Ski holidays in St Gervais - a general resort guide
St Gervais is a handsome, 19th Century spa town set in a narrow river gorge half way between Megeve and Chamonix. Ski holidays in St Gervais give lift access to the Mont d'Arbois slopes (Megeve) via a 20-person gondola from the centre of town. The other option is to travel up in the opposite direction towards Mont Blanc on a rack and pinion railway to the resort of Les Houches at the far end of the Chamonix Valley. Once there the only way back to St Gervais is off piste, although due to its low altitude of 850 metres this is often not possible.
- Extensive shared area with Megeve is great for intermediates
- Scenic setting with great views
- Charming resort centre with some good shopping
- Some great restaurants both cheap and expensive
- Easy access from Geneva makes it a good weekend destination
- Rather slow and inefficient lifts are a bit frustrating for those looking to eat the miles
- Although there is good snow making the slopes are low
- Not many challenging pistes
St Gervais Resort Restaurants
St Gervais is brilliant for foodies. Here you will see local restaurants serving Michelin-starred quality food at a fraction of the price, in a superb alpine location. Restaurant Le Serac is just one of the highly recommended eateries in St Gervais, with an excellent wine list and quality service to compliment the outstanding French menu, this place is certainly a gastronomic delight. For somewhere a bit more relaxed head to La Pasta Pave, a family run French restaurant which serves fantastic pizzas and pasta.
St Gervais Mountain Restaurants
As there are so many good quality mountain restaurants in St Gervais, it's advisable to make reservations for lunchtime as they get packed out very quickly! Don't miss the Sous Les Freddy's which is halfway down the Vardasses on the right. This place serves tasty regional specialities and has a large sun terrace for you to relax on. Also try and head to Espace Mont Joux which has excellent Plats du Jour at sensible prices.
St Gervais Apres Ski
Limited apres ski scene.
St Gervais Nightlife
Limited nightlife and party scene.