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Geneva Airport to Megeve Transfers, Private Ski Transfers
The ski resort of Megève has a medieval history that has been well persevered in the resorts growth, now one of the most iconic locations for a winter holiday in Europe.
Situated in a sunny valley at the foot of Mont Blanc, Megève and the surrounding resorts have 450km of skiing available to guests; together with its picturesque village Megève has long been a favourite for many.
Megeve to Geneva Transfers
Getting to Megève with GVA Transfers is easy. The travel time from Geneva Airport to Megève is very short, just 1 hour and 20 minutes. Our driver will meet you at the airport, straight from your flight and with our range of new, luxurious and comfortable vehicles, traveling to Megève couldn’t be simpler.
Skiing in Megève
Skiers wishing to explore only the Megève ski area can get access to up to 100km of pistes, whereas most choose to upgrade their pass to the Evasion Mont Blanc whereby access to 450km of pistes is available, certainly more than enough to explore on a week-long holiday. The Evasion Mont Blanc pass encompasses several resorts, Megève being one of them but also covering other well-known areas such as Saint Gervais, Combloux, Le Contamines Montjoie, La Giettaz.
The pistes in Megève are spread across three different mountains – Le Jaillet, Rochebrune and Mont d’Arbois. Much of the area is wooded, making it a great spot even if the light is flat or the snow arrives. The variety of terrain is excellent, with the main gondola going from the centre of town and dropping in the Rochebrune area. Full of motorway style pistes, intermediates will get great enjoyment from the variety of red runs in the resort which make a up a large proportion of the skiing.
There are some great views to take-in in Megève, a favourite reachable via the Epaule red run down into St Nicolas de Veroce, here the view out to Mont Blanc is breath-taking. In the Mt Joly and Mt Joux areas the steeper slopes and off-piste take the lead with copious amounts to explore beyond the boundaries of the piste (although as always, take a guide for safety).
In the center of the ski area the Mont Joux snow park offers freestyle skiing and snowboarding enthusiasts some great features, with plenty of jumps and rails as well as the 120m long half pipe and airbag. In addition to the great skiing on offer, Megève does not seem to suffer too much at the hand of half term and holiday crowds, remaining a relatively quiet place to ski in comparison to other notoriously busy resorts. This also remains true on powder days where untracked runs can still be found late into the afternoon.
Megève Key Facts
Lift Opening Dates: 23rd December 2017 – 8th April 2018
Resort Height: 1100m
Skiing Up To: 2350m
Longest Run: 5.5km
Km of Runs Available: 100km (Megeve) 450km (Mont Blanc Evasion)
Nearby Resorts: St Gervais, Chamonix, Flaine, La Clusaz
More Information about Megève
Megève is one of world’s most iconic ski destinations. Its history goes back to the 1920’s when a Baroness of the well known Rothschild family wanted to develop the French alternative St Moritz, it success places Megève firmly on the ski map.
Megève’s pretty village is mostly car free; here you’ll find gorgeous features such as the horse-drawn carriages, open air ice rink, smart cobbled streets and of course the 13th century church. The resort has an authentic, chic feel to it; streets are lined with boutique shops and cosy restaurants. It is well recognised for its alpine ambiance, but with much less pretention that some other well-known resorts, although it is still considered a favourite amongst affluent holidaymakers and celebrities.
Megève has all the amenities one would expect in a good ski resort, along with outdoor activities such as snow shoeing and dog sledding, there is an indoor sports centre, with a pool, Jacuzzi and sauna as well as other activities on offer such as bowling, climbing and a cinema. Megève even has its own Jazz Festival hosted at the end of March every year.
The après ski in Megève has gotten more lively in recent years, now with its own Folie Douce at the top of the Mont Joux ski lift, and a large range of bars and restaurants in the village offering après parties as well as more relaxed cocktail and wine bars for those wanting a more low key experience.
Getting to Megève
Geneva Airport is 90km from Megève and a 1 hour 20 minute transfer away, depending on traffic and weather conditions. Transfers from Geneva to Megève can be booked easily through our online booking system. You’ll receive an instant confirmation of your booking and feel safe in the knowledge that we will take care of your transfer. All of our transfer vehicles at GVA Transfers are equipped for mountain roads and we offer a 24/7 customer service line if you have any questions about your transfer to Megève.
GVA Transfers and Intersport
At GVA Transfers we know that selecting the right ski or snowboard hire can be tough, that’s why you should leave it to the experts. We always recommend Intersport for all of our clients. They have shops all over the French and Swiss Alps and offer a large range of gear rental for all abilities.
Did you know that when reserving your ski equipment online, you can save up to 60% versus resort prices? All of our GVA clients receive an additional discount on Ski and Snowboard Hire when reserving online with Intersport.
You can book your ski & board hire using our unique discount code, pre-loaded via this link! By pre-booking, you can save both money and time when you are on your holiday.