Charlotte Townend - Megève - France Charlotte Townend is our Insider for Megève. She is lucky enough to have lived in the town for the past 8 years, and now works for the tourist board in the promotions and sales team. As you'll find out in the interview below, on a powder day you can find her getting fresh tracks in the Mont d'Arbois forest, or up to Cote 2000.

How long have you lived in the resort?
8 years

What is your favourite thing about the resort?
The preserved and natural way of life.  I love the pure and fresh air, and the charm of the village.

Where’s your favourite place to eat on mountain?
I love having a good lunch on the sunny terrace of Ideal 1850

And where’s the best food in town?
Definitely, the best food can be found in the 2** Michelin Guide restaurant of Emmanuel Renaut “Flocons de Sel”

Where would you ski on a powder day?
I would go on a sunshine day to Cote 2000, checking with the ski patrol. On a foggy day I would go on the Mont d’Arbois forest

What is your favourite run in the ski area?
It would be the black run of the “Voltigeurs” in the Mont d’Arbois area.

If you were to spend a full day treating yourself, what would you do?
I would relax myself in one the “Pure Altitude” spas: Fermes de Marie wither the new outside Jacuzzi. Or I would try the cooking lessons of Emmanuel Renaut (2* Michelin guide Chef)

Any advice for families coming to the resort?
First of all, Megève is labelled “Mountain Family Plus”, a label that is given to resorts that privilege a warm welcome and families activities: tobogganing areas, waidzai park, dog sledding adventures...Families also have a discount of 10% for the simultaneous purchase of at least 4 Evasion ski passes for 6 consecutive days for 2 adults and 2 children under 18

Where do you like to go for a few drinks after a hard day skiing?
My favourite place is the Jazz Club “Les 5 Rues”. It’s a place where you can enjoy live music on a small stage

Where would you take beginner skiers if you had some to stay?
For beginners I would advise the blue run of “Prapacot” on the Princess side

What’s your favourite piece of resort related trivia?
The modern ski pant was invented in the early 1930s by Armand Allard, a tailor from Megève

Any parting words of wisdom?
For your first visit, you won’t miss the charm of the village and the kindness of its inhabitants. To try Megève is to adopt it!