Megeve is a charming French ski resort in the Haute Savoie. It blends elegance with tradition and authenticity, which is quite rare as many French ski resorts tend to forget to preserve their history in favour of new developments. The atmosphere is enhanced by a range of luxury chalets and hotels that fit perfectly with the surroundings.
These values are refreshing, but the village is still bustling while creating a pleasant atmosphere. Megeve is linked to St Gervais Les Bains through a vast ski lift system and slopes.
Most of the area’s slopes are suitable for beginner skiers and snowboarders. It comprises mainly green, blue, and red runs that take you through picturesque forests, creating a pleasant experience.
There are a couple of nursery slopes close to the village that are easy to get to. But advanced skiers and snowboarders should head up to Mont Joux and Mont Joly for off-piste, while Mont d’Arbois offers challenging terrain. But you also get 1,450 meters of vertical drop, so make sure you do some squats before you arrive.
If you like to catch some air, you’ll love the resort’s two snowparks and halfpipe. But the boardercross course is excellent for getting some speed. For those who want to get some exercise, you can explore Megeve’s 43km of cross-country ski tracks.
Megeve is part of the Evasion Mont Blanc ski area and is split into three parts, covering 445km of pistes. Even though its highest point is at 2,525 meters, there’s rarely any problem with the snow coverage.
The Evasion Mont Blanc ski pass is well-priced when considering how far you can go on it compared to other resorts. But, if you want to extend your skiing further, you can opt for the Ski Pass Mont Blanc, which gives you access to eight more resorts, including Les Contamines, Chamonix, Courmayeur in Italy, and Verbier in Switzerland.