The village of Megève, France, is known for its boutique ski resort in the southeast of the French Alps. While its ski resort might be what attracts the crowds each year, it is the splendour of Megeve Village that is the real star of the show.
Megeve is an all-rounder, with its scenery equally as stunning across all seasons and it remains to be a hub of activity throughout the year. The traditionally rustic village is surrounded by some of the best mountains in the world for ski fanatics, and in the warmer months, they transform into green walking trails ready for any avid hiker or nature lover.
From resort essentials, transport to the resort and Megève property for sale, let's explore this Alpine village:
Megève Ski Resort
Megève is one of the most well-known ski resorts and summer holiday destinations in Europe. It is a typical Haute-Savoie resort where history and cultural heritage mix together to form this traditional alpine village.
When Does Megève Ski Resort Open?
The ski season in Megève starts in mid-December and runs right through to mid-April, starting again in Summer from mid-June until mid-September.
Megève Ski Area and Piste Map
In the heart of Evasion Mont-Blanc ski area, with over 445 kilometres of slopes and panoramic views of Mont-Blanc. This area is suitable for families, skiers of all levels, and mountain explorers, who will all benefit from quality snow conditions.
The resort also boasts a vibrant après ski atmosphere, perfect for letting your hair down after a long day on the slopes.
You can download a copy of the ski areas and piste map for Les Portes du Mont Blanc and Evasion Mont Blanc here.
You can pre-reserve your passes prior to arriving in Megève. This helps save time and means that the passes are ready to go so you can head straight to the slopes.
Book your Megève ski passes here.
There is so much more than just alpine skiing in Megève! Learn how to ski or snowboard with the French Ski School, cross-country ski, freestyle, or even book a heliskiing experience for adults and children.
What to do in Megève
Megève tourism doesn’t stop at the ski resort. With green forest and hiking trails providing breathtaking views of Mont Blanc and Mont d’Arbois in the summer months, combined with world-class ski runs, Michelin star restaurants, designer boutiques; there’s no need to go anywhere else for your European getaway:
Endless list of Winter and Summer activities
Whether you’re into skiing, snowshoeing, sledging or taking a night walk through the trees, Megève has plenty of winter sports on offer during the season that everybody can enjoy.
During the Summer season, you will find the lifts and cable cars operating, allowing you to access the domain to mountain bike, find a hiking trail, paraglide or cycle along backroads.
Megève also features one of the largest sports and cultural centres in the French alps; Le Palais Sports Centre. It has incredible facilities, with indoor climbing facilities, heated indoor and outdoor swimming pools, an ice rink and a gymnasium. It even features a cultural centre with a large selection of books and frequent exhibitions.
Local Amenities and Entertainment
Megève has an exceptional après ski offering, with many bars and restaurants located in the village. You will find something for everyone, with Michelin star menus designed by famous chefs, public events held throughout both the summer and winter seasons and a special welcome party each Saturday during winter to welcome the new arrivals.
There are also local farmers markets throughout the year, where you can find a selection of local produce. Take a look at the restaurants and cafes here before your next holiday!
Getting to Megève
Megève is located an hour drive from Geneva Airport, and only two hours from Lyon and its airport Lyon Saint Exupery.
Airport Transfers to Megève Ski Resort
There are many bus services that operate in the area, taking you directly from the airports to the village. You can view all available airport transfer services here.
You can also take a train to Sallanches, which is the nearest village to Megève with a train station. From there you can take a private taxi or the local shuttle bus service.
Megève’s Newest Residence, L’Altima
Our exciting new residence is located in the Les Vériaz neighbourhood of Megève, L’Altima luxury development is a high-end residential dwelling located only a few minutes from the village centre and slopes.
The ski development offers apartments from studio suites right through to 5 bedroom apartments and personalised chalets. A set of common areas will be available to residents, which will include an indoor/outdoor heated 120m² swimming pool, a spa with hammam, sauna, jacuzzi, massage rooms, a tapas bar with local specialities, a playroom and a kids club.
A private shuttle service will also be set up at the residence and available to all, running regular services to and from the centre and main ski lifts. Megève is an ideal place to spend a holiday with family or friends!