The majority of the hotels in which guests stay when ski-ing Evasion Mont-Blanc are to be found in Megève where the first luxury hotel was opened as long ago as 1921. During the 1950’s the region bccame one of the best loved ski areas in Europe. The highest cable car station is on the Epaule du Mont Joly at 2,350 meters. Drag lifts then take the skier to 2,014 meters on the “Cote 2000”. The north facing slopes are more suitable for beginners and medium skiers.
St-Gervais has been one of the best known spas in Savoy for more than 100 years. The ski area is varied and there are many hotels and restarants directly on the slopes. Pleasant hotels are to be found in Les Contamines-Montjoie on the western slopes of Mont Blanc. The parish church of St-Trinité here is worth a visit. The village is crossed by the long distance path „Tour of Mont Blanc“ which makes an excellent day’s excursion. The ski region of Evasion Mont-Blanc is reached via the motorway A 40 and the Route Nationale N40.
Population: approximately 12 500 (2006)
Main towns: Megéve, St-Gervais, Combloux