SKI ST GERVAIS / MEGEVE
Including Les Contamines, Combloux, Jaillet, St Nicholas, La Giettaz and Les Houches
NEW FOR 2019/20 SEASON: 6-seater chair lift to extend ski area...CLICK HERE TO FIND OUT MORE
St Gervais, Le Fayet and Megeve are superbly situated just a few miles from Chamonix. The traditional villages are some of the most delightful in the Mont Blanc area with many bars, restaurants and shops. The village of Le Fayet, where the Hotel Terminus is located, is at the crossroads of the Mont Blanc region and has Mont Blanc, the highest mountain in the Alps, as a constant back-drop.
The Mont Blanc Massif, with its glaciers and forested slopes, provides extensive skiing for all abilities. The ski area is incredibly large and offers the perfect choice for all standards of skier. The Evasion ski area includes St. Gervais, St. Nicholas, Megeve, Jaillet, Combloux, La Giettaz and Les Contamines.
In addition, the rack railway to LES HOUCHES departs daily by the hotel throughout most of the season and it's only a short drive to Chamonix. Additionally, Argentiere and Courmayeur are only a 30 minute drive away.
INCLUDED IN YOUR EVASION LIFT PASS: St Gervais, Megeve, Jaillet, Les Contamines, St Nicholas, La Giettaz and Combloux.
OTHER SKI AREAS*: There are many ski resorts all within 20/30 minutes drive or train ride of our centrally located hotel, including: Chamonix, Mont Blanc and the Vallee Blanche, Argentiere, Brevent and Flegere. Praz-sur-Arly, Notre Dame de Bellecombe and Flumet are linked together and offer further extensive possibilities in this region. Le Grand Bornand, La Clusaz & Hauteluce are also an hours drive away and well worth a visit.
N.B. We run a FREE SLOPE SHUTTLE up to St.Gervais main gondola at Le Bettex.
*Passes for these extended additional areas are payable locally.
FREE* Slope Shuttle Service
Our minibus shuttle service from the hotel to the St.Gervais gondola Le Bettex (approx. 10 minutes) is included FREE for all clients pre-booking ski passes through us and runs every few minutes in the morning and afternoon (also includes the morning bus to Les Contamines).
*For clients not purchasing a ski pass through us, a charge is payable locally.
Enjoy another dimension of skiing by taking the opportunity to go ‘off piste’, in a majestic and tranquil mountain environment far away from the rest of our busy world.*
St Gervais, Megeve & the Chamonix Valley is famous throughout the world for its high altitude, top quality off-piste skiing and mountaineering, the Chamonix Valley from St Gervais to Le Tour is renowned for stunning scenery and challenging skiing.
You could take part in the great all-day Vallée Blanche adventure, skiing the widest, deepest, longest glacier in Europe from Mont Blanc to Chamonix. This 20 km descent with a mountain guide is suitable for good intermediate skiers and is a truly marvellous experience. Descents of the Argentière Glacier, Pas de Chevre and Le Lavancher can also be arranged. Local mountain guides are able to visit the hotel to discuss the off-piste possibilities with you.
*Please ensure you have adequate insurance cover and are with a qualified mountain guide.
Tramway Ski Les Houches
The Les Houches ski area in the Chamonix Valley is accessible by the tramway stop located next door to our Hotel Terminus.*
The ski area of Les Houches, which ascends from 950m and peaks at 1900m, provides impressive views of the Mont Blanc massif and the Chamonix valley. The World Cup downhill Alpine race takes place here and is well worth watching if this coincides with your trip.
There are 27 runs and a snowboard park and many long descents through 55km of tree-lined slopes. Les Houches is a popular area for ski touring and snowshoeing due to its scenic forest trails.
* Les Houches is not included in the Evasion St Gervais/Megeve ski pass but an upgrade is available directly from us for the last day of your stay (this extension must be pre-booked before departure from the UK).
We appreciate that a love of the mountains does not necessarily mean you want to jump into a pair of ski boots, grab your skis and hit the slopes. The resort has a selection of non-skiing activities to offer.*
Sauna/ steam room
Spa in St Gervais (THERMES ST. GERVAIS) - The hot spring health centre which is open all year round for beauty and therapeutic treatments. 10% discount available to Hotel Terminus guests.
Ice Skating - located in St Gervais Les Bains, priced at €7.50 (adult) and €6.50 (child) including skate hire.
Paragliding/Hang-gliding - From €50 for 20 minute flight. A different way to experience the mountains peacefully in the company of a qualified professional instructor. CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION.
Swimming - Indoor swimming located in St Gervais Les Bains, prices from €5 per person. Open daily.
Sightseeing by horse drawn cart - Hop into a horse drawn carriage in the main square of Megeve and explore the cobbled back streets.
Ride on the gondolas and chair lifts for breathtaking views - Purchase a pedestrian pass for St Gervais/Le Bettex single trip for €6 or an Evasion walkers pass at a cost of €18 for 6 trips.
Mont Blanc Rack Railway to LES HOUCHES - The highest rack railway train in France awaits you for a marvellous trip to the foot of Mont-Blanc.
Day excursion to places of local interest by public transport e.g. visit Megeve, Chamonix, Geveva, Annecy, Martigny.
Mountain walking/Snowshoe walking - There are many tracks to try around the area and a number of places to rent snowshoes in resort. CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION.
*Some activities may require special insurance.
NEW CHAIRLIFT (THE CHATTRIX PROJECT)
The Chattrix 2-seater chairlift is being replaced with a detachable 6-seater chairlift. The departure and arrival buildings, the maintenance workshop and the sales office are being replaced as well. The departure station will now be on one level, so no stairs to climb! Opening to the public on December 21, 2019 costing €8.5 million.
Ski over towards Mont Joly, past Le Folie Douce and take the recently installed high speed Epaule chair to the top of the ridge. Ski all the way down - over 1,000 m (3,300ft) vertical drop on an open high altitude scenic run with fantastic views of Mont Blanc and through the beautiful tree lined lower section to the new high speed chair from Chattrix, St. Nicholas. Enjoy the speedy five minute ride up (the old lift was nearer 18 minutes) and ski off again past the Gouet restaurant before reaching the Croix de Christ high speed chair. A couple of minutes to the top and you’re ready to repeat!
If that doesn't spark your interest than we're sure something from the choice of 227 runs and 107 ski lifts in the area will!