There are three separate ski areas, two of which are linked by
cable car, and including some really lovely runs through the trees
back down to town. It would be remiss of us not to mention the
resort's low altitude, which can sometimes mean questionable snow
conditions, but when the skiing is good it's lovely (and there are
plenty of snow cannons). This is somewhere that's especially good
for beginners and intermediates and there's a great selection of
lovely restaurants for lunch on the pistes for dedicated bon
skiveurs. Gnarly-types can, of course, always head up the road to
Chamonix for a day of couloirs and black runs.
Back in town the contrasts from Chamonix continue, with Megeve
tending more to genteel wandering around the glamorous shops or
taking to the ice rink rather than hectic nightlife, but when you
get to stay in hotels as spoiling as those on offer then that's not
necessarily a hardship.