St Gervais Ski Resort

Nestled in a narrow gorge beneath the towering Mont Blanc Massif, St Gervais is part of the vast Evasion Mont Blanc ski area – linked to Megève over Mont d’Arbois.

The mostly tree-lined ski area covers 263km of slopes, which extends to over 400km when the resorts of Les Contamines and Les Houches are included. The terrain mostly suits beginner and intermediate skiers and snowboarders, but there are some decent challenges for more those with more experience – especially at Mont Joly and within the trees following fresh snowfall. St Gervais itself boasts some fantastic spas – it was built up around its thermal baths in the 19th Century – and there is a lively après scene, focussing on the resort’s own La Folie Douce.

Explore the best the resort has to offer in the Ski Club Freshtracks Touring Skills Weekend holiday, heading out to the resort on 17th January.

Our St Gervais Resort Ratings

  • Beginner ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
  • Intermediate ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
  • Advanced ★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆
  • Snow Reliability ★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆
  • Fast Lifts ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆
  • Resort Activities ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
  • Après ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆
  • Value ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆
Pros

Huge linked ski area, with stunning Mont Blanc views

Can ski in Chamonix with the Mont Blanc Unlimited ski pass

Good value, lively resort with great spas

Cons

Lower slopes can suffer in the sunshine

Little to entertain experts – head to Chamonix

Some slopes can become crowded

St Gervais Skiing and Snowboarding

The ski area is ideal for beginners, despite there being a lack of dedicated nursery slope in the village. This lies up the hill at Le Bettex but is very good and gentle. Long greens then run down either side of Mont d’Arbois to St Gervais itself or over to Megève, offering fantastic progression. Intermediates can explore the entire area, using the network of blues and reds to reach the far ends of the linked area and the villages of St Nicholas and La Giettaz.

More advanced skiers and boarders should head into the woods to find great tree-skiing across the resort, or on sunny days should venture up into the upper bowls – these can hold good powder. A trip to Les Contamines is also recommended and experts of course have Chamonix just around the corner – purchase the full lift pass to access the world’s finest steep terrain.

  • Total Pistes: 263km (438km in Evasion Mont Blanc)
  • Green: 20%
  • Blue: 30%
  • Red: 36%
  • Black: 14%
  • Lifts: 80 (119 in Evasion Mont Blanc)
  • Altitude: 850m – 2353m

St Gervais Piste Map

The local area map can be downloaded here.

St Gervais Resort

St Gervais is a pretty, 19th-century spa village set along a narrow gorge at the foot of Mont Blanc. It's an urban but pleasant resort that makes a cheaper alternative nearby Megève, and makes for a good base for exploring nearby resorts. There is a good choice of hotels, restaurants, shops, cosy bars and of course the thermal baths around which the town was founded.

Restaurants are good and in comparison to across the hill at Megève, prices are much more reasonable. Après focuses on La Folie Douce, where the table dancing and live music kicks off as skiers begin to make their way back down the mountain.

How to get to St Gervais

Getting here is very quick and easy, making this an ideal resort to visit for a long weekend. It is only an hour from Geneva by car, or around two hours by train, direct to the town. Chambéry is another option, with the drive taking around an hour and a half.

  • Geneva airport: 1 hour (driving) or 2 hours (by train)
  • Chambéry airport: 1.5 hours (driving)
  • Calais: approximately 10 hours driving (543 miles)

St Gervais Contact Details

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