If Zermatt has a more jetset and glitzy vibe, Megève feels more family-oriented and affordable, yet still upscale and sophisticated. In fact, Megève is a wonderful smart luxury destination. It is less international than Zermatt, with a majority of visitors hailing from within France.
The Megève mountain runs make up maybe a third the size of Zermatt. The scale is entirely different. However, overall, assuming good snow, you won't be disappointed. There are plenty of options.
And at end of day, skiing down to town is a joy as you end up in what must be one of Europe's most charming ski villages. It's more beautiful (and smaller) than Zermatt. The shopping is also a lot better here (unless you want a watch). Apparently the French are a lot more fashion-focused than the crowd at Zermatt. Also, prices are not jacked up as they are in Zermatt.
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