Mountain Lunch: Les Mandarines
Après Ski: 540 Cafe
Dinner: The Beef Lodge
Non-skiers: Indoor Climbing
Best Off-piste: Magic Garden area
Best Ski Run: Le Jaillet
Ski Elevation: 1,113m – 2,350m
37% Blue runs
51% Red runs
12% Black runs
70km / 1h 15m
80km / 1h 5m
104km / 1h 30m
Relaxing slopes, an enchanting town, and effortless elegance make Megeve one of the most sophisticated winter breaks in the Alps.
The overarching description of Megeve is “pretty”. But this doesn’t begin to describe the magic that lingers here. From the picturesque town to the pristine treelined slopes, the whole resort is steeped in charm.
A favourite of the Parisian aristocracy, this medieval town will pull you back to a time of flawless glamour. Wrap yourself in fur fineries and hop on a colourful horse-drawn sleigh. Drift through a world of cobblestone streets, Baroque clocktowers, and a delightful main square. As you meander through narrow streets, embark on a treasure hunt through the high-end boutiques, adorable antique stores, and chic champagne bars.
Glorious rolling slopes will leave you feeling confident and unruffled. Across the huge 325km ski area, delightful tree-lined slopes and scenic Mont Blanc views help you reach ultimate euphoria.
A beautiful resort like Megeve has curated some of the best luxury chalets in the Alps. Browse our selection of properties below to find a chalet that’ll wrap you in indulgence.
Megeve rests in the French Haute Savoie on the sunny foothills of the Mont Blanc Massif. The original village has stood here since the 13th century and its pretty architecture has been preserved through the ages. Its car-free centre creates a peaceful atmosphere to take in the old-world charm.
The town has a strong French culture. Soak it up with a stroll through the medieval square or with a long and lazy lunch in the sunshine. Elegant boutiques and designer jewellery stores deliver an upscale shopping experience. Often compared to the flashy resort of Courchevel, Megeve is a wonderful alternative if you want a luxury break with a more understated approach.
The centre of Megeve gives you quick access to the slopes and the glorious après ski parties. Rochebrune is a short walk away and has beautiful accommodation options. Mont d’Arbois has a more residential feeling, but it’s home to some of the most exclusive chalets in the area.
Megeve Luxury Chalet
A resort as chic as Megeve is guaranteed to have some of the prettiest chalets in Europe. Rustic interiors with high-end finishes help to extend the resort’s high-end charm into your home. Most accommodation is privately owned, so you’ll have an intimate and personalised experience.
FEATURES – Cosy wood décor blends with sleek modern design. Many of our chalets come with saunas and cinema rooms so you can have the ultimate night in.
SIZE – We have chalets that fit from two to 20 guests. If your group is bigger, give us a call and we can discuss how to choose a great combination of properties to suit you.
CATERING – If you choose catered accommodation, expect excellent service and small touches like champagne receptions and daily flowers.
LOCATIONS – We have locations across Megeve, from the peaceful area of Jaillet to properties at the heart of the après ski scene.
You’ll find an exquisite selection of luxury chalets across Megeve. But to get your perfect property, we recommend starting your search early. Browse our selection of luxury properties below to begin planning an indulgent winter break.
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If you’re looking for a chalet that can handle your next big trip, Chalet Izoard has plenty of personality. Spread across five floors, its large social spaces make it ideal for bigger families. Grab a glass of something decadent from the wine cellar and curl up by the two fireplaces or on the huge panoramic balcony. Tease out those aches in the pool, sauna, and steam bath or work up a sweat in the gym. Keep kids occupied in the cinema and playroom while you make your way through the fully-stocked bar.
Chalet Petite Ourse
Nestled in a snowy woodland, this secluded chalet is perfect for big groups who want to switch off. Minimal alpine design creates a calming space for spending time together. The indoor jacuzzi has floor-to-ceiling windows, giving you the outdoor hot tub experience without the bracing temperatures. Relax in the sauna and hammam or have a movie night with access to your own private bar.
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Megeve Travel & Transport
Megeve is a sprawling town. But there are lifts throughout the resort making it easy to access the slopes from your chalet. There’s an excellent free bus network to help you get around. If you want a day out in another resort, regular coaches will take you there on the Evasion Mont Blanc lift pass.
Travelling by car
Megeve is close to many other beautiful ski resorts, making it a great base for your stay in the Alps. With the convenience of your own car, you can explore everywhere from Courmayeur to Val d’Arly. Only a one-hour drive from Geneva airport, it’s an easy and accessible option if you’re looking for a shorter weekend break. Many luxury chalets offer off-road parking. If yours doesn’t, there are plenty of sheltered parking options nearby.
Travelling by train
The closest train station to Megeve is Sallanches, 12km away. You can find direct trains to Sallanches from many major European cities.
Megeve is close to several major airports. Geneva is the most popular choice. It’s a big transfer hub so has the widest choice of flight times and departure airports.
Geneva (GVA) – 70km
By car – 1 hour 15 minutes
By bus – 2 hours 30 minutes
Chambery (CMF) – 125km
By car – 1 hour 25 minutes
By bus – 3 hours 30 minutes
Lyon (LYS) – 200km
By car – 2 hours
By bus – 3 hours 50 minutes
Annecy (NCY) – 80km
By car – 1 hour 5 minutes
By train – 3 hours 20 minutes
Sion (SIR) – 104km
By car – 1 hour 30 minutes
Take the hassle out of your transfer by booking a private vehicle to pick you up. With everything from minibuses to limousines, you’ll find a great option to suit your group.
Megeve is an emporium of premier dining opportunities. 100 different restaurants are spread across the resort, including three with Michelin stars. Delve into diverse cuisine, as well as plenty of adorable French favourites.
In the town
The first restaurant in the Alps to collect three Michelin stars, Flocons de Sel offers the ultimate fine dining experience. Its intimate atmosphere is made even more special by its secluded location and indoor-outdoor setting. The chef takes delicate local ingredients and turns them into art, from parsnip and beetroot gnocchi to blackberry and fir venison.
Le Table de l’Alpaga and Le 1920 hold two Michelin stars each. The rustic-chic Le Table de l’Alpaga draws inspiration from the surrounding environment to create glorious Savoie dishes. While the chef at Le 1920 uses local ingredients and aromatic plants to create flawless French Haute cuisine.
Unsurprisingly, Le Traditionnel serves excellent traditional delicacies. Among the charming vines, flowers, and wooden beams, you can enjoy a seasonal menu created from the very best local sources.
Away from the hustle and bustle of town, Le Refuge is hidden away in a small hamlet. The ten-minute walk is worth it for this treasure, with delightful old-world décor and a sunny panoramic terrace. Despite its rustic charm, it’s a top-class restaurant for authentic French dishes, especially their famous souffles.
You can also take your taste buds on a round-the-world trip, with sashimi at Kaito, lasagne at Bambini, and juicy Argentinian steaks at Beef Lodge.
On the slopes
With 60 restaurants on the slopes, you’ll have endless options for a lazy mountain lunch. For classic Alpine staples, check out L’Alpage. Escape the cold by a crackling fireplace while you feast on hearty tartiflette. The pretty Le Gouet is a mountainside hut with a small traditional menu. Be sure to try their Croute de Gouet- bread soaked in white wine with cheese and ham.
Get a high-altitude feast at La Forestiere. This charming old farmhouse is the perfect place to graze a cheese and charcuterie board in the sunshine. Meet non-skiers for an Italian lunch at La Giraffe. It’s by the Jaillet gondola and offers stunning mountain views.
Megeve Apres & Nightlife
Megeve has a sophisticated après ski scene, with an endless choice of stylish bars and a laid-back attitude. Savour the cosmopolitan atmosphere on sunny terraces and by rustic fireplaces. While you won’t find the same raucous parties as in resorts like Val d’Isere, there are still several places open until the small hours.
Get a glass in your hand before you’ve even unclipped your skis. Megeve has a fantastic choice of slope-side parties:
- The iconic Folie Douce offers the quintessential après ski experience. Laze in the sunshine with a glass of fizz and enjoy the cabaret show. Or grab a beer and get stuck into some table dancing.
- Le Tigrr has an Asian restaurant on the slopes and a cocktail bar in the heart of Megeve. Start the party mountainside with live music and a Shabu-Shabu fondue.
- If you want to start your après ski back in town, you can still keep your experience sky high. The lovely Rooftop Bar Du Soleil d’Or looks over the rooftops of Megeve’s historic core.
Cosy bars, relaxed drinks, and intimate conversations, this is what Megeve is all about:
- Sink into the rustic décor of The Lodge Bar. This log cabin-style bar will whisk you away to new places with fur blankets, thoughtful cocktails and live folk bands.
- For a local feeling, hang out at Bar Tabac St Paul. Their sun-drenched terrace and great wine list make them a Megeve favourite.
- Bored of vin chaud? The beautiful Bar of Le M de Megève invites you to try their signature hot cocktails. They also have a fantastic wine list and a genepi tasting menu.
You’ll get a unique après ski experience in Megeve thanks to its strong jazz culture and fabulous live music venues:
- Curl up by the fireplace in Club de Jazz Les Cinq Rues while you listen to top international musicians.
- With a sister bar in St Tropez, Le Café is a flawless spot for an afternoon tipple. As dusk falls, the live musicians come out to play classic French music.
- Le Piaf is a Parisian-style piano bar with genius cocktails and rustic-chic décor.
If you can’t get enough of Megeve’s nightlife scene, you’ll find a few places to continue the party:
- Cocoon Club is popular for its old-school glamour and late-night parties, dragging out to 5 am on the weekends.
- Rendez-vous is a flashy spot with good DJs and a big cocktail menu.
- Palo Alto is split across two levels. Start your night in the relaxed piano bar. Or end it upstairs with an eclectic range of international DJs.
Megeve Ski Area
Megeve is a dreamy place to ski. Rolling tree-lined runs and outstanding Mont Blanc views may make this the most picturesque skiing in France. Part of the Évasion Mont Blanc ski area, you’ll have access to 445km of pristine piste. Advanced skiers can be understimulated in Megeve. But they’ll be too distracted by the scenery to notice. This is a resort made for relaxing, with long cruisy runs and wide gentle slopes.
The ski area
The Evasion Mont Blanc area is made up of Megeve, Combloux, La Giettaz, Saint Gervais, Saint Nicolas de Véroce and Les Contamines. You’ll have access to 445km of varied piste and pretty resort towns. If you’re feeling adventurous, you can also invest in the Mont Blanc Pass. This will give you access to 720km of piste and the wider areas of Chamonix, Les Contamines and Courmayeur. Within the smaller Megeve area, there are three main sectors:
- Mont d’Arbois is the largest area, with lots of tree skiing for bad weather days. From here you can reach Mont Joly, the highest point in Megeve and home to the steepest slopes.
- Rochebrune is the most accessible area, with gondolas leaving from both ends of town. This is the prettiest area. Its North facing slopes often have the best snow in the resort.
- The majority of the piste in Le Jaillet is blue and red, making it a great choice for mixed abilities. There’s also fantastic off-piste around this area.
This is a great area for newer boarders and intermediates. Beginners’ areas with wide flat pistes make this a relaxed resort for learning to turn. Intermediates will have a fantastic time carving through the pretty tree-lined runs.
Advanced boarders may need to seek out thrills in the backcountry. You’ll find great powder in the Mont Joux area and some more challenging terrain around Rochebrune.
If you want to show off your skills, there are three different terrain parks across Megeve. The 165-square-metre airbag at Rochebrune is a great opportunity to ease into freestyle or try out something new.
Megeve is a top resort to learn in. New skiers can choose from a wide range of great ski schools. Kids will love the playful facilities. There’s a huge choice of nursery slopes for all ages with wide and flat pistes away from the hustle and bustle.
Once you’ve mastered those turns, you’ll find plenty of gentle terrain to ease you into the main rush. The short green below the Chamois bubble is a great starting point while the drag through the trees at Le Jaillet helps you to avoid the chair lifts until you’re feeling confident. The highlight of your week will be the long green run winding through Mont D’Arbois. Once you’ve cracked this, you’ll be ready for Megeve’s easy blues.
Our recommended ski schools:
- Evolution 2 have snowsports instructions for a variety of levels, but they also host lots of other mountain activities, including paragliding and dog sledding.
- ESF Megeve offers group and private lessons for all ages and also teaches Nordic skiing and biathlon.
- BASS are an established chain across France and teaches private and group lessons for a variety of skills. This is a great option if you’re looking to make the transition to off-piste.
If you’ve got a couple of weeks of experience behind you, you’ll have no problem progressing in Megeve. Thanks to long and easy blues, this resort is the ultimate confidence booster. Find your snow feet again with the blues at Le Tour. When you’re ready to build on your skills, the technical blues in Rochebrune will help you step up your game.
After a few days in Megeve, you’ll be more than ready to get on the reds. Wide and cruisy options will make the transition seamless. If you’re looking for something wide and smooth, try La Petite Fontaine to get you in the zone. The reds around Mont Joux offer stunning scenery and more of a challenge. For the more confident intermediate, Megeve is the ideal resort to try your first black. By French standards, most people consider the black here easy. Why not start with the Super Megeve in Rochebrune and see how you do?
While Megeve doesn’t offer the same difficult challenges as nearby resorts like Chamonix, there are a few challenges here to keep you on your toes. The Princesse run is a local favourite. For a black, it’s not very steep but it’s a lot of fun to race down it.
Tick one off the bucket list with the famous women’s downhill course at Cote 2000. The biggest on-piste challenge in Megeve is the Emilie Allais. The stamina-wearing 3km battle includes moguls, an 812 verticle drop, and a narrow tree section.
If you’re ready to progress to backcountry, ease into it on the slopes under the Christomet chair. With fewer powder hounds here, you’ll find it easier to reach fresh, untracked routes. The Magic Garden at Cote 2000 has some glorious off-piste options. La Giettaz has some fun routes through the trees but you’ll find the steepest entertainment around Mont Joy and Mont Joux. If you’re looking to get more out of your Megeve experience, consider booking a heli-skiing day. You can reach untouched mountain peaks in just 15 minutes.
Although Megeve is a lower resort you’ll find great snow throughout the season. Its green pasture lands need very little snow cover to be skiable and if all else fails, the snow-making machines are excellent. Slopes in the treeline offer plenty of shelter from the elements on bad weather days.
Megeve is one of the prettiest places to be during the festive season, with an ice rink and giant Christmas tree at the centre of the town.
Average snowfall: 51cm
Snow days: 4
January is the coldest month of the year in Megeve. While you’ll have to wrap up a little warmer, the dry snow creates optimal skiing conditions.
Average snowfall: 98cm
Snow days: 7
February is a great time to ski in Megeve and offers uncrowded slopes if you stay out of the peak half-term weeks.
Average snowfall: 73cm
Snow days: 5
The snow isn’t as good in March, so you’ll be better off sticking to the pistes where the snow-making facilities can pick up the slack.
Average snowfall: 48cm
Snow days: 4
Things To Do In Megeve
The most popular non-skiing activity in Megeve has to be the shopping. Upscale boutiques and the very best international brands will ensure your credit card gets a workout.
If you’re not in catered accommodation, why not play chalet girl and pick up a wonderful plate of cakes for your ski group’s afternoon tea? Les Glaçons de Megève makes praline galets from a family recipe dating back to 1909. La Maison Ladurée sells a rainbow of macaroon flavours. You’ll also find a charming selection of local produce, including at the farm shop La Ferme de Joseph.
The pretty town centre sets the tone for an ultimate winter wonderland. As well as horse-drawn sleigh rides from the main square, you can glide among the medieval glamour on the large outdoor ice rink. You’ll find some exhilarating toboggan rides if you’re looking for something with a faster pace.
Active pursuits are in abundance in Megeve. As well as archery and ice diving, the sports centre has a swimming pool, tennis courts, and a climbing wall. Keep yourself occupied in the casino. In true Megeve style, it was previously a 1930s bus station. Or if you’d rather take advantage of the healing mountain air, indulge in the fantastic selection of spas and wellness centres. Why not try The Pure Altitude Spa? Their treatments use plant-based, mountain ingredients to deliver the very best high-altitude benefits.
There are plenty of ways to appreciate the mountains without clipping on a pair of skis. Classic options like snowshoeing and hiking are in abundance. Get a unique experience by racing across Mont du Villard on a dog sled. Or why not take it all in from above? Glide through the alpine air on a hot air balloon or tandem paragliding session.
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