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Megève And Friends: All Part Of The Mont Blanc Region -
Megève is in the Savoie region of France. You'll also ski and ride at Combloux, Cote 2000, and Les Contamines resorts.
Megève means skiing through alpine pastures and forests at altitudes of over 1100 m. More difficult skiing and riding is waiting at 2350 m. Megève is part of the huge skiing area covering the 13 resorts of the Mont-Blanc region. Some say this upscale resort is "the St. Moritz of France."
There are interconnected mountains above Megeve and the other villages of Combloux and St. Gervais. You'll find 226 km of groomed slopes. There are 111 lifts in the region known as Evasion Mont Blanc.
St. Gervais is an old spa town dating back to Roman times and has been operating as a ski resort since before World War I. Many of the current buildings date from the last century, but don't worry, the lift system is very modern. It includes a 20-person, high- speed lift to Le Bettex, a development offering slopeside accommodations.
Les Contamines-Montjoie/Hauteluce ski resort is somewhat of a hidden surprise. There are 24 mountain lifts, 121 km of downhill runs in the linked Evasion ski area, and plenty of snowmaking equipment. This sunny ski area lies on the Col du Joly. There's plenty for all levels and an excellent ski school.
Gateway airport is Geneva (70 km). Take the train to Sallanches, then bus or taxi to resort. You also can take the ski bus. Driving? Go from Geneva to Sallanches via A40 and Sallanches to Megeve on RN212.