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Montgenevre

Montgenèvre is a commune of the Hautes-Alpes department in southeastern France.GeographyMontgenèvre is located in the French Cottian Alps. It is on the Franco-Italian border at the top of the Col de Montgenèvre.The source of the River Durance is in Les Gondorans ski area of Mongenèvre, this river is a tributary of the Rhône River.Ski areaMontgenèvre is a ski resort. It is linked to the Via Lattea (Milky Way) ski area, which has 400 km of pistes. However in the resort there is only 65 km. The 2006 Winter Olympics were held in the Via Lattea. The resort is famed for lots of sun, good snow record and very good for intermediates. There is ski from your door accommodation. The resort height begins at 1,860 metres and its highest point (at the top of the Le Chalvet lift) is 2,577 metres. It was built in 1907 and celebrated its centenary year in 2007. It claims to be one of the first ski resorts in France. There is also an ice rink, but it lacks night life, which makes it family friendly.Snowboard facilities include a half pipe and a snow park in Claviere.Lifts There are 35 lifts. This includes 2 gondolas, 12 chair lifts and 23 drag lifts.Runs There are 59 pistes in the Montgenèvre. There is also 25 km of cross-country skiing terrain. There is 18 km of snow making equipment on the pistes. In the Monts de la Lune ski area which is connected to Claviere there are 71 pistes including 8 green, 19 blue, 30 red and 14 black runs.
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