By "Megeve Mike"
How to get to Megeve - but don't tell anyone!
Megeve is well known by few and is a jealously guarded secret among those that frequent its ski slopes; Michelin Guide rated restaurants, high-end shopping stores, Casino and quaint narrow cobbled streets. The village is dominated by the traditional church belfry and square, all in a pedestrian friendly atmosphere. Horse drawn sleighs carry tourists about during the peak periods adding a festive and memorable experience for young and old.
The ski area is laid out so that the summit of Mt Blanc is almost always in view when skiing. The runs cut through trees, a very welcome change to most ski areas in the Alps that are above the tree line. Thus adding a touch of green to this Haute Savoyard village!
Great skiing for all levels with a particularly pleasing predominance of upper intermediate skiing terrain.
The Espace Mont Blanc domain is a whopping 445 Km with over 111 lifts making Megeve and partner ski areas (la Giettaz, Saint Gervais, Saint Nicolas de Veroce, Combloux, les Contamines Montjoie and Cordon) the top six longest ski areas in France.
...But don't tell anyone how nice it is!
If you are flying to ski the French Alps and Megeve you have the following possibilities. Chambery Airport, Geneva Airport or Grenoble Airport: All are approximately a one hour drive away. This makes Megeve a highly accessible ski destination, suitable for a long weekend, from any airport in the UK.
Leave the UK at 8:00 am and you're on the slopes by noon.
Be aware that the above can vary depending upon traffic and weather conditions.
Driving: From Geneva you will go take the A40 direction Mont Blanc/Chamonix and turn off at Sallanches - exit 20. After exiting take direction Albertville, then follow the signs to Megeve.
Driving: In the event of bad weather:
If you drive from Grenoble and Chambery, direction A 41- E712, to Annecy/Geneva/ La Roche sur Foron and get on the A40 direction Mont Blanc/Chamonix and turn off at Sallanches - exit 20. After exiting take direction Albertville, then follow the signs to Megeve.
Good weather alternative:
If you drive from Grenoble A 41 - E712 to the A 430 direction Albertville. Take the N212 at Albertville up the beautiful Gorges de Arly to Megeve.
Please note however that this route can be closed due to rock and mud slides and traffic can be a problem!
Megeve Ski Lessons
Please contact Mike Beaudet through SkiProsMegeve.com.