at a glance...

325km of pistes
1100m resort height
1.25 hours transfer time
Beginners & intermediates great for
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Megeve ski resort overview

It’s amazing Megeve isn't regarded as one of the top French ski resorts such as Courchevel or Val d’Isere but that’s all the more reason to love it. Traditionally attracting the old money and popular with the French, Megeve ski resort doesn’t have a massive international acclaim. This means there are little to no queues outside peak dates and relatively empty pistes. Pair that with the 325km of local ski slopes and just over an hour from Geneva, it’s a fantastic short ski break option.

The town itself is based around a 13th century village with a car-free, cobbled centre along with open-air ice rink all surrounded by inviting restaurants, antique shops, jewellers and smart clothing. Megeve is a foodie’s heaven both on and off the mountain, intimate lodges, lively brasseries and rustic farmhouses aplenty – you’ll be spoilt for choice during your Megeve ski holiday.

A stunning location dishes out fabulous Mont Blanc views from most slopes and there are more for non-skiers than we’ve seen in any other resort. Horse-drawn sleigh rides, fantastic shopping, ice skating or cross-country skiing. We’ve mentioned the charm and the cuisine but there’s also the hot air balloon rides or the wellness centre and indoor pools, bowling, concerts and ice shows. You can even take a plane around Mont Blanc for some spectacular sights.

Skiing in the Megeve

The majority of Megeve’s skiing is beautifully wooded, the slopes are a wonder to ski both in the sunshine (Megeve gets a lot) or snow with the trees providing great visibility. The area is an intermediates dream, they can enjoy the entire area with plenty of blues and reds to access all the little villages dotted around the mountain – don’t forget the mountain restaurants, they are definitely a highlight.

The fantastic cruising terrain is split between three mountains. The Rochebrune and Mont d’Arbois areas are linked making up the biggest ski area and accessed from town with Le Jaillet slightly further out so hop on a ski bus or free horse-drawn sleigh ride from town.

Beginners taking ski holidays in Megeve are spoilt for choice with well-located learning slopes followed by plenty of gentle greens and easy blues on Mont d’Arbois and Rochebrune to progress. There is genuinely something for all levels with some steep slopes around Mont Joly and Mont Joux. But the biggest reward for the advanced is that there’s little competition for the powder – after a new snowfall, you can make fresh tracks all morning and the resort leaves plenty of runs un-groomed for a while so you can enjoy the deep stuff even more. A great place to try out powder riding for intermediates as well.

Keen skiers can also explore nearby areas such as Saint-Gervais and Les Contamines on the local lift pass.

Après ski in Megeve

Après-ski in Megeve is fairly low-key, largely centred around the delicious restaurants however with a Folie Douce opening near the top of Mont Joux there’s definitely lively options if you fancy a boogie.

The town remains a pleasant place to stroll around after skiing there are a handful of quaint bars offering just the right amount of atmosphere until the early hours. A highlight would be the jazz club Les Cinq Rues having won accolades such as “the Ronnie Scott's of the Haute Savoy” it attracts the superstars, a good venue for a tasty cocktail and great music.

Best for...

  • Short transfer
  • Short breaks
  • Relaxing
  • Foodies
Accommodation in Megeve

Megeve ski resort is known to be pricey but this doesn’t have to be the case. Most of our accommodation is focused around the main town and the Chamois gondola with a range from three to five star to suit most budgets.

The Royal Rochebrune Hotel is the anomaly being right next to the Rochebrune Gondola so slightly out of town but offers some fantastic slope side accommodation at a great price point – not one to be overlooked.

Luxury is key here, as you would expect from the French response to swanky St Moritz in the 1920’s, but you don’t have to be royalty to enjoy some of the fabulous hotels on offer.

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3* Hotel Royal Rochebrune
3* Hotel Royal Rochebrune

Across the road from the ski slopes of Megeve, the Hotel Royal Rochebrune is a cosy, family-friendly hotel with great views from every room.

  • Ski in / ski out
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Terrace
  • Sauna
  • Complimentary WiFi
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The resort
Resort height - 1,100m
Highest point - 2,355m

Ski areaMegeve Evasion Mont Blanc - 325km of piste

Green runs 19%
Blue runs 29%
Red runs 39%
Black runs 13%

Lifts - 88

Season length - December to April

Resort ratings
Beginners - 3/5
Intermediates - 4/5
Experts - 2/5
Snowboarders - 2/5
Families - 3/5
Après - 2/5
Eating out - 4/5
Charm - 4/5

Bowling | casino | cinema | cross-country skiing | curling | dog sledging | horse-drawn carriage rides | hot air ballooning | ice skating | paragliding | snow shoeing | swimming.

Transfer time
Geneva - 1 hour 15 minutes

Megeve local lift pass
3 day lift pass from £131
6 day lift pass from £234

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