MEGÈVE ACTIVITY: IN SUMMER AND WINTER, SKIING, HIKING, MTB HOLIDAYS IN THE MOUNTAINS
Activities in Megève
Megève has the particularity of offering superb activities according to the seasons. Lovers of snow sports, lovers of mountain restaurants, and dreamers of cocooning moments by the fireside will appreciate the winter season. The summer season is very popular with nature lovers and those looking for exceptional activities. Mountain biking, hiking, mountain pasture lunches, paragliding.
Skiing in Megève
The ski area of the resort and its surroundings, with its 400 km of slopes, is divided into 2 large areas. The first accessible from the center of the village includes 4 areas: Caboche, Mont-d'Arbois, Cote 2000 and Saint-Gervais. These areas come together offering several hundred kilometers of ski area. Park in the free Princesse car park in the city center, set off in the early morning to enjoy the freshly groomed slopes, stop at one of the many mountain restaurants, join the Mont-d'Arbois area, admire the panoramas of Mont-Blanc , take the Mont-Joux chairlift and end with a little café at “la folie Douce” or “la fruitière”, with a view and atmosphere. The second zone includes the domains of Combloux and Jaillet. These 2 south-facing areas will offer you exceptional views of the Megève valley. More family atmosphere and less frequented, you will enjoy its many mountain restaurants with authentic charm and its blue slopes crossing wooded areas.
You can buy your ski pass depending on the area where you want to ski. To avoid queuing at the ticket office, consider buying your ski pass on the internet (les Portes du Mont-Blanc website). Then all you have to do is reload your card each time you stay. To take advantage of 30% reduction, take your package before the end of November. The package only includes basic insurance, we strongly advise you to supplement it with specific ski insurance. For those who want to take lessons with ESF instructors, we invite you to book your lessons in advance (from October) to have the best schedules and especially availability. The tests for the medals are usually on Fridays during school holidays. To take the test, you must have taken a minimum of lesson hours with an ESF instructor.
Shopping in Megève
Enjoy a shopping session in the many stores in the city center. Walk down the central aisle and discover the latest trends in its luxury boutiques. Major brands also offer you all new collections for ski and hiking clothing. Stroll through its many decoration and souvenir shops. The stores remain open all year round and will welcome you whatever the season.
GOOD TO KNOW:
Sales usually start on the first Wednesday after the New Year. Find the “big clearance sale” in April. Many traders are on the megeveshopping.com application
Outdoor activities in Megève
Alone or with your family, you will find your happiness among the many activities in Megève. Outdoor activities are available to you during all seasons. Snow lovers will be able to take advantage of the many courses and areas for snowshoeing, dog sledding and of course going down the slopes which cover 400 kilometers of ski area. Accompanied by your children , the ice rink, the toboggan runs, the laser game or even the paint ball, will delight the youngest. For all those in search of adrenaline , why not go paragliding from Mont-Joux, take an aerial visit above Mont-Blanc by plane or hot-air balloon or off piste in the high mountains with a guide! The landscapes and activities during the summer will also seduce you. Alpine or aquatic hikes, mountain bike rides with routes for each level, moments of well-being at the SPA, picnics organized with excellent local products while enjoying unforgettable views of Mont-Blanc, not to mention its special moments in many mountain pasture restaurants. From May, come and enjoy the Golf du Mont-d'Arbois, which offers you an incredible golf course in a unique setting.
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Indoor activities in Megève
For art lovers , Megève invites you throughout the year to visit its many art galleries and take advantage of the exhibitions of painter, sculptor or photographer artists. For cultural activities , you will have the opportunity to discover the city's museums and visit its imposing Saint-Jean-Baptiste church. The Palais Megève also offers warm moments in the media library to discover the history of this region. In rainy weather and for the more chilly, the sports center offers many indoor activities such as the skating rink, a climbing wall, a Spa with saunas and hammams and numerous aquatic pools for young and old alike. Come and discover the aquatic course and admire the panoramas that surround it.
Remember to book in advance for indoor climbing lessons.