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Ski in Megève

How about skiing in front of the roof of Europe?

Opening of the domain (winter season 2021/2022)

You can ski in Megève in the French Alps from Saturday December 18, 2021 to Sunday April 18, 2022.

A partial opening of the Megève Evasion Mont Blanc ski chalet area in France is scheduled for the weekend of December 4 and 5, 2021 and then from December 11, 2021. It is the best time to book a holiday. The Princess sector will close early on April 3, 2022.

Ski Holiday in Megeve

The Evasion Mont-Blanc ski area

Skiing in Megève means leaving the village on skis, enjoying a great view of the Mont-Blanc, Aravis and Haut-Giffre massifs, evolving in the middle of forests and mountain pastures, being spoilt for choice in terms of trail configurations, new snow sports areas and great village resorts.

Why ski in Megève?

The resort of Megève is part of one of the largest ski areas in Europe and the French Alps: Evasion Mont-Blanc. All winter sports enthusiasts will find their happiness there, whatever their favorite discipline.

  1. 3 village resorts (Megève, Saint-Gervais, Les Contamines) and 1 ski area, Les Portes du Mont-Blanc made up of the resorts of Combloux, Cordon, la Giettaz and Megève Jaillet

  2. Altitude between 1050 and 2350 m

  3. 445 km of cumulative descents

  4. 188 slopes (36 green, 54 blue, 73 red, 25 black)

  5. 7 freestyle and snowboard areas

  6. 84 ski lifts (13 cable cars and cable cars, 26 chairlifts from 2 to 6 places and 45 ski lifts and carpets)

  7. 40 km of Nordic skiing

  8. 499 snow cannons

  9. 38 mountain restaurants and restaurants at the foot of the slopes

  10. One package for all stations

Skiing for everyone

If Baroness de Rothschild has set her sights on Megève, it is as much for its idyllic setting as for the exceptional sunshine which has earned it the nickname ‘sunny’ Megève in France. It is in this optimal configuration that you will be able to set off on skis. Beginner skiers have every interest in heading to the Megève Jaillet resort. This is where one can get a pass to find the greatest concentration of slopes accessible to all in a very pleasant family atmosphere. Don't miss the Blanche Neige and Dames green runs served by the 7 Nains ski lift.

You will experience a similar atmosphere at Mont d´Arbois, on the famous green track Les Mandarines. If you are looking for something more robust, we also have what you need: the red slope of the Pylons offers a varied terrain that may be technical for students. To enjoy an exceptional view, the more seasoned will climb Mont Joly, at 2353 meters above sea level. There awaits them a black track with character as well as a more affordable red.

Some mythical tracks:

  • The Côte 2000 and its black slope of the Descent stadium, used for the world cups of alpine skiing, ski cross and mogul skiing

  • The Emile Allais black slope, is reputed to be one of the most difficult in the Alps

  • The black slope of Greuvettaz in Les Contamines. It’s wall is never groomed because it is too steep for the machines

For kids

The little ones have dedicated spaces to learn and progress while having fun.

The Village des lutins located at the top of Rochebrune welcomes young and old, skiers and pedestrians alike, in a great lively environment. A snow tubbing track, a picnic area, giant slides and elf huts populate this space conducive to moments of family conviviality during a ski day or after.

The Combloux connects to the Jaillet gondola located on the ladies’ green slope. The Ours des Près offers a series of modules for learning to ski while having fun. Arches, tunnels and obstacles line the descent and little skiers will have to redouble their skill to succeed in ringing the finish bell.

Children from the age of 10 as well as adults can also try their hand at sport sledging on the dedicated track in the Princess sector. More than 3000 m of descent into the heart of the forest connects the summit of Mont d´Arbois to the Princess intermediate station.



For lovers of other sports

Freestyle has many followers in Megève where several snow parks offer you to discover the joys of another form of skiing.

The Megève resort has teamed up with Audi to offer a new generation snowpark to all lovers of new snow sports. In particular, you will find a filmed cross-country track, the Quattro Video Experience.

The Waidzai Park in Rochebrune, open to everyone from 7 years old, will allow you to test a new Olympic discipline: skiercross. The freestyle module is equipped with cameras, and techniques will be captured through film in the video zone reserved for over 12s. At Mont d´Arbois, a workshop has also been set up on the red Schuss slope. The goal is to test your speed on a running kilometer.

Finally, the Freestyle Air Bag is accessible by reservation. Here you can test out the most acrobatic jumps on a 165 m2 inflatable mattress and under the watchful eye of an ESF instructor, specialised in the discipline. This is a great opportunity for you to taste new sensations while trying to perfect your best technique in a secure environment.

For off-piste enthusiasts

Megève has planned everything to allow powder enthusiasts to set off in complete safety.

Practicing off-piste skiing requires the utmost caution. For this, avalanche transceiver, probe and shovel are essential accessories for any freerider. No to mention that you still have to know how to use it correctly! Thanks to the Parc DVA, located at the top of the Alpette, you will acquire all the necessary knowledge in terms of finding avalanche victims. Advice is given by ski patrollers.

Once your rescue technique is well developed, you can set off without fear on one of the two ski touring routes in the Megève area. You will have the choice between:

the RandoRoche, departing from Bas Rochebrune and reaching the Alpette summit. It will take you approximately 2h15m and is of the following distance, 3800m long, 700m vertical drop, altitude ranging from 1150m to 1850m the Rand’Arbois. This route also connects the Bas Mont d'Arbois to the Mont d'Arbois summit in 1h45 minutes and is 3650 long, 540 m vertical drop, altitude from 1285 m to 1825 m.

During heavy snowfall, some black and red slopes of the Portes du Mont-Blanc are left in powder for lovers of fresh snow. You will easily recognize them by the “Nature ski zone” sign at the start of the ski slope.

For Nordic ski practitioners

Megève alone has nearly 40 km of cross-country skiing. A sheer way of indulging in your favorite activity.

Three sites and 38 km of trails allow you to practice classic cross-country skiing or skating, at all levels.

La Livraz hosts a 3 Nordics labeled site with 1 star of excellence for the quality of its domain. You will find playful Nordic courses with mogul terrain, jumps and banked turns, a biathlon shooting range as well as walking and snowshoeing routes.

For cross-country skiers, several trails are to be discovered depending on the level.

The Petit Vorasset green slope is ideal for starting cross-country skiing.

The blue loops Le lait, Odier and Golf is an easy trail suitable for everyone.

The red loops Le Maz, l'Encraty and Le Replat are intended for good skiers.

The black slope of Planay that is 3 km long, connects the village to the bottom of the valley for the very good skiers. The Javen black loop offers technical turns and rather steep drops, the Nordic trace is a black loop of one km reserved for very good skiers in classic only.