Megeve/St Gervais

Overview

A very chic yet delightfully faded French resort that was originally the swankiest French resort to be seen in, since superceded by the resort of Courchevel 1850. Megeve does still attract a clientele of jewels and fur coats, although it is not a requirement to enjoy the delights of this old fashioned ski town, with plenty to take up your time on and off the slopes. There is a wide selection of hotels to suit all tastes and pockets, although we would never try to describe Megeve as a budget resort. The resort centre is pretty and pedestrianised with cobbled streets, church and open air ice rink. There are plenty of smart shops to keep shopaholics occupied. The skiing is extensive and not too testing there are plenty of wooded runs to go to when the weather is poor. The resort of St Gervais is over the other side of the Mont d'Arbois and is linked in to the entire ski area.

Positive

  • Plenty of easy slopes
  • Traditional chic resort
  • Excellent mountain and town restaurants
  • Tree lined skiing for bad weather days
  • Good weekend destination

Negative

  • Quite low at 1100metres
  • Not many challenging slopes
  • Quite a dated lift system

Offslope/apres ski

A lovely place to be at the end of a ski day but if you are looking for buzzing atmospheric bars and discos Megeve is not the resort for you. The off slope activities are many and numerous with sports centre swimming pool and outdoor ice rink.

Our View

A chic traditional old winter resort that well heeled French families visit for a true winter holiday. An excellent resort to visit for the British skier looking for something different.

At a glance

Chalets:
3
Hotel & Apartments:
16
Pistes:
325km (area)
Resort height:
1100 metres
Top station:
2355 metres

Suitability

Experts:
2 stars
Intermediates:
4 stars
Beginners:
4 stars
Non-Skiers:
4 stars
Scenery:
4 stars
Resort charm:
4 stars
Nightlife:
2 stars