Le Bettex in the Évasion Mont-Blanc ski area
©Boris Molinier

Saint-Gervais Mont-Blanc ski areas 2 ski areas accessible from Saint-Gervais

The Mont-Blanc as a backdrop

Haute-Savoie is a popular destination for snow sports enthusiasts. From the Pre-Alps to Mont-Blanc, you’ll be surrounded by breathtaking scenery. Whatever your skiing discipline, you’ll find the perfect ski areas and charming villages. Haute-Savoie boasts over 50 ski resorts. Saint-Gervais Mont-Blanc is one of them. Discover the resort’s two ski areas, with Mont Blanc as a backdrop.


Évasion Mont-Banc ski area

Évasion Mont-Blanc is France’s third-largest ski area. It offers activities for the whole family.

Mont-Blanc Escape a "ski-in ski-out" ski area

The Évasion Mont-Blanc ski area stretches from 850 to 2353 meters above sea level. It offers skiers 450 km of runs and 108 lifts. They can enjoy fabulous runs facing the extraordinary panorama of Mont-Blanc. The Evasion Mont-Blanc ski area includes Saint-Gervais, Saint-Nicolas de Véroce, Les Contamines, Megève, Combloux and la Giettaz.

Evasion Mont-Blanc enjoys superb sunshine. You can ski most of the area. Want to get off the beaten track? Discover the beautiful off-piste slopes of Mont-Joly and Saint-Nicolas de Véroce.

There are plenty of high-altitude restaurants on the slopes offering Savoyard specialities, gourmet menus or snack formulas.

The Evasion Mont-Blanc ski area is accessible from Saint-Gervais with the gondola lift, which reaches Le Bettex. The “Saint-Gervais” slope takes you back to Saint-Gervais on skis.

Evasion Mont-Blanc a ski area accessible to all

In 2020, a new feature makes its appearance on the Evasion Mont-Blanc ski area. At Mont d’Arbois, a beginners’ area has been created at an altitude of 1840 metres. It’s a real pleasure to learn to ski with a view of Mont-Blanc! On the program: a progressive gliding area, greater comfort and safety for learning to ski and, above all, an exceptional panorama!

The infrastructure follows suit, with the installation of a new-generation conveyor belt in particular. This conveyor is covered and perfectly suited to beginners with its gentle slope. But above all, it blends in perfectly with its surroundings as it is partially buried. So there’s nothing to obstruct your view of the breathtaking panorama that surrounds you!


Saint-Gervais Mont-Blanc Snowpark

Do you love the freedom of the slopes? Take the Mont-Joux chairlifts to access the Saint-Gervais snowpark or WOSP. Suitable for young and old alike. An area with bordercross and fun jumps is ideal for families. A more technical area with a Jib area is dedicated to experienced free riders.

Do you prefer powder and off-piste? Find the steep slopes between Mont-Joly and Saint-Nicolas de Véroce. The descent to the Plateau de La Croix promises some thrilling moments. For beginners, prefer the forests of Mont d’Arbois and Princesse for a gentle initiation.

Nordic skiing in Saint-Gervais

Saint-Gervais Mont-Blanc offers 28 km of trails dedicated to Nordic skiing. You’ll be surrounded by authentic nature, with Mont-Blanc, the roof of Europe, as your backdrop. You can choose between several courses: the Plateau de La Croix on the Saint-Nicolas side, the Plateau de Prarion accessible by the Mont-Blanc tramway or the Bettex/Saint-Nicolas, a 5.5 km course perfect for intermediate skiers.

The Saint-Gervais / Les Houches estate A resort with many faces

Nestled in the heart of the Mont-Blanc massif in Haute-Savoie, the Saint-Gervais / Les Houches ski resort stretches from an altitude of 1,000 to 1,900 meters. This family-friendly resort has retained its authenticity.

Saint-Gervais / Les Houches a two-sided ski area

The Saint-Gervais / les Houches ski area boasts 15 lifts and 55 km of pistes. With the Mont Blanc chain or the Fiz mountains as a backdrop, the area benefits from exceptional snow cover, and the snow remains in perfect condition throughout the winter sports season.

Alpine skiing, cross-country skiing, telemark skiing, ski jumping or snowboarding, whatever your preferred discipline, you’ll find the slope to suit you at the Saint-Gervais / Les Houches ski resort.

The area is accessible with the mythical Tramway du Mont-Blanc. France’s highest cogwheel train welcomes you to take you on the slopes but also on the rails of history. With the purchase of a day or holiday pass for the Saint-Gervais / Les Houches ski area, you have access to the TMB between Le Fayet-Saint-Gervais and Bellevue.

The TMB is the highest cog railway in France.

Saint-Gervais / Les Houches a paradise for skiers of all levels

The Saint-Gervais / Les Houches ski resort has a special focus on beginner skiers. An area at the top of the Prarion gondola is dedicated to them. Experienced skiers can enjoy their favorite sport on Les Houches’ 12 red runs: Mur des Épines, Plancerts and Plan du Crêt. The more adventurous will take to the famous Verte des Houches.

Come and explore this versatile ski haven in Saint-Gervais / Les Houches, where every run offers a unique adventure. Whether you’re looking for thrills on the expert slopes or just beginning your adventure on the snow, this resort combines mountain charm with challenges for all snow enthusiasts. Enjoy a holiday where skiing memories are formed at every turn.

Verte des Houches a legendary track

The Les Houches resort also hosts international competitions and serves as the training ground for the French ski team. Contrary to what its name suggests, the Verte des Houches is a 3343-meter-long, 870-meter-high black run.

At the start, located at an altitude of 1900 meters, skiers take off facing the majestic Mont-Blanc. This is followed by a succession of passages, each more difficult than the last: the Cassure, the Goulet, the S à Pessy and the Schuss Battendier. This black run is often in the shade. It’s a real challenge for experienced skiers to negotiate turns on its hard snow.

La Verte des Houches regularly hosts the Kandahar, a World Cup downhill and combined stage.

The famous ski slope Kandahar of Saint-Gervais / Les Houches,

It embodies alpine excellence and attracts skiers from all over the world. Known for its technical character and impressive vertical drop, the Kandahar offers an exhilarating downhill experience that will test even the most seasoned skiers. This legendary run is a true challenge that combines the striking beauty of the alpine landscape with the pure adrenaline of speed, making every descent a memorable moment for ski enthusiasts.