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What’s on in the Evasion Mont Blanc – winter 2023/24

The Evasion Mont Blanc is home to picturesque resorts such as St Gervais, Combloux and La Giettaz, as well as the glamorous Megève. If you’re planning on visiting this great ski area this winter, then take a look at some of the activities and entertainment that are waiting for you.

Please note – All details were accurate when publishing this article, however, all events and activities are subject to change. Please check the details of the event before setting out to visit. Wherever possible we have included links to English information pages.

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General Activities

Local Markets

Enjoy shopping at one of the area’s local markets, where you can find everything from fresh produce and charcuterie to pottery and handmade gifts.

  • St Gervais – Thursdays, 08h – 13h
  • Combloux – Wednesdays, 08h – 12h
  • Megève – Friday, 09h – 13h

Warm up and work out in the pool

In St Gervais, you’ll find a fabulous swimming pool complex, with a 25m pool with underwater speakers and a leisure pool suitable for families. There’s also a wellness area with a sauna and hammam. Read more here.

If you’re in Megève, head for Le Palais Megève, an aquatic centre with an indoor swimming pool, indoor paddling pool, sauna and a Turkish bath. Read more here.

Hit the gym

Le Palais Megève also has a gym – the biggest fitness room in the Alps – and a professional coach to offer advice. 

Retail therapy

If you can’t stay away from the shops then all of our resorts offer a selection of boutiques, gift shops, boulangeries, chocolatiers and more. Stylish Megève has everything you need from chic fashion to home decor – read more about its shops here.

St Gervais too has a wide choice of shops – explore them here, and Combloux’s shops can be discovered here.

Sledging, day or night

Whichever resort you choose, you’ll find somewhere to enjoy sledging. Some resorts offer night sledging too – find out more here:

Le Palais de Megeve swimming pool in the snow
Le Palais Megève is the ideal spot for entertaining the whole family off the pistes! © Commune De Megeve

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Events and Entertainment

Image © Commune De Megeve


Lighting Up of the Christmas Tree
2 December 

This free event marks the start of the winter season and is popular with residents and the first winter holidaymakers. With a festive atmosphere and twinkling lights, it’s not to be missed.

The Christmas tree in Megeve
The stunning Christmas tree in Megève is a sight you won’t want to miss! © Commune De Megeve

16 December 2023 – 4 July 2024

Enjoy an aperitif like you’ve never had before! Make the most of an aperitif at a mountaintop bar, with fabulous views of the sunset and mountains, before descending on a ‘yooner’ – supervised by a guide! 40€ per person.

Christmas jumper competition
16 December

Join the festive cheer in Megève and sport your best Christmas jumper! Registration is free, keep an eye on the website for the latest information.

Jardin de la glisse
17 December

This event is reserved for kids under 10 to enjoy the wonders of ice skating. The price is 5€ per person and the event runs from 10 am to 12 pm. See all the details on the website.

Christmas Village
23 December 2023 to 5 January 2024

A fabulous experience for all ages, with a visit to Santa’s office, the Elves workshop and various workshops for children to take part in. There’s also a parade with Santa and his sleigh on 24 December. 

Christmas Carols
23 – 24 December

Come along and listen to 4 a capella singers covering traditional gospel songs, as well as popular English and French Christmas carols. More information can be found here.

Christmas Market
23 & 24 December
Saint Gervais

Celebrate Christmas in Saint Gervais and enjoy shopping in the traditional Christmas market, alongside family entertainment.

Santa Claus Parade
24 December

Gather your family and head to Santa’s Parade on Christmas Eve. Witness Santa’s grand entrance in a beautiful horse-drawn carriage, joined by the “Gospel For You Family” choir, who will be bringing the essence of Christmas. Discover more here.

Échappée Rando 
27 December

An introduction to ski touring at night for the whole family! Meet at 17h and join your expert guide who will lead you on the marked route. A very special experience!

A group of people ski touring at night
Échappée Rando is a unique and unmissable experience © Basile Dunand, OT Combloux

Lumieres Saint-Gervais Mont Blanc
27 December 2023 to 3 January 2024
Saint Gervais

Enjoy the magic of these beautiful lights, which were part of the famous Fetes des Lumieres of Lyon. Free of charge.

Torchlit Descent
27 December – 03 January

Under the watchful guidance of the ESF instructors, children with at least a 2nd star level can take part in a captivating torchlight descent, illuminating the “Des Roitelets” slope. Enjoy the convenience of shuttle service available throughout the evening. The price is 4€ per person, for the latest updates, check the website.

Santa Claus Parade
30 December

Follow the white parade through the streets of Megève and enjoy the marching band, street theatre and live music! More information can be found on the website.

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Échappée Rando 
2 January

An introduction to ski touring at night for the whole family! Meet at 17h and join your expert guide who will lead you on the marked route. A very special experience.

Un groupe de personnes faisant du ski de randonnée de nuit
© Basile Dunand, OT Combloux

Soirée CinéBalnéo
5 January
Palais des Sports, Megève

Experience a unique cinematic event while luxuriating in water temperatures ranging from 32°C to 34°C. It’s an exceptional opportunity for a memorable time with friends or family! Admission costs are 10€ for adults and 6€ for children.

Event: “La Crève-Coeur” Ski Touring Race
12 January

La Crève-Coeur is a 5.8km ski touring race with a 730m elevation gain, starting at the Parking des Brons (Baghera track) and ending at the Jouty summit. Open to both regulars and novices, the competition welcomes all those willing to take on the challenge! Visit the website for more details.

Grande Odyssee Savoie Mont Blanc
13 – 25 January

Megève is hosting Stage 1 of one of the world’s most difficult dog sledding races. Children have the chance to meet the mushers and the dogs, and find out more about this challenging sport.

L’élégance à Megève
19 – 21 January

Join fellow motorheads at the Megève automotive elegance competition, an event that showcases the very best of vintage cars in the heart of Megève. Visit the website for more information (website in French only).

White Weekend
20 – 21 January
St Gervais

Discover the best of St Gervais at this weekend of discovery that offers the chance to learn ski touring, snowshoeing, avalanche research or biathlon. There are also plenty of fun activities for families and children to enjoy.

La Bûcheronne Grand Prix
20 – 21 January

Watch members of the French Ski Federation compete in this cross-country ski race, created in memory of Joël Parisse and Jean Gadiolet.

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Savoyard Evening
1 February – 9 March
La Giettaz

Step into a mountain ambience for an unforgettable evening filled with Savoyard attire, regional delicacies (including stuffing, fondue, raclette, croziflette…), and the melodious sounds of an accordionist. More information here

Ice Hockey Match – Mont-Blanc vs Brest
3 February

Come and show your support for the Mont-Blanc Yetis, who are geared up for a fresh challenge in the D1 championship against Brest Albatross. Tickets are 12€ per person and family packages are available – find out more here.

Ice skaters playing hockey
Book your tickets now for the big match! Photo by Markus Spiske

Jumping Ski Race
3 February

Come and participate in the renowned Jumping ski race and savour a traditional Savoyard buffet and warm mulled wine upon arrival! All proceeds go towards supporting the “Overcoming Cystic Fibrosis” association in collaboration with ESF Megève. Click here to find out more.

Échappée Rando
6, 13, 20 & 27 February

An introduction to ski touring at night for the whole family! Meet at 17h and join your expert guide who will lead you on the marked route. A very special experience.

A group of people gathered on a ski slope at night wearing head torches
© Basile Dunand, OT Combloux

Night Sledging
10 February to 10 March

Hugely popular, these free night sledging sessions are offered at both Rochebrune and Mont d’Arbois. Bring your own sledge and enjoy a hot chocolate and a range of activities.

Descente aux flambeaux de Saint-Nicolas de Véroce
February Dates TBC
St Gervais

Taking place every Wednesday at 19h, this torchlight descent has a great atmosphere. Come along and enjoy the spectacle.

Torchlight Descent
11 February to 10 March (every Thursday)
La Giettaz

Watch the ski instructors of La Giettaz perform a torchlight descent, before enjoying a glass of wine or hot chocolate with them after the display. Free of charge.

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Échappée Rando 
6 March

An introduction to ski touring at night for the whole family! Meet at 17h and join your expert guide who will lead you on the marked route.

Back to Back Freeski Competition
23 & 24 March

Watch some of the best freeskiers compete in moguls, ski base jumping, speed riding and backcountry. With a complete programme of events and entertainment, this 5th edition is set to be a great experience.

A person freestyle skiing
Photo by Malek Bee

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The Little Princes of Spring
11 – 18 April

In honour of the arrival of spring, bring your kids along to enjoy a variety of engaging discovery workshops, each more unique than the next. Creativity and fun interaction are guaranteed! Head to the website to find out more.

12th Aravis Snow Trail
1 April
La Giettaz

Open to all runners, this sporting challenge takes place on groomed snow and offers a choice of distances including the ‘Soft’ route of 13.5km, and the ‘Expert’ which is 18km with over 1000 m of climbing. There’s also a fun children’s race. Find out more here.

Find out more

These are just some of the events taking place this winter in the resorts of the Evasion Mont Blanc. To find out more about all of the events and activities on offer, please visit the tourist offices below –

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