Cross-Country Skiing Area Montgenevre in Hautes-Alpes: Position on map

Cross-Country Skiing Montgenevre

Trail Map Montgenevre

The Cross-Country Area

THE NORDIC SKIING DOMAIN: officially certified!
The international Montgenèvre / Claviere arena: the official
training site for the Turin 2006 Winter Olympics which has
received further recent investment: snowmakers, new
signage, footbridges…
Starting from Montgenèvre, 17km of pistes, which you can
cover in classical cross-country style or skating style, will lead
first-timers and old hands in the direction of Italy or to the
village of Les Alberts, located at the foot of the pass on the
Col de Briançon, via trails through the woods of Sestriere.
Linked below geographically and historically, Montgenèvre
and Les Alberts, which stands below it at the entrance to the
Vallée de la Clarée, form part of the same commune.
From Les Alberts, 60km of trails pass through unspoilt landscapes
and villages in the superb Vallée de la Clarée, the
jewel in the crown of cross-country skiing in the Alps. The
pistes link Les Alberts to Névache. They pass through several
hamlets of the commune of Val des Prés (La Vachette, Le Rosier,
Le Serre, Pra Premier) before reaching Névache via
- The Haute Trace des Escartons, is a Franco-Italian route of
100 km which links Saint Véran and Névache in 4 days via the
Col d’Izoard (2,360m) and the Col de Bousson (2,200m). Montgenèvre
is ideally located between the 3rd and 4th stages.
The bonus facilities:
- The ‘4 Nordic’ certification (the highest category for a
Nordic skiing site)
- Beginners’ space with free access to an open area of
5,000m² with all types of slope for cross-country skiing
in total safety in a good-natured atmosphere.
- Snowshoe trails for all levels, waymarked and accessible
via the telemixes
- Individual advice and free hot drinks
- Upkeep of the pistes for optimal quality, with a daily
laying down of new snow

Interesting facts

  • Elevated between 0 ft and 6102 ft, the Cross-Country Skiing Area is among the 5 highest elevated Cross-Country Skiing Areas in France.
  • Average snow depth during the season is 62 " at summit elevation and 48 " at base elevation. Snow coverage is usually best during March, offering an average snow depth of 92 " at summit elevation and 69 " at the base. Therefore Montgenevre is among the 5 cross-Country Skiing Areas with best snow conditions in France.
  • Montgenevre features 95 sunny days on average per season. The average for all cross-Country Skiing Areas in France is 72 sunny days. January is the sunniest month with an average of 25 sunny days. This makes the cross-Country skiing area one of the 5 sunniest in France.


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Weather (6093 ft)


Elevation0 ft - 6102 ft
SeasonDecember - April
Opening DayDec 1, 2012
Closing DayApr 28, 2013
Skating 14.29 miles
Classic 10.56 miles
Lighted trails N/A

Cross-Country Trails

Overall 13 miles