Print Posted By Lost in France on 14 Oct 2007 in Travel to France - Skiing in France with Mike Beaudet

Nine Good Reasons to Ski in the French Alps

It is still good to see that Americans are coming to Europe. I'm an American who teaches skiing in the French Alps and have been doing so since 1988. I often talk to my American clients and friends that fly into Geneva International Airport (GVA) from most any city off the East and West Coast of the US.

They tell me that it is less expensive (much cheaper), and takes less time to ski in the French Alps than to fly and then drive 3 hours to some of the better known resorts in Colorado and Utah. The flight is only 6 to 7 hours! A short 1 hour drive from Geneva will get you to Megeve and you're on the ski slopes.
I have a Private Ski School " Ski Pros Megeve " in Megeve, France and can assure you that even with a dollar at $1.35 to the Euro;

01The cost of lift passes are half what you would pay back home in the US.

02Ski Equipment rental is less even for top of the line models.

03Food on the hill is unique, has taste (tastes good) and at about $28. for two, including wine, won't ruin you.

04The hotels (at the bottom of the slopes and center of town) can be reserved for anywhere from $148. And up!

05A taxi transfer from the airport to Megeve will cost about $160 per person or you can take a bus for a quarter of the cost and get to the same place, in the same amount of time.

06People are super friendly and the atmosphere is like nothing back home.

07Last but not least, private ski lessons are half the price that you would pay in the Rocky Mountains.

08A good supper, (and plenty of it) at a good restaurant can start at $25. Including wine, desert and tips!

09It is not just the price there is a lot more...  it's easy to get to also!

Megeve is at the foot of the Mont Blanc, the highest mountain in Europe. Best thing I can suggest is to check it out I'm sure that you too will find out why my British and Americans have always been coming to ski in these superb ski areas...  and why they keep coming back to the French Alps.

Mike Mike also known as "Megeve Mike" is an independent ski instructor who has over 30 years experience of teaching and coaching skiing. Now based in France, Mike is the founder of Ski Pros Megeve situated at the foot of Mont Blanc in the Rhone Alpes.

Copyright © 2007-2008 Megeve Mike - All Rights Reserved Worldwide.

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