Sur les pistes...
The two main ski areas of Megeve are Mont d'Arbois and Rochebrune which are independent of each other, save for a cable car connecting the two base areas (1,100m).
The Rochebrune sector has mostly green, blue and red runs, one of the longest of which, L'Olympique (blue) now has artificial snow cover throughout.
On the Mont d'Arbois/Bettex/Mont Joly sector some of the prettiest runs are those that run down to the hamlet of St Nicolas de Veroce, where there are lots of old wooden chalets.
Princesse is a beautiful long black run with varied terrain, going from Mont d'Arbois down to the base of the Princesse telecabin. From the top of Mont Joly (2,350m) there are two challenging runs - a red and a black.
Le Jaillet, on the opposite side of the valley from the rest of the skiing, is Megeve's third and smallest and quietest ski area, but it is certainly worth a day of anyone's time. The runs are best suited to intermediates, but there are two good steep runs down from the Christomet summit - one red and the other black. Le Jaillet is usually the first of Megeve?s ski areas to close ? sometimes as soon as the beginning of March.
There are lots of other ski areas within easy driving distance, including St Gervais and Chamonix, and the Mont Blanc area ski pass covers not just Megeve but a total of 190 lifts and 700km of runs.