Thanks to Montgenèvre's unique location, everyone who purchases a lift pass of 6 days or more is entitled to a free day skiing in a host of resorts in the surrounding area - and with a mini-bus available to get you there, they are closer than ever. What’s more, you’re not limited to just one, if you wanted to go to a different one each day, you could! Read on for our summary of where to go and why.
Sestriere is a high up ski resort that holds its snow towards the later season. It can be quite cold and windy early season though so wrap up warm! Take in the striking architecture of the 2006 Olympic Village while challenging yourself on the steep blacks and fast reds or trying your luck in the large snowpark.
Approx. 30 mins from Montgenèvre. Single person prices need minimum of 4 people.
25€ Ad, 20€ Ch or 110€ for bus* (up to 8 passengers)
Sauze D’Oulx is famous for its abundance of rolling, tree lined red-runs, buzzing mountain restaurants and lively après scene. Tucked out of the wind but facing the sun, it has a chilled out atmosphere in the day and is a great place to go to work on a goggle tan!
Approx. 30 mins from Montgenèvre.
110€ for bus* (up to 8 passengers)
Bardonecchia has been long overlooked but is a real family friendly Gem of a ski resort. ‘Bardy’ offers a fantastic selection of forgiving tree-lined reds and blues, and many mountain restaurants handy for a quick pit-stop or a real Italian feast! Well worth a visit.
Approx 40 mins from Montgenèvre.
125€ for bus* (up to 8 passengers)
Serre Chevalier refers to the extensive linear ski area links the mountain area above Briançon, Chantemerle, Villeneuve and Le Monêtier-les-Bains.With lots of recent investment ‘Serre Che’ has a ‘young’ feel to it with a range of parks, tree lined runs, mogul fields and high up skiing making for a big day out. As such there are multiple drop-off and pick up options. And why not combine a day’s skiing with relaxation at the stunning thermal baths of Monêtier-les-Bains?
Approx 25-35 mins from Montgenèvre
(depending on drop-off location). Single person prices need minimum of 4 people.
Only 25€, 20€ Ch or 110€ for bus* (up to 8 passengers)
La Grave -don’t be put off by the name! This infamous ‘off-piste’ resort is strictly for the serious skier wanting a unique off-piste experience skiing down a glacier. Carrying a transceiver, shovel and probe are compulsory, as is an understanding of how to use them. Local guides can be arranged to ensure your safety and show you the best spots so you get the most out of the day. This is also one of the best places in Europe for Ice climbing if you fancy something new! Approx. 1hr drive from Montgenèvre. NOTE: Additional lift pass purchase required to ski here.
Approx. 1 hr from Montgenevre
180€* (up to 8 passengers)
Les Deux Alpes is a glacier resort -the year-round skiing on the glacier is regarded as much gentler than the steep runs back to the resort level, owing to its reputation as an ‘upside-down’ resort. It’s also famed for having one of the most extensive and acclaimed Snowparks in Europe, with a huge ‘super-pipe’, multiple kickers, boardercross courses and grinding rails, making this ‘Park rat’ heaven. It is however prone to queues of an hour during school holidays so best visited in the quiet weeks to get the most out of the day.
Approx. 1 hr 40 drive from Montgenèvre.
210€ for bus (up to 8 passengers)
Alpe D’Huez sits in an elevated south facing position with many easily accessible beginner slopes leading down to the restaurants and bars with the quirky ‘yogurt pots’ lifts transporting people overhead. Further up, the extensive lift system serves more complex terrain including the Worlds’ longest black run (10m/16km), and there are enviable freeride opportunities for the skilled and equipped skier or rider. Despite extensive snowmaking facilities, it suffers badly because of the sun later in the season, so checking the webcams and reports is a must.
Approx. 2 hrs from Montgenèvre.
260€ for bus (up to 8 passengers)