Let me introduce you to one of my favourite ski resorts for 2014/15. Over the past couple of years we have seen luxury chalets flood the French market in resorts outside of the mainstream ‘red carpet’ resorts of Val d’Isere, Courchevel, Megeve and Meribel. The smaller resorts which are often dominated are beginning to make a name for themselves, such as Tignes, St Foy or Les Gets. But today is all about St Gervais and why I love this stunning French resort.
1. The Location
Many may know St Gervais first and foremost as a ski resort. St Gervais lies in the heart of the Evasion Mont Blanc ski area which offers 445 kilometres of slopes towards Megeve, Combloux, Les Contamines-Hauteluce and La Gietaz, and has the most direct access to the summit of the Mont Blanc on the famous ‘Voie Royale’
2. Stunning Ski Slopes
The ski area of St Gervais is phenomenal, so to take full advantage of the resort I would highly recommend at least 7 days for skiing. The Evasion Mont Blanc Area is the 3rd largest domain in France. In total there are 219 slopes, 107 ski lifts and 650 artificial snow makers, not forgetting the 2 snow parks for freestyle fanatics and a great choice of off piste routes towards Saint- Nicolas and Mont Joly. The resort also benefits from 55kms of slopes on the opposite side of town in Le Prarion and Les Houches
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