Having spent two full seasons skiing the Evasion Mont Blanc ski domain (containing the resorts Saint Gervais les Bains, Megéve, Combloux, La Giettaz, St Nicolas de Veroce and Les Contamines), I figured it might be useful to write a few pointers on navigating the ski area, as well as a few top spots, hidden gems, and my favourite pistes of different difficulties.
🐇 Top beginner areas in Combloux
Combloux’s beginner area is quiet, picturesque and gently graded. The Brons button tow is great for learning those first few turns and picking up speed and confidence. Then you can move on to the longer Garettes to hone techniques before you’re ready to head up the mountain.
🟢 Top beginner progression pistes in Combloux
Beauregard is the lift you’ll be lapping on once you’re ready to progress to full pistes. The Gentiane blue piste is reliably gentle, particularly if you remember to turn left into the trees onto the Vion d’Chien green piste to avoid the last slightly steeper bit. You can also mix this up with Papa, another gentle blue piste taking you back down through the beginner area to arrive back at the bottom of Beauregard.
🔵🔴 Top intermediate pistes in Combloux
Croix is a great lapper or one to start the day with to warm the calves. Reliably confidence-building, it gives a nice sense of travel through lots of different areas, all the while with great views over the valley. Christomet’s also a great place to head, with Gypaete and Gelinotte providing good cruising and a fast chair.
The run off the back of Christomet right down to La Giettaz, Trefleannaise, is long and scenic, giving a great sense of travel as you wind down the picturesque back valley with the Chaine des Aravis looming over you. The return back from La Giettaz is riddled with slow lifts and awkward connections, so allow plenty of time to get back.
⚫ Top advanced pistes in Combloux
There’s not a huge amount to keep the advanced piste skier occupied and you’ll easily cover all pistes in the area after a few days, but it’s still a great little area. The Aigle black piste on Christomet is a nice steep blast in good conditions, but can get worn through to mud easily. Christomet in general is a nice
🥪 Top snack stops in the Combloux ski area
The new Chez Albert snack bar is reasonably priced and right at the bottom of the Beauregard lift. The Coeur d’Or at the top of Beauregard is also a pleasant option for bigger meals.