Saint Gervais (Mont Blanc): France

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Fact File
Family Friendly Rating: 4/5
Rating: 4 out of 5 - Family friendly, some omissions
Height: 860 - 2350km
Piste Coverage: 445km
Runs: 169
Ski Lifts: 111
From Calais: 558m / 898km
Winter Resort: Yes
Summer Resort: No
Snow Report
Last Snowfall: 27/03/2010
Min Snow: 35
Max Snow: 130
Glacier: No
No. Runs Open: 25
Weather: sun/cloud
Snow Condition: slushy
Max Temp: 4°C
Min Temp: -1°C
Typical Prices
6 Day Ski Pass Prices
Adult: -
Child: -
Senior Citizen: -

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Saint Gervais (Mont Blanc), France

An Extensive Lift System Opens Up Neighbouring Resort Slopes

An Extensive Lift System Opens Up Neighbouring Resort Slopes St. Gervais-les-Baines claims to be the only French ski resort to combine winter sports with health and beauty spa treatments so while you are skiing, your wife or partner could be relaxing and undergoing (probably not needed!) beauty therapy.

St. Gervais is located in the Mont Blanc region and linked by an extensive system of lifts to neighbouring Megeve, and is an excellent resort as it is based on a traditional French village, originally founded as a spa resort and not for skiing.

The resort has a mid station located at La Bettex which is served either by a mountain road (not too difficult by car) or by a modern and efficient gondola. Some skiers prefer to stay at La Bettex (1400m) as you are then ideally poised for the second stage of the lift to the higher slopes at Bellevue (1820m) or the final pistes to Mont Joly. However, by staying within easy reach of the village, it opens up the possibility of a choice of good restaurants, bars and a cinema for the evenings.

There is the Mont Blanc tramway which is France's highest railway with good skiing on the top slopes. There is also the Mont Joux snowpark which is a great facility for boarders and non-skiers who can enjoy walks along well cleared mountain paths. There is the opportunity to try a snow shoe trek.

Ski slopes are linked across to the slightly more "up-market" resort of Megeve and as the ski pass covers the entire region, skiers usually take advantage of skiing the vast circuit and coming down for that end of afternoon "Schuss" back to La Bettex and the final gondola ride back to the village.

There are three ski areas and 121 ski lifts covering 450km of slopes on the Mont Blanc ski pass so you are spoilt for choice. You can visit neighbouring Les Contamines and Les Houches (accessible by the famous Tramway du Mont-Blanc) or ski across to Megeve.

You can reach this area by car in around 9 hours from Calais (558 miles) or fly into Geneva with a one-hour transfer. The local station is served by the TGV from Paris

Special Offer: We have teamed up with PV Holidays, leading supplier of French Skiing accommodation to offer a Christmas offer of one night free with every booking.

Accommodation options at Saint Gervais (Mont Blanc)

Below are some of our picks if you are planning a trip here.

Central Residence
"Central Residence"
Saint-Gervais: residence "Central Rsidence", built in 2003, in the centre of Saint-Gervais. In the house: lift, ski storage. Shop, grocers, restaurant 20 m, ski bus stop 50 m. Swimming pool, tennis 1 km, cable cabin 1 km, ice rink 500 m. Public indoor parking (free) 50 m. Please note: the residence ...

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