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Megeve Ski Resort Guide

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Megeve Ski Resort Guide

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Megeve Ski Resort Guide

Megeve, France - early morning, empty piste! photo

Megeve

Photo credit: Harry Manisty

Sea of Fog, Megeve photo

Megeve

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Megeve

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Slope Stats

  • 2350m

  • 1237m

  • 1113m

  • Acres of ski:1975
  • Pistes:184
  • Snowmaking:45%
  • Halfpipes:1
  • Terrain Parks:2
  • X-Country:70 km
  • beginner30%
  • intermediate45%
  • advanced25%

Megeve (Megève) is situated about 10 km off the main road from Geneva to Chamonix and is one of the most chic villages that one could hope to come across. Megeve is the main part of the Evasion Mont Blanc ski area - the 4th largest in France. There are three main ski areas; Mont D'arbois, Rochebrune and Le Jaillet, which offer 325 km of pistes and are served by 88 lifts. The Evasion skipass also includes nearby Les Contamines (120km pistes) but you would need a car to get there. In practice for most holidaymakers Megeve is big enough. With the resort being relatively low, much of the skiing at Megeve (Megève) is on beautiful tree-lined slopes with spectacular views of Mont Blanc. A particular feature of Megeve is that outside the peak french holidays the pistes are deserted and you ski straight onto the lifts. There is a wide variety of mountain restaurants. Megeve is a year-round resort with a full range of facilities including a large sports complex, outdoor pool, horse drawn taxis, many quality restaurants and some excellent designer shops in an atmospheric pedestrian area. The village of Megeve (Megève) retains a very French feel unlike some of the resorts which have succumbed to the invasion of the Brits, this can be seen as a plus or a minus depending on one's viewpoint.

Travel

  • Nearest Airport:Geneva
  • Nearest Train Station:Sallanches
  • Tourist Office Phone:+33450212728
  • Tourist Office Website:www.megeve.com
  • Slopeside accommodation:yes
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Lifts

  • Season opens:
  • Season closes:17 Apr 2017
  • Lifts:81 (50 chair lifts, 31 surface lifts)
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Announcements & News from the Megeve ski resort manager

Megeve International Polo Masters
Polo on snow from 9-12 March - free admission.

Megeve International Jazz Festival 30 March- 2 April

Resort Closing
Most lifts close on 17 April, but the Princess and Jaillet close on 2nd April. Cote 2000 stays open for a week or two after the main resort closing.

Information supplied 9 Mar 2017

Latest Snow Reportview full snow report

  • Issued:28 Apr
  • Last Snowfall:
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Today’s Weather (1732 m)view full snow forecast

PM
partly cloudy
10 SSE10
6 °CF-Level
2500m
night
snow showers
10 SSE10
5 °CF-Level
1950m
AM
heavy snow
10 SW10
-3 °CF-Level
1250m

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Visitor Reviews of Megeve

Ceriusski from United Kingdom writes:

Charming resort with mostly lower tree lined pistes. Because of the low altitude, snow cover can be unreliable. This year, numerous acknowledged requests for the lift opening dates produced no answers. Mainly, there wasn't any snow and the 'Tourisme' won't admit that. A few years ago, Megeve was voted the worst lift system in France; nothing much has changed. Neighbour, St. Gervais, has made several improvements with 3 x 6 seat chairlifts. Megeve's answer to progress is to charge for parking everywhere. This encourages you to shop in other towns only 10-20 mins away. The lift system is losing money each season so investment looks unlikely. At least there is a new mayor, so things can only improve.

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