Saint-Gervais is an elegant spa town made famous in the 19th century. Arranged alongside the “Bon Nant” river, this engaging resort offers an eclectic choice of food shops and charming bars as well as an Olympic ice rink. Saint-Gervais is part of the Evasion Mont Blanc ski domain, the third largest linked ski area in France, as well as providing access to the “Saint-Gervais Les Houches” slopes.
The ski slopes of the Evasion Mont Blanc area connect you to Megeve where you can enjoy a wonderful network of pistes that offer a great sense of travel. The slopes are perfectly suited to intermediates, and there are lots of opportunities for long lunches on the mountain with restaurants to suit all budgets. The slopes also extend to above Combloux for a great long day’s ski adventure.
For beginners, the slopes above Le Bettex, a gondola ride up from resort level are perfect for learning and progressing. For advanced skiers this is a great ski area for powder days as you can often find fresh stashes of snow for many days the last snowfall. To access the 55km of Les Houches slopes this is via the scenic Tramway du Mont Blanc, but this does require a separate ski pass.
The village of Saint-Nicolas de Véroce sits at an altitude of 1,180m and is located an 8-minute drive above Saint-Gervais. This charming Haute Savoie village faces the mighty Mont Blanc, Western Europe’s highest mountain peak. This village is also part of the same Evasion Mont Blanc ski area, with the local slopes here amongst some of the quietest in the whole ski area.
Saint-Gervais is famed for its spring water that is high in sulphur content and rich in minerals that are beneficial for the skin. The Thermal Spa of Bains du Mont Blanc offers wonderful relaxation in 34°C water where you can enjoy a half-day of relaxation in an exceptional setting. Enjoy indoor and outdoor baths, saunas at different temperatures, steam baths, and a herbal tea room.
If you fancy a day away from the ski slopes even when the snow is still on the ground, why not try an alternative winter sport? Sledding and snow tubing with family is always great fun or maybe a romantic dog sledge on the La Croix plateau. For the more adventurous there’s mountaineering, including ice climbing, and which can be supervised by the Saint-Gervais mountain guides.