This nickname, given by Baroness Noémie de Rothschild when she discovered the Plateau du Mont d ́Arbois in the 1920s, has never left Megève. It suits it!
Megève was then a small agricultural village that enjoyed a very fertile land in summer and a white paradise in winter. the origin of the name “Megève” is Mageva in Latin, which means in the middle of the waters. because the village is surrounded by 2 Torrents and many water courts and alpine water sources.
This unique village, open to different ranges bathed in sunshine, is perfect for activities and fun with family and friends. Ideas abound for sharing experiences that will stay with you for years.
This is one of the secrets of Mègeve’s attraction and the loyalty of its holidaymakers…
With slopes carved out between forests and old mountain pastures, the striking view of Mont Blanc, the accessible off-piste, the confidential but demanding black runs, and the routes criss-crossing the slopes, the domain has so many highlights that it charms skiers from all over the world. The resort continues to improve its infrastructure, this year notably with a complete renovation of the Caboche line. It was also in Megève that the first cable car intended for the transport of skiers to sight in 1933. the red cabins of this Megève cable car are symbolic of the destination.
Sparkling and twinkling night in the village
The village of Megève is both elegant and charming, but the magic really happens at nightfall when it is bedecked in light. Finding yourself on the pedestrian streets in the heart, whether you’re in ski gear or evening dress, you can linger at a table or in a shop, stroll along the little, confidential streets, marvel at its iconic square and historic church, or have fun slipping on some ice skates. It’s just full of life !
And this is where the real story begins, that of the heart, which remains and continues.
Come skiing in Megève and discover new sensations !
Between 1027m and 2485m altitude, in the heart of a wide variety of landscapes. 400 km of equipped pistes available for you, 102 ski lifts and 235 pistes as well as 647 snow cannons. Megève, along with Combloux, la Giettaz, Saint-Gervais, Saint Nicolas de Véroce and Les Contamines make up the ski area of Evasion Mont Blanc.