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Ski area: Evasion Mont Blanc, France
Resort height: 1115m
Resort top height: 2350m

Evasion Mont Blanc
(St Gervais, St Nicolas, Les Contamines, Megeve, Combloux, La Giettaz)
Km piste: 445
Lifts: 107

No. of slopes: 217

Green slopes 37 Blue slopes 63
Red slopes 84 Black slopes 33

Beginners starstarstarstar
Intermediates starstarstarstar
Experts starstarstar
Boarders starstarstar

Driving distance from Calais: 549 miles (7hrs 35)

resort info

Conceived in the 1920s as a French alternative to Saint-Moritz, it was the first purpose-built resort in the Alps.  It is an enchanting town set in a lovely sunny setting, which has retained its heritage and old rustic charm to become one of the most fashionable resorts in France.

 

Megeve is one of the best resorts in the Alps for non-skiers: Megeve has a beautifully preserved medieval centre - now pedestrianised - with narrow cobbled streets, tastefully restored buildings, a pretty church, horse-drawn sleighs, a weekly market, an open-ice rink and plenty of marked paths for walkers.

 

There are lots of smart clothing, jewellery, food, antique and gift shops in Megeve. The choice is endless, so much so that if you cannot ski you could do worse than wander round town window-shopping. In short, Megève is a resort to taste the mythic French 'art de vivre'.

 

In Mont-Blanc country, Megève is very easily accessed from Sallanches (13 km - motorway exit and TGV train).

 

Megeve is renowned for its spectacular scenery and has bags of traditional character.

 

Why Megeve?

·          A unique and incomparable ambiance - very good standard of restaurants

·          Scenic setting with splendid views - attractive medieval town centre

·          Wide range of après-ski and non-skiing activities

·          Large linked ski area and excellent cross-country trails - tree-line skiing

 


  • Opening Dates
  • Child Care
  • Activities
  • Apres Ski/Eating
  • Access
  • Resort News
  • Other Amenities
Opening Dates

 
Megeve resort opening 21/12/2013 - 06/04/2014 (Partial)
 
Partial opening from 7th Dec if snow is good enough. Closed from 31/03 Portes du Mont Blanc area - JAILLET, COMBLOUX and LA GIETTAZ, from 7th April for MONT D’ARBOIS, ROCHEBRUNE and LA PRINCESSE and from 21st April for LA COTE 2000.
 

Child Care

 

Megeve has acquired the Famille Plus & the highly exclusive Top of the French Alps label (TOTFA - only 16 resorts appear on this list) for its childcare facilities.  Please view here for more information on the Famille Plus label.               

                

Nursery «les p’tites frimousses»

From 12 months to 3 years old.

At the Mont d’Arbois’ cable car

Tél. +33 (0)4 50 21 18 69
(from 21 december)
Tél. +33 (0)4 50 58 77 84

 

Activity centre for the 3 to 12 years old.

Located next to the Sport centre.

Tel: +33 (0)4 50 58 77 84

service.enfance@megeve.fr  

Activities

 

Megeve Dog Sledding

A unique adventure in family discover the sport - 1h:

€50 for kids of 10 to 12 years old.

An adult must come with the child.

More information and booking only by

mail at: montduvillard@aol.com  

Tel/Fax: +33 (0)4 50 21 37 03

  

Megeve Paint ball

An unforgettable experience! From 8 years old 2 paintball sites in the middle of the Cote 2000 forest with 7 different game scenarios for 1 to 2 hrs of fun. Special equipment from 8 to 12 years old.

Admission, supervision and equipment:

€25/pers. with 100 units.

For an extra 100: €5 and €15 for 400.

Open every day for reservation from 9am to 10pm.

Capacity of 1 to 40 persons.

Route de la Cote 2000.

Tél. +33 (0)6 09 81 31 17

paintballxp@paintballexperience.net

www.paintballexperience.net

 

Megeve Sports and congress centre

Open air ice rink

Animations for children

Olympic ice rink

60m x 30m

Musical animations, late evening openings.

Skating lessons with Laurence Austin

Swimming pools

Heated indoor pool of 25 x 12,50 m.

Heated indoor children’s pool of

12,50 x 12,50 m.

Climbing Wall

Artificial structure of more than 200m2.

Equipment not provided.

Access exclusively for those accompanied by a guide.

Indoor tennis court

Free for children under 5 years old (also for the swimming pool and

the ice rinks)

 

Megeve Tobogganing areas

Pré Saint Amour in heart of the village, Livraz, upper cable car station at Jaillet - for under 6 years old.

Area Cote 2000 (accessible from February), la Caboche - from 6 years old. 

 

Bowling

«Le Canadien»

Children from the age of 5.

Open at 2pm. From 5 to €9 .

Lanes equipped with automatic rails (bumpers), simulator video games, bar, snack and pancakes.

Free wireless system for clients.

370, route de Sallanches

Tel/Fax: +33 (0)4 50 21 18 40

 

Megeve Paragliding

Baptisme: 70 €.
Performance flight (30 min): 90 €.
Tél. +33 (0)6 62 13 27 71
megeve.parapente@orange.fr
www.megeveparapente.com

 

Megeve Mont Blanc Helicopters

Megève Valley (10mn) from €70/pers

Chamonix Valley (20mn) from €140/pers

Mont Blanc Tour (30mn) from €190/pers

Links with airports and other resorts

Heli-ski and parachute jump

Tel: +33 (0)4 50 92 78 00

www.mbh.fr

 

Megeve Hot Air Balloon

Open all year round, on reservation.

673, route du Val d’Arly

Praz sur Arly

Tel: +33 (0)4 50 55 50 60

www.alpes-montgolfiere.fr

 

Markets

Monday morning: N.D. de Bellecombe
Tuesday morning: Annecy old town & Flumet
Tuesday all day long: Aoste in Italy & Moûtiers
Wednesday morning: Beaufort & Ugine
Thursday all day long: Albertville
Friday morning: Annecy old town, Mégève & Moûtiers
Friday all day long: Crest-Voland (only in winter)
Saturday morning: Annecy, Chamonix, Sallanches & Ugine
Saturday all day long: Torino in Italy
Sunday all day long: Crest-Voland (only in winter)

         

All the above information is for information only. For the most up-to-date information please visit the resort tourist office website

                                                       

Megeve Tourist Office
Open everyday from 9 h to 19 h from 21/12/2013 to 31/03/2014.
Everyday from 9 h to 12h30 and from 14 h to 18h30 in April.
INFORMATIONS
BP. 24 - 74120 Megève
Tél. +33 (0)4 50 21 27 28 - Fax : +33 (0)4 50 93 03 09
megeve@megeve.com
www.megeve.com

Apres Ski/Eating

 

Megeve is a very lively station with a cosmopolitan atmosphere. There are 90 bars and restaurants (11 being bars) open winter and summer, 3 cinemas and lots of shops, including smart clothing, jewellery, antiques and groceries. Megeve is a paradise for non-skiers! Market on Fridays.

There are 9 altitude restaurants.

 

Megeve bars and clubs

Le Bar des Alpes
Rue de la poste
Tél. +33 (0)4 50 93 08 15
Le Bar des Trappeurs
Hotel Lodge Park
Tél. +33 (0)4 50 93 05 03
La Calèche
Place de l’Église
Tél. +33 (0)4 50 58 99 13
Le Cocoon Club
Route Edmond de Rothschild
Tél. +33 (0)4 50 21 09 91

Le Georges
Hôtel Mont-Blanc
Tél. +33 (0)4 50 21 20 02
Le Palo Alto
Rue Charles Feige
Tél. +33 (0)4 50 91 82 58
M le vin
50, rue Saint François
Tél. +33 (0)4 50 34 41 49
Le Saint Paul
Impasse Saint Paul
Tél. +33 (0)4 50 91 93 03
Le Chalet
367, route du crêt
Tél. +33 (0)4 50 21 01 01
La Sauvageonne
Route du Leutaz
Tél. +33 (0)4 50 91 90 81
Stefano Forever
Allée du sporting de Rochebrune
Tél. +33 (0) 4 50 93 39 18

Access

 

By Road: Driving distance from Calais to Megeve 549 miles (7 hrs35)

From Calais, take A26 Motorway towards Reims and Troyes, then Dijon, Mâcon then ‘Autoroute Blanche’ Motorway (A40 Mâcon – Cluses) exit Sallanches (no 20). Follow signs to Megeve (13 km from the motorway exit).

 

By Rail: Sallanches station: 12km (7 miles) from Megève (terminus St Gervais les Bains / Le Fayet)

- TGV train from Paris, change at Annecy on weekdays. Direct weekend.

- Shuttle Bus service to resort from Sallanches station

Tel: +33 (0)4 50 21 25 18

sat17@wanadoo.fr  

http://www.sat-montblanc.com/

- Shuttle bus service to resort from Geneva’s bus station (The «dorsière» square)

- Borini Bus - www.borini.com  

Tel: +33 (0)4 50 21 18 24

- SNCF info and reservation

Tel: +33 (0) 892 35 35 35

http://www.voyages-sncf.com/

- SNCF Megève Bus station - information and reservation on the spot

 

Airports:

Geneva Airport is 70km from Megeve +41 22 717 71 11 - Shuttle bus to Megeve

For further information on car parking, etc: www.gva.ch/en (then select Transportation in menu)

Lyon Saint-Exupery is 160 km from Megeve +33 472 22 72 21

Shuttle bus Tel: +33 472 35 94 96 mail@satobus-alps.com

 

Bus transfers from Geneva Airport

Buses run from 21/12/13 - 13/04/14 to Sallanches train station. It is then 12km to Megeve via taxi. Tickets must be reserved (not pre-bookable with Peak Retreats). Transfer time 1.15hrs. Cost is €50 per adult return (cheaper prices for groups of 4 adults). Child is half adult rate (4-12yrs). Book at http://www.sat-montblanc.com/
Timetable and prices 13/14  

 

Ski Bus

Free for Rochebrune, Mont d’Arbois, Cote 2000, Jaillet, Cassioz and Princesse.

 

Covered car parks: 1980 parking places

 

Airport Transfer

Pre-book your taxi transfer with Peak Retreats

From Geneva Airport to Megeve.

For all other transfer prices please click here

 

Resort News

 

 

Events in Megeve

 

Date(s)

 

 

 

 

From 7th December, illumination of the Swarovski Christmas tree in the village

 

 

 

 

 

 

Santa comes to Megeve

 

24th December 2013

 

 

 

 

New Years Eve celebrations with fireworks

 

31st December 2013

 

 

 

 

 

Audi FIS Ski Cross World Cup

 

8th-11th January 2014

La Grande Odyssée Savoie Mont-Blanc 16th January 2014
BMW Polo Masters 23rd-26th January 2014
Cross country Grand prix
« la bûcheronne »
26th January 2014
Ski alpin: Kandahar Master FIS. 31st January-2nd February 2014
BMW XDrive Tour 9th February-9th March 2014
BMW Megève Winter Golf 13th-17th February 2014
Snow carnival 25th Fenruary 2014
Megeve winter party 29th March 2014

Events courtesy of Megeve tourist office – www.megeve.com

 Other

 

 

 

Other Amenities

 

Mini-supermarket, cash point, doctors, pharmacies, physiotherapists, dentists, launderettes/dry cleaning, bakeries… 3 beauty parlours, several hairdressers…

 

Megeve Casino
65 machines
Roulette, Black Jack, Texas Hold’em Poker.
Open 10h30 every day from 21 December and close at 3am every night except December 25 to January 4. ID required.


ski info

Megève has a huge ski area with perfect slopes - mainly set in woods - for intermediate cruising. It is also a great area for beginners with easily accessed nursery slopes at Mont d'Arbois. Megeve has 3 areas - Rochebrune, Mont d'Arbois and Le Jaillet.

 

MEGEVE SKI AREA

The Chamois gondola is within walking distance of Megeve centre and gives access to Rochebrune. Le Jaillet starts from out of town. Rochebrune offers arguably the most attractive runs in the area in a delightful tree-lined whilst the vast Mont d’Arbois area links to Saint-Gervais. The wooded slopes make it a great resort in poor weather as the trees shelter you from the winds and heavy snowfall.

 

Mont Arbois is the largest and highest mountain area with plently of slope variation which can be accessed from the town and from the La Princesse gondola out of town. The Mont Joly area has some of Megeve’s highest slopes.

 

The slopes above the resort are sunny but there are north-east facing slopes to Le Bettex and down to St Gervais.

 

MEGEVE BEGINNERS

There are beginner’s slopes at valley level and some others further up too. There are plenty of easy greens and blues. For those venturing off the nursery slopes, there are lots of long/gentle super smooth pistes to boost your confidence.

 

LIVRAZ - Designed for children and adults, the space is a playful area. Bumps and jumps are a paradise for teenagers, thrill seekers, but also families, because this semi-closed gently sloping site, is also the ideal playground for children who are introduced to the sport. A bubble of perfect snow to learn safely!

 

MEGEVE INTERMEDIATES

The slopes are predominantly easy intermediate skiing so intermediates are relatively spoilt with choice. The slopes above Combloux are well worth exploring. There are long easy blue runs in the local Megeve sector for those less confident.  A number of gentle runs lead down to Le Bettex and La Princesse from Mont d'Arbois.

 

MEGEVE EXPERTS

For experts, the Mont Joly and Mont Joux section offers the steepest slopes. Cote 2000 has a small section of steep runs, including some good off-piste. For expert skiers, Megève is an ideal base to enjoy the 13 resorts (including Chamonix and Argentière).

 

MEGEVE OFF-PISTE

The off-piste is far less skied than in most of the other Mont Blanc resorts and the area through the trees towards La Princesse provides superlative powder skiing. There is some serious off-piste to be found in the Mont Joly and Mont Joux section. Cote 2000 has a small section of steep runs and some good off-piste.

 

MEGEVE SNOWBOARDING

For freeriders there are lots of untracked off-piste powder. For beginners Megeve is ideal with plenty of quite wide and quiet gentle runs. Chairlifts and gondolas are in abundance so drags are normally avoidable.

 


  • Ski Hire
  • Ski Passes
  • Ski School
  • Activities
Ski Hire

 

Ski hire in Megeve prices start from £33 for children (skis and boots) & £55 for adults (skis and boots) for 7 days. View here for Megeve ski hire prices. 

Ski Passes

 

Evasion Mont-Blanc*

Megeve 12/13 prices

Prices include €2/pass deposit for hands-free pass; The hands-free pass is rechargeable on request but not refundable.                                            NO PHOTOS NEEDED

Lift Pass

6 days

7 days

Adult (15-59)

£167

£186

Child (5-14)

£135

£150

Senior (65-79)

£151

£168

Child (under 5)

Free

Free

Senior (over 80)

Free

Free

* 445km of pistes: Megeve/Mont d'Arbois/Rochebrune/Cote 2000, St-Gervais/Le Bettex/Mont Joux, St Nicolas de Veroce/Mont Joly, Les Contamines, Combloux, La Giettaz

 

Evasion Mont Blanc 1/2 day and day passes:

Adult 1 day pass €43.00, child €34.50

 

Portes du Soleil 1/2 day and day passes:

Adult 1 day pass €31.50, child €24

 

Megeve Beginners day passes 13/14:
Rochebrune/ Mont d’Arbois: 12,50 € per day
Chairlifts Petit Rochebrune, Grands champs. Drag lifts Cabochon, Moutely and access to the Chamois gondola or Rocharbois. Also Petit Vorasset and Jardineige.


Princesse: 8,50 €
Drag Petit Bois.


Jaillet: 6 €
Drag Pattes and chairlift Prellet.

Ski School

 

Ski School Megeve 12/13 ESF Lessons only (lift pass not included)

Group lessons    

Adult

Child (5-12yrs)

Child (3-4yrs)

SKI - 5 mornings Mon-Fri or

6 afternoons Sun-Fri

£129

£119

£111

5 mornings only

SNOWBOARD (10 yrs+) 

Beginner + Levels 1-2

Level 3

£166

£231

SKI: 23/12-4/1 + 17/2-15/3: 5 mornings 10.00-12.30 or 6 afternoons 14.30-17.00

All other dates: 5 mornings 10.00-13.00

SNOWBOARD: PEAK 23/12-4/1 + 17/2-16/3: 6 afternoons 14.30-17.00

OFF-PEAK:   All other dates: 5 mornings 10.00-13.00                               

Please note that a booking fee of £9 per party will apply

 

Ski School: Please note that: Lesson times are subject to change right until the last minute. Outside French school holidays the ski school reserves the right to cancel group lessons should numbers be insufficient. For peak periods (23/12-6/1, 16/2-16/3 & 14/4-21/4) we strongly recommend that you book as early as possible and in any case at least 6 weeks prior to the required dates. Morning lessons tend to get booked up first and therefore we may only be able to offer afternoon classes within 6 weeks of departure. In some resorts English speaking instructors may not always be available, particularly at peak times.

  

Megeve Individual tuitions

(13/14 prices, NOT pre-bookable)

 

1 to 2 persons: 43 € per hour
3 to 5 persons: 56 € per hour
1 to 5 personnes: 360 € per day

 

Individual tuitions can only be purchased directly from the ski school. Peak Retreats cannot pre-book these.

Please note that prices are only an indication and are subject to change

 

Ski school Megeve contact numbers for private lessons only:

ESF Megeve

Tel.: +33 (0)4 50 21 00 97
Fax: + 33 (0)4 50 21 40 58
info@megeve-ski.com

Activities

 

Mountain restaurants in Megeve

30

 

Big Air Bag in Megeve

Discover the freestyle Airbag! It's a 165m2 mattress, lined with an air pocket, specially designed for the safe reception of jumpers. 

From 18/12 to 20/03: open daily.

Price
Free of charge

 

Magnestick in Megeve

Megève is equipped with 2 chairlifts with the Magnestick system: "Petit Rochebrune" and "Grands Champs". Two places are equipped on each chair of these two fixed grip chairlifts.

 

Snowpark and half pipe in Megeve

At Mont Joux and Le Jaillet.

 

Waidzai Park in Megeve

Under Grands Champs chairlift, attractive modules: whoops, pyramids, up-turned bends…

 

Cross-country skiing in Megeve

38km of tracks

«LA LIVRAZ» CROSS COUNTRY SKIING TRACKS & PLAY AREA - 18km of tracks

Open every day from 9am to 5pm.

Free access by ski bus.

• Cross-country skiing: free for children under 6, with easy beginners loop.

• Fun beginners’ trail: Snow parks with moguls, ski jumps, upturned bends, from 4 years old.

• Secured tobogganing area, free for children.

• Trekking by foot or with snowshoes.

• Snack bar and picnic area.

 
Mont d’Arbois - Encraty: 10 km
Odier - Plaine d’Arly: 5 km
Cassioz - Praz sur Arly: 5 km
Tracks of Mont d’Arbois, Plaine d’Arly et Cassioz are all free access.

 

Bureau des guides de Megève
Offers a variety of activities:

Snowshoeing

1/2 day, day, evening - from 8 years old.
Ski excursion 
1/2 day or day, discover the ski domains of the region: Megève, Espace Diamant, Chamonix, Grand Massif, les Aravis, Courmayeur.
Off-piste skiing
Initiation, 1/2 day and day. Megève, Espace Diamant, Chamonix, les Aravis, Flaine, Courmayeur.
Vallée Blanche

Day -  le Petit Envers, le Rognon, l’Envers du Plan, la Vallée Blanche, le Grand Envers.
Ice climbing
Initiation 1/2 days in Les Contamines or day in nearby sites  - Megève, Notre-Dame de Bellecombe, Chamonix.
76, rue A. Martin
Tél. +33 (0)4 50 21 55 11
guides.megeve@wanadoo.fr
www.guides-megeve.com

 

 

Heliski in Megève

Accompanied by a guide. In collaboration with Mont Blanc Helicopter. One to several rotations in Switzerland or Italy. Reserved for very good skiers out. Banned in France, the removals are still possible in Heliskiing abroad, especially in Valle d'Aosta (Italy) and in the Valais (Switzerland). Away from the crowd and marked the lifts tracks, you escape for a few hours on the pristine slopes of the Swiss and Italian Alps and descents of rare intensity. It is possible to consider several runs with different orientations depending sunshine and snow conditions at the time. Generally two rotations suitable for intermediate skiers to spend a good day. A meal in a mountain refuge allows a welcome stop for the lunch break.  Transfers sites can be done from the airfield Megeve by the company MBH.

Tel: 0033 4 50 21 55 11

Mail: guides.megeve@wanadoo.fr

Website: www.guides-megeve.com 
Prices

Adult group (day): 600 to 700 € + € 360 (engagement day guide) + transfer Megève - + Courmayeur Mont Blanc tunnel + ski Courmayeur

From 22/12 to 21/04: open daily.

 


Other Accommodation In: Megève

More details
Lune d'Argent
Newly built Apartments
Sleeps 2-6
Lune Argent is located in the Arboisie area of the resort, 1.5km (20 mins walk) from the centre and the ski lifts.
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