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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


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

Megeve resort opening late December 2014 to April 2015


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 20 December 2014)
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  



Megeve Walking

Walking in Megeve area is excellent with around 50km of marked classified paths.


Megeve Dog Sledding

A unique adventure in family discover the sport - 1h: €70. Night time outing €85. 

An adult must come with the child.

More information and booking only by

mail at:  

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


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. 


Megeve 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 Mont Blanc Helicopters

Megève Valley (10mn) from €70/pers

Chamonix Valley (20mn) from €140/pers

Mont Blanc Tour (30mn) from €200/pers

Links with airports and other resorts

Heli-ski and parachute jump

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


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

Take a flight and you will enjoy ample time at heights of between 1500 and 2500 metres. One hour of purity where you will encounter the highest mountains of the Alps, as well as the chains of Mont Blanc, Aravis, Beaufortain, Bauges and Fiz.

Meeting point on the take-off place in Praz-sur-Arly (3 km away from Megève) between 7:30a.m and 9:30a.m depending of the season. You will see the preparation of the balloon and its inflation.
Length of flight: 45mn to 1h15 depending on the air currents and flight conditions.
Champagne on landing and journey in 4x4 car back to the meeting point.
Total length: 3h00 to 4h00 (only in mornings)

260€ per adult
480€ for 2 adults (i.e 240€ per person with a minimum of 2 adults)
180€ per kid (minimum high 1.30 meter and <40kg & <15 years). Kids under 1.30 meter high cannot board our balloons.


Megeve Adventure Park

In the heart of the forest, assault course.

From 5-10 years - special level.

Book in advance. 

€25 for adults, under 16 years €17.

Cote 2000 Aventure

330 route du plan de cassioz

74120 Praz sur Arly

0033 06 76 29 71 04



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. All prices for activities are in local currency (€ Euros) and are bookable and payable locally in resort.


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.
BP. 24 - 74120 Megève
Tél. +33 (0)4 50 21 27 28 - Fax : +33 (0)4 50 93 03 09

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.


New Folie Douce to liven up Megève 14/15
Megève’s quiet and sophisticated après scene is going to get something of a shake-up: at the top of Mont Joux the latest branch of the Folie Douce is due to open, introducing the chain’s trademark Austrian-style afternoon party scene. This will be the fifth in the Folie Douce chain, which started in Val d’Isère and spread to Val Thorens, Méribel and Alpe d’Huez. 


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



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

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

- Borini Bus -  

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

- SNCF info and reservation

Tel: +33 (0) 892 35 35 35

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



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

For further information on car parking, etc: (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


Public shuttle bus transfers from airport:


Geneva Airport - Megeve ( From 20/12/14-29/03/15 (up to 3 per day). Adult return €48.


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 14/15







Illumination of the Swarovski Christmas tree in the village


6th December 2014





La Grande Odyssée Savoie Mont-Blanc 15th January 2015
BMW Polo Masters 22nd-25th January 2015
BMW Megève Winter Golf 2nd-8th February 2015
Final of the FIS World Cup Ski Cross and Moguls 10th - 15th March 2015

Events courtesy of Megeve tourist office –



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. The scenery is particulary spectacular with views of Mont Blanc from many of its runs, especially the Epaule run which is red.


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



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.



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!



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.



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).



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.



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.


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Ski Hire


Ski hire in Megeve prices start from £35 for children (skis and boots) & £55 for adults (skis and boots) for 7 days. View here for Megeve ski hire prices. 


Ski Passes


St Gervais 14/15 Evasion Mont-Blanc*

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


6 days

7 days

Adult (15-64)



Child (5-14)



Senior (65-79)



Child (under 5)



Senior (over 80)



* Evasion Mont-Blanc: 445km of pistes:

St-Gervais/Le Bettex/Mont Joux, St Nicolas de Veroce/Mont joly, Les Contamines, Megeve/Mont d'Arbois/Rochebrune/Cote 2000, Combloux, La Giettaz


Evasion Mont Blanc 1/2 day and day passes 14/15:

Adult 1 day pass €43.50, child €35


Portes du Soleil 1/2 day and day passes 14/15:

Adult 1 day pass €33, child €25


Megeve Beginners day passes 14/15:
Rochebrune/ Mont d’Arbois: 13 € 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: 9 €
Drag Petit Bois.

Jaillet: 6 €
Drag Pattes and chairlift Prellet.

Free magic carpet for beginners at Rochebrune, Princesse, Jaillet and Caboche


Ski School



Lessons only (lift pass not included)

Group lessons


Child (5-12yrs)

Child (3-4yrs)

SKI - 5 mornings Mon-Fri or 6 afternoons Sun-Fri




5 mornings only

SNOWBOARD (10 yrs+)

Beginner + Levels 1-2

Level 3



SKI: 21/12-2/1 + 8/2-6/3: 5 mornings (Monday-Friday) 10.00-12.30 or 6 afternoons (Sunday-Friday) 14.30-17.00 - All other dates: 5 mornings 10.00-13.00

SNOWBOARD: 21/12-2/1 + 8/2-6/3: 6 afternoons 14.30-17.00.
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 (20/12-3/1, 07/2-07/3 & 11/4-25/4) we strongly recommend that you book as early as possible and in any case at least 6 weeks prior to the required dates. AM lessons tend to get booked up first and therefore we may only be able to offer PM classes within 6 weeks of departure. In some resorts English speaking instructors may not always be available, particularly at peak times.    


Megeve Individual tuitions

(14/15 prices, NOT pre-bookable)


1 to 2 persons: 44 € per hour
3 to 5 persons: 57 € per hour
1 to 5 personnes: 370 € 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



Mountain restaurants in Megeve



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.

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


Open every day from 9am to 4.30pm.

Free access by Meg 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:


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


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



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.


Historical Snow


Megeve Snow Report – 2004-2014 (10 season average)


Megeve has always benefited from an above average snow record for its altitude range thanks to the microclimate resulting from the proximity of Mont Blanc. Sufficient snow cover is expected from Christmas until mid-April. Megeve also benefits from tree line skiing which provides good shelter. Here is the snow record data for Megeve. The first row shows the week for which the measurement applies eg. February 3 is the 3rd week in February. Top slopes shows the average snow cover in cm at the top of the ski area. Bottom Slopes shows the average snow cover in cm at the bottom of the ski area (this is generally where the nursery pistes are located). About 10 cm is generally enough to ski but it very much depends on what’s below ie. grass or more rocky surface (Megeve being mostly pasture).


10 year ski season average:












































Upper Slopes (cm)





















Lower Slopes (cm)





















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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