Property in Megeve
As one of Europe’s most exclusive ski resorts, Megeve property is in high demand.
Many of the older chalets have now been redeveloped and you can see plenty of spectacular contemporary chalets springing up all over the village.
Unfortunately, like in most of the French Alps, supply is in short and prices can be high.
However, if you are able to find a chalet or apartment for sale in Megeve that you can be reassured that you have one of the most prized property investments in the Alps.
Furthermore, if you do wish to rent out your property you will also find that rental potential is excellent in Megeve with plenty of summer and winter tourisms as well as a strong ‘weekend’ market being so close to Geneva.
Due to its proximity to the ski lifts, shopping and restaurants, property in the centre of Megeve and the Mont d’Arbois neighborhood commands a significant price premium and is in high demand.
Slightly further afield, the hamlet of La Princesse, sits on the western face of the Mont d'Arbois mountain and is another highly desirable area. The area attracts property buyers looking for a little more space away from the hustle and bustle of the village centre .
About 10 minutes from the centre, the Jaillet neighborhood is another good option where property prices will be lower than in Megeve centre but the ski connections are still good.
Winter in Megeve
The ski area is divided into three main areas - Mont D'arbois, Rochebrune and Le Jaillet – covering a total of 325 km of pistes and 88 lifts.
It is also possible to buy an ‘Evasion’ ski pass which will add the nearby resort of Les Contamines with a further 120kms of piste.
Being lower-lying than some of its purpose built neighbors skiing in Megeve has plenty of beautiful tree-lined slopes – many with spectacular Mont Blanc views.
Outside of the peak French holidays you will also find the slopes very quiet and rarely will you be queuing for a ski lift.
Experts skiers can head off piste in order to find a challenge and you will find plenty of untracked powder. Alternatively, nearby Chamonix has some of the most advanced skiing in the Alps.
Lunch is taken seriously in Megeve and foodies will be delighted by the wide range of quality dining options up the mountain.
Summer in Megeve
Megeve has a strong year-round appeal and never fully shuts down. A strong community of locals and expats ensure that you will never be short of somewhere to dine whatever the time of year.
Being lower lying, summer’s in Megeve tend to be much warmer than some of the other higher altitude resorts and you will find plenty of activities on offer during the warm summer months.
The glorious Lac de Javen is a family favorite and an easy short hike from the centre of Megeve.
For longer hikes, there are numerous options of offer – many with incredible views of Mont Blanc – and you will never be too far away from a charming French mountain restaurant.
Slightly more adventurous is the popular Via Ferrata – a combination of climbing and hiking and ideally suited to families with slightly older children.
Back in Megeve you will find plenty of other summer activities including a large sports complex, several swimming pools, tennis, golf and much more.