Ski resort of Megève

Megève is certainly the best known French resort along with Chamonix. 445 kilometres of skiing, but also gastronomic establishments, cultural and sporting events and shopping await you in the very eclectic resort of the Mont Blanc region.

Megeve, a luxury resort in Haute-Savoie

Station de Megève en Haute-SavoieThe town of Megève is world famous for its facilities: casino, spas, swimming pools, ice rinks, sled dogs, altiport, golf and horse-drawn carriages. It is nestled between three Alpine massifs: the Beaufortain massif, the Giffre massif and the Aravis chain. Designer boutiques and luxury hotels give the resort a special elegance.

Numerous events are organised throughout the year, such as the Snow Golf Cup, snow polo, renowned blues and jazz festivals and the Megève Equestrian Jumping.

The village centre is made up of medieval streets, with theSaint-Jean-Baptiste church, the Magdelain tower and the Tour du Prieuré. You can admire a magnificent sundial in the main square. There are many paths to discover the Calvary and its 14 oratory chapels, as well as the Roman milestone at the Col de Jaillet.

The ski area of Megève

Domaine skiable de MegèveThe ski area of Megève is made up of 400 km of slopes and a snowpark. The 185 slopes are surrounded by forests, alpine farms and well exposed terraces on the different massifs. Access is from the Mont Blanc Unlimited area, or from the Évasion Mont Blanc area. The pistes are suitable for families and beginners. Experienced skiers will find themselves on the Cote 2000 massif.

Freestyle is practiced in a dedicated area, equipped with a giant air bag. You can try this discipline in the Wadzai Park of Rochebrune.

The cross-country ski trails are linked to La Giettaz, with three sites and 45 km of trails.

Top rated hotels

Between hotels and rental flats, there are many options for accommodation in Megeve during a ski holiday.

All accommodation in Megeve

Depending on your budget, we have selected five hotels in Megeve. They offer excellent value for money and collect very good customer reviews:

Les Loges Blanches

This beautiful establishment is well placed, 200 metres from Le Jaillet and 500 m from the centre of Megève. It consists of 5 chalets with rooms and suites, which communicate with the reception and the restaurant. A beautiful address that offers a sauna and an outdoor swimming pool.

From 120 € per night.

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Au Coin Du Feu

This traditional Savoyard-style hotel is located 500 m from the town centre and the Chamois lift. The rooms are well-equipped with walk-in showers. They have a beautiful view of the Alps. The warm welcome is praised by guests.

From 120 € per night.

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A good address in Megève. This 4-star hotel overlooks the village and offers two swimming pools. The restaurant “Chez Jean” and the bar “Le Cellier” serve snacks inspired by the culinary tradition of the Savoy. A 15-minute walk will take you to the centre via the pedestrian road.

From €180 per night.

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Les Fermes de Marie

A magnificent 5-star hotel that combines the luxury and tradition of Haute-Savoie chalets. A complete equipment: gym, indoor pool, spa and free shuttle service. A special mention for the restaurant which serves fine cuisine.

From €254 per night.

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Cœur de Megève

This 4-star hotel is located in the centre of Megève. Its wellness area includes a sauna and a sensory shower. The Mont d’Arbois golf course is 2 km away. Traditional cuisine is served at the “La Muse” restaurant.

From €175 per night.

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The most beautiful chalets

For an unforgettable holiday in the mountains, we suggest renting three chalets in Megève. They collect excellent customer reviews:

Chalet La Petite Forêt

Chalet La Petite Forêt à Megève
A magnificent chalet located in Megève, with a surface area of 150 m². It has 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, a fully equipped kitchen and a balcony overlooking the garden. You can enjoy a spa and wellness centre with a hammam and a whirlpool.

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Chalet Horizon Blanc

Chalet Horizon Blanc à Megève
You will be staying 700 metres from the Megève sports centre, in a large 220 m² chalet which includes 5 bedrooms and a fully equipped kitchen. A ski room is available. The ski slopes of the resort’s ski area are easily accessible.

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Chalet Firmin

Chalet Firmin à Megève
This magnificent 255 m² accommodation has 6 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms, a fully equipped kitchen. You have ski in/ski out access to the ski area. The beautiful resort of Saint-Gervais-Mont-Blanc is close to this chalet.

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The resort’s athletes

Mathéo Jacquemoud

Mathéo Jacquemoud is both a ski specialist alpinism and a high mountain guide. A member of the Club des Sports de Megève, he has been crowned world champion several times in his discipline. Mathéo Jacquemoud also won the Pierra Menta twice, in 2013 and 2016. After ending his high-level sporting career, he became coach of the French ski mountaineering team for several years.

Jérémie Gachet

Jérémie Gachet has been a sportsman since he was a child. He quickly joined the Club des Sports de Megève, then the Comité Mont-Blanc in cross-country skiing. But not wishing to focus on one sport, he continued to practice other sports. He became French Spartan Race champion in 2019 and French vice-champion in 2022.

Camille Cabrol

Camille Cabrol is a member of the French Mogul Skiing Team. Originally from Demi-Quartier, she started freestyle skiing in 2008, when she was 11 years old. In 2013, she won her first European Cup event. Then in 2018, Camille Cabrol participated in the Pyeongchang Olympic Games, where she finished 22nd in the final.

Clément Parisse

A Parisian by birth, Clément Parisse has nonetheless always defended the colours of the Club des Sports de Megève. A member of the French cross-country ski team, he scored his first World Cup points in 2015. Since then, he has won several medals, notably in the relay events.

Snowshoeing itineraries

The Bureau des Guides offers beautiful snowshoeing outings, but you can also go on them without accompaniment. We recommend the following outings:

Sortie Traces des Glaciers

Sortie Trace des GlaciersBetween Saint-Gervais and Combloux, the excursion takes place in a large forest of fir trees and spruces. You can appreciate the action of the ice on the current relief.

Exit from the Col du Géant

Sortie col du Géant

This hike allows you to discover a glacier on snowshoes. By taking the cable car from the Heilbrinner peak, at an altitude of 3,500 m on the Italian side. The tour passes through crevasses and ice sheets. A guide is required for this outing.

Mont Platard exit

Megève Mont Platard exitThis beautiful walk proposed by the Bureau des Guides will take you through a frozen river and a large spruce forest passing by typical old alpine chalets.

Exit from La Raverette

Megève La RaveretteThis excursion allows you to observe the wildlife in its natural environment. Chamois evolve under the cliff and you can discover a magnificent eagle’s nest.

Exit from the Fontaine Froide

Exit from the Fontaine FroideThis hike offers a splendid panorama of the Megève valley and the Mont-Blanc massif. The path passes through a forest and mountain pastures. You will be able to observe many traces of wild animals during the walk.

Summer activity ideas

The resort offers many summer activities:

  • The aquatic centre: this facility includes an indoor and outdoor paddling pool, an outdoor Olympic swimming pool, an outdoor aqua playground for the little ones, a Pentagliss consisting of 3 lanes and an outdoor pool.
  • Megève Explor Games: this adventure game called “The sources of the forgotten goddess” requires the download of the application, which is free. The tour takes place in the Calvaire and Creux Saint-Jean sectors. It lasts 1 hour 30 minutes. The departure is in front of the Tourist Office.
  • Site d’escalade du Martinet: this natural space is located in the centre of the village. Children and adults can learn this sport in complete safety.
  • La Via Ferrata: it allows you to evolve on a rock equipped with natural paths, metal rungs, footbridges and monkey bridges. This service is offered by the Bureau des Guides.
  • Lake and river fishing: you can enjoy the streams of the Foron de Megève, the Nant Cordie, the Glapet and the Raut de Cassioz. It is necessary to buy a fishing card.
  • The two major cycling races of the summer: the Megève Mont-Blanc Cycling and the MB Race.
  • The Mégève Nature Trail: this new meeting of mountain running enthusiasts is held at the end of July or early August.

The Haut Val d’Arly Museum

The Haut Val d'Arly Museum in MegèveThis cultural visit allows you to discover an authentic 19th century farm, as well as testimonies of the past: everyday objects, traditions, clothes, coins. The museum, which is located in the centre of the resort, presents the life of the past in terms of agriculture and mountain life. The place allows you to visit the different living rooms: the bedroom, the workshop, the kitchen and the “Kave”. The agricultural tools allow us to understand the hard work of ploughing at that time. Textile and craft activities are highlighted. For children aged 7 to 10, an explanatory booklet is available on request.

Opening hours: Sunday to Friday, summer opening hours: 2pm to 6pm, winter opening hours: 3pm to 7pm. Closed on Saturdays.Price: €3.50 for adults and €2.80 for children aged 7 to 14.Address: 88 rue Dr Charles Socquet, 74120 Megève.

The must-see events in Megève

The Jumping International of Megève

affiche jumping megève 2022Every year, at the end of July, Megève organises an event that has become unmissable, the Jumping International. For 7 days, the village lives to the rhythm of the jumping competitions.

Every year, more than 500 horses and 350 riders are welcomed in the resort. Among them, big names in equestrianism, but also some celebrities, such as Guillaume Canet. The event brings together more than 25,000 visitors.

Access is free.

The International Jazz Festival

affiche festival international jazz megève 2022Another event not to be missed in the resort is the International Jazz Festival. More and more music lovers are attending the concerts, as international artists come to perform in the four corners of Megève. Among the musicians who have performed at the Festival are Thomas Dutronc, Marcus Miller and Ibrahim Maalouf. The next edition, as we know it, will take place in 2024.

Access and public transport

Depending on your means of transport, here is how to get to the Megève resort:

  • Car: from the North, the A40 motorway to Sallanches, then 12 km of road. From the south, the A43 motorway to Albertville, then 32 km of road.
  • Train: by TGV, get off at Sallanches station. The rest of the journey is by coach or taxi.
  • Plane: two airports nearby, Génève-Cointrin or Lyon-Saint-Exupéry. Some holidaymakers will also land at the Megève aerodrome by helicopter.

The resort provides holidaymakers with good public transport:

  • The visit of Megève by horse-drawn carriage is a unique experience to discover the narrow streets and the beautiful surrounding landscapes. Service available for groups or families, from 1 to 4 people, all year round from 10.30 am to 7.30 pm, 62 place du village. Prices vary according to the itinerary chosen: from a short tour of the village to walks facing Mont Blanc or panoramic walks (from 32 € to 120 €).
Visit Megève by horse-drawn carriage
  • The Montenbus shuttle serves the 10 communes of the Mont Blanc region on request.
  • The Meg Bus shuttles link the ski lifts with the main sites of the resort with two lines in summer and four lines in winter.

Official video of the Megève resort

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