Ski Area

Megeve Ski Area

Megeve’s enormous ski area is divided into three main sectors – Rochebrune, Mont d’Arbois and Le Jaillet. There are other sectors, such as La Giettaz and the runs above the village of St Nicholas, but they are small and on the edges of the main ski area.

The Megeve Evasion Mont Blanc ski area has 136 groomed runs totalling 445km and covered by a single lift pass. While most of the pistes are suitable for intermediate skiers (71%), there is plenty of skiing for beginners (16%) and improving beginners in ski schools will soon progress to ski the easier intermediate terrain. With just 1,237m of vertical elevation between 1,113m and 2,350m, opportunities for advanced skiers on piste are quite limited, but there is also plenty of off-piste skiing in Megeve. Mountain guides can be arranged locally through Bureau Guides Megeve.


The Rochebrune ski area is reached by the Rochebrune gondola from the pedestrianised central square of Megeve or by cable car from the Rochebrune station, a five-minute walk up the hill. The Rochebrune ski area has attractive relined runs for intermediates and is linked to Mont d’Arbois by a cableway which takes you across the valley. From Rochebrune you can continue upwards via several lifts and pistes to Cote 2000, home to some of the most difficult runs in the resort and excellent off-piste.

Mont d’Arbois

The Mont d’Arbois ski area is reached by gondola from the central square and then the Rocharbois cable car across the valley or by ski bus from Megeve centre, which will take you directly there. Mont d’Arbois ski area can also be accessed from the resort of St Gervais, the charming village of St Nicholas de Veroce and Le Bettex. You can also access Mont d’Arbois from Les Contamines, which lies east of Mont Joly (2,350m) in the shadow of Mont Blanc. Many green and blue runs make it great for beginners and intermediates to notch up the kilometres, skiing over to St Nicholas. For more advanced skiing try the steeper terrain at the top of Mont Joly.

Le Jaillet

This is the least visited area but provides uncrowded slopes, beautiful views of the Mont Blanc mountain range and some of the best off-piste skiing in Megeve. A gondola from the Western edge of Megeve takes you up to mainly red runs. To access the village of La Giettaz, the newest area on the Megeve piste map, you must take the six-seater Christomet chairlift.

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