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Ski area: Evasion Mont Blanc, France
Resort height: 860m
Resort top height: 2350m

Evasion Mont Blanc
(St Gervais, St Nicolas, Les Contamines, Megeve, Combloux, La Giettaz)
Km piste: 445
Lifts: 107 (3 cable cars, 10 gondolas, 35 chairlifts, 64 draglifts)
Snow cannons: 647
Snow parks: Various

No. of slopes: 219

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

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Driving distance from Calais: 549 miles (7hrs 45)

resort info

Situated at the foot of Mont-Blanc, the spa resort of Saint-Gervais has attracted tourists since 1806 and today is popular with discerning skiers. Set in a narrow river gorge halfway between Megève and Chamonix, the landscape is impressive wherever you look.


The small alpine town of Saint Gervais offers diverse après-ski and an excellent selection of interesting food shops, cosy bars, nightclubs and restaurants. Every Thursday morning in Saint Gervais village there is a superb genuine market.


Among Saint Gervais’ attractions are thermal baths with spa treatments, a cinema, casino, and many outdoor activities available such as an Olympic skating rink or unforgettable snowshoe walks. A trip up the mountain on the Mont Blanc Tramway is not to be missed.


Why Saint-Gervais?

·          Only 4kms from the motorway exit and TGV train station.

·          Amazing scenery at the very foot of Europe’s highest peak.

·          Massive and diverse ski area linked with Megève.

·          As a year round lived village, Saint-Gervais is always full of life and offers excellent après-ski.


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Opening Dates


Saint Gervais open 21st Dec. 2013- 11th Apr. 2014.


Child Care


Saint Gervais has acquired the Famille Plus label for its childcare facilities. Please view here to view more information on the Famille Plus label.


Centre de loisirs de la MJC

111, avenue de Miage - 74170 SAINT-GERVAIS

Tél. +33 (0)4 50 47 73 40 - Fax +33 (0)4 50 47 73 45 -

Hosting children 4 to 12 during February vacations & Easter vacation Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., except holidays.

Full-day registrations available, with 4 and 5-days packages.

No half-day registrations. Day – €22, 4 days €83, 5 days €100.


Creche in Le Bettex

Le Bettex (8km away) - 74170 Saint-Gervais

Tél. +33 (0)4 50 93 14 81 (download registration form from here)

The daycare is located in a beautiful setting, throughout the winter season, from 18/12/11 to 13/04/2012, your children aged 6 months to 9 years. It has a capacity of 35 seats.


Its location is on the slopes. The nursery also caters to arrange lunch for your children from 4 to 9 years who take ski lessons at the French ski school Saint-Gervais. 

Prices 11/12:

Christmas 2011 (from 17/12/11 to 01/07/12) - January 2012 (from 08/01 to 11/02/12) - March / April 2012 (starting from 11/03 to 13/04 / 12)




9:45 to 12:15

€ 24

1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

€ 24

6 ½ Day Morning (9:45 to 12:15)

€ 115

6 ½ day afternoon (1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.)

€ 115

9:45 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. (with meals)

€ 38

9:45 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. (with meals)

€ 42

12:15 to 4:30 p.m. (with meals)

€ 38

6 ½ days with morning meal (9:45 - 14H)

€ 180

6 ½ days with meals Morning (9:45 to 3:00 p.m.)

€ 200

6 ½ day afternoon with lunch (12:15 to 4:30 p.m.)

€ 180

12:15 to 2:00 p.m. with dinner

€ 21

12:15 to 3:00 p.m. with dinner

€ 26

6 X (12:15 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.)

€ 95

Day with lunch (9:45 to 4:30 p.m.)

€ 52

6 days with lunch (9:45 to 4:30 p.m.)

€ 245


SCHOOL HOLIDAYS from 12/02/2012 to 09/03/2012




9:45 to 12:15

€ 25

1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

€ 16

1:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

€ 29

6 ½ Day Morning (9:45 to 12:15)

€ 119

6 X (1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.)

€ 74

6 ½ day afternoon with lunch (1:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.)

€ 139

9:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. (with meals)

€ 38

9:45 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. (with meals)

€ 42

12:15 to 5:30 p.m. (with meals)

€ 42

6 ½ days with meals Morning (9:45 to 1:30 p.m.)

€ 181

6 ½ days with meals Morning (9:45 to 3:00 p.m.)

€ 205

6 ½ day afternoon with lunch (12:15 to 5:30 p.m.)

€ 205

12:15 to 1:30 p.m. with dinner

€ 20

6 X (12:15 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.)

€ 91

12:15 to 3:00 p.m. with dinner

€ 28

6 X (12:15 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.) with meals

€ 131

3:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

€ 22

6 X (3:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.)

€ 100

Day with lunch (9:45 to 4:30 p.m.)

€ 54

6 days with lunch (9:45 to 4:30 p.m.)

€ 255


Creche at St Nicolas

Plateau de la Croix - 74190 Saint NICOLAS DE VÉROCE (9km away)

Tél. +33 (0)4 50 93 23 90

Receiving children ages 2 to 6 (inclusive) every day from 9:15 a.m.

to 4:30 p.m. in December and January and until 5 p.m. starting in

February. Reservations recommended during school vacations.

Child Health Record required.


Rates 10/11:

1 hour 8€

1/2 day morning without meal (9:15 a.m. to noon) 17€

1/2 day afternoon without meal (1:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.) 20€

1/2 day with meal 29€

Full-Day without meal 31€

Full-Day with meal 39€

1 meal 17€

Six ½ days with meal 155€

Six days with meal 199€


Ski lessons for children can be arranged, but not pre-bookable through Peak Retreats. Please contact ESI direct -



Indoor ice skating, hot air ballooning, paragliding, indoor swimming pool, walks along snow covered mountain trails, curling, snow shoe hikes, the Mont Blanc Tramway. 

You could also take a look around one of the local markets, visit the Potterie du Val Montjoie or why not just relax with a health and beauty treatment in the Saint Gervais les Bains spa-thermal baths.


Ice rink in St Gervais

Patinoire de Saint-Gervais

77, impasse de la Cascade - 74170 SAINT-GERVAIS

Tél. +33 (0)4 50 93 50 02

Opening hours

• From 19 December 2010 au 2 January 2011, from 27 February to 13 March and from 23 April to 1er May 2011 : From 10h to 12h*, from 15h to 18h* and from 21h to 23h*.

• From 3 January to 12 February and from 14 March to 9 April 2011 : from 16h to18h* and from 21h to 23h*. Weds and Fris: from 16h to 18h*. Closed Mons and Thurs.

• From 13 to 26 February, from 10 to 22 April 2011 : from 10h to 12h*,

from 15h to 18h* and from 21h to 23h*.

Weds and Fris: from 9h to 11h*, from 15h to18h*and from 21h to 23h*.* Hours may change for special events.


COST: From €3.20 for session + €3.20 for skate hire.


Maison de Saint-Gervais

43, rue du Mont-Blanc - 74170 SAINT-GERVAIS

Tél. + 33 (0)4 50 47 76 55 - Fax +33 (0)4 50 47 73 52

Saint-Gervais guides and escorts will help you discover the mountains in winter.

Activities Maison de St Gervais organise:


Vallée Blanche descent - from the Aiguille du Midi (3,842 m - 12,605 feet), the most famous European glacier backcountry downhill: starting at €72.

Cross-Country Skiing - beginner to advanced, far from the crowds, starting at €80

Backcountry Skiing - trek across Mont-Joly, Les Grands Montets, Toule Glacier…: starting at €80.

Heliski - After a magnificent helicopter flight, escape for a few hours to exceptional sites, rates upon request.

Ice Climbing - beginner to advanced: starting at €70.

Winter Mountaineering - full-day starting at €165.

Snowshoe Outings

Full-Day Prarion Panoramic Outings. After an enchanting trip in the Mont-Blanc Tram, access a unique belvedere with a 360° view of the horizon.

Snack’Shoe Evenings - outing by the light of headlamps to an Alpine chalet for a characteristic diner.

Rates (adult) include guides, snowshoes and poles rental:

Half-day starting at €22

Full-day starting at €32


Ski joering

Information and registration: St Gervais tourist office

Tél. +33 (0)4 50 47 76 08

Discover a new activity with horses outside the busy slopes. Starting at 6.

1 hour €45.


Hot air ballooning

Alpes Montgolfière - Gérard Issartel

673, route du Val d’Arly - 74120 Praz sur Arly

Tél. +33 (0)4 50 55 50 60 -

Open 7 days a week, throughout the year.

Mont-Blanc country discovery flights during all four seasons.

Starting at €240.


Indoor swimming pool

Centre sportif du Parc Thermal

74190 LE FAYET - Tél. +33 (0)4 50 78 06 97

Pool open to the public Monday through Saturday only during zone A school vacation from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Adult €3

Child 5 to 12 - Groups €2

Children under 5 free

Access to the pool is prohibited for children under the age of 6 without an accompanying adult.


Mountain biking on snow

Accrobike Mont-Blanc

78, impasse de la Bédière - 74170 Saint-Gervais

Tél. + 33 (0) 4 50 47 76 77 - +33 (0)6 08 47 17 34

Open from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. From the age of 10.

“This winter, try mountain biking on the snow” Beginning on December 19th, Bernard Cardoit, state-licensed instructor, provides, as an exclusive in Saint-Gervais, mountain bike down-hill runs on snow from Mont d’Arbois to the village after the lifts close.

Mountain bike down hill runs on snow (exc. Lift ticket) - €49

Mountain bike hire - €23/day


Horse riding

Les Écuries du Mont-Blanc

329, rue du stade - 74190 Le Fayet

Tél. +33 (0)4 50 93 13 10 - +33 (0)6 19 74 27 82

Contact : M. Torneri Jean-Marie

Open from 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Closed Sunday.

Horse riding lessons, full and half-board for horses, private lessons, group lessons, training courses, galloping, monitoring and competitions. Pony Club from the age of 5 (group lessons) and Baby Pony from the age of 3.



Tél. +33 (0)4 50 93 51 25 ou +33 (0)6 86 26 75 14

Curling initiation / discovery from early September to late April appointment on the Saint-Gervais ice-skating rink curling run. Groups of 6 to 16 people for each 2 hour session, including and match.

Session €9/pers.



Route de l’Artisanat - 74190 Le Fayet (à 2 pas de l’Autoroute Blanche)

Tél. +33 (0)4 50 47 59 88 -

No children under 18. All year long, 7 days-a-week from 11 a.m. to

2 a.m. during the week and until 3 a.m. on Friday, Saturday and the

day before holidays. Game room with Roulette, La Boule, Black Jack,

Stud Poker, as well as 50 slot machines. 2 Texas Hold’em Poker tables

Thursday to Monday. Service until 11 p.m.

Shows and events: Paris reviews, thematic evenings, magic, dances…


Saint Gervais Thermal Spa

Parc Thermal - 355, allée du Dr Lépinay - 74190 LE FAYET

Spa - Bien-être : +33 (0)4 50 47 54 57

Cures Thermales : +33 (0)4 50 47 54 54

A Favored Cure Environment

Saint-Gervais’ thermal waters are rich in mineral salts and trace-elements. The waters are haemostatic, healing, decongestive, hydrating, and calming.

Located at the foot of Mont-Blanc, in a splendid tree-filled park at 600 m (1,970 feet) altitude, Saint-Gervais’ Thermal Baths welcome you in a modern establishment, with the most advanced thermal techniques.


The spa in Saint-Gervais proposes a new leisure spa concept this coming winter. Indoor and outdoor activities include: steam baths, saunas, bubble beds, hydro massage alcoves, massage jets and outdoor baths. A warm spring water spa complex at the heart of a beautiful park.


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


Saint Gervais Tourist Office

St Gervais tourist information

Opening time: Monday-Friday: 9.00am-12.30pm and 2.30pm -7.00pm Sunday: 9.00am-12.00pm and 4.00pm-7.00pm.

Tourist Office Tel. 00 33 450 47 76 08, Fax. 00 33 4 50 47 75 69

Apres Ski/Eating

7-8 Bars with one specially dedicated to nocturnal activities ‘Le Nulle Part Ailleurs’ which has a friendly and entertaining pub atmosphere with karaoke, concerts and a big screen and video.

20 restaurants, 4 takeaways, shops, a cinema with 2 screens, casino, and a youth club.

There is also a nightclub in the centre of the village of St Gervais, right below the Tourist board office: ‘Le Duplex’.

Opening Times: 10.00pm to 5.00am. Price: €12-15/person.

Le Sérac has earned it first Michelin star in 2014.




By Road: Driving distance from Calais to Saint Gervais: 545 miles or 7hrs30


By Rail: Direct TGV from Paris to Saint-Gervais

Saint-Gervais/Le Fayet railway station Tel. +33 836 35 35 35



Geneva Airport is 86km from Saint Gervais (1 hour)  

Chambery Airport 124km (1 ¼ hours)

Lyon Saint-Exupery is 206km from Saint Gervais (2 hours)

Grenoble Airport is 214km from St Gervais (2 hours)


Bus transfers from Geneva Airport

Buses run from 21/12/13 - 13/04/14. 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
Timetable and prices 13/14  


The Mont Blanc Express train also provides access between the Chamonix Valley resorts. 


Airport Transfer

Pre-book your taxi transfer with Peak Retreats

From Geneva Airport to Saint-Gervais – from £86 per person return based on 4 people sharing. 

For all other transfer prices please click here


Resort News










Opening of the season: White Evening


18th December 2010





Sea, ski & sun – trophee Mer & Montagne


31st January – 4th February 2011





Ski School Show


3rd March 2011





27th Mont Blanc Humour Festival


12th March – 18th March 2011

All information courtesy of St Gervais tourist office

Other Amenities

Bank, grocery store, Doctor, Chemist/pharmacy, Physiotherapist, Dentist, cybercafé, hairdressers.

Laundrette – one at Le Fayet ‘Lavomatique’ 317, av. de Genève & one in Saint-Gervais ‘Laverie automatique des Pratz’ 999, av. Miage

ski info

The main ski area of Saint-Gervais is vast and forms part of the Evasion ski domain and its 420 kms of slopes. It offers truly breathtaking views of Mont-Blanc and is linked with Megève from the slopes of Mont d'Arbois, accessed by 20-person gondola from the edge of the village.


Additional ski fact info, main ski area listed in panel above

St Gervais, St Nicolas, Megeve

St Gervais is lift linked to St Nicolas and Megeve.





No. of slopes - 117










393 snow cannons in St Gervais, St Nicolas & Megeve


Saint Gervais local area has 16 lifts, 30 slopes (7 green, 10 blue, 10 red, 3 black) & 50km.



Spoilt for choice, a week is barely enough time to ski the entire Evasion Mont-Blanc area (3rd largest domain in France) and its large number of tree-lined slopes.


Skiing on the Mont Blanc side of Saint-Gervais is served by a rack-and-pinion 1904 railway that takes you to the slopes of Les Houches (where there is another 55km of slopes).



For beginners, take the main gondola from the resort centre (next to Le Grand Panorama residence) up to an area called Le Bettex. Le Bettex is a great area for beginners with nursery slopes to learn on. There are also many tree-lined scenic slopes to progress on (greens and blues) above the Megeve area. The slopes lead directly from St Gervais to Megeve.



This area is particularly recommended for good intermediates with long reds and blues through scenic locations. Directly above the town on Mont d’Arbois and Mont Joly are some great intermediates slopes.



The Mont Joly and Mont Joux sections offer the steepest slopes where some good off-piste can also be found. Experts wont be bored with the choice of over 445km of piste in the Evasion domain.



Snowboarders will enjoy one of the best snow parks of the region.



The only resort run to St Gervais is the red ‘St Gervais’ run. Other than that you need to take the gondola back down at end of the day.


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Ski Hire


Ski hire in St Gervais prices start from £35 for children (skis and boots) & £48 for adults (skis and boots) for 7 days. View here for St Gervais ski hire prices


Ski Passes


Evasion Mont-Blanc*  

St Gervais 13/14

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

Lift Pass

6 days

7 days

Adult (15-64)



Child (5-14)



Senior (65-79)



Child (under 5)



Senior (over 80)



* 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



Note: Proof of age will be required for reduced price passes.


Other lift pass on offer (to buy locally in resort in Euros):


Evasion Mont Blanc ski pass – daily rates 12/13:

Day - €31 children, €31 adults

Ski School


Ski School ESF St Gervais 13/14

Lessons only (lift pass not included)

Group lessons                  (Sunday to Friday)

22/12-3/1 + 16/2-14/3

Other dates


Child (3-13yrs)1


Child                    (3-13yrs)1

SKI - 6 Half-days



SNOWBOARD (8 yrs+) 6 half-days ALL SEASON


Ski/Snowboard: 22/12-3/1:  10.00-12.30 + 14.00-16.30; 16/2-14/3: 10.00-12.30 + 15.00-17.30; from 6/4: 10.00-12.30. Other dates: Sunday 14.00-16.30, then Monday-Friday 10.00-12.30 -

SNOWBOARD BEGINNER (8-13yrs) during half-term (16/2-14/3): Afternoons only 13.00-15.00).      
Cost of medal included for children.         

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













Ski School: 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 (21/12-04/01, 15/02-15/03 & 12/04-19/04) 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.


St Gervais Individual Tuitions

(12/13 prices, NOT pre-bookable with PR)


Ecole du Ski Français (ESF) - Téléphone SAINT GERVAIS : 04 50 47 76 21
Fax: 0033 4 50 93 64 38

Téléphone LE BETTEX: 0033 4 50 93 10 14





1 pers

1hr  - (9.00-10.00

or 13.00-14.00)


2-4 pers

1hr  - (9.00-10.00

or 13.00-14.00



Contact school direct. Prices as guideline only.


The Ecole de Ski Internationale (ESI) also arrange private lessons:

Tel: 00 33 450 93 15 71




Mountain restaurants

20 altitude restaurants in Evasion area


Cross-country in St Gervais

28 km (17.4 miles) of trails scattered throughout Le Bettex and Le Prarion areas. Free of charge. Itinerary map available at the Tourist Office.


Snowparks in Evasion Mont Blanc

1 snowpark in Combloux, 1 in La Giettaz, 1 in St Gervais (at the heart of the ski area, near the Mont-Joux chair lift, the snowpark offers hip, spire, tables, handrails… for snow-sport enthusiasts. Mont-Joux also has slaloms & moguls), 1 in Les Contamines

Other Accommodation In: Saint-Gervais

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Le Grand Panorama
Apartments. Sleeps 2-8
Le Grand Panorama is ideally located right by the main gondola accessing the large Evasion ski area and about 700m from the bustling resort centre.

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Les Arolles
Apartments. Sleeps 2-8
Residence Les Arolles is located in the quiet ‘Nerey d’En Haut’ area overlooking the village.

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Les Fermes de Saint Gervais
Sleeps 2-6
Indoor Pool
Les Fermes de Saint-Gervais is located in a peaceful area towards Les Contamines village, ¾ mile from the village centre.

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Monte Bianco
3* Hotel. Full Inclusive
Indoor Pool
Monte-Bianco hotel is located 500m from the cable car giving access to the whole Evasion ski area and a 5-10 minute walk from the village centre.

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Hotel Arbois Bettex
3* Hotel
Indoor pool and lesiure facilities
Enjoys an ideal position for unrivalled ski convenience on the Mont d’Arbois, right on the piste, above the resort of St Gervais.
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