Megeve

Mountain stats

Top lift:2353m
Vertical drop:1253m
Bottom lift:1100m

LiftsLift count : 4 x Cable-cars   10 x Gondolas   37 x Chairlifts   61 x Drag-lifts  

420km of pistes

Easy
48%
Intermediate
40%
Advanced
12%
Total Pistes:170
Longest Piste:3.6km

Those arranging a visit Megeve may think they’ve booked a holiday to one of the worlds largest interlinked areas. Well you have, well sort of as long as you don’t mind a long walk through the fur clad cafes of the village, or you’re good at driving in your board boots. It’s an old alpine village which has kept its charm, the boarding takes place on three mountains two linked by one lift the other a long walk. If you’re here for a week then you should stump up the extra 50 euros and buy a pass for the whole 420km area. The valleys most suited to intermediate boarders or old school advanced cruisers, although there are still plenty of freestyle opportunities. Its main problem is it's altitude, with St Gervais being at 950m and Megeve being at 1100m, in a poor season the white stuff may be lacking on the lower runs. The area also only goes up to 2350m, so it may not be the best option in April.

An even more expensive pass opens up 720km of piste. The Mt Blanc area pass also  covers Chamonix, Les Contamines and Courmayeur in Italy, so if you have a car you will have plenty of options. The lifts in Megeve are pretty good and certainly less crowded, quicker and newer than nearby Chamonix, so you will not be wasting time lining up in the lift queues.

 

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World Ranking

25th

Overall in France

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