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Ski in Saint-Gervais

Treat yourself to a holiday and a great show at the foot of Mont-Blanc!

Ski area opening: winter season 2021/2022

Subject to snow and pistes conditions, you can ski in the Saint-Gervais resort in the French alps from December 18, 2021, and until April 18, 2022. A partial opening of the area is scheduled from December 11.

Evasion Mont-Blanc ski area

Connected on skis to the vast Evasion Mont-Blanc ski lift area, the Saint-Gervais resort offers a complete range of skiing to satisfy all audiences, from the youngest to the most demanding skiers.

Why ski at Evasion Mont-Blanc?

With its 445 km of slopes, Evasion Mont-Blanc ranks third among the largest ski areas in France.

  1. 1 integrated ski area: Les Portes du Mont-Blanc made up of the resorts of Combloux, Cordon, Giettaz and Megève Jaillet

  2. 3 village resorts in Haute-Savoie: Megève, Saint-Gervais and Les Contamines

  3. from 1050 to 2350 m altitude

  4. 445 km of cumulative runs

  5. 188 slopes, including 25 black, 73 red, 54 blue and 36 green

  6. 7 snowboards and freestyle zones

  7. 40 km of Nordic trails and routes

  8. 84 ski lifts, including 13 gondola lifts and cable cars, 26 chairlifts from 2 to 6 places and 45 ski lifts and carpets

  9. nearly 500 snow cannons

  10. 38 mountain restaurants with great views at the foot of the slopes

Skiing for everyone

Nestled at the foot of Mont-Blanc, the resort of Saint-Gervais enjoys a privileged location within the Evasion Mont-Blanc area, which allows ski-in and ski-out departure and return.

Saint-Gervais offers you four ways to set off on the slopes: on skis from Le Bettex, by tram from Le Fayet, via a cable car from Saint-Gervais or by chairlift from Saint-Nicolas de Véroce. Then all you have to do is choose your playground from among all the possibilities offered by the french domain.

A new beginners' area was created in 2021 in the heart of the Mont d'Arbois. It is intended for novices of all ages, and it was designed by integrating a landscape approach in the logic of sustainable development. For young audiences, this space continues with a new children's ski area, les Marmottons.

Two blue runs are to be experienced for intermediate level skiers: the Finance, which evolves among the trees with charming bends and the Clémentines, with its splendid panoramas and hilly configuration.

The more seasoned will undoubtedly try the red Grande Epaule slope for its direct view of Mont-Blanc, the black Princess, which is both steep and very pleasant to slide down or the black Chamois slope with its significant variations in terrain and its bumps, a treat.

For kids

Labelled Famille Plus, Saint-Gervais has the necessary facilities to seduce a young audience looking for their first thrills on skis.

The Charlotte la Marmotte fun area offers a boardercross rich in whoops, jumps, banked turns and slalom to perfect your technique on the skis while having fun going under the arches and knocking the chimes. As it has a video area, everyone can take home a little souvenir from their time at Charlotte's.

The resort offers three accessible tobogganing areas for 2 to 6 years old and over 6s, located at Bettex and Plateau de la Croix in Saint-Nicolas. Those over ten years old will test the sport sledging and its 3000 m descent in the Princess sector. A pleasure to share with the family!

The other resorts in the area also have spaces best dedicated to children, such as the Village des Lutins in Rochebrune and the Ours des Près, rich in obstacles, which links Combloux to Jaillet.

For lovers of other sports

Freestyle enthusiasts will find what they are looking for in the Evasion Mont-Blanc ski area, with 7 new sliding facilities at their disposal.

Once you have your pass to access the Saint-Gervais snowpark, you must take the Mont-Joux chairlifts. Once there, you will have to let yourself be carried away by the adrenaline. Two areas are available to you, one open to all practitioners with boardercross and jumps suitable for children, the other more technical is for experienced free-riders.

Even more fun, the Saint-Gervais Big airbag will allow you to experience jumps in complete safety thanks to the landing on a giant inflatable mattress. A practice from the Netherlands, which has not finished emulating!

Other snowparks and fun zones await you in the resorts of the Evasion Mont-Blanc area, such as the Quattro Video Experiences, a cross-country track filmed in Megève or the Waidzai Park Rochebrune to test ski cross and enjoy a filmed freestyle module.

For off-piste enthusiasts

Whatever your ski level, it is possible to taste the pleasure of snowboarding in Saint-Gervais.

To start or warm-up, head to the forest of the Princess. This very secure but bustling area is perfect for a gentle introduction to off-piste skiing and a relaxing way to spend your holidays.

For hikers, four routes departing from Saint-Gervais Mont Blanc offer a spectacular view of the resort. Beginners or intermediate levels will find their happiness on the routes:

  • Les Communailles - La Croix chairlift: route lasting from 1h30 to 1h45 with a vertical drop of +460 m

  • Le Bettex - Les Monts Rosset chairlift: duration of the climb 1h15, vertical drop of + 370 m

  • Le Bettex - Alpage de Sous Les Freddy's: duration of the climb 1h15, vertical drop of + 385 m

The Les Communailles: Sommet du Joux route is offered at night for more advanced levels. The 1 hour 45 minute to 2-hour climb for a vertical drop of +550 meters can be done in winter every Tuesday and Friday from 5 pm to 9 pm.

Accompanied by a guide, the most experienced riders will be able to enjoy the routes between Mont-Joly and Saint-Nicolas-de-Véroce. Steep slopes, varied relief, and cliffs downstream make the area particularly complex and exciting.

For Nordic ski practitioners

From 1400 to 1800 m altitude, some 30 km of slopes located in Bettex and Prarion are devoted to Nordic skiing in the resort and town of Saint-Gervais.

From the Prarion plateau, two groomed but unmarked routes, one easy and the other of medium difficulty allow you to indulge in the pleasure of skating or snowshoeing. Cross-country skiers will appreciate the variety of good landscapes, alternating between passages in the forest and crossing snowfields.

Among the most accessible routes are the Plateau de la Croix loop, a distance of 3000 meters and the routes from Bettex and towards Megève.

The Bettex and Saint-Nicolas de Véroce area offer an average difficulty route of 5.5 km with a panoramic view of the Mont-Blanc massif, Mont-Joly and the Fiz chain for intermediate skiers. This area is also very popular with snowshoe enthusiasts, with several loops lasting one to two hours starting from Bettex, Communailles, Saint-Nicolas de Veroce and Chattrix.

Where to stay for skiing in Saint-Gervais?

As Saint-Gervais is part of the great  Mont-Blanc ski area, you can stay there to take full advantage of the facilities on offer or choose one of the other resorts in the area such as Megève. You will find luxury chalets for rent with great comfort, spaciousness and with an incredible view of Mont-Blanc. 

Do you own a property in Saint-Gervais? Let's work together!

We are currently looking for prestigious properties to rent in Saint-Gervais and Megève. If you own a luxury apartment or chalet in one of these resorts and would like to improve its profitability, we can help! With our new innovative rental management and private concierge solution, you will be free of all the constraints usually placed on owners of furnished tourist accommodation. We will take care of all the operational aspects so that you only have the pleasure of your investment.