Megève

Megève, in Haute-Savoie, is a true alpine village offering great adventures for powder-hounds and, for gourmets, some of the best dining to be found in the mountains.

With its two ski areas spread over three mountain ranges and accessible from the centre of the village, this is a unique terrain with sunlit pastures and snow-laden forests, perfect for skiers from all over the world, whatever their favoured pastime. With 45 km of cross-country trails and 400 km of alpine ski slopes, it is the ideal ski resort for all the family.

Make your stay extra memorable with a First Track ski touring expedition at sunrise. If you have little ones, they’ll love the L’Ours des Prés, a fun area for young skiers with games and challenges to have fun while developing your skiing skills. And for thrill seekers, a mini Kilometre Throw allows you to speed in all legitimacy and safety!

Make those legs burn with a spot of mountain biking in the snow or enjoy the last lights in the evening on a snowshoe walk. On arrival, the reward is a Savoyard aperitif in an igloo by candlelight.

For a change of pace, why not take a guided visit and learn about the history and architecture of Megève? Or visit one of the many artisans in the village, such as the Joly-Pottuz family who make the Croix de Megève in gold and silver plating.

Whatever your preferences in terms of accommodation, Megève will have something to delight you – apartment, hotel, chalet, you can find something to suit a budget or dial the luxury all the way up. Whatever you choose, you are guaranteed to be cosy. Many establishments have spas for that next-level relaxation experience or indulge in a Sunrise Fitness session to start your day serenely, or a Sunset Yoga/Stretching Afterski session, the perfect way to end the day.

Eat, Sleep, Relax

It’s no secret – Megève’s restaurant scene is huge: it has 135 restaurants, three of them Michelin-starred. In 1946, Megève was the first French resort to add fondue to a restaurant menu; enjoy it today at the restaurant of the M de Megève, where affineur Hubert Thuet will create a fondue especially for you, using the best local cheese and an exciting choice of dipping treats.

L’Atelier is a new address with ocean inspirations – the perfect spot to enjoy a platter of oysters with friends. Delicatessen, wine cellar, micro-brewery, the Atelier is a hub of culinary life. Or you could go all out at the Flocons de Sel, which carries an impressive three stars and is described by Michelin as “an enchanting high-altitude chalet at the summit of fine dining”. Be sure to book in advance.

Environment

Megève has an excellent track record when it comes to supporting the environment and bears the Flocon Vert.

Events in 2024

Jan 28 & 29: Ski Cross World Cup – ski cross is back in the resort for two days of competitions on the magical site of the Cote 2000, plus there’s a spectacular new competition, the night sprint event.

Feb 4: Edelweiss Megève Ski – a ski touring event over one night event with three distances, bringing together amateurs and top world level players on the same starting line

Jan 20 & 21: Ski de fond – Grand Prix La Bûcheronne – National cross-country ski race, reserved for members of the French Ski Federation.

Mar 23 & 24: Back-to-Back Freeski Invitational- halfway between freestyle and freeride, Back-to-Back is a backcountry event.

At a glance

Ski until April 17

40km of pistes at an altitude of 1113m to 2350m

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