- Curling - International Tournament
- Christmas Festival
- Christmas Farmers Market
- New Years Eve Fireworks
- Polo Masters held by BMW
- Megeve International Jazz Festival
- Danceport Open - Ice Skating competition
- Megeve Street Parade
Helicopter/Paragliding/ Hot Air Ballooning - If you fancy a bit of the high life whilst in Megeve you can pop to the local flying school and purchase either a helicopter trip or a hot air balloon trip through the mountains. For those a little more daring you can book a paragliding flight from the top of the mountain
Visit the Reindeer Farm - Take a trip to the local reindeer farm, feed them their lunch then have yours in the comfort of their yurt
Travel by horse and cart to the local farm - Be taken on a tour of the local town before heading to the local farm to try some of their locally produced cheese and meat
Cooking lessons - Having a go at cooking the local Savoyared dishes to try and impress your friends when you get home is the challenge. With a fully instructed evening and getting to eat whatever you cook it is certainly something different to do
Casino - Based in the centre of resort you could walk out very much up after your visit
Cinema - With three cinemas to choose from there is always one that is close to where you are staying. Showing some of the latest films it is a lovely cosy way to spend the evening or even a white out day
Bowling Alley - For an active indoor evening you could make a visit to the local 8 lane bowling alley. Also equipped with some vintage video games it proves to be entertaining for all the family
Nightclub - If you want to party the night away there are four different nightclubs to choose from. Many of them being open to the early hours, if you want your après to go on into the night, it certainly can do here in Megeve
GMT + 1 hour
The official currency is the Euro (€). Coins are available in 1 cent, 2 cent, 5 cent, 10 cent, 20 cent, 50, cent, €1 & €2 denominations. Notes are available in €5, €10, €20, €50, €100, €200, €500 denominations.
Travellers cheques are widely accepted for exchange or purchase in major cities, but in more rural areas, visit a bank to exchange them for Euros. Major credit cards are widely accepted here and ATM access is widespread. Exchange currency only at authorized outlets such as banks and hotels, and exchange only what you think you will spend in the country. Coins cannot be reconverted on departure. Save all receipts from any currency exchange transaction. You may be asked to produce them when you exit the country, and they are required if you intend to reconvert local currency.
COST OF LIFT PASSES (based on Dolomiti SuperSki pass)
** Seniors aged 65 and above
*** Family passes are available in some resorts
Please note that the above shows average prices, not resort specific.
In restaurants a service charge is built into menu prices. However, it's customary to round up amounts when paying the waiter or waitress if you're happy with the service. This means that you might hand the server EUR 50 for a EUR 47 meal. If you're paying by credit card, hand the server a cash tip of up to 5%. For Taxis as in restaurants, round up or add 5% when you're happy with the service. Tips to your chalet staff are entirely at your discretion.
ARRIVAL AND DEPARTURE FORMALITIES
Travel documents are your responsibility. In general you should have: a signed, valid passport that will remain valid for at least 6 months beyond the completion of your trip. Your passport must have enough blank pages (excluding amendment pages) available for entry and exit stamps issued when entering and exiting immigration points. Visas are required for certain nationalities and you are strongly advised to check your status allowing plenty of time for visa application.
The nearest airports to Megeve are:
- Geneva (70km)
- Chambery (90km)
- Grenoble (120km)
The alpine climate is cold and visitors should wear warm, waterproof clothing at all times when outdoors during the winter. Hats and gloves are also essential to prevent frostbite. Sunglasses or ski goggles are also necessary to reduce the glare of the sun on the snow.
It is advisable to contact your doctor before you travel if you have any specific health concerns and imperative to take out appropriate travel and medical insurance. Winter sports involve a high degree of risk and you should be in good health and carry adequate medical insurance in case of winter sports accident, including cover for air ambulance.