- Extensive slopes with lots of cruisy runs, ideal for intermediates. Great tree-lined slopes too.
- Scenic setting with beautiful views and excellent cross-country trails, including some at a high altitude.
- The Mont Blanc Unlimited lift pass covers many of the nearby resorts which are worthwhile such as Chamonix and Courmayeur.
Megève has a huge ski area with slopes that suit all abilities. It has three main areas – Mont d’Arbois, Rochebrune and Le Jaillet which all have a large proportion of tree-lined slopes that are great for when the weather is poor. The Rochebrune ski area is best for snow and is home to some gentle slopes. Mont d’Arbois is the main ski area with access to the highest slopes and Le Jaillet is the quietest ski area with lots of good runs with beautiful scenery.
Beginners on their first ski holiday in Megève will find plenty of nursery slopes, followed by great green and blue runs in the Mont d’Arbois and Rochebrune ski areas. Intermediates have an abundance of choice of blue and red slopes across the whole Megève ski area, and advanced skiers will love the steep mogul slopes of Mont Joly where skiers can really get some good speed down the Women’s World Cup downhill course at Côte 2000, as well as some excellent off-piste skiing beneath the Tete de Bonjournal.
Keen skiers can also explore areas such as Saint-Gervais and Les Contamines on the local lift pass, or areas such as Chamonix, Courmayeur and Verbier on the Mont Blanc Unlimited lift pass.
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Megève offers plenty of challenges for those looking to test out their skills including the near kilometre long Voltigeurs slope. Experts should head towards the black descents from the Mont Joly which is also the areas highest point. Cote 2000 has a selection of steep runs including some off-piste areas.
Intermediates here are spoilt for choice as they have an area full of red and blue runs to explore. The slopes located just above Combloux are well worth seeking out, plus the long easy blue runs in the local Megève sector are perfect for the early intermediates. You will also find a number of gentle runs down from Mont d’Arbois to Le Bettex and La Princesse which are great for building confidence.
There are plenty of nursery slopes dotted around the valley floor at the base of all the three ski areas. Once confident on nursery slopes there are plenty of gentle blue and green runs to progress to. Beginners should head to Mont d’Arbois first as they will find lots of easy blue and greens runs to practice their skills on.
Megève is an ideal place for beginner snowboarders as there are plenty of wide, gentle blue runs and enough chairlifts and gondolas to avoid using draglifts. It has several terrain parks here and a number of special freestyle areas. There is also good freeriding in the powder when it falls.
Off-piste around Megève tends to be far less skied than most of the areas in other Mont Blanc resorts. The area through the trees towards La Princesse often provides powder skiing, there is also some serious off-piste around the Mont Joly and Mont Joux section. You will find the Cote 2000 sections have steep runs and some good off-piste too.
*Ski Weekends strongly advise that off-piste skiing should only be undertaken when in the company of a professional ski instructor or guide
To find out more about skiing in Megève, feel free to contact one of our friendly Ski Experts on 023 8020 6971 or email firstname.lastname@example.org