Luxury Ski Chalets St Gervais
More than a ski resort, Saint-Gervais-les-Bains in France, embodies the art of Alpine living. Finest Holidays has a selection of luxury ski chalets to rent in Saint-Gervais-les-Bains - available are luxury catered chalets and self-catered chalets.
The territory to explore is vast. Also known as Saint-Gervais Mont-Blanc the holiday ski resort is the heart of four villages: Le Fayet at 590m altitude, Saint Gervais at 850m, Saint-Nicolas de Véroce at 1,150m and Le Bettex, which lies at an altitude of 1,400m above sea level. The difference in altitude in the district of Saint Gervais, from 590m (Le Fayet) to 4,807m (summit of Mont-Blanc) is unique among the communities within France.
The quaint 19th century spa town of St Gervais is linked by gondola to the 110-lift skiing terrain of its better known neighbour Megève, sharing 325km of pistes. In addition, when changing mountainsides, St Gervais is directly connected to the ski area of Les Houches in the Vallée de Chamonix via the legendary Tramway du Mont-Blanc (TMB). France's highest cog railway - located on the historical mountaineering route to the summit of Mont-Blanc - takes holidaymakers up to the Nid d'Aigle (Eagle's Nest) at 2,372m.
All of the four villages benefit of access to two ski areas: the huge ski area of Évasion Mont-Blanc, the third largest skiing area in France with around 445km of slopes and a variety of ski touring routes, snowshoeing paths and cross-country ski trails. The second is the Les Houches/Saint-Gervais skiing terrain, accessible via the Bellevue cable car or the Prarion cable car from the village of Les Houches or the TMB from Saint-Gervais, offering 55km of pistes. Highly popular due to its well-oriented ski area and extremely good quality snow, the pleasant slopes of Les Houches-Saint Gervais are appreciated by skiers of every level of skill - the area is a true paradise for family skiing surrounded by nature. We have an exclusive portfolio of luxury ski chalet in St. Gervais.
Overlooking the Chamonix valley on the Les Houches village side, the Les Houches/Saint-Gervais winter sports terrain is also the site of the world-famous Kandahar downhill piste that features on the World Cup circuit. Also known as „La Verte des Houches“ the 3,3343-metre run with a 870m vertical drop is certainly not for beginners! Overlooking the Arve valley, on the Saint-Gervais village side, winter sports enthusiasts find slopes that give the pleasure of skiing all day long as well as the opportunity to witness the spectacle of both magical and unique sunsets when the day's journey comes to an end.
Saint-Gervais Mont-Blanc boasts a successful combination of Belle Époque architecture and contemporary art, giving the mountain town a unique identity and undeniable charm. Enjoy luxury family ski chalet holidays in St. Gervais. Returning from a day in the mountains, holidaymakers love to relax on the terrace of one of the many restaurants or stroll to the market on Thursdays. Art galleries and stores that promote local produce complete the picture. In winter and summer, the gondola departs from St Gervais, heading for the Évasion Mont-Blanc ski slopes and numerous hiking trails. Visitors can also enjoy an ice-rink, tennis courts, a mini-golf course and various golf courses in nearby Megève.
Saint-Nicolas de Véroce is without a doubt the most authentic village. Facing the majestic Dômes de Miage, a chain of mountain peaks up to 3,673m high on the border of the French and Italian parts of the Mont-Blanc massif in the Savoy Alps, Saint-Nicolas has direct access to the Évasion Mont-Blanc ski area via a chairlift from the village centre or one from Chattrix. Perfect for skiing holidays in France. Several shops propose skiing, hiking and cycling equipment and a grocery store offers delicious homemade takeaway dishes. Renowned for its beautiful baroque church we recommend a visit to the Museum of Sacred Art - or alternatively head for the Plateau de la Croix for a lesson with an ski instructor.
(Photo © OT St Gervais / Boris Molinier)
LES HOUCHES-SAINT GERVAIS INFO
Altitude: 950-1,900m | Vertical Drop: 950m | Ski Runs: 55km | Pistes: 27 | Green: 2 | Blue: 8 | Red: 13 | Black: 4 | Lifts: 17 | Draglifts: 5 | Chairlifts: 8 | Cable Cars: 2 | Carpetlifts: 1 | Tow Ropes: 1 | Snowparks: 1 | Snowtubing Tracks: 2 | Toboggan Runs: 1 | Ice Rink: 1 (at 1,007m)
ÉVASION MONT-BLANC INFO
Altitude: 850-2,353m | Height Difference: 1,503m | Ski Runs: 445km | Pistes: 235 | Green: 45 | Blue: 65 | Red: 91 | Black: 34 | Lifts: 135 | Draglifts: 62 | Chairlifts: 45 | Gondolas: 12 | Cable Cars: 2 | Carpetlifts: 8 | Tow Ropes: 6 | Cross-Country: 75km | Snowshoe Trails: 37km | Skitouring Trails: 12,5km | Halfpipes: 2 | Snowparks: 7 | Toboggan Runs: 2 | Culminating Point: Mont-Blanc summit at 4,807m | Mountain Restaurants: 28