Skiing around the Evasion Mont Blanc carousel
Evasion Mont Blanc Ski HolidaysSkiing, Ski Chalets & Apartments to Rent, Accommodation
Set within the beautiful Haute Savoie region of the French Alps, between the Beaufortain mountains and the Val d'Arly, opposite the Mont Blanc Massif, the Evasion Mont Blanc ski area is one of the largest in France boasting 445km of pistes for all levels of skier and boarder.
The area comprises 11 beautiful and traditional hamlets and quaint villages where you'll find some stunning ski-in, ski-out chocolate box ski chalets that have stood the test of time.
Arriving via the Autoroute Blanche via the valley town of Sallanches, the first resort you come to is the pretty village of St Gervais with its local market and cosy cafes. A little further on brings you to the chic resort of Megeve with its uber cool bars, restaurants, clubs and state of the art spa and wellness facilities. The other linked resorts on the circuit are....
- Les Contamines
- Cote 2000
- La Giettaz
- Saint-Nicolas de Véroce
- Combloux, and
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Skiing Around Evasion Mont Blanc
The ski area enjoys exceptionally good snowfall from mid-November to the end of April, with an average of nearly 8m of powder every year.
For the complete beginner, there are some excellent nursery slopes across the entire region with many of the green and blue pistes accessed directly from the villages.
Long cruising blues and red pistes link most of the resorts around the Evasion Mont Blanc carousel which means ski safaris are extremely popular. Starting off early morning, its possible to ski around most of the resorts in one day.
For the advanced skier there are 33 blacks around the circuit! Off-piste is where you'll have most fun and given the scale of the terrain, hiring a local guide is a good investment if you want to get the most out of the Evasion Mont Blanc. The most challenging terrain can be found on the Col des Joly above Les Contamines at 2400m.
With 3 snowparks dotted around the slopes, the Evasion Mont Blanc carousel has a lot to offer snowboarders. With the wide open pistes, the area is perfect for beginners and intermediates.
Featured Ski Chalets & Apartments to Rent
Evasion Mont Blanc Accommodation
The villages around Evasion Mont Blanc are a mix of the old and the new blending the rustic chalets in the old farmers villages of Megève, St. Gervais and Les Contamines-Montjoie with stylish new development.
Whichever village you choose for your ski holidays and whether a chalet rental or apartment, the scenery is spectacular and you are never far from the slopes and local apres-ski bars and restaurants.
Featured Ski Resorts
Offering a warm and very friendly stay, the 11 villages within the Evasion Mont Blanc area are excellent value and provide nothing less than the highest quality in service and fantastic chalets for you to enjoy your ski holidays. From the international and sophisticated resort of Megeve to the more traditional cosy villages of Saint-Nicolas de Véroce and Mont-d'Arbois, there is something for everyone.
Families & Children
As far as family ski holidays go, the Evasion Mont Blanc area is the ideal destination. Uncrowded slopes, great ski-schools and lots of gentle terrain to practice your turns. If you think of the Chamonix Valley with its steep valley walls and infamous off-piste terrain, the resorts around the Evasion Mont Blanc offer the complete opposite with rolling meadows and lots of inter-connecting beginner and intermediate pistes.
Wellness & spa
Megeve is the hub when it comes to luxury spa and wellness facilities that can be found in the 5-star hotels but for authenticity, St Gervais tops the list. It has numerous sulphurous springs that have made it a popular thermal spa village for over 200 years.
Similar to it's neighbour, the Espace Diamant carousel, the Evasion Mont Blanc area is probably one of the best kept secrets in terms of skiing holidays. With 445km of uncrowded mainly linked pistes, forest trails, rolling pastures and an excellent standard of accommodation in rustic charming villages with many ski-in, ski-out chalets, its hard to beat.