Only 1 hour from Geneva and 40 min to Chamonix and the Mont Blanc, Megève has a medieval heart, but it was, in a way, the original purpose-built French ski resort – conceived in the 1920s by the Rothschild family who spent their holidays there.
Multiple Michelin-star restaurants, historic Alpine architecture, and winding cobblestone streets have established Megève as a destination known as much for its gastronomy and cultural richness as for its striking natural landscape.
The surrounding areas of Megève also offer endless opportunities for Alpine adventure, including heli-skiing, dog sledding, glacier snowshoeing, and more than 30 kilometres of groomed cross-country skiing trails through idyllic snow-capped forests.
The ski area boasts 445 kilometres of marked trails offering extensive terrain for skiers of all levels with scenic settings and splendid views on the Mont Blanc from many of the runs. The resort is served by a modern, high-speed lift system that ensures a quick ride to the top. With an average of 200cm of snow falling every year and highest slopes at 2’350m, the trails are generally well covered and there are more than 175 snow cannons to make extra snow if needed. Every year, Megève hosts the International Snow Polo Masters and the Snow Golf cup.
A truly year round destination, Megève is transformed in the spring and summer months, as its mountainside meadows flourish, offering all the traditional mountain summer activities as well as a beautiful flat golf course, horse riding or hot air balloon rides. Megève’s charming old centre is car-free and comes complete with an open-air ice rink, horse-drawn sleighs and quiet cobbled streets. Famous for its fashion boutiques, the jewellery, antique, gift and delicatessen shops and cafés add to the chic atmosphere.
- Ski Area: Evasion Mont Blanc
- Resort: 1,050m // Top: 2,350m
- Pistes: 400km
- Beginners: 19%
- Intermediate: 67%
- Advanced: 14%
- Ski Lifts: 108
- Snow Park: 1
- Nursery Areas: 3
- Cross Country: 33km