This winter ski Montgenèvre in the Milky Way and you'll find yourself on the French/Italian border. With great value for money in this traditional French village, there's over 80 pistes at all levels waiting for you.
Located just two kilometres from the Italian border, ski Montgenèvre and this resort offers some consistent snow, ski-to-your-door accessibility and good prices on accommodation and restaurants. You are just 90 minutes from Turin and you can ski in either France or Italy from your French base, with hundreds of kilometres of on and off piste available as part of the Milky Way network. Access is also relatively simple by air from Chambéry or Milan.
On the slopes
Located beneath the 2680m Le Chalvet mountain, you can ski Montgenèvre which is at the Western end of the Milky Way and is the only French resort in that ski area. With pistes for all abilities, they also lead right into the village and across the border to Claviere.
Snowboarders can enjoy the pistes as well as the terrain park with a half-pipe in the Gondrans area. Across the road you'll find direct access towards the Monti della Luna and the long runs to Cesana Torinese. Snow-cannons were added for the Turin Olympics, so coverage is consistent even when the weather isn't!
If you ski Montgenèvre you are also in the ski region of Milky Way.
Off the slopes
Montgenèvre is a lovely old village (in parts) with a history going back to medieval times. There's a good range of restaurants offering both local specialities and international dishes. Although the après-ski is not extensive, there are several good bars and a couple of discos. The main draw is the access to the Milky Way, and the lower costs once you cross the border into Italy - it's well worth skiing across the border for lunch, or taking a drive in the evening.