What to do on holiday in Megève

Megève destination guide: make the very most of your holiday in this top French Alps resort in summer and winter with our handy destination guide.
Famed as one of the original skiing destinations, Megève exudes history and charm, as well as excellent accommodation, amenities and skiing conditions.

As one of the most family-friendly ski resorts to be found in the Alps, you will always find an option to suit all ages and abilities whether in skiing or in summer activities.

This charming, authentic Alpine village houses a wide range of luxury accommodation, from cosy apartments and chalets for small groups right up to 5 star luxury on a grander scale.

Our expert destination guide to Megève will put all the information you need at your fingertips.

Best places to stay

Megève has been welcoming guests for decades and visitor have a wide range of luxury accommodation to choose from. Grand chalets, town apartments and 5 star hotels are all available depending on your party’s requirements.


Best for secluded luxury - Hotel Alpaga
Best for alpine ambiance - Les Fermes de Marie
Best for après ski relaxation - Chalet Mont Arbois
All hotels in Megève


Best for grand luxury - Chalet Tiffany
Best for authentic charm - La Ferme d Hélène
Best for cosy chic - Squaw Valley Apartment
All summer and winter chalets in Megève

Best places to ski

Megève is surrounded by a fantastic variety of skiing areas, offering over 325km of pistes that will suit everyone from thrill-seekers to absolute beginners. A thorough network of ski lifts makes getting from piste to piste easy and convenient, and great off-piste skiing is also an option. Our recommendations are below, but there’s a fantastic range of pistes within easy reach of Megève so click on the link below for complete information.

Best for kids - La Caboche
Best for off-piste - Magic Garden Coté 2000
Best for adrenaline junkies - Emile Allais
All ski areas in Megève

Best ski schools

Whether you want 1-2-1 tuition to hone advanced techniques or group tuition with your family or other beginners, Megève offers a wide range of ski-schools to suit all. Experienced and multi-lingual instructors will help you get the most out of your tuition, allowing you to enjoy as much of Megève’s extensive skiing area as possible.

Best for off-piste - Freeride school Megève
Best for older kids - Revolution Glisse
Best for family lessons - Ski Pros Megève
More information about Megève ski schools

Best places to eat

With fine dining, hearty Savoyard dishes and world cuisine all available in the village, Megève offers the hungry visitor all manner of fine dining options. Michelin starred restaurants can be found near traditional Savoyard kitchens and quality cuisine from all corners of the globe is available. In Megève , meal times aren’t just a break from the slopes, they are a gourmet experience in their own right.

Best for refined luxury - Flocons de Sel
Best for traditional Savoyard dishes - L’Alpage
Best for alpine views - Chalet des Princesses
More top restaurant picks
All restaurants in Megève

Best winter sports

With such a vast quantity of pistes within easy access, you’d be forgiven for thinking that skiing was the be all and end all of winter activities in Megève. However, the surrounding area is positively jam packed with alternative activities to keep you occupied if you fancy something a bit different.

Best for ice-climbing - Guides de Megève
Best for Husky sleigh tours - Mont du Villard Nord
Best for snowshoe excursions - Guides de Megève
All winter sports in Megève

Best places to shop

When you’re not skiing, eating fine cuisine or relaxing in your top quality luxury accommodation, Megève has plenty of quality shopping to entice you! From international brands to local specialities, you’ll find what you’re looking for in Megève’s lively and bustling town centre.

Best for jewellery - Joly-Pottuz
Best for ski gear - 80 sous le pied
Best for patisserie - Aux Delices de Megève
All shops in Megève

Best things to do in summer

When the snow melts and the skiing stops, the range of exhilarating outdoor activities keeps on going, all year round. In the summer, the mountainsides become a playground for mountain bikers and climbers of all ages and abilities. Megève is home to a range of expert companies, especially the local specialist Guides de Megève, who can help you make the most of the stunning natural surroundings in summer.

Best for rock climbing - Guides de Megève
Best for mountain biking - Bike Addict Megève
Best mountain hikes - Les Guides de Megève
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