Megève is highly recommended for parties of mixed ability for it's vast 455km of marked runs. The majority are suited to intermediates of all levels and there's also good variety for beginners.
The generally uncrowded, wide open, gentle slopes are perfect for beginners, who can easily progress to more testing intermediate slopes as they improve.
Intermediates of any level have a fantastic choice of runs to suit their abilities, without any unexpected knee-trembling challenges - until they are ready for them!
Experts staying for a short break will find some suitably testing black runs, at higher altitudes, including a world cup downhill run - and some beautiful off-piste slopes, with untracked powder ready to explore with a guide. For longer stays, Chamonix is nearby, with the toughest challenges any expert might want.
Confident intermediate and advanced skiers can ski the 22km Vallée Blanche - an off-piste run o the side of Mont Blanc, with a guided excursion from Megève.
Boarders appreciate Megève for its wide slopes, the majority served by chairlifts, gondolas and cable cars.
Cross-country skiers have 43km of marked trails amidst stunning scenery.
Mont d'Arbois, Rochebrune and Le Jaillet are the main areas of Megève all easily accessible from the centre of the village. Le Jaillet links to Combloux and La Giettaz, Mont d'Arbois-Rochebrune are linked to St Gervais, St Nicolas and Les Contamines - one lift pass covers all lifts.
Après-ski and off-the-slopes activities in Megève are amongst the best in the Alps.
The sports centre has a large indoor pool and saunas, an ice rink for skating and curing & ice hockey, with regular skating galas and curing and ice-hockey matches. Another outdoor ice rink in the centre of the villages offers skating during the day and early evening.
For teens, children and even adults there's an indoor leisure centre with 10 pin bowling, video games and billiards - and two cinemas.
During the day there are horse-drawn sleigh rides and footpaths for enchanting winter walks around the village and the altiport offers sightseeing flights around Mont Blanc by helicopter or light aircraft and hot hair balloons rides are also available.
After dark, Megève has a wide range of bars from pub-style, with music and live bands, to sophisticated cocktail bars.
The excellent and atmospheric live Jazz club is a Megève institution and very popular. Megève also has a Casino and several night clubs.
Megève nightlife is lively, more cool and sophisticated rather than raucous and doesn't impinge on the authentic charm of this traditional and stylish winter resort.
120 lifts & 455km of marked runs blue 39% | red 50% | black 11% |
cross country 43km | winter footpaths 20km | snowboard park
Megève is the most atmospheric of French ski resorts, set against the stunning backdrop of Mont Blanc with one of the largest linked ski areas, naturally suited to intermediates and beginners. Traditional chalets and hotels, stylish bars & restaurants and horse-drawn sleighs complete the picture postcard setting.
One of our all time favourites,, we highly recommend Megève for groups and families with mixed ability - as there's something for everyone, whatever their level of downhill or cross country skiing, or boarding - and for non-skiers, who simply want to enjoy the magical beauty of the Alps in winter, Megève is our top choice - all just one hour from Geneva.