Marianne Wanstall - Director of Operations"A picture postcard resort with amazing views of the Mont Blanc, Megeve has something for everyone, whether it's exploring beautiful tree-lined slopes, enjoying the après at the Folies Douce bar, or splashing out in the designer shops in town! On busy days I like to head to the Cote 2000 ski area first thing, always quiet, and afternoons are really good for skiing over to Combloux and La Giettaz, less frequented but great skiing."
Quirky, chic and traditionally French, Megéve is an iconic ski resort that exudes class. Born in the 1920s out of an attempt by the French to win over skiers from Switzerland’s ritzy Saint Moritz, Megéve is, essentially, the original purpose-built French ski resort that remains an ideal option for those seeking a relaxing weekend escape to the French Alps. Rather unsurprisingly, this is a classy resort and the cobbled streets of Megéve have retained their French charm resulting in a well preserved, highly fashionable and aesthetically pleasing town centre.
Bursting with character and often bathed in sunshine, Megéve is certainly a great option for those wanting to holiday in a ski resort that offers an authentic French atmosphere as well as some scenic and fairly extensive skiing.
Megéve is very well suited to non-skiers who can lose themselves in a myriad of designer shops, terrific restaurants and quirky jazz bars. Furthermore, with plenty of off-snow entertainment available including horse-drawn sleigh rides, indoor and outdoor ice rinks and a highly rated spa, Megéve is a ski resort that certainly caters for all.
SKI AREA OVERVIEW
A ski weekend in Megeve is certainly memorable, expect picturesque scenery, extensive skiing and some superb mountain restaurants. There are three main ski areas; Mont D'arbois, Rochebrune and Le Jaillet, which collectively offer 445 km of pistes and are served by 111 lifts. With an abundance of wide open tree-lined slopes, Megeve is incidentally. When the snow is falling, Megéve is widely renowned for some pretty great skiing due to un-skied terrain and endless woodland runs that are often deserted. Picture postcard scenery is in abundance!
Megéve is a fantastic option for intermediates who will just revel in variety. Experts are also well catered for with some challenging black runs that trickle down the back of the Mount Joux. Generally speaking, slopes are wide, open and scenic which is an interesting alternative to the narrow red and blacks. Cross Country skiers will be grinning ear to ear in Megeve, as there are almost 40km of varied trails dedicated them.
Flight + Transfer
220.1kg CO2 *
* Average kg of CO2e per person, based on a return journey from London Gatwick to Geneva, and shared minibus transfer.
Train + Transfer
12.4kg CO2 *
* Average kg of CO2e per person, based on a return journey from London St. Pancras to Sallanches, and shared minibus transfer.
96.6kg CO2 *
* Average kg of CO2e per person, based on a return journey from the M25, via. the Dover ferry in a car carrying 4 people.
To reach the nearest station (Sallanches), you'll need to take the Eurostar to Paris Gare du Nord, and change to Paris Gare de Lyon. Find availability and tickets at Rail Europe.
- Megeve Rochebrune Cable Car - It offers fantastic views of Megève itself
- Aperigloo - after a snowshoeing trail through forest and Snowy alpine pastures, discover a hidden igloo and enjoy local food tasting: hot wine, hot chocolate, cheese and charcuterie in a magical atmosphere.
- Head to the infamous mountain après destination La Folie Douce at the top of the Mont Joux lift, hosting après ski parties every afternoon.
- Head away from the main ski area on busy days (Combloux, La Giettaz)