Megève is a luxurious ski resort located in the Savoy Alps. It is one of the most elegant places for rest and winter sports. The cozy town astonishes the guests with its unique style and an amazing combination of perfectly prepared pistes and excellent infrastructure.
The ski resort was opened about 100 years ago. Even today the beautiful homesteads and the Savoy houses surrounded by luxurious villas and chalets are reminders of the historical past of the town.
The season at Megève starts in December and ends in early April. The altitude difference is 1 113 – 2 350 meters. Many guests call the town a winter fairy tale for its well-groomed slopes, the snow cover of which is preserved by trees and numerous cannons along the perimeter of all slopes.
In the resort area is prepared:
- 8 sectors for beginners;
- 4 – for cross-country skiers;
- 6 snowpark;
- 1 toboggan run, working all year round.
There are several ski areas in the vicinity of the town:
- La cote 2000;
- Mont d`Arbois;
- Le Jaillet; La Princesse.
For beginners are prepared routes not far from the resort. Intermediate skiers can try their hand in the areas of Jaillet, Mont d’Arbois and Combloux. For extreme skiers suit the tracks around Mont Joly and Mont Joux.
On the slopes there are 235 tracks of varying difficulty for a total length of 450 kilometers. In Megève there are three ski schools with 500 experienced instructors who will help each skier to learn and improve their skiing skills.
Elevators and ski passes
Numerous slopes are served by 113 different elevators, so there are never any queues. Upon arrival to the resort you should immediately buy a skipass MBU, which gives the right to ski on the slopes of about 1,000 kilometers of three countries in France, Italy and Switzerland.
In addition to skiing on the slopes in the town offers a variety of options for leisure activities:
- Swimming pool;
- Fitness room;
- Rock climbing;
In your free time, the whole family can go to the movies or the theater, see exhibits in the art gallery or check out the local museum. There are music nights and concerts throughout the season.
In January, there are snow polo competitions and dog sled races. In the spring, the resort hosts an internationally renowned jazz festival.
For families with children
The resort provides a variety of activities for children of all ages:
- Several fun mini-clubs;
- Heated swimming pool;
- Tobogganing on the water;
- Downhill skiing and dog sledding.
The city has more than 80 eating establishments with a variety of menus to suit all budgets. Foodies will love the cuisine of Michelin-starred restaurants. Nightclubs and discos open at night.
Where to Stay
As in any other town, in Megeve, every tourist can choose an accommodation option according to their financial capabilities and preferences. For example:
- Hotels and hotels;
- Apartments and residences;
- Guest houses and wanted;
- Chalets and villas.
It is most convenient to book a room with breakfast and eat lunch and dinner in one of the many establishments.
How to get there
Megève is 268 kilometers from Aeroporto di Milano-Malpensa. The transfer from the company Elite Royal Cars will help to save time. On the way tourists spend only 3 hours.