scenery, great dining and warm welcome. But there’s even more! Whether you are looking for something to do in the evenings, on a bad weather day, for non-skiers or to simply make the most of your lift pass, we have years of tried and tested tips and experience at your disposal. With the growth of our sister company snow.cab we now have 6 busses and their qualified and professional drivers on hand to help you and your family and friends make each holiday here even more memorable than the last. Situated on the Franco/Italian border in the historical region of Piedmont, Montgenèvre and its surrounding area offers a huge range of things to do for skiers and non-skiers alike. If you would like to book onto any of these just email us on firstname.lastname@example.org or call +33(0)688358473
Here are some of our favourites… *please note: prices for the 2017/18 season are to be confirmed in early December*
Meal on the Mountain
Let us collect you from your chalet or apartment, drive you down to Clavière where you’ll be met by a Skidoo, and transported on a skidoo sleigh up to the fantastic MonSoleil Restaurant. Feast on a 5-course meal with aperitifs, anti-pasti, charcuterie, various pasta dishes and Italian dolce (deserts) followed by coffee and a cheeky digestif. Dietary requirements including Gluten-free? No problemo! Just ensure you notify us at point of booking. If you’ve been coming to Monty for a few years, chances are you know about this and are already booked in! If not, make sure you get in quick! We prioritise earlier sittings for families with younger children.
When: Wednesday & Thursday (possible for Friday with min. 4 people), 7-8:30 pick up. Must book by Monday night (orders placed Tuesday morning).
Where: Collection from guest accommodation.
Cost: 50€ for Adults (12+ years) and 30€ for Children (11-and-under).
Dietary requirements including gluten free can be easily accommodated, as long we know at the point of booking to inform restaurant.
Return: from Clavière from 10-midnight. Call driver when leaving restaurant.
NOTE: Bookings need to made by Monday night to guarantee a table.
Ever wondered what it’s like to Mountain Bike on snow? Fat bikes make anything possible. Take a ride on an electric powered mountain bike with fat snow tyres accompanied by a qualified guide and see for yourself! The electric assistance means you don’t have to worry about tired legs, you can just take in the views and have a laugh with your nearest and dearest…or leave them for dust, as you wish!
When: Any evening, possible from 3:30pm depending on instructor availability.
Where: Meet at ESF Reception
Cost: 45€ pp payable to Go Monty
Notes: Minimum height 1.45cm. Bring helmet and gloves.
Did you know that just down the hill in Briançon, the local team “Les Diables Rouges” (Red Devils) were the National French Champions in 2014? Fielding an international team of players, the passionate local fans bang drums, sing, and blow horns to cheer on their team and intimidate their opponents, making for a memorable carnival atmosphere as the teams clash on the ice in the 2150 capacity stadium.
When: Depart Montgenèvre 1915, return approx. 2315
Where: Patinoire Rene Froger, Briançon
Cost: 30€ per Adult, 25€ per Child (8-18 years), 15€ under 8 years, inclusive of match entry and return transport
Booking deadline: Midday 2 days before match day.
When: Not Staurdays
Where: Return transport to Old Town from guest accom (unless request otherwise).
Cost: one way 15€, Return 25€
When: Any day -check availability on Saturdays
Where: Return transport to Old Town from guest accom (unless request otherwise).
Cost: Depending on day of the week and how long you want to stay.
Les Grands Bains, Monêtier-les-Bains:
When: Not Saturdays
Where: Return transport from Guest accom
Where: Monêtier-les-Bains, Serre Che
Cost: Trasnport 25€ pp min 4 people) of 110€ for return bus. Baths entry and deals, see here: http://lesgrandsbainsdumonetier.com/
Restaurants: There are a number of restaurants throughout the resort. Starting from budget Pizzerias where you can buy a Pizza from 9€ to gastronomic award winning restaurants. We can make the reservations for you if you let us know -free of charge.
Bars and Nightlife: There are a great selection of bars and locations to enjoy a great evening out, however, there is not a massive "drinking culture" as Montgenevre is mainly a family focused resort.
Snow Trekking: An experienced guide will take you on a 2 hour walk with skis fitted with skins across some breathtaking local scenery that you cannot get to by ski lift. Watch the sun go down and experience a taste of life before lifts were invented –including a local aperitif. Then ski down by torchlight. Blue standard and up.
Ice rink: From only €3 for adults and €2 for children and €3 per person for skate rental, Montgenevre offers skating on natural ice with its outdoor rink. Located in the heart of Montgenèvre village with easy access from the slopes, the rink is open during the day and evening and offers a great evening out for all the family to enjoy!
Twilight Teepee Trail
See the mountains in a whole new light! Take an easy evening snow-shoe walk around Montgenèvre illuminated by wax torches. Explore the magical ambiance of the Montgenèvre mountains, looking out across the village and up to the stars. Your local English speaking local guide will lead you to an authentic Teepee where you’ll sit around a warm campfire tucking into a pic-nic of quality mountain products sourced from the neighbouring villages, before embarking on an atmospheric moonlit descent. An unforgettable experience that’s great for families and friends.
When: 6-8pm throughout the week
Where: Main ESF centre
Cost for experience including food: 45€/Adult, €40/Child (-13 years).
Cos for experience and campfire only: 25€/Adult, 20€/Child ( -13 years) or 70€ for 2 Adults & 2 Children payable to Go-Monty
Booking deadline: The earlier the better, Thursdays and Fridays fill up fastest
NOTE: Wear sturdy shoes/boots and warm clothes (No Jeans/Denim).
Daytime snowshoe excursions:
10 years +, children have to be reasonably fit.
If customer would like to do all 5 days then the discounted price is 137 Euros.
Monday – Thursday 27 euro with snow shoe hire/ 25 euro without hire
Friday – 37 euro’s food included
- Monday: “Discover Montgenevre and its surroundings” – area of Chalmettes, trek into forest de Sestrieres, tranquil and educative walk, learn about and experience wildlife and history of Montgenevre.
- Tuesday: “On the tracks of the Chamois” – smooth cable car ascent into the Dora Valley, lots of wildlife: squirrels, foxes, hares, possibly even a herd of chamois!
- Wednesday: “Discover a secret valley” – on the Chalvet side (South side), tranquil walk, learn about nature, route passes under Mont Chaberton.
- Thursday: “An unforgettable panorama” – ascend with Chalvet cable car, follow in direction of Rocher de Diseur to viewpoint ‘Etoile Brianconnaise’ a panoramic view over Briancon, the vallee de la Claree and Montgenevre, finishing with descent to the village. From 14.30-17.00
- Friday: “Meet with Berger” – route into Italy, share passion of a Highlands breeder and taste regional specialities in a breahtaking cottage, transport included. From 13.30-17.00
FOR EVERY WALK BRING SNOWSHOES, SKI POLES, BACKPACK AND WATER
…or Parapent as it’s known in France, is as breath-taking as you’d imagine with guests returning grinning from ear-to-ear. Possible with or without skis/board, it’s actually recommended to take your skis/board if you have fitness or joint issues as it’s much easier than running for the take off! Based down in Briançon the experienced Pilots will talk you through the process and taylor the flight to your confidence. This is a bit more indulgent than the other apres but makes an incredible present for that special someone (especially if that someone is YOU)
When: Daytime. Not Saturdays
Where: Collected from guest accommodation, return transport to Briançon.
Cost: varies depending on flight. See below. PLUS 25€ bus return, min. 4 people (best to combine with ski away day to save money).
Notes: Max 95kg. Wear ski clothing. Weather dependant.
Briançon Parapente www.brianconparapente.com 0688470155
- “Discovery flight” 10 mins
- Flying Sites in winter : € 60 / € 70 *
- ° Serre Che Cucumelle (Ski only - 500 meters of elevation gain - not included package)
- ° Briançon Prorel * (on skis or on foot - elevation 800 m - not included package)
- Educational video supplement :
- € 25 - Film GoPro HD - mini 4G SD + SD card adapter provided - Perche 90 cms
- € 45 - Outside Shots by another driver.
- “Great flight” 20 mins
- can take off on skis, snowboard or walk
- Flying Sites in winter : € 90 / € 95 *
- ° Serre-che Villeneuve and Chantemerle (Ski - elevation 900 m - not included package)
- ° Briançon Prorel * (on skis or on foot - elevation min 1200m - not included package)
- “Luxury flight”: 120€ / 160€
- € 120 - acrobatic flight € 130 - Flight 30 to 45 minutes € 160 - 1 hour flight (not to be subject to motion sickness)
- ... The Valley of the Tour s ... Price: 300 €
Luge: Why not take a night ride on the village luge -over 1.5 km down the mountain on a floodlit luge ride. it is great fun and open to all ages. With your 6 day lift pass the price is only around 5 euros per go.
Sledging: Free of charge, take some of Go Montgenevre's sledges to the walkable pistes and enjoy some sledging! You might even be able to take some Go Montgenevre staff with you!!
Skidoos: A heart-racing experience to drive these machines up through the empty pistes and off into the wild. These beasts can carry up to 2 people and really are a thrill you will not forget. The trip includes a warming drink in a mountain restaurant. Prices are around £89 for the driver and an additional £12 for a passenger.
Swimming Pool/Sauna/Jacuzzi/Hamam: Some of our apartment rentals have these as part of the package but you can also take advantage of Swimming in Montgenevre in some of the local hotels -prices are from €16.50 per adult.