AS SUMMER SLIPS AWAY ACROSS THE NORTHERN HEMISPHERE, NOW IS THE PERFECT TIME TO PLAN YOUR WINTER GETAWAY.
This year, head out to the stunning alpine slopes of France, which boasts more skiable terrain and higher peaks than any other country in Europe. Maneuver the challenging pistes of Chamonix, bask in luxury in Courchevel, or enjoy family-friendly Megève with its variety of terrain, high-end shopping and Michelin restaurants. Globe Bleu has a selection of luxurious ski chalets in these areas, especially chosen for their first-class amenities and prime locations.
Today we’ll feature the fantastic winter wonderland of Megève.
Considered by many the most beautiful ski resort in Europe, the magical village of Megève is nestled in the French Alps facing Mont Blanc. After World War I, Baroness Noémie de Rothschild transformed Megève from an alpine farming village into the chic destination for high society it remains today — France’s alternative to Switzerland’s St Moritz.
Megève skiing is very extensive if a little fragmented, offering miles of easy pistes ideal for beginners and intermediates looking to put some mileage under their skis. Experts should look for off piste runs in order to find a challenge, or head for a day in Chamonix for some really serious terrain.
The village itself has a medieval pedestrianized center, complete with cobbled streets, horse-drawn sleighs and a fine looking church. For a splurge, take advantage of the several restaurants which boast Michelin-starred chefs.
While many of the hotels in Megève are exceptionally stylish and welcoming, if you are looking for a chalet, Megève only has a few to choose from. One of our favorite chalets in Megève, Alpine Splendor, can be glimpsed here… this property is truly amazing. To explore our hotel offerings in Megève, click here.
We are also able to offer – in addition to transfers by helicopter or private vehicle, lift tickets and accommodation – a number of extraordinary experiences including: dog-sledding with Siberian Huskies (day or night), night-skiing, heli-skiing, ski and snowboard lessons with top professionals, hot air balloon trips over the alps, mountain picnics, wine and cheese tastings, your own private chef, and much more.
The nearest major airport is Geneva, and nearest TGV station is Bellegarde (or Annecy). However, there is a small airport in Megève and private plane/helicopter service is possible. For those booking a package with us, Globe Bleu can arrange return transfers by car/minivan, helicopter or airplane.
To book your dreamy winter getaway to Megève this year – contact us now.