Other activities

For those who choose not to ski, or for skiers who fancy some time off, there are a whole range of things to see and do in Megève. Perfect if you are a sightseer or culture vulture, want to relax and enjoy local hospitality in the restaurants and bars, or try a different sport or leisure activity. Here are a few ideas.

Ways to spend great days out in Megève

Other activitiesTry a different sport

  • Snowshoe hikes  Join SB Ski’s favourite guide, Gary, and get to places the skiers can’t reach! A great idea for a Friday, when there are no ski lessons. Guide price: 45 euros for a half day (based on 4 people) including snowshoe rental. Carbon emissions 0%; happiness emissions 100%! www.bigsmileadventures.com
  • Parapente from the top of the mountain and float down in tandem – with an instructor of course! A decent from the top of Mont Joux down to the Rosay restaurant costs 80 euros.
  • View Megève and Mont Blanc from the air – in a helicopter or light Aircraft from Côte 2000; or in a hot air balloon (from Praz sur Arly, about 3kms out of Megève).
  • Go ice-skating at the open air ice rink in the town, or the Olympic-sized indoor rink at the Palais des Sports leisure centre. Both are within 5 minutes walking distance of the chalet.
  • Try nordic skiing – peaceful trails and fresh air.
  • Visit Megève’s well-equipped gym, or take a swim at the Palais des Sports leisure centre.

Other activities.

Indulge yourself!

  • Treat yourself to a relaxing massage by resident massage therapist at the Hotel Chalet d’Antoine. (Prices from 25 euros, payable in the chalet). Please email jay@sbski.com to pre-book.
  • Visit one of the many spas in the village, recommended ones are at the Palais des Sports leisure centre, and Le Fer à Cheval hotel.
  • Take a horse-drawn sleigh around the village, particularly lovely after dark. Prices from 30 euros for 15 minutes.
  • Enjoy coffee and cakes at a Salon de Thé in the main square – and people watch!
  • There’s a local cinema in town which occasionally shows English-speaking films. Ask in the chalet for the programme.

Other activities

Interesting places to visit in the neighbourhood

  • Megève is ideally positioned for day trips to other pretty and local places of interest like Lake Geneva or Lake Annecy, or to see the mighty Mont Blanc in Chamonix.
  • Visit the local Friday market in Sallanches.

Further information available in the chalet, or please ask one of the SB Ski team for advice.