Megeve is a commune in the Haute-Savoie department in the Rhone-Alpes region in south-eastern France. Megeve is a famous ski resort near the Mont-Blanc in the French Alps. Many consider it to be one of the most beautiful resorts in the World.
The town started its development as a ski resort in the 1910s when the Rothschild family started to spend their winter vacations there after becoming disenchanted with the Swiss resort: St. Moritz. In 1921, Baronne Noemie de Rothschild opened an important hotel which boosted the resort's development.
Megeve's Alpine skiing area, known as the "Domaine Evasion Montblanc", comprises: Megeve itself (Mont d'Arbois, Jaillet, Rochebrune and Cote 2000), Saint-Gervais-les-Bains, Combloux, La Giettaz, Les Contamines-Montjoie and Saint-Nicolas-de-Veroce. The "Evasion Mont-blanc" range covers approx 445 km and includes some of the best ski slopes in Europe.