A ski trip like no other. For those with a taste for old-fashioned charm, Megève is a joy for nature lovers and sportsmen alike. From the twelfth-century Benedictine priory in the central square, to the alpine peaks that rise from its edges, this small town has history and heritage to complement the scenic slopes.
This trip can be customised to your personal preferences.
This traditional Savoyard town has a rare charm, augmented by the narrow streets, whitewashed houses, centuries-old monuments and quaint hamlets. Amongst all the history and heritage is a chic refinement and sporting ambience that makes this a top destination within the Haute-Savoie. Based on your desired levels of authenticity, harmony and hedonism, we will find you the ideal chalet nestled within the mountain pastures.
To maximise your performance and experience on the slopes, have your own bespoke skis designed and crafted by an award-winning designer, artist and competitive alpine skier. Armed with your biometric data, how you ski, where you ski and on what terrain, he will craft top-performance skis in perfect balance with your body and in harmony with nature. He’ll also design graphics that portray your own personal style and celebrate the timeless beauty of the sport. The quality of these skis is second to none.
In the heart of the Mont-Blanc mountain range you will have access to 325km of pistes and 70km of cross-country ski trails. In addition to the three mountains of Rochebrune, Mont d’Arbois and Le Jaillet, you can also take advantage of access to the Mont Blanc ski resorts of Les Contamines, Chamonix and Courmayeur. Freestyle lovers can test their skills on the half-pipe, take a speed test or try the big air jumps. With air bags to cushion your landings, anyone can have a go.
With so much to explore, enjoy the company of a passionate native of the area who knows every corner of every slope. With a World Ski champion or Olympic medallist you will learn and perfect your skiing and get insider knowledge of Megève’s extensive slopes.
To truly appreciate the might of the mountain range and its glaciers, fly by helicopter over the massifs. Already exhilarated, land at a remote musher farm to spend some time with a crew of husky dogs. The stamina and strength of these animals is astounding. Heighten your adrenalin as you venture on a sleigh ride across bumps, climbs, descents and glades above Notre Dame de Bellecombe.
Before you leave, head into the heart of one of the glaciers. The hidden ice caves are resculpted each year by the weight of the glacier. Take the iconic little red Montenvers cog train up the mountain, where a cable car will take you to La Mer de Glace. The resident glaciologist and astro-photographer will meet you to discuss the history of Montenvers, the “sea of ice” and the mountaineers who first discovered this natural wonder. As the sun sets, learn the best techniques to capture the stars, planets and galaxies visible in the night sky.
Amid the mighty Mont Blanc massif, conviviality and sporting spirit come with a breath of fresh air.
Best time to travel: November to April
Number of nights: Seven
For families, couples or small private groups