Megeve Intermediate

Megeve has masses of great skiing for intermediates with 71% of the ski area is rated suitable for intermediates including long winding tree-lined runs and plenty of good mountain restaurants to stop for a coffee or lunch.

The colour coding in Megeve can be interesting in places. On the Rochebrune side of the mountain early intermediates should be careful as some of the blue pistes are trickier than their coding suggests. Mouillettes is nice and wide up at the top, but it can get a bit narrow at the bottom, while Piste A2 can be avoided by going down the green runs Rosiere or Piste A, which is a beautiful run, measuring 3kms through trees to the Rocharbois cable car. 

By contrast there is an easy black piste – Super Megeve – which is the ultimate confidence builder. La Petite Fontaine is a long red run made up of wide open, rolling terrain. You can ski over to Cote 2000 and back to clock up more kilometres, stopping at the Radaz for the best tartiflette on the mountain. Lanchettes, in Cote 2000, is another lovely long run marred only by a very long drag lift on the way back up.

Mont d’Arbois is filled with opportunities for intermediates. From the Princesse black run, which winds through the trees, the slopes down to Bettex or Les Communailles and the red runs of Étudiants, there is plenty to choose from. Notch up more kilometres with a trip over to the charming village of St. Nicholas and enjoy the stunning views of Mont Blanc. Outside of school holidays and peak season weekends, the pistes can be deserted and lift queues are rare. Favourite lunch spots are Le Gouet for a traditional dish of ‘Pella des Aravis’ and any of the restaurants at the bottom of Les Communailles.

Le Jaillet is even quieter than the rest of the mountain and offers tremendous views of the Aiguille du Midi and the rest of the Mont Blanc massif. Again, there are long winding runs to Christomet and the newly opened link to La Giettaz means another opportunity for letting the skis run. L’Auberge du Christomet is a great lunch stop; it is a favourite for non-skiers as you can drive up to it so you will have to book in peak season.

More advanced skiers can progress to Megeve’s black runs which amount to 13% of the ski area.

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