Megève Ski Weekends
Megève is a fantastic ski weekend location. The charming French town is home to a large skiing area and a plethora of activities to keep you entertained whilst you aren’t zooming around the slopes. The town is fairly quiet and it doesn’t draw the crowds like Val d’Isère or St. Anton does, but this has helped it maintain its traditional Alpine feel.
Megève is only 75 minutes from Geneva airport too, making it an ideal short break destination.
- Approximately 75 minutes from Geneva
- Wide, cruisey slopes
Megève’s town is wonderfully rustic and pleasing to the eye. Megève is a 13th century village which has expanded into the ski resort we know and love today. The resort has plenty of old-world charm and is extremely scenic; with cobbled streets, old baroque clocktowers and cosy wooden chalets. The resort is also home to an array of chic shops, jewellers and fantastic Michelin-starred restaurants; it is an ideal short break destination for a food lover.
The skiing in Megève is as scenic as the town itself. Most of the slopes are lined with beautiful and large wooded areas; perfect for snowy days or weaving between the trees. The area is suited mainly for beginners and intermediates and has a plethora of gentle green and wide blue slopes. The ski area is vast with almost 450km of terrain to keep you entertained over a 4 night stay. Advanced skiers will have to look a bit harder but there is some fantastic off-piste to be done here.
One thing that draws weekend skiers to the lovely town of Megève is the restaurants. The resort has some of the best restaurants in the Alps and there is something to suit every budget; from modestly priced meals at La Table du Trappeur to gastronomic delicacies at Michelin-starred Restaurant Flocons de Sel. The resort has everything from cosy little creperies to rustic farmhouse brasseries; if you’re looking for a fine dining Mecca, this is the place.
Megève has a fairly low-key and refined après but there are still plenty of places to go. There are a handful of atmospheric bars that are perfect for enjoying a drink of your favourite tipple whilst listening to some live music; such as the Jazz Club des Cinq Rues. The recent introduction of a La Folie Douce in Saint Gervais has also increased Megève’s attraction as an après destination for weekend skiers. Megève also has a great selection of modern shops and jewellers.