Advanced & Off-Piste

Megeve Advanced & Off-Piste Skiing

Opportunities for advanced skiers on piste in Megeve are relatively limited with black runs amounting to just 13% of the ski area, but there is plenty of excellent off-piste skiing.

No advanced skier can go to Megeve and miss out on the legendary Emile Allais in the Rochebrune sector. This 3km black run boasts an 812m vertical elevation and at its steepest, it is around 33 degrees and there are decent bumps at the top, followed by a narrow schuss through the trees. 

The women’s Downhill run at Cote 2000, the Descente black run, is another great adrenaline rush, especially as it is kept very well groomed. The Marmotte black run is also worth a look but is often closed due to avalanche risk. 

At Mont Joly, the Grand Chamois is a steep black run that can be fantastic on powder days or nail-biting when icy and the view from the top stretches out to both sides of the valley. Voltigeurs and Bridans, the moderately steep black pistes that snake down through the trees on Mont d’Arbois are often overlooked by the majority of skiers but are very enjoyable. They are frequently left ungroomed so can be good for mogul practice. 

From the top of Mont Joly there are also unofficial off-piste runs to and from Les Contamines. Be careful – these are trickier than the piste map suggests. You are also heading South or South Eastwards, so the the snow conditions can deteriorate quickly. Therefore taking a guide, and listening to their advice, is heavily recommended.

If you’re your searching for bumps, you can also head to Mont Joux. The run under the chairlift there or, on the Rochebrune side, the top of La Petite Fontaine is where to focus on. Also challenging are the bumps at the top of Rosay, the black piste but it can be icy. The black Princesse run is not particularly steep but great fun for a blast.

With over 400km of piste skiing there’s plenty of good piste skiing for advanced skiers to explore the whole ski area at speed and if you get tired of skiing on piste, there is masses of good off-piste skiing in Megeve.

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