The fairytale resort of Megeve is undoubtedly one of the prettiest ski resorts in France, where fairy lights sparkle in the trees and horse-drawn sleighs tour the streets. Set in a stunning location with views towards Mont Blanc, parts of the centre date back to medieval times and its attractive cobbled streets are home to upmarket shops, bars and restaurants.
The resort boasts excellent mountain restaurants and its close proximity to Geneva makes it a popular choice for weekend skiing. Intermediate skiers will love the relaxed cruising terrain whilst experts will find little competition for creating first tracks on the off-piste.
skiing in Megeve
Megeve's skiing is divided across three main sectors and the large proportion of tree-lined slopes make it good for poor weather skiing. From the resort centre, lifts provide direct access to the Rochebrune ski area, home to gentle slopes and the best snow. A second area, Mont d’Arbois, is accessed from the edge of resort and takes you to the highest slopes. Finally, Le Jaillet gondola is just outside of town and reached by car or free ski bus.
Beginners taking ski holidays in Megeve are spoilt for choice with well located nursery slopes followed by plenty of gentle greens and easy blues on Mont d’Arbois and Rochebrune. Intermediates will be in heaven with a wide choice of blues and reds across the whole area, and on the Mont d’Arbois, advanced skiers will be rewarded with stunning views, steep slopes and decent off-piste.
Keen skiers can also explore nearby areas such as Saint-Gervais and Les Contamines on the local lift pass. If you have more time, you can travel for the day to other Mont Blanc ski resorts such as Chamonix.
There are plenty of activities off the slopes including a sports centre, open air ice rink and cinema. The resort centre is home to a good selection of upmarket restaurants offering outstanding service and exceptional cuisine. Apres-ski in Megeve is fairly low-key starting at lunchtime at one of the mountain restaurants. Back in the resort centre, there are a handful of quaint bars offering just the right amount of atmosphere until the early hours.
For more information about Megeve ski holidays, call 020 8939 0862 or make an enquiry.