Chic and family-friendly, authentic and charming, crowd-free and with a huge ski area in the shadow of Mont Blanc: Megeve is a picturesque resort which combines rustic French ambiance with the facilities of a modern ski resort.
Very much a Haute-Savoie village – even today there are many working farms - Megeve came into its own after the First World War when Baroness de Rothschild decided it should become the French St Moritz. By the Sixties and Seventies the village’s cobbled streets and beautiful hotels had earned Megeve a reputation as one of the stylish resorts in Europe.
No major tour operators frequent Megeve so it retains this unassuming chic. It is a gastronomic centre with over 80 restaurants – eight with Michelin stars – so when it comes to eating out you cannot be disappointed. And despite its compact proportions, the town also hosts a lively après ski.
Skiing in Megeve is varied and generally crowd-free. The ski area totals 445km with all level of skier catered for and with certain lift passes also give access also to the neighbouring resorts of St Gervais, Chamonix and Courmayeur. An extensive snow canon network means the resort, although low lying, has good snow cover throughout the winter season.