Megeve Ski Areas & Meeting Points:
Megeve is at the centre of the Evasion ski area and is comprised of 4 main areas that connect Megeve, St Gervais, Jaillet & Combloux; the 4 main ski areas are Rochebrune, Mont d’Arbois, Cote 2000, and Jaillet.
Beginners – Advanced
Rochebrune can be reached from the centre of Megeve and ‘Le Chamois’ ski lift is a gondola lift that takes you from the town of Megeve to a half way station, which is also connected to the Mt d’Arbois ski area by a cable car called the ‘Rocharbois’. The half way station is the bottom of the Rochebrune ski area and where one of the well set up beginner’s areas can be found. From the half way station the next lift is the ‘Caboche’ gondola that takes you to the top of the Rochebrune ski area.
This area has some fantastic skiing with lots of motorway Piste and tree lined Pistes with plenty of choice from cruisy greens and blues to more speedy reds. It is possible to ski from Rochebrune to Cote 2000 which has some great off Piste skiing and more challenging terrain. If you are skiing from Rochebrune to Cote 2000 be aware that there is a drag lift involved to get there that can be busy in the late morning. For other ways to get to Cote 2000 check out the area’s description further below.
- CABOCHE At the top of 'Le Chamois' gondola (from the centre of megeve), and bottom of the 'caboche' gondola. This is the halfway station with a red rubber carpet on the floor known as the 'red carpet' we meet by the Piste map to the right of the turnstiles.
- ROCHE At the very bottom of the rochebrune ski area there is the 'rochbrune' cable car, and the 'Petit Rochebrune' chairlift, we meet on the snow at the bottom of the stairs under the cable car.
Best Place to eat:
Les Terrasses du maz
Up the stairs to the far left hand side of the halfway station meeting area, or ‘the red carpet’
Tel 0033 (0)45O214591
Beginner – Expert
Mt d’Arbois is the largest area in Megeve and St Gervais, it caters for every skier with plenty of choice and it connects to the areas of Megeve, St Gervais, St Nicolas de Veroce, Mt Joux, and Mt Joly. You can also access Les Contamines skiing backcountry over the top of Mt Joly on one of our off Piste or backcountry courses.
To get to Mont d’Arbois;
You can take any bus from Megeve displaying either ‘Mt d’Arbois’ or ‘Cote 2000’ they go every 20 mins during the main season. You can view the time table on our website.
Alternatively if you are staying closer to Rochebrune you can take the Rocharbois lift across the valley from the half way station at Rochebune to Mt d’Arbois.
From St Gervais,
You can take the ‘St Gervais-Bettex’ gondola to the half way station and then take the next gondola the ‘Bettex-Arbois’ and this will take you to the top of the Mt d’Arbois ski.
Mt d’Arbois has everything to choose from; it starts with a vast beginner’s area and goes up into fantastic terrain both on and off Piste. There is lots of variety at each level from green to black with tree-lined runs on the princess side, to motorway Piste in the St Gervais and Mt d’Arbois main area, then moving up into steeper terrain on Mt Joux and Mt Joly. If you want steep or off Piste and freeride then Mt Joly and its couloirs is the choice for you. ‘See you there!’
- ARBOIS The Club House At the bottom of the 'Mt d'Arbois' gondola station go outside on to the snow, just under the lift to left is the 'Club House' and we meet by the ski racks.
- STGERV At the mid station of the 'Bettex' gondola which is just outside the lift on the snow.
Best Places to eat:
400m down the green mandarins run from the top of the Mt d’Arbois gondola (gondola passes directly above the restaurant)
Tel: 0033 (0)45O213127
Le Chalet De Princesses,
at the half way station of the Princess gondola.
Tel: 0033 (0)45O93OO71
directly at the top of the Mt d’Arbois Gondola.
Self service, and serviced restaurant available (booking required)
Tel: 0033 (0)45O93O584
Intermediate – Expert
Cote 2000 is north facing so the snow here usually stays in great condition for longer (similarly on Mt Joly) this area has some challenging pistes aswell as cruisy Piste and is a venue on the women’s world cup downhill. There are some great stashes of off Piste skiing to be had here. There is not much in the way of tree lined runs here so in bad weather beware.
To get to Cote 2000
Take the bus from town displaying ‘Cote 2000’ they go every 20 mins during the main season. You can view the bus time table here
Alternatively you can ski to Cote 2000 from the Rochebrune ski area.
- COTE2000 We meet at the bottom of the ‘Le Radaz’ Chair lift, just in front of it.
Best Place to eat:
At the bottom of the Cote 2000 Chairlift continue straight on and cross over the Piste continue traversing and Le Radaz is straight in front of you. One the best restaurants on the mountain!!
Tel: 0033 (0) 45O589444
Beginner - Expert
Les Contamines offers the highest skiing of the evasion domain, being higher there is very little tree skiing so in bad weather the 'white out' conditions really will take their toll. When the weather is good the ski area in Les Contamines has everything for everyone and there is some fantastic off piste terrain with all aspects accessable so even in the spring high quality snow conditions can be found all day long.
- CONTA top of the signal gondola just outside on the snow by the big piste map