Megève, one of the most charming ski resorts in Europe
Set against the dramatic backdrop of Mont Blanc, Megève is the grande dame of the Alps and is viewed by many as one of Europe’s most charmingly chic ski resorts. Founded by the Rothschild family in the early 20th century to rival St. Moritz, beneath Megève’s traditional Alpine appearance lies the flair of an elegant and glamorous aristocrat. Megève’s loyal international clientele visits year after year.
More than perhaps any other French resort, Megève epitomises Old World charm, with its beautifully preserved medieval centre with narrow cobblestone streets, fashionable high-end boutiques, working cheese farms and Michelin-starred restaurants.
Its skiing is first-class, with snow lovers enjoying access to one of the world’s largest lift-linked ski areas (425 kilometres of pistes). In summer, Megève is just as appealing, tucked in amongst flower-filled mountain pastures. The resort offers a number of activities that include watersports on Lake Javen, walking, hiking, horseback riding, mountain biking, paragliding, canoeing, tennis and golf.
Within easy reach of Geneva, Chamonix and Courmayeur, Megève is located an hour’s drive from Geneva International Airport. It even has its own Altiport which allows for the direct arrival by means of helicopter or private jet.
Apart from being a steady rental earner, Megève is also viewed by prospective buyers as a real town that has year-round appeal.