Megève is a resort that will make you feel like a million dollars and skiing that will put a smile on your face. Chic, sophisticated and enchanting, this is the original glamour resort. Located just over an hour from Geneva airport, step back in time with a horse drawn carriage ride through the old medieval centre, sip champagne under the warmth of a fur, or lose yourself shopping in the boutiques on the narrow alleyways.
On the mountain, the slopes spread out in all directions and impress with stunning views of Mont Blanc and the valleys below. The skiing with its many flowing and smoothly undulating pistes will make you feel like a champion. In the evenings the many and varied bars, clubs and concerts will be the perfect end to your day. Megève is a ski resort that enchants all.
The extensive and easy skiing of Megève, along with a good choice of nursery slopes and gently green and blue pistes to progress on, makes this a fantastic choice for beginners, or those with one or two weeks skiing behind them. For intermediate skiers and those who love to rack up the kilometres and travel all over the mountain, Megève should be on one for your ski holiday shortlist.
The Mont d’Arbois, Rochebrune and Le Jaillet sectors provide endless fun and runs for all abilities. For experts, when it snows there is plentiful off-piste as you tend to not find too many powder seekers here. On the mountain as well as in the charming old town centre, you will find many fabulous restaurants from chic eateries to more traditional and rustic refuges tucked away in the woods on the slopes.
The ski slopes are prettily wooden and the views of Mont Blanc, from many of the ski slopes, are stunning. Each of the three mountains has a great amount of ski slopes, but together add up to a great amount of ski terrain. The centre of Megève is directly linked to the Rochebrune sector, with its network of gentle, northeast facing slopes and normally the best snow at Côte 2000.
The largest area of slopes is concentrated on the Mont d’Arbois sector, which stretches all the way to St Gervais and St Nicolas de Veroce. The steepest and highest slopes are located on the Mont Joly mountain peak, which reaches 2,525m. The third area is Le Jaillet and it is a great place for mixed ability groups looking to clock up lots of runs. These slopes are accessed by a gondola from the edge of town and afford a wonderful mix of mountain and valley views.