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Skiing in Megeve

01 January 0001

  • Extensive slopes with lots of cruising 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 lift pass covers many of the nearly resorts which are worthwhile.

Ski Area Overview

Megeve 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-lines 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 Megeve will find plenty of nursery slopes, followed by green and blue runs on Mont d’Arbois and Rochebrune ski area. Intermediates have a huge choice of blues and reds across the whole area and experts 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 aand Les Contamines on the local lift pass.


Take a look below at our breakdown to find out more information relevant to your ability:

Advanced

Megeve offers plenty of challenge 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 selections of steep runs including some off-piste areas.  

Intermediates

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 Megeve 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. 

Beginners

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 on. Beginners should head to Mont d’Arbois first as they will find lots of easy blue and greens runs to practice their skills on. 

Snowboard

Megeve is an ideal place for beginner snowboarders as there are plenty of wide, gentle blue runs and enough chairlifts and gondolas to avoid using drag lifts. 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

Off-piste around Megeve tend 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 Megeve, feel free to contact one of our friendly Ski Experts on 023 8020 6971 or email [email protected]

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