Luxury Ski Chalets Rental in Megève – Ski holidays
Designed by the Rothschild family in the 1920s as a French equivalent to St. Moritz, it remains one of the world’s most exclusive ski resorts and was a popular resort for the French aristocracy.
Megève is a perfect family holiday destination as well as a cultural and social center, with an aura of luxury and sophistication that draws the foreign jet set. The quaint car-free city sits around a central medieval square with a broad architectural selection, from a centuries-old church to a Benedictine to five-star, lavish chalets, and luxury chalets. Megève has trendy boutiques, great Michelin star restaurants, and very chic bars to enjoy an after-ski drink or two, a haven for windows tourists and for those wanting to enjoy ski resorts without going down to the pistes. The village of Megève is one of France’s most picturesque ski resorts with views of the Mont Blanc from many hills. There is more than enough snow to please all the three main ski slopes – Rochebrune, Mont d’Arbois and Le Jaillet.
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Perfect ski holiday: Luxury ski chalets to rent in Megève
MEGEVE : ELEGANT AND UNIQUE FRENCH RESORT.
Families will find lots of gentle paths that will suit younger skiers while lovers of large outdoor trails can enjoy Cote 2000, which is exceptionally high in snow quality. The absence of competition for fresh powder means that a wide selection of fantastic unpaved paths can be a great advantage of the Megève.
Megève is a beautiful place to explore on foot, from family walks in the village to snowshoeing highlands. You can also enjoy a sleigh ride through the countryside with a group of cockroaches or a horse-driven walk to the village.
In the Le Palais sports center with an ice rink and water resort, Megève is a true sports paradise. Megève offers a number of sports facilities.
Exciting events take place all year long, but the illumination of the Christmas tree in the village square followed by a dazzling concert bringing together residents and winter holidays is one of the winter’s most eagerly anticipated affairs.
APRÈS-SKI AND NIGHTLIFE
In Megève, après-ski is mostly centred on the slopes, with the legendary Folie Douce at the summit of Mont Joux setting the standard. This is an outstanding aprés-ski location, with live music, DJs, and an exciting atmosphere.
Megève is a mountain gastronomy ambassador, with Alpine food prepared by some of the French’s most renowned chefs. It takes pride in its great local products and award-winning restaurants, which include three restaurants with coveted Michelin stars, one of which, the exquisite Flocons de Sel, holds the rare three stars. There is something to delight all food lovers’ taste buds with approximately 100 eateries to pick from, offering a broad array of cuisines.
Photo credit Flocons de Sel
MEGEVE IN THE WINTER
Skiing in and around Megève is a delight, with superb modern equipment and stunning, diverse pistes set against the gorgeous Mont Blanc mountain.
The resort boasts various undulating tree-lined pistes for beginners and those who prefer a more relaxed skiing experience. There are also beginning zones (for all ages) with large, gentle slopes that provide a great atmosphere for making your first turns and honing your technique.
Cross-country skiers may explore 45 kilometres of certified Nordic paths. Glide through dazzling pine woods, bright plateaus, and stunning snow-covered fields for a workout and a view.
Do you want to try your hand at freestyle? You may safely practise your stunts and leaps on the 165 square metre Big Airbag. It is installed each winter in the Rochebrune ski resort and allows both novices and experts to test their limits.
For those looking for off-the-beaten-path Alpine activities away from the masses, France has some of the best mountain guides to join you on your travels. This is by far the most secure method to explore the wilderness. Please contact your in-resort concierge to arrange this.
ACTIVITIES OTHER THAN SKIING
Megève can engage people who want to do anything other than ski with a plethora of winter activities. Popular activities include dog sledding, horse sleigh rides, archery, ice diving, and electric fat-biking.
Toboggan zones are ideal for families or anyone searching for an adrenaline rush without the need for skis. Tobogganing is an exciting activity that can be enjoyed after a substantial lunch beneath the starry night sky or with the kids as an alternative to a ski day!
The baths in Megève are a genuine haven of peace and relaxation. Many of Megève’s five-star hotels have day spas with swimming pools, saunas, exercise centres, and comprehensive treatment menus. We would also be happy to organise treatments in the privacy of your own luxury chalet rentals in Megève. Simply contact your concierge to schedule everything from relaxing sports massages to the ideal holiday manicure.
MEGEVE IN THE SUMMER
THE ALPS ARE AMAZING TO VISIT IN THE SUMMER.
The change from winter to summer is stunning, with once-snowy hills turned into lush green meadows. Although the resort is calmer in the summer, there are still plenty of possibilities for adventure and leisure that keep visitors coming back year after year.
GOLFING IN MEGVE
The Mont-d’Arbois golf course is located on a plateau and spans 50 hectares of woods. This is top-tier golf at an optimum altitude, with 18 courses and 21 driving ranges.
Explore the wonderful flora and animals of the Haute-Savoie on foot, while taking in the breathtaking scenery. There are several hiking paths for people of various skill levels. Hiking in Megève will only deepen your admiration for this magnificent place.