Menu
Activities / Destinations / Megeve / Evasion Mont Blanc / Plan Your Trip

What’s On in the Evasion Mont Blanc 2021/22

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

Please note –All details were accurate at the time of publishing this article, however due to Covid-19 restrictions 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.


What’s in this post?

Click on the activity you would like to jump to or feel free to scroll through the post to read …

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

Farm Visits

In most resorts, you’ll be able to visit some of the local farms and try the cheeses. A fascinating insight into the traditions of the mountains and you’ll be able to buy some cheese to enjoy at home.

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 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.

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.


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 explored 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 – 

Book a property in the Evasion Mont Blanc Area

...

Events and Entertainment

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: 4 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 – 27 March
Location: Megève

Enjoy an aperitif like you’ve never had before! Make the most of an aperitif at a mountain top bar, with fabulous views of the sunset and mountains, before descending on a ‘yooner’ – supervised by a guide! 38€ per person. Read more here.

Event: Treasure Hunt
Date: 19 December – 3 March
Location: Combloux

Take a map from the tourist office and discover the secrets of Combloux. A great family activity! Click here to find out more.

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: Christmas Market
Date: 20 December
Location: La Giettaz

From Savoie wines and cheeses to craft beers, soaps, bags and essential oils, come and explore the Christmas Market in La Giettaz for any last minute gifts. Click here for more information.

Event: Stroll in a carriage with Santa Claus
Date: 21, 23 & 24 December
Location: Combloux

Santa swaps his reindeer and sleigh for a magical horse drawn carriage around Combloux. A fabulous experience for children. Price €4, free for under 3s. See here for more information.

Event: Lumieres Saint-Gervais Mont Blanc
Date: 22 – 29 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.

Event: Children’s Torchlight Descent & Show
Date: 22 – 29 December
Location: Combloux

Supervised by ESF instructors, children (2nd star minimum) can take part in the magical experience of a torchlight descent, followed by animations and a fire show. Price €4.

Event: Christmas Party with Loup
Date: 24 December
Location: Combloux

Loup, a mascot of French children’s books, is coming to Combloux this winter! Have fun in the snow and enjoy a snack in a great atmosphere. Read about the party here.


Janurary…

Event: Grande Odyssee Savoie Mont Blanc
Date: 12 January
Location: Megève

Megève is again hosting a stage 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.

Event: White Weekend
Date: 15 – 16 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: 29 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: The Fabulous Story of ‘Magique’
Date: 3 February
Location: La Giettaz

Magique, the elf mascot, reveals the fascinating history of the 1992 Olympic Games in Albertville. Free to enjoy. From 17h30 – 18h30.

Event: Night Sledging
Date: 5 February – 6 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: Megève By Night
Date: 5 February – 6 March
Location: Megève

Enjoy an evening ski tour in a magical atmosphere every Wednesday through the February holidays. You’ll need to be a level 2 skier (minimum). Read more.

Event: Descente aux flambeaux de Saint-Nicolas de Véroce
Date: 9 – 23 February
Location: St Gervais

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

Event: Children’s Torchlight Descent & Show
Date: 9 February – 2 March
Location: Combloux

Supervised by ESF instructors, children (2nd-star minimum) can take part in the magical experience of a torchlight descent, followed by animations and a fire show. Price €4.

Event: Torchlight Descent
Date: 10 February – 3 March (Thursdays)
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: 38th Saint-Gervais Mont-Blanc D’Humour
Date: 20-25 March
Location: Saint Gervais

Fun and humour at the Theatre Montjoie in St Gervais. Find out more by clicking here.

Event: 12th Aravis Snow Trail
Date: 27 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.

Event: International Jazz Festival
Date: 31 March – 2 April
Location: Megève

Ibrahim Maalouf, Pink Martini and the JAMY artists: Isabel Sörling, Sly Johnson and Robin McKelle will be performing at this musical extravaganza!


If you’re yet to book your accommodation in the Evasion Mont Blanc, then see what properties we work with in the area below:

About Author

Hi, I'm Rachel and before I moved to the French Alps I worked in marketing for various travel companies in the UK. I've been lucky enough to visit some incredible places over the years, but there are very few that come close to the Aravis mountains and the stunning Manigod valley. With two active boys, in winter it's all about the skiing, while in summer we're hiking, cycling or at beautiful Lake Annecy.