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Megève is well-known to the world’s elite. It has maintained its country Haute Savoie character despite the modernization of its surrounding areas.

Megève is a delight for fans of wide open spaces. Those who are looking for some escapism love it.

In winter, when the snow begins to fall, the countryside becomes silent. During this time, the village gets ready to celebrate this magical time of year. This is when ski enthusiasts prepare to explore the mountain peaks. Megève is at the heart of the Evasion Mont Blanc ski area. The area has 249 miles of ski runs.

You have a view of Mont Blanc mountain range from each summit. There is a huge, wide open area with its amphitheater shape. It offers a unique view. The combination of pastures, pine forests and wide open spaces make for authentic skiing because this is an exceptional environment.

People skied here long before the ski lifts were built. Skiers were using local farmers’ horses.

Megève has a reputation for its avant-gardism. It opened the first skier cable car in France in 1933. Megève’s champions of the past, Emile Allais and Adrien Duvillard, have marked the history of French skiing. The young members of Team Megève continue to promote the village’s sporting talents.

Over the centuries, human activity has changed, and so has Megève. But the village has kept its soul, its history and its authentic feel.

It’s a unique destination with its own special story. What makes it special: unspoiled mountain architecture, narrow streets, many gourmet restaurants, elegant boutiques.

Megève has a rich its history and agricultural past, so it’s one of the most tempting destinations for mountain gastronomy.

Local producers set the tone for a village that has always sought excellence in its produce. It’s been attracting talented young chefs for over a hundred years. It’s known for its flair for innovation. The village features 85 restaurants. They offer lots of choices. You’ll find a variety of restaurants: from the Alps’ first 3-star restaurant to the most modest of guest house tables. Chefs in Megève are ambassadors of gastronomy. They have a special talent for innovating with local produce.

Megève has a comprehensive range of accommodation styles and categories, from simple guest houses to 5-star hotels. Excellence is a constant here. Megève proposes a wide range of activities and events that make the village one of a kind in the French Alps!

What’s Great

  • Extensive slopes, with miles of easy slopes, ideal for intermediates
  • Scenic setting, with splendid views
  • Charming old village center, with very swanky shopping
  • Some lovely luxury hotels
  • Gourmet mountain lunches in attractive surroundings
  • Excellent cross-country trails, including some at altitude
  • Mont Blanc lift pass covers many other worthwhile resorts nearby
  • Great for weekends – cooperative hotels and close to Geneva
  • If it snows, deserted mountains
  • Plenty to do off the slopes

Mountain stats

Base: 3.345 ft
Summit: 7.710 ft
Vertical Drop: 4.265 ft
Length of slopes: 249 miles
Total lifts: 86
Skiable Terrain: 800 ac
Snowmaking: 425 ac
Terrain Parks: 1
Beginner: 20%
Intermediate: 29%
Advanced: 38%
Expert: 13%


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