The Resort: Megeve (France) is another fabled ski resort where ‘old money’ i.e. those who are comfortable and relaxed about their wealth take their holidays. Most guests are not looking for extreme challenges on the slopes but want extensive ski runs (440km), for them it is a combination of good facilities for the children, superlative restaurants, and a beautiful resort in picturesque surroundings. It has great style and is very chic but in a quieter presentation, there is great appeal to the fashionable Parisian set.
This Haute Savoie village is built around a fine medieval church set in a traffic-free main square, from where you can take a horse drawn sleigh ride around the resort.
The skiing area is a part of the Evasion Mont Blanc with its excellent children’s facilities and long beautiful tree-lined pistes for effortless gliding which are ideal for intermediate skiers. There are enough black runs to keep the more experienced skiers happy. Cross cross-country trails of about 70km. will keep the more energetic skiers happy as these trails take you to peace and quiet, well away from the buzz of the downhill slopes.
The resort is just over an hour’s drive from Geneva Airport, but on the downside, there are a lot of weekend skiers.
The chalet: chalet Lampas is more elaborate and more expensive than others chosen as it matches the sophistication of the resort. There are no ski-in, ski out chalets in the centre of Megeve but chalet Lampas is located nearby in the prestigious hamlet of the Mont d’Arbois where you can ski in, ski out from the chalet. It is only a seven minutes’ drive into Megeve centre provided by the chalet’s driver service.
The chalet has a magnificent wellness area with a superb indoor swimming pool (the level of water can be adjusted), a Jacuzzi, a sauna and a contemporary fitness bike. The Swimming pool can also be covered to create a fantastic dance floor/nightclub. There is also a library and a children’s play room.
The style combines traditional materials with a modern contemporary approach which results in a refreshing, warm ambiance. The main living room/library has an open log fire; large bay windows let the natural light enter the living spaces and offer wonderful panoramic view over mountains.
All bedrooms have en suite facilities, some have baths others have showers; there is a master bedroom with dressing room, a further four double/twin rooms and a children's bedroom with four single beds.
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