Winter in Megeve
Skiing and snowboarding:
Skiing in Megeve is great for beginners and intermediates with gentle slopes and rolling pasture, but it also has 35 black runs and off piste skiing which although not epic in the same vein as its neighbour Chamonix, still manages to provide untracked powder many days after a snowfall. With the Evasion Mont Blanc ski pass you have 445km of pistes to ride taking in the three main areas of Rochebrune, Mont D’Arbois and Jaillet, which Megeve shares with the resort of Combloux, and the village of La Giettaz. Also included on the pass is Les Contamines a sparky resort a short drive away. The area’s highest point is Mont Joly and from this peak descend some of Megeve’s most challenging pistes.
Off the slopes:
For people not wanting to ski or those having a day off, there are plenty of activities in Megeve which aren’t skiing. The town has a hugely popular ice hockey team with which plays regular matches both in Megeve and in neighbouring towns such as Chamonix. These matches always have a great atmosphere and it’s definitely worth taking one in. Believe it or not, megeve also has a winter golf course hosting its Winter Golf Trophy in February. Bowling, climbing, dog sledding and a cinema mean you don’t need to bother with skiing at all.
Megeve Polo Masters
Along with Verbier, Megeve has embraced the elite sport of snow polo with exuberance. The Megeve leg is a stage n the Polo Masters Tour and will see 150 horses descend on the town for four days in January.
Coupe d’Europe de Ski de Bosses
If you’ve ever struggled your way down a mogul field this event will put it all in perspective. Freestyle mogul European cup with the best skiers doing battle for two days in March.
FIS Women’s downhill
Come and watch the best female downhill skiers in the world on this leg of the FIS speed ski tour.