Saint Gervais is superbly situated less than 1 hour from Geneva airport and just a few kilometers from Megève and Chamonix. A turn-of-the-century spa town, it offers all the beauty of a small Savoyard market town with its traditional buildings, rich heritage, baroque church and pedestrian areas. Around 100 years old, the Hotel Le Regina is located in the centre of Saint Gervais and ideally situated for access to the many bars, shops and restaurants as well as to the ski lift, 10 mins walk away or via a free resort ski bus with the nearest bus stop located 20 metres from the hotel.
Generally considered to be the greatest and most spectacular ski area in the world, the Mont Blanc Massif region of Saint Gervais/Megève together with the Chamonix valley is also the most varied and scenic, with Mont Blanc, and its impressive glaciers, Europe’s highest mountain as a constant back-drop. The majestic mountain with its glaciers and forested slopes provide extensive sporting and sightseeing opportunities both winter and summer. See our Winter Activities Gallery
The “Evasion Mont Blanc” ski area offers 445 km of slopes and 125 ski lifts from an altitude of 1000 to 2350m over Saint Gervais and Megève and via the Mont Blanc Tramway to Les Houches in the Chamonix valley. For those wanting a real challenge, the ski pass “Mont Blanc” gives additional access to the whole of the Chamonix valley plus Courmayeur in Italy. You could take on the world famous ‘ Vallée Blanche’ – said to be the longest ski run in the world at 23km, or the World cup ‘Kandahar’ downhill run at Les Houches.
For non skiers there are hundreds of marked paths on the mountain for walking or snowshoeing, a skating rink, ice-hockey, sleigh rides and the picturesque towns of Saint Gervais, Megève & Chamonix to explore (and shop till you drop!). The Aiguille du Midi 3742 m cable car and the Mont Blanc Tramway provide a high altitude thrill without the exertion. Taking the opportunity to see more countries as part of your trip, a scenic train ride through the Chamonix valley leads to Switzerland, or the famous Mont Blanc tunnel takes you on a day trip to Italy. Saint Gervais (or to give it its full name, Saint-Gervais-Les-Bains) is also a turn-of-the-century spa town, and the thermal baths, pampering beauty treatments and health-giving therapies make a welcome respite from the outdoor activities at any time of year.
The opportunities are endless :-
Snowboarding Domain Skiable Saint-Gervais-Mont-Blanc Massif
Ski and Snowboard Hire Unlimited Sports just 25 metres from the Hotel, speak to David and tell him we sent you
ESF – Saint Gervais Ski School Saint Gervais
Snow Fun Park Le Snowpark
Cross country (Nordic) skiing Domain Skiable Saint-Gervais-Mont-Blanc Massif
Snow shoeing (Raquetting) Alpine Footprints
Indoor Rock Climbing MJC Saint-Gervais
Local Market – every Thursday
Indoor/Outdoor Swimming Pool – Saint Gervais Swimming Pool
Thermal Spa Les Thermes de Saint-Gervais
Ice Skating Le Patinoire
Ice Hockey Le Patinoire
Curling Le Patinoire
Ski Joering (skiing behind horses) Ski Joering
Sleigh Rides Les Contamines Sleigh Rides
Hot Air Ballooning
Tramway du Mont Blanc (France’s highest mountain rack railway) from St Gervais Les Bains Compagnie du Mont Blanc
Annecy Christmas Market (only 45 mins drive) Lake Annecy