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Saint Gervais

Thinking of skiing in Saint Gervais? Located at the foot of the mighty Mont Blanc, Saint Gervais offers spectacular scenery, a diverse ski area and plentiful apres-ski.

 Why Saint-Gervais Ski Resort?

  • Only 4kms from the motorway exit and TGV train station
  • Amazing scenery at the very foot of the highest peak in the Alps. Technically Elbrus is the highest peak in Europe!
  • The massive and diverse ski area is linked with Megève
  • 'Famille Plus' resort - good children’s facilities and great for families
  • Awarded 'Flocon Vert' certificate for sustainability in Dec 2022
  • As a year-round lived-in village, Saint-Gervais is always full of life and offers excellent après-ski

Saint Gervais Resort Information

In a splendid location at the foot of Mont Blanc, the spa resort of Saint-Gervais Les Bains has attracted tourists since 1806 - and today it’s popular with discerning skiers.

Set in a narrow river gorge half way 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’s a superb genuine market.

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

Peak Retreats features a range of St Gervais accommodation options including hotels and self-catering ski apartments. All our accommodation has been hand-picked and is of a very high standard, providing the ideal base for a Saint Gervais ski holiday. 

Read our list of six activity choices and see why St Gervais is great for the whole family.


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

You’ll be spoilt for choice! A week is hardly long enough to ski the entire Evasion Mont Blanc area (the third largest ski domain in France) and its vast assortment of tree-lined slopes.

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

Additional ski fact info, main ski info in resort facts box at top of page (23/24):

Saint Gervais local area

17 lifts (2 gondola, 6 chairlifts, 8 draglifts, 1 carpet), 27 slopes:

Green slopes: 6
Blue slopes: 8
Red slopes: 10
Black slopes: 3



Beginners should take the main gondola from the resort centre (next to Le Grand Panorama residence) up to an area called Le Bettex - a great area for beginners complete with nursery slopes. There are also many tree-lined scenic slopes to progress on (green and blue runs) above the Megève area. The slopes lead directly from St Gervais to Megève.

This winter 21/22 will mark the creation of a new beginner ski area in Saint-Gervais, on Mont d’Arbois. The area, easily accessible via the Bettex-Mont d’Arbois gondola which carries skiers and pedestrians to 1,840m altitude, will be equipped with a new drag lift and covered conveyor belt in an aim to significantly improve the comfort of skiers, especially beginners. Accessible to all, these new facilities will enable budding skiers to appreciate the joys of skiing in a fabulous setting.


The area is particularly recommended for good intermediates with long red and blue runs through scenic locations. There are some great intermediate slopes directly above the town on Mont d’Arbois and Mont Joly.


The Mont Joly and Mont Joux sections offer the steepest slopes – and there’s some good off-piste to be found there too. With a choice of over 445km of pistes in the Evasion domain, expert skiers certainly won’t be bored!


Snowboarders can enjoy one of the best snow parks in the region.


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

Saint Gervais Ski Hire

Pre-book your Saint Gervais ski hire with Peak Retreats.

To download the ski extras form, see 'Helpful links' further down the page.

Please note, these Pound Sterling prices are for indication only. They will fluctuate based on Euro/£ exchange rate. Please call us for the latest prices.

Special offers: *7 days for the price of 6.  Free Skis/snowboard & boots (Blue/Red) for party leaders of groups of 10 or more all taking equipment. 1 Free helmet per child aged 6 and under for every adult booking skis or snowboards & boots (must be under same booking reference and requested on form above). Other duration prices on request - Cross Country ski prices on request.

Find out more about Peak Retreats ski hire

Saint Gervais Lift Passes

Pre-book your Saint Gervais lift passes with Peak Retreats. Find out more about Peak Retreats ski passes

To download the ski extras form, see 'Helpful links' further down the page.

Please note, these Pound Sterling prices are for indication only. They will fluctuate based on Euro/£ exchange rate. Please call us for the latest prices.

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

Ski pass Micro Saint-Gervais 2019/20:
€15.00 for one day. This pass gives you access to Gondola lift Saint-Gervais-Bettex, the draglift Ecole and the chairlift of Pierre-Plate. Available at the ticket desk only. 

Ski pass Bettex 2019/20:
€31.00 for one day (adult) and €27.00 for one day (children between 5 and 14). This pass gives you access to gondola lift of Saint-Gervais-Bettex, the draglifts Ecole, Bettex and La Venaz and chairlift of Pierre-Plate and Monts-Rosset. Available at the ticket desk only. 

Evasion Mont Blanc 2019/20:
1/2 Day - €44 adult, €35.50 children
Day - €49.50 adult, €39.50 children

Saint Gervais Ski School

Pre-book your Saint Gervais ski school with Peak Retreats. Find out more about Peak Retreats ski school

Ski school for children is available to book from 3 years to 13 years in St Gervais, with Peak Retreats. 3-5 year olds will go into Piou Piou/Ourson lessons. Children can learn to snowboard from 8 years+.

For ski school times and prices, please download the ski extras form from the 'Helpful links' further down the page. Please note these are just guiding prices. Please call us for the latest prices.

Please note that lesson times are subject to change right until the last minute - you will be advised. Outside French school holidays, the ski school reserves the right to cancel group lessons should numbers be insufficient.  For peak periods - Christmas, New Year, February half-term and Easter - 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.

We cannot always guarantee that prices will be cheaper than in resort. When ski packs prices are calculated, the currency is bought at the exchange rates that apply at the time. You can be assured that once you have booked your extras, if the pound depreciates, you will not be charged more for your ski packs, enabling you to budget for your holiday in advance.

St Gervais Individual Tuitions (2018/19 prices, NOT pre-bookable with Peak Retreats)

4054 route de Saint-Nicolas
74170 Saint-Gervais-les-Bains
T. +33 (0)4 50 93 21 61

Private lessons for 2 to 4 people are for members of the same family or a group of friends of the same level.


From 9.00 am to 10.00 am and from 12.30 to 5.00 pm.

1 to 2 people (1h) - 44.00 €
1 to 2 people (for 2h) - 88,00 €
3 to 4 people (1h) - 54,00 €
3 to 4 people (for 2h) - 108,00 €

St Gervais 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.


The Snow Nurseries (in Bettex and Saint-Nicolas) and the Petits Eterlous Daycare Centre (in Saint-Gervais) welcome children age 3 months to 9 years, throughout the winter season.

St Gervais Resort Activities

Be a Ninja!
At the top of the cable car Saint-Gervais-Mont d’Arbois, at 1,800m, there is new Go Ape with zipwires, ropes and obstacle circuits... everything to test one’s strength and stamin, and it is free to access!

St Gervais Tramway du Mont-Blanc
The highest rack railway train in France provides trip to the foot of Mont-Blanc. Starting in Le Fayet or Saint-Gervais, after a trip through forests and alpine prairies, skiers and hikers may access the Bellevue Plateau (1,900m) and the Le Prarion ski area at the heart of an exceptional panorama (panoramic view of the Bionnassay glacier).

Avenue de la Gare
Le Fayet - 74170 Saint-Gervais-les-Bains
T. +33 (0)4 50 53 22 75 - 

St Gervais Snowshoe Hiking
A choice of walks for various ambitions from the “soft Trek” to “athletic snowshoeing “ through the “Trek of the Family Trappers “ for young children and their parents.

51 imp de la Chaudanne
74170 Saint-Gervais-les-Bains 
T. +33 (0)6 08 23 76 00 -

Boardercross: ski-adventure with Charlotte the Marmot
Charlotte the Marmot proposes a ski-adventure course for young daredevil skiers with freestyle flair: woops, jumps, slalom, arches and targets to hit. Fun for all guaranteed!

Piste de luge du Plateau de la Croix
For children from 2 years of age: at the Saint-Gervais resort they can discover the joys of tobogganing in total safety, in a dedicated space just for them!
Plateau de la Croix - Saint-Nicolas-de-Véroce
74170 Saint-Gervais-Les-Bains

Mountain biking
From the beginner in search of new sensations to the expert in search of sporting achievement, let yourself be guided along with a choice of different trails opposite Mont Blanc. Not sure if you’re capable? Then come and try a battery-assisted mountain bike!
Tel: 06 07 38 59 95

Saint-Gervais / Le Bettex
Tel:04 50 47 76 08  

Pistes de luge du Bettex
Saint-Gervais has two free luge areas dedicated to children aged 2-6 and children over 6, allowing your child to enjoy his first toboggan run in total safety.
Gare de la télécabine du Bettex - Le Bettex
74170 Saint-Gervais-les-Bains

St Gervais Climbing Wall
A climbing wall inside the support of the Saint-Gervais bypass bridge! The AUME association organises sessions that are open to everyone. Everyone is responsible for their equipment and its safety.
Pile du pont côté centre-bourg
74170 Saint-Gervais-les-Bains
T. +33 (0)4 50 47 73 40 -

St Gervais Ice Rink
For a gentle learning experience, the ice rink in Saint-Gervais offers families the opportunity to learn to skate in a fun and safe environment. Every Tuesday from 10.00 am to 12.00 noon, enjoy entertainment on the ice with the local mascot - Charlotte the Marmot. Specific equipment is provided to help infants find their balance.

Patinoire de Saint-Gervais
77, impasse de la Cascade

St Gervais Paragliding
A2L-Parapente et Gérard Morel
74170 Saint-Gervais-les-Bains
Tel. +33 (0)6 59 37 75 07 -

St Gervais Bungee
Bungee jump 90m over the Bon Nant River. From 13 years old. Online booking only. Open all year round. 100% outdoor activity fully protected from rain or snow: no cancellation due to bad weather.
Bungee Mont Blanc Elastique
Pile Pont Expo du Pont de Saint-Gervais (rive gauche)
74170 Saint-Gervais-les-Bains
Tel. +33 (0)7 81 51 57 68

St Gervais Hot air ballooning
Mont-Blanc country discovery flights during all four seasons.
Alpes Montgolfière - Gérard Issartel 
673, route du Val d’Arly
74120 Praz sur Arly
Tél. +33 (0)4 50 55 50 60 -

St Gervais Municipal Pool
Saint-Gervais creates a new aqua leisure complex composed of a 25m pool equiped with underwater speakers, a 43m2 leisure pool suitable for families
combined with a paddling pool, an area dedicated to wellness with saunas, a stream room, a solarium and a cafeteria.
Sporting Club
798 av. de Miage
74170 Saint-Gervais-les-Bains
Tel. +33 (0)4 50 93 42 87 -

St Gervais Casino
700 m2 of fun! 71 slot machines. Over 18s only. 
Rond-point des cristaux
Route de l’Artisanat
Le Fayet
74170 Saint-Gervais-les-Bains
Tel. +33 (0)4 50 47 59 88 

Pedestrain Evasion Lifts
Gondolas of Saint-Gervais, Megève, Combloux, Les Contamines et La Giettaz.

Saint Gervais Thermal Spa
The baths of Saint-Gervais were able to use natural resources to create a leading health and fitness centre, in the heart of a beautiful 10 hectare wooded park. This haven of peace with specialised facilities and equipment is an ideal place to relax. The thermal water of Saint-Gervais springs naturally at 39°C after journeying for over 60 years in the heart of Mont-Blanc. This pure and precious water is a natural serum with recognised medical virtues: it heals, relieves, comforts and beautifies sensitive, irritated or intolerant skin with its neutral PH and its high concentration of mineral salts and trace elements.

Hydrotherapy mecca for over two centuries, the Saint-Gervais-les-Bains thermal baths are the European benchmark treatment of atopy and scar massage. Each year
more than 2,000 spa guests, babies, children and adults are welcomed to care and heal from skin (eczema, psoriasis, acne...) or respiratory (sinusitis, rhinopharyngitis, asthma...) conditions.

Les Thermes de Saint- Gervais
355 Allée du Dr Lepinay – Le Fayet
74170 Saint-Gervais
Tel. +33 (0)4 50 47 54 54 -

Big Air Bag in St Gervais
Snowpark du Montjoux - T. +33(0)6 63 21 49 45
Try the experience. Open daily depending on the weather. Access via the chairlift at Montjoux.

Saint Gervais Tourist Office
Maison de Saint-Gervais
43 Rue du Mont Blanc
Tel. +33 (0)4 50 47 76 08

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

Ski Access in St Gervais
At least four entry points:
-by cable car “St Gervais-Le Bettex” which is located in the village centre, accessible by the road from Megève or you can also use the new bypass bridge with 700 car park spaces at your disposal.

-By the Mont-Arbois cable car located in the hamlet of Le Bettex, where you have car park facilities and buses, you just have to follow the signs “Le Bettex”.
-By “Les Monts-Rosset” chairlift, accessible from a run –La Pierre- from the Le Bettex, Pierre Plate and surrounding hamlets.
-By “Les Communailles” ski-lift, close to the hamlet of “Grattague”

Mont Blanc Baths
Enjoy an unprecedented sensory experience: Based on the properties of the thermal waters of Saint-Gervais, this course from
2.30 pm, dedicated to fitness, health and well-being, offers a unique opportunity to return to nature. Designed by therapists, it totals fourteen treatments,
divided into three key stages: preparation, regeneration and healing. A sensory adventure different from that experienced during the day, thanks to the play of lights at night.

Please note: 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.

Saint Gervais Resort News & Events 2022/23


  • The Arbois 2-seater chairlift is being replaced with a new 6-seat chairlift for December 2022! 
  • Ski Tunnel - The resort is building a tunnel under the road at the end of the home run so skiers will now be able to ski all the way down without having to remove skis and cross the road.
  • New beginner area - Located on Mont d'Arbois at 1,840m and easily accessed by the Bettex-Mont d'Arbois gondola, a brand new beginner area offers a drag lift and covered magic carpet lift, all improving the comfort for beginner skiers to develop their skills.


  • Exhibition Legends of Japan 17th December 2022 - 16th December 2023 This winter, head for Asia with an astonishing exhibition of private collections of Japanese art!
  • Sainte-Gervais Light Festival 21st - 28th December 2022 
  • White Weekend 21st - 22nd January 2023 For the duration of the weekend the Sainte-Gervais ski area hosts live entertainment with more than 30 free activities. 
  • Ski Touring Weekend 17th - 19th February 2023 
  • Sainte Gervais Comedy Festival 39th Edition 18th - 23rd March 2023 Created in 1985, these theatrical encounters have evolved into a fabulous international comedy festival. 

Après-ski, Bars & Restaurants

Various restaurants including Le Serac, a 1* Michelin restaurant. For 2022, there is a new bar/brasserie called Le Mont Joly.

Why not try the famous Folie Douce in Megeve for a different kind of dance scene. At the top of Mont Joux, this branch of the Folie Douce opened in 2014, introducing the chain’s trademark Austrian-style afternoon party scene. You will find 7 other Folie Douce in the French Alps - Val d'Isere opened 1976, Val Thorens in 2009, Meribel in 2012, Alpe d'Huez in 2013, Chamonix and Avoriaz in 2018, Les Arcs in 2019. 

St Gervais Amenities

Saint Gervais is served by a range of amenities, including bakers, gift shops, deli, bakery, sports shops, regional produce, post office, cash point and mini-markets: Saint-Gervais Carrefour Express and Le Bettex Sherpa.


Getting to Saint Gervais, France

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)

Public shuttle bus transfers from airport

Geneva Airport - St Gervais le Fayet or Le Pont ( 

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

Saint Gervais Airport Transfer

For pre-bookable private transfer rates with Peak Retreats, view here

In resort:

Every winter, Saint-Gervais Mont-Blanc runs a free shuttle service, including one electric bus route.
The perfect opportunity to park & ride!

St Gervais Opening Dates

Saint Gervais opens from 17/12/22 - 10/04/23

Special Offers
* Special offers applicable to accommodation cost only, not to travel or ski extras

Accommodation in Saint Gervais

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