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Demi-Quartier is a commune in Haute-Savoie in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region, bordering the prestigious stations of Megève in the south and Combloux in the north. Its name could originate from the shape of its territory which evokes a crescent moon or more simply to remember that it was a part of a seigneury.
With a population of about 1,000 inhabitants, part of which is settled in hamlets, Demi-Quartier took advantage of the rise in the interwar period of Megève, which has become one of the most prestigious ski resorts in France. This is why it hosts numerous hotel establishments on its territory, whereas the main activities related to skiing are located in the territory of Megève.
For the non-skiers who love the mountain there is plenty to do in Demi Quartier. You can take one of the many walking trails that the resort has to offer which will get you to places which you can’t on skis. The resort has lots of spas and restaurants, which are perfect to visit after a hard day on the mountain on you’re looking to recharge and get ready for the next day.
There are also lots of cultural activities to get involved with to experience the traditional Alpine lifestyle.
The main ski area in Demi-Quartier is the ski resort Megeve/Saint-Gervais. Demi Quartier’s mountains add up to a great number of slopes. All suit good intermediates and there’s so much choice there’s no chance of getting bored. The resort still has some old, slow lifts but the mileage hungry can plan their day around the fast lifts. Experts won’t be disappointed in Demi Quartier now that 20 runs are left ungroomed after a large snowfall. There should be plenty of fresh powder to play about in as the majority of skiers prefer the gentler slopes – and the powder remains for several days. From Mt Arbois you can make your way over to the Mt Joly and Mt Joux sectors where you’ll find the steepest slopes in the ski resort plus some serious off-piste terrain down the back. A popular descent is the Epaule red on Mt Joly down to the village of St Nicolas de Veroce – don’t forget to stop and gaze at the breath-taking view of Mont Blanc on the way.
The ski season in Demi Quartier operates from December to April, and the runs are immaculately maintained to ensure an excellent surface.
From Geneva to Demi Quartier it is an hour and 10 minute drive. The drive time from Chambery to Demi Quartier is 1 hour 22 minutes.