Welcome to
MEGEVE

From 1113m to 2350m, Megève is a huge ski area with 235 slopes for all levels and all pleasures
at the heart of the Domaine Évasion Mont-Blanc.

Welcome to  Megève
Megève is a ski resort village in the Alps of southeastern France, in the Mont Blanc massif. It offers downhill runs, snow parks and cross-country trails, with links to La Giettaz. The area features rustic-chic chalets, upmarket hotels and designer boutiques.

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Destination Info

Megeve is a charming ski resort located in the French Alps, specifically is the Haute Savoie region, close to Western Europe’s highest peak, Mont Blanc. The resort emerged as a popular ski destination for the affluent in the 1920s and has evolved ever since – even having its very own airport. Despite its rather large size – both of the town and the ski area – it has managed to retain its traditional French charm, with the tasteful, wooden construction of the hotels and chalets contributing substantially to this.

Megeve is part of the 4th largest ski area in France, the Evasion Mont Blanc. There are three main ski areas – Mont D’arbois, Rochebrune and Le Jaillet, consisting totally of approximately 400km of pistes. The main ski areas are on Rocherbrune with Cote 2000 and Mont D’arbois, the two main mountain ridges that stand above the town, while other smaller ski areas are found around Combloux and La Giettaz. All ski areas are linked either directly by lifts or via cable cars, ski bus or horse-drawn carriages.

Apart from skiing, there are many activities to engage in whilst in Megeve. Home to the biggest sports complex in the Alps and with a surface area of 30,000m2, the Palais de Megeve offers many thrilling, unique sources of entertainment. There is also a casino in the area and many indoor and outdoor cultural activities.

The main, cobbled pedestrianized street is lined with many shops, boutiques, quality restaurants and lively après bars to suit all needs and expectations.

Apres Ski

Megeve in comparison to other resorts has a more laid back feel to it as far as the apres ski scene. Nonetheless, there are still many classy yet lively establishments to enjoy a drink after a long day on the slopes.

The Cocoon Club has been a staple in Megeve for the past 25 years. This establishment stays open until the early hours of the morning and guests can enjoy live music and DJ sets, beers and exquisite cocktails in a lively atmosphere. Theme nights are also often a common occurrence.

Le Cinq Rues was established just after World War II, making it one of the oldest jazz clubs in France, outside Paris. It is the perfect location for an after-dinner cocktail, with its laid back atmosphere and cellar-like ambience.

Located at the top of Mont Joux is one of the most popular après spots in the world – La Folie Douce.  With upbeat music blasting and acrobats, dancers, singers, and musicians performing, the party at La Folie Douce never stops.

Flocons de Sel is distinguished by its refinement, delicacy and attention to detail in every dish they serve. The freshness of the produce, mastery of cooking techniques and inventive dishes are some of the reasons why this restaurant has been awarded with 3 Michelin stars.

Le Vieux restaurant is a traditional family restaurant that has been serving delicious Savoyard cuisine for nearly half a century.

 

Des Fermes de Marie traditional restaurant promotes authentic mountain cuisine favoring fresh, local produce. The whole experience is unique and your taste buds will be in for a once in a lifetime treat.

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SKI INFO

Megeve Ski Terrain – Beginners

Children and learners should start off with the Caboche area, which features many gentle, easy slopes in addition to having many ski schools which can help you ease into the basic ropes around skiing. The overall area of Megeve has many easy, wide and manageable slopes with practice lifts near the base.

Megeve Ski Terrain – Intermediates

Intermediate skiers will appreciate the fact that approximately 70% of the overall ski area is suitable for them. The area of Megeve is perfect for those who don’t feel ready to take on the hard, black runs but are too skilled for the easier green ones. From Mont D’Arbois up to Rocherbrune, intermediates will find plenty of red, blue and easier black runs, while additionally, the Le Jaillet area has many long runs down to Combloux worth exploring.

Megeve Ski Terrain – Experts

Expert skiers will for sure enjoy the vast and challenging terrain that Megeve and the overall Evasion Mont Blanc ski area has to offer. The sections of Mont Joly and Mont Joux have some of the steepest slopes that seasoned skiers will thoroughly enjoy, while the Cote 2000 also has a smaller section of steep runs. The options for off-piste are also numerous, such as the section under the Christomet chair on Le Jaillet being a great spot to develop your off-piste technique before progressing to other, steeper spots.

Megeve - Snowboarders

Snowboarders will be spoiled for choice whilst in Megeve with 4 different snowparks to explore, practice and perfect their skills, each showcasing many obstacles and features. Le Waidzai snow park: Located in Rochebrune and is easily accessed via the Grands-Champs chairlift. Mont Joux snow park: Located right in the heart of the Megeve ski resort. Combloux snow park: Two different parks into one. The first is located at the Plain Joux pommel lift whilst the other next to the Le Jaillet mountain station. La Giettaz snowpark: Located at the peak of Le Torraz, at an elevation between 1850m and 1900m. Ideal for beginners.

RESORT INFO

KEY FACTS

Elevation between 850m and 2353 / Resort height: 1100 mm.

■ 263 km of slopes (400km total – Evasion Mont Blanc)

■ 80 lifts (119 total – Evasion Mont Blanc)

■ 98km blue

■ 134km red

■ 31km black

Day pass for Evasion Mont Blanc, 2022-2023 winter season:

Adults: 50€

Children up to 13y: 41€

Senior: 45€

Nearest airports:

■ Geneva: 87.2km / ~1.10h by car

Towns worth visiting:

■ Sallanches: 13km /20min ~ by car

■ Sixt-Fer-a-Cheval: 54km/ ~1.10h by car

■ Palais de Megeve

■ St John the Baptist church

■ Cote 2000 farm

WINTER ACTIVITIES

■ Skiing/ Freeride skiing/ Night skiing

■ Cross country skiing

■ Ski mountaineering

■ Snowboarding

■ Ice climbing

■ Snowshoeing

■ Ice kart

■ Ice skating

■ Tandem paragliding

■ Snowmobile

■ Wellness