If you fancy a change of scenery from Serre Chevalier, Montgenèvre is a great alternative offering an earlier start to the season and situated just a few kilometers from the valley.
The transition between the summer and winter months in Serre Chevalier is the limbo period between the high tourism of the summer and the throngs of jet-setters arriving in the valley for the winter sports from December.
Inter-season (Mid October to mid December) is short but can be notoriously quiet with many bars and restaurants closed and tourism at it’s annual low.
Montgenèvre can open for the ski season up to a month before most resorts in the area and though much smaller than Serre Chevalier with just 65km of piste to navigate, the resort is linked to the Via Lattea (Milky Way) which offers over 400km of Piste bridging the Franco Italian border. Montgenèvre transport links are excellent with shuttles from Grenoble, Lyon and Milan in under 3 hours and a Turin airport transfer is under 1.5 hours.
If ski conditions in Serre Chevallier are poor or you simply fancy a change of scenery, a 6 day ski pass for Serre Chevalier includes a day pass for Montgenèvre, so why not book an Alpine transfer company minibus and arrange for a day trip just a few kilometers from Serre Chevallier.
If you do decide on a visit here are some activities to try out if you use the Montgenèvre airport transfer:
- Alpine Skiing – 65 km in the resort with lots of lifts and snow making facilities.
- Snowboarding – There is a half pipe and lots of wide slopes for the boarders.
- Slaloming – There is a slalom course, which has regular competitions.
- Cross Country Skiing – 25 km of terrain where the French national team train.
- Heli-Skiing – There are trips organised for the powder on peaks in both Italy and France.
- Telemark Skiing – Involves walking up the mountain on skis and skiing back down for the super fit.
Snow-shoeing – There are numerous walks up the mountain side if you don’t feel like skiing.
- Snowmobiling – everynight there are octane fuelled adrenaline ride through the mountain at night time.
- Sledging – There is a moving walkway to take you up the beginner slopes in the day. Lots of people come out at force in the evening and sledge.
Ice Skating – On the ice rink in the evenings.
- Ski Tuition – There are 2 ski schools in the resort. They are ESF & APEAK.
Montgenèvre was built in 1907 and celebrated its centenary year in 2007 making it one of the first ski resorts in France. With a modest but excellent standard of bars and restaurants and Turin airport transfers at well under 2 hours, it’s an ideal location for an early family winter holiday.
For further information on Montgenèvre airport transfers please visit our website or contact Alpine Transfer Company direct on Tel: +33 685 687 131.