What’s new this winter in Megève for the 22/23 winter season?

Nestled in the heart of the Mont Blanc massif, Megève is a beautiful Alpine village ideal for all those wanting to reconnect with loved ones and the great outdoors. Suitable for skiers and snowboarders of all abilities, as well as those with a love for snowshoeing and cross-country ski, Megève is home to 235 slopes linked by 106 ski lifts, with the region offering 400 km of pristine pistes, attracting couples, families and groups of friends alike. Beyond traditional ski, there are other must-do winter experiences on offer in Megève, including ice climbing, luging, spectacular light aircraft flights over Mont Blanc, authentic Alpine excursions and giant swing experiences. For those that prefer to simply unwind after a long day on the slopes, there are 17 well renowned spas in the village to choose from, offering personalised treatments and wellness areas, ideal for relaxation.

The pedestrianised village centre is hub of culture, it features an abundance of artisan shops, boutiques, and an impressive array of quality three, four and five-star hotels. Widely considered a foodie paradise, Megève offers a choice of over 130 restaurants, including three Michelin star restaurants, all of which focus on fresh local produce. Megève is also home to several fascinating cultural institutions including seven excellent art galleries, showcasing work from some the best regional and international artists, spanning a range of styles and disciplines. This winter Megève has an enviable winter calendar, which includes hosting, a figure skating gala, the starting point of the La Grande Odyssée Savoie Mont-Blanc dog sled race.

The spirit of Christmas is present all winter in Megève, with the switching on of the Christmas lights on 3 December 2022 offering a preview of the magic of Christmas. The ski lifts are set to open on 10 December 2022, and they will stay open until the middle of April 2023. There will be no increase in price of the lift pass this year with a one day lift pass available from €49.50 / £43 and a six day pass available from €277.50 / £242.

New for Megève winter 2022/23:


NEW: Le Chalet du Skieur at the Fermes de Marie

An authentic chalet dating back to 1939, with a wooden façade and red and white shutters, the ‘Chalet du Skier’ is located just outside the village within the Fermes de Marie. Like a tribute to the white-gold pioneers, its natural décor is aptly reminiscent of the principals of the great mountain architects of 1930. The chalet is the ideal location for a family holiday with three bedrooms, a children’s area accessible by a ladder, a well-being area with a sauna and a very beautiful living room where you can enjoy time as a family. A seven-night stay is priced from €3,081 / £2686 pp, based on two sharing a double room on a bed and breakfast basis. en.fermesdemarie.com/chalets/le-chalet-du-skieur

Le Chalet du Skieur Ⓒ David Andre


NEW: XXL swing facing Mont-Blanc

At the top of the Jaillet gondola, on the massif overlooking the village of Megève on one side and the entire Mont-Blanc chain on the other, a high-flying experience awaits thrill seekers, holiday makers, skiers and pedestrians (aged 8 years and over) alike. In groups of three maximum, climb to a height of 16 metres before giving the starting signal and setting off on a hair-raising adventure, swinging at maximum speeds of 20 km/h. A flight on the giant swing is priced from €20 / £17 pp or €50 / £43 for a swing for a group of three. www.megeve-tourisme.fr/en/equipements/giant-swing/

XXL Swing Ⓒ Gabriel Zacharski

NEW: overnight stay in an igloo in the great outdoors

Spend a magical night sleeping in a village of igloos. The experience begins with a fairly easy snowshoe hike under the stars equipped with headlamps. Adventurers will arrive at the village consisting of seven igloos sleeping up to 14 people total. Visitors can enjoy fondue in a fire-heated tipi, followed by mountain storytelling and laughter. Enjoy a relaxing evening then slip into sleeping bags for an unforgettable night. In the morning, breakfast is served around a wood burner before heading back to the village in the sun with views of Mont Blanc. The igloo experience is priced from €125 / £109 pp, including the snow shoe hike with a qualified guide, an evening meal and an overnight stay in an igloo and breakfast. www.megeve-tourisme.fr/en/activite/aperitif-igloo-et-raquettes/


NEW: restaurant L’Atelier brings a taste of the sea to the mountains

This new venue, which takes inspiration from the ocean, brings an exotic feel to the typical mountain restaurants. Come and enjoy a platter of oysters with friends or choose an affordable lunch from one of the set menus, priced at €19 / £16 pp for a main and dessert or a starter and main. Savour seafood specialities or be tempted by a suggestion from the re-imagined Parisian brasserie menu. Made up of a delicatessen, a wine cellar, and a microbrewery, L’Atelier is a full culinary experience and a must visit for any foodies. www.lateliermegeve.fr/


First and Last track ski touring with Oxygène

Seize the day and climb the summits at sunrise to reach the freshly groomed slopes or leave your mark in the untouched powder, accompanied by an Oxygène instructor. Start by climbing the slopes on ski touring skis, enjoy a delicious breakfast at the top before skiing down the empty slope. For the night owls, choose the last track option and climb the mountain as the sun disappears behind the slopes, enjoy a sunset aperitif before skiing down the peaceful slopes. Both first and last track ski tours last three hours and are priced from €200 for one participant, with a €25 supplement for a second participant, this includes a qualified Oxygène guide and breakfast or an aperitif. www.oxygene.ski

L’Ours des Prés – a fun area for young skiers

On the Portes du Mont-Blanc ski area, is a recreational area especially for children and teenagers want to develop and improve their skiing skills. There is a range of games designed to focus on particular skills including balance and control and for the thrill-seekers, a mini ‘Kilometre lancé’ speed skiing stretch which allows you to work on building speed in a safe environment. The L’Ours des Prés area is accessible from the top of the Jaillet cable car and is free to enter. www.megeve-tourisme.fr/en/equipements/espace-ludique-lours-des-pres/