SKI St Gervais, Megeve, St Nicolas De Veroce, Combloux, Les Contamines and La Giettaz from our chalet
- 430 kms pistes on one very affordable pass
- Slopes for all levels of skier and boarder, but particularly 'Intermediate Heaven'!
- Only fifty minutes from Geneva airport/ an easy 8 hours motorway from Calais
- Very few people out of high season- this is not a mass tourism resort!
- "One of the prettiest places I have ever skied in" - a much heard guest comment
St Gervais forms part of the EVASION MONT BLANC ski area, with 430 kms of pistes spread over a huge geographic area that includes Megève, Combloux, Les Contamines, and La Giettaz ; (we have had guests who have tried to ski the whole area, and a week's stay is not enough!)
This is a huge domain, but is very far from being a mass-tourism resort; this is definitely an area that has yet to be 'discovered'. Out of high season, (school holidays!), you can easily find you have the slopes and the lifts practically to yourselves- the pistes have been beautifully groomed just for you! The lift staff, mostly drawn from the local village communities, are friendly and helpful, making this, all in all, a very special place to ski. People who have discovered this area do not then want to go and ski anywhere else. This is traditional skiing at it's best.
The St.Gervais-Bettex ski area is seamlessly linked to the Megève Mont D'Arbois slopes and thus offers a huge skiing domain. (Ski Megève without the queues to and from the lifts through the centre of Megève.) Beginners are very well catered for with an excellent local ski school, and many green and blue trails, (and not just short runs either ). Intermediate skiers will find paradise, being able to ski for miles and miles on beautiful blue and red runs. Expert skiers will not be disappointed; there are many challenging runs, including one of the most daunting black runs in the Alps, the famous 'Chamois' off the shoulder of the Mont Joly, as well as some excellent off-piste. This (unfortunately!) is where Chamonix comes to ski on snowy days.
Our ski area is excellent for all weather conditions. The wide open spaces of the Mont Joux, Mont Joly and Les Contamines are a delight on a sunny day, whereas the tree lined slopes of the Mont Rosset and Princess give you magical visibility in snow storms and flat light conditions. There is no hesitation about venturing onto the mountain on even the snowiest of days- few people around, fantastic new snow and good visibility! Magic!
Combloux: classic skiing through pine forests on well groomed slopes- a superb day away from the crowds
St Nicolas-de-Véroce: well worth the detour to ski down to this charming Alpine village with it's Baroque church and stupendous view of Mont Blanc.
Les Contamines at the top of the valley: more excellent skiing with its wide, open slopes above the treeline. It is particularly good in early and late season, usually with excellent spring snow.
Be original, take the Tramway du Mont Blanc from the centre of St. Gervais up to the Col du Voza and ski all day in Les Houches.
We will organise a guide to take you to the world famous Vallée Blanche. From the Aiguille du Midi at 3842 metres altitude, the highest cable car in Europe, down the Mer de Glace glacier to Chamonix. Take in the sights and the incredible beauty of the high mountains. Pick your way through the massive ice towers of the seracs. A day to remember for the rest of your life.
- Your "Evasion Mont Blanc" ski pass can be pre-booked and paid for on the internet - please ask us for details
- Ski and boot hire can be organised in advance and our specialist gives discount prices to all our guests
- Out of high season, we accept mid-week to mid-week bookings. Take advantage of those really cheap flights!
Other Winter Activities
One tends to forget that alpine skiing is not the only activity in winter. St Gervais Mont Blanc is a fabulous site for the rapidly growing sport of ski-touring with many safe trails in and above the tree line. Our local ski hire shop can kit you out with all the necessary equipment.
For the more adventurous, we can arrange guides to take you off the beaten track. The same applies for snow-shoeing. There is also an ice skating ring in St. Gervais.
Take a tandem paragliding flight from the Mont-Joux with an instructor- see the slopes from a new angle!
And why not treat yourself to a rejuvenating "après-ski" spa session at the 'Thermes', the well known spa centre in Le Fayet from where St Gervais derives it's 'les-Bains' name.
The possibilities are endless. If you can't manage it all in one week, come for two; our rates are even better.