Luxury Ski Chalet Holidays in Megeve

Megeve is France’s answer to St Moritz, created by the Rothschilds in the 1920s, Megeve remains “pure class” in a beautiful location at the heart of a huge ski area.

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Megeve is one of the most stylish yet traditional ski resorts in the French Haute Savoie, surrounded by beautiful scenery yet only an hour from Geneva. A paradise for skiers and non-skiers alike, it’s a true mecca for chic fine dining, boutique shopping and luxury chalet accommodation. Megeve boasts one of the largest ski areas in France with over 400 km of slopes. With extensive gentle skiing, excellent facilities for children and an impressive array of luxury chalets, Megeve is a must for the discerning winter traveller.

Ski terrain

445 Km (linked with St Gervais, Les Contamines, Praz sur Arly, St Nicolas de Véroce, St Gervais, Vallorcine).

Resort Altitude

1,113 M

Ski Altitude

1,040 M – 2,353 M

Highest Lift

Mont Joly chairlift 2,353 M

Runs

Blue 23%,  Red 64%,  Black 13%.

Nearest Airport

Geneva 1 hr

Who is Megeve best for

Megeve is a great choice for intermediate skiiers, families, corporate groups, ski weekends and non-skiers wanting a mountain escape.

When to visit Megeve

From early December to mid-April, with the Glacier staying open all year round.

Beginners

Ticks most of the boxes for first-timers with a relaxed atmosphere and lots of easy terrains to get about on once you’ve mastered your turns – and more than 30 restaurants in the mountains to rest at too when you need a break.

For kids

There are multiple options for childcare in this very family-friendly resort including nanny services, nurseries and special ski schools for kids. There are no less than four separate kids clubs to try out too.

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CHALET LA CONNIVENCE, MEGEVE, FRANCE

SLEEPS 10 + 2 • OUTDOOR HOT TUB • SAUNA • GARDEN
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Ultima Megeve, Megeve, The Chalet Edit 19

ULTIMA MEGEVE, MEGEVE, FRANCE

SLEEPS 14 - 18 • HELIPAD • OUTDOOR HEATED POOL • PRIVATE NIGHTCLUB
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MEGEVE RESORT GUIDE

Luxury ski holidays in a beautiful location at the heart of a huge ski area
ABOUT MEGEVE
SKI INFO
BEGINNERS & KIDS

Megeve is one of the original great resorts of the Alps, established by the Baroness de Rothschild no less back in the 1920s as France’s answer to St Moritz. It remains to this day one of the prettiest ski resorts in the world with cobbled streets surrounding the pedestrianised main square where a huge Christmas tree is erected each December. There’s even a  medieval church and horse-drawn sleighs for taxis.  Courchevel kind of usurped Megeve’s “best in France for the rich and famous” status in the 1960s but the village has quietly carried on regardless, with those in the know still preferring to ski here and leave Courchevel to the tourists!

Megeve is the perfect destination for you if you enjoy window (or actual) shopping, perhaps stopping once in a while for a dainty hand make cake in the local patisserie. The shopping in Megeve, centred on Place de l’Eglise, is almost unrivalled in the skiing world with boutiques like Hermès, Moncler, Killy, Vuarnet, Lacoste and Swarovski all here. The Aalard sports shop should also be on your visit list as it was here that the first purpose-designed ski pants were invented. They were first worn by Emile Alias, an early ski racing hero of France as well as the most famous son of Megeve, who went on to help design now-famous ski resorts here and around the world in the 1950s-70s.  He died in 2012 at the age of 100.  Le Flocon de Neige, another Megeve institution, is where to stock up on handmade chocolates and much, much more.

The heart of Megeve dates back to the 14th century, an era long before anyone thought much about resort design, so this is not a destination where most people can walk out of their chalet door, clip on their skis and head off down the piste to a waiting lift. It’s therefore well worth ensuring that your chalet is one of the few that are ski in/out here, or that your chalet provides a chauffeur service.  There are three main skiing sectors Mont d’Arbois, Le Jaillet and Rochebrune, with the village most directly linked to Rochebrune via a gondola from the resort centre.

Megeve is a great choice for beginners and intermediates with lots of uncrowded slopes, most of them long, easy blues.  Beginners will find very easy green pistes running down alongside every gondola so getting back down should be a doddle.  Better still, most are within the tree line and often produce fantastic vistas out towards Mont Blanc – so essentially the skiing is as pretty as the resort, the complete package, and there’s even an enticing mountain restaurant around almost every turn on the piste.  The only small possible flaw in all this skiing perfection is that the slopes are rather low by modern standards which can be an issue, occasionally, particularly in lower runs if there’s an unlucky warm spell.  Most likely at the start or end of the season.

The resort does not have a global reputation for advanced-level skiing, overshadowed a little by its proximity to Chamonix. Indeed Chamonix’s lift operator recently took over the operation of the ski slopes here and it’s now easier than ever to pop over to Cham if you fancy some of the steeper terrains there for a day or two.

But Megeve does have challenges of its own for those in the know.  The Princesse run, graded black, descend through beautiful woodland scenery and not skiing the Emile Allias black piste would almost be an insult.  Guides charged with taking you off-piste are likely to head off to their secret powder stashes at Mt Joly and St Nicholas and freestylers have three terrain parks to choose from.

Megeve is quite a nice resort in which to learn to ski, although the slopes are fragmented there are lots of easy green runs to get around on surrounding the resort once you’ve mastered your basic turns .

The resort tries hard to appeal to families and has a lot going for it in this regard.  Along with those family-friendly runs and that pedestrianised resort centre there are four separate kids clubs to choose from, each conveniently based by the main lift stations. 

For non-skiing children there are several British holiday nanny agencies available or the Les P’tites Frimousses nursery for 1-3 year olds is an option, located at the base of the Mont d’Arbois lift.

INSIDER ADVICE ON MEGEVE

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APRES SKI & NIGHTLIFE
MOUNTAIN RESTAURANTS
IN RESORT RESTAURANTS
SKI SCHOOLS

“Refined” is probably the best way to describe the nightlife in Megeve, although there are still some places to party as the lifts close, most notably the relatively new Folie Douce (see Mountain Restaurants) until late afternoon.  Cocoon (182 Route Edmond de Rothschild; +33 4 50 21 09 91) is popular with seasonnaires and tourists alike and plays good music with sports on the TV screens.  But this is no Chamonix or Val d’Isere and those looking for full-on nightlife would be better to look elsewhere.  There is, however, a good selection of quieter bars where you won’t have any problem hearing yourself speak.  Jazz is big in Megeve (there’s an international festival here each winter) and the Jazz Club des 5 Rues is one of the oldest and best outside Paris, and does good cocktails too. M Le Vin (50 Rue Saint-François; +33 4 50 58 16 10) has a phenomenal wine list.  There is a small casino here too.

Le Dahu (192 route du Telepherique; +33 4 50 58 97 77) is located at the bottom of the Rochebrunne lift and has a reputation for fast and friendly service, great daily specials and generous portion sizes.

The arrival of a branch of the quite literally “all singing, all dancing” La Folie Douce (+33 (0) 450 58 99 67) a few years ago caused quite a stir in Megeve. The successful formula is the same as the original – self-service or table-service to a very high standard in La Fruitiere with a cabaret show and then apres ski from soon after lunchtime.

La Forestiere (+33 4 50 21 12 95) is an old farmhouse located on the way to Alpette which offers daily specials and a great authentic atmosphere.  Located close to the Emile Allais black run.

Restaurant etoile Flocons de Sel (1775 route du Leutaz, +33 4 50 21 49 99, floconsdesel.com) was the first in the Alps to receive three Michelin stars and we perhaps need to say no more than that?

If you can cope with a mere two Michelin stars, then the light and airy Le 1920 (373 Chemin des Follieres; +33 4 50 21 12 11 ) in the new Four Seasons hotel features locally sourced French cuisine by Chef Julien Gatillon.

Le Refuge (2615 route du Leutaz; +33 4 50 21 23 04; refuge-megeve.com) is another in a long line of top-class restaurants in the resort. Located 15 minutes from the resort centre, famed for its souffles.

Ski Pros Megeve (+33 68 161 0615; skiprosmegeve.com)who employ native English speaking, but also bi-lingual, independent instructors have now clocked up 25 seasons in the resort.

The British Alpine Ski School or BASS (bassmegeve.com) in Megeve guarantees you’ll progress under their tuition.  They offer private or group lessons for all abilities, adults or children.

Evolution 2 (evolution2-megeve.com) employs over 200 instructors in the village who not only teach snowsports but can also provide mountain guiding, and paragliding instruction or even teach you dog sledding.

Speak to a specialist

Discuss your requirements with a chalet expert to receive your bespoke quote & personalised concierge before departure
+44 (0) 208 133 1130

Why Choose Us For Your Bespoke Chalet Holiday in Megeve?

As a respected and trusted agency with over 16 years of experience, you are in good hands. We have travelled the Alps to put together our comprehensive portfolio and know all of our chalets and owners personally. 

What’s more, we will always offer an honest, unbiased opinion to help you secure the chalet that’s right for you, at the best price. With free pre-arrival concierge thrown in. 

Plus if you can’t find what you’re looking for on our site, simply get in touch. We have access to a whole host of stunning chalets and family-friendly properties not yet featured on our site. 

Why us

Specialists in organising luxury ski holidays for families, celebrations & large groups

Exceptional Chalets

 

All of our chalets have been hand-picked with exceptional service and experience in mind. Our comprehensive portfolio offers you access to all of the finest luxury ski chalets in Europe’s leading ski resorts.

INDUSTRY EXPERTS

 

Our ski specialist offer friendly impartial advice and have unrivalled resort and chalet knowledge. They have also visited the properties so we have first hand experience of what will be the best fit for you and your group. 

24HR CONCIERGE

 

Our pre-arrival concierge team work around the clock to ensure you have everything organised to perfection. From expert advice on the liveliest après ski stops to husky sledging, heli-skiing or a private jet, no request is too difficult.

PRICE GUARANTEE

 

Our prices are never undercut. We are competitive in the market and do the research to secure the best deal on your behalf. So you can rest assured you will never find the chalet at a better rate elsewhere.

OUR 5* CLIENT REVIEWS

We go that extra mile

Wow. What an amazing trip from start to end. The Chalet Edit have curated an incredible set of properties. Alongside this the service was faultless; incredibly responsive, knowledgeable and friendly. The team were always thinking ahead of things we needed and provided great recommendations about all aspects of the holiday from childcare, hire, and transfers to restaurants and apres spots. Would not hesitate to book again with the Chalet Edit.

Mrs J B - 15 March 2022Previous Client 5* Review on Trustpilot

Annabel and Anna were so helpful with all aspects (chalet, transfers, childcare, ski equipment etc) and super-efficient. Transparent and timely communication around all Covid aspects too. Would definitely book again, as they really made it so easy for me! Thank you so much for everything.

MS K A - 15 Feb 2022Previous Client 5* Review on Trustpilot

Excellent service from Anna at the Chalet Edit. Super knowledgable regarding the resorts and properties. Very proactive in helping navigating all travel complications due to COVID restrictions. Has become my first port of call for skiing property needs!

MR B Zhao - 04 Jan 2022Previous Client 5* Review on Trustpilot

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