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Megève

Megève Ski Resort Guide

Megève, France

Rated: 3/5 (from 6 ratings)

Ski Area Highlights
Recommended ForBeginners, Snowboarders, Snowfall and Apres-Ski!
Total Piste Length445km277 miles
Highest Lift2,350m7,710ft
Resort Height1,100m3,609ft
 Nearest AirportsGeneva and Annecy
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Megève

The French ski resort of Megève is in the French Alps at an altitude of 1,100m3,609ft, with 445km277 miles of marked runs.

Summary

Megève is part of the Ski Pass Mont Blanc area with access to 952km592 miles of downhill skiing, with 507 marked pistes, served by a total of 248 ski lifts. In addition to the skiing in Megève itself (445km277 miles of pisted ski runs), the appropriate ski Lift Pass will allow you to ski or snowboard in the other Ski Pass Mont Blanc ski resorts of Argentière, Chamonix, Combloux, Cordon, Le Tour, Les Contamines, Les Houches, Passy Plaine Joux and St Gervais Mont-Blanc.

With ski lifts as high as 2,350m7,710ft, snow cover is generally reliable.

Skiing

There are a variety of pistes to suit all levels of skier ability, from Beginner to Expert.

Snowboarding

Megève offers some good boarding and there are a variety of Snow and Terrain Parks in Megève.

Notable Ski Runs

The most difficult run is the 'Voltigeurs'.

Snow and Weather

When will it snow in Megève?

The next notable snow forecast is 3cm1in, expected on 5 December, with around 14cm6in forecast over the next 7 days.

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Ski Area Stats

Megève Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats
Black Pistes
Expert Trails
11
Red Pistes
Intermediate Runs
25
Blue Pistes
Easy Trails
28
Green Pistes
Beginner Runs
19
Downhill
Total Length
445km277 miles
Cross Country
Total Length
40km25 miles
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts
79

Ski Pass Mont Blanc Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats
Black Pistes
Expert Trails
66
Red Pistes
Intermediate Runs
206
Blue Pistes
Easy Trails
155
Green Pistes
Beginner Runs
54
Downhill
Total Length
952km592 miles
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts
248

Altitudes

Megève Ski Area Heights

Lift Heights and Resort Altitude
Highest Lift2,350m7,710ft
Resort Altitude (Megève)1,100m3,609ft
Lowest Piste1,050m3,445ft
Max Vertical1,300m4,265ft

Ratings & Suitability

Ratings for Megève
Intermediate Skiers
Beginners
Snowboarding
Snow
Apres-Ski

Ski Hire in Megève

Ski Hire Shops in Megève.

For more information, see our page about Megève Ski Hire.

Ski Lessons in Megève

Find a Ski Instructor

To choose a Ski School, and book Group Ski Lessons or a Private Instructor, see Megève Ski Schools and Megève Ski Instructors.

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Location and Map

Where is Megève?

This ski resort is in the French Alps in Ski Pass Mont Blanc, Haute-Savoie.

Map

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How to get there

 By Air

The nearest airport to Megève is Geneva, 57 minutes drive away.

Annecy, Chambery, Grenoble, Sion, Lyon St-Exupéry, Lyon Bron, Turin Caselle, Berne and Dole–Jura airports are all within three hours drive.

Annecy and Geneva are just one hours drive away, in good driving conditions, so you can be on the piste quickly.

Infrastructure

Ski Lift Capacity

The 79 ski lifts are able to uplift 52,000 skiers and snowboarders every hour.

Snow Making

Snow-making is available, with 650 snow cannons.

Season Dates

When is Megève open?

We don't currently have confirmed season dates, but hope to soon.

Usual opening is early December (Partial opening until Christmas week when fully open), and usual closing is Mid April.

NOTE:- Ski area, lift and piste opening is subject to Current Snow Conditions.

Piste Map

Megève Piste Map
Megève

COVID-19 / Coronavirus

We don't yet have specific details of the COVID-19 precautions being taken in Megève, but they are likely to include most of the following :-

  • Face masks required on lifts, and in shops.
  • Social distancing in public areas.
  • Reduced lift capacity.
  • Extensive disinfection / sanitization.

French Ski Resort COVID-19 Measures describes further measures that may also be applied.

Visit the Megève Tourist Office for the latest.

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