The snow is officially falling in Megève, promising an incredible season ahead for ski addicts longing for freshly powdered slopes. The destination continues to be regarded as one of the chicest winter escapes, offering a wide range of activities from ski to dog sledding, winter markets, historic hiking trails and micro-flights over Mont Blanc – a favourite among celebrities, actors and royalty.
The surrounding ski area includes 445km of slopes as part of the ‘Evasion Mont Blanc’ lift pass, including the spa town of St Gervais and 120km of slopes in Les Contamines. Confident skiers can head up to the highest point, Cote 2000, whilst Mont d’Arbois is well suited to beginners.
Maisons & Hotels Sibuet is inviting ski addicts to hole up for a long stay with plenty of slope action. From family feasting at remote Alpine outpost La Ferme de Bacré, to indulging in one of the Alps' most extensive spas after a day spent skiing, Les Fermes de Marie and its collection of ten beautiful new Chalets des Fermes are the ultimate place to get away from the stresses of back home and rediscover life's simpler pleasures.
A true home from home, the chalets offer total seclusion and personality to suit different tastes, from rustic to more contemporary. Guests can opt for a private chef to cook up whatever they desire or have home-cooked meals hand-delivered to their door. For special celebratory feasts, a dedicated Maître d’Hôtel can be arranged to advise on food and wine pairings, from the cellar stocked with exclusive vintages.
Rates at Les Chalets des Fermes start from €7,900 on a seven-day basis. Rates at Les Fermes de Marie start from €300 per room per night on a B&B basis.