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What’s On in the Evasion Mont Blanc – Winter 2022/23

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

General Activities in the Evasion Mont Blanc…

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

Your OVO Network chalet may have its own pool, but if it doesn’t, you can still enjoy a swim!

In St Gervais, you’ll find a brilliant 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.

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.

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

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 also has a wide choice of shops – explore them here.

Sledging, day or night

Whichever resort you choose you’ll find somewhere to enjoy sledging. Some resorts offer night sledging too. Discover sledging in each of these resorts – 

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Events and Entertainment

Image © Commune De Megeve

Want to know what’s on during your stay in the Evasion Mont Blanc? Take a look at our calendar of things to do in the area, including festive entertainments and torchlight descents! We have tried to provide the latest information available at the time of writing. 

(We have tried to provide the latest information available at the time of writing.)

Events and entertainment in the Evasion Mont Blanc…

December…

Throughout the festive period, you’ll find all sorts of activities and entertainments taking place in our resorts – here are some of the highlights…

Event: Lighting Up of the Christmas Tree
Date: 3 December
Location
: Megève

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

Event: Aperi’gliss
Date: 18 December – 16 April
Location: Megève

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! 38€ per person. Read more here.

The Christmas tree in Megeve
The stunning Christmas tree in Megève is a sight you won’t want to miss! © Commune De Megeve
Event: Christmas Market
Date: 10 December
Location: Combloux

A chance to buy locally-produced gifts, Christmas decorations and crafts while enjoying food stalls selling oysters, tartiflette, pancakes, mulled wine and much more! Santa Claus will visit, and there will be lots of activities for children. Discover more here.

Event: Christmas Village
Date: 20 – 24 December
Location: Megève

A fabulous experience for all ages, with a visit to Santa’s office, the Elves workshop and an Elves cookery workshop. There’s also a parade with Santa and his sleigh on 24 December. 5€ per workshop. Read more here.

Event: Lumieres Saint-Gervais Mont Blanc
Date: 21 – 28 December
Location: Saint Gervais

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


January…

Event: Grande Odyssee Savoie Mont Blanc
Date: 7 – 19 January
Location: Megève

Megève is again hosting a stage of one of the world’s most difficult dog sledding races. Children can meet the mushers and the dogs and learn more about this challenging sport.

Event: White Weekend
Date: 21 – 22 January
Location: Saint Gervais

Discover the best of St Gervais at this weekend that combines sporting and cultural activities, plus the inauguration of the new beginners’ area and the Ninja course. Discover more by clicking here.

Event: Edelweiss Megève Ski 
Date: 28 January
Location: Megève

Experts and novices gather for this unusual ski-touring adventure! Set off and then choose your distance during the race. Departs at 18h30 and there’s a choice of routes.


February…

Event: Night Sledging
Date: 9 February – 2 March
Location: Megève

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.

Event: Torchlit Descent of Saint-Nicolas de Véroce
Date: TBC
Location: St Gervais

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

Event: Torchlight Descent
Date: 5 February – 3 March (every Thursday)
Location: 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.


March…

Event: 12th Aravis Snow Trail
Date: 26 March
Location: La Giettaz

Open to all runners, this sporting challenge takes place on groomed snow and offers a choice of distances including the ‘Extra Soft’ for 12 – 15-year-olds, the ‘Soft’ route of 12km, and the ‘Expert’ which is 17km with over 1000 m of climbing. There’s also a fun children’s race. Book online.


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Hi, I’m Amy. I am a Copywriter and Editor for OVO Network. I have lived between the French Alps and UK and love to share my knowledge of the area with readers!