Les Gets is a small French Alpine village with tonnes of charm and excellent facilities. The resort is geared towards families. If you are after a family holiday in beautiful surroundings where everyone will be exhausted every evening after a day outside, look no further. The numerous high quality restaurants both in the village and on the slopes should complete the holiday.
At 1172m Les Gets isn’t high but its micro-climate means it has a snow record to rival many higher resorts and when it’s a white-out the tree lined pistes make skiing much easier.
It’s part of the vast Portes du Soleil ski area which covers 12 different resorts in France and Switzerland with a combination of 650km of pistes, enough for even the most adventurous skiers. Morzine is 10 minutes away while Avoriaz is only another 10 minutes further on.
The village’s first chair lift opened in 1938 with the Mont Chéry ski area opening in 1954.
NOW, THERE ARE 48 LIFTS AND 120KM OF SECURED SLOPES TO ENJOY! THE RESORT IS RUN WITH STRONG ENVIRONMENT CONSIDERATIONS BUT THIS HASN’T STOPPED SIGNIFICANT INVESTMENT IN THE LAST DECADE IN NEW CHAIRLIFTS, SNOW MAKING FACILITIES, SNOW PARKS AND FREERIDE AREAS… AND FOR 2015/16 THERE WILL BE EVEN MORE TO ENJOY!
KM OF PISTES
Les Portes du Soleil in numbers...
LES GETS TOURIST OFFICE
The “Cyclamens” piste, the new “Arnica” piste at Ranfoilly and the freeride zone at Rosta have been carefully designed to ensure that the sensative local environment is preserved. As always, the aim is to increase the pleasure of skiing in harmony with preservation of the natural environment.
Apart from the fabulous skiing, biking and walking, Les Gets is most known for being the home of Mechanical Music, there is a museum specifically dedicated to it in the village and every two years, a festival is held to celebrate the ‘orgues’. Traditional savoyarde fare is central to life in Les Gets is tartiflette (gratin potatoes cooked with reblochon cheese and bacon), fondues, pierre chaudes and of course génépi, the local digestif. There are great plenty of restaurants to choose from, both in the village and up the mountain. You certainly won’t go hungry!
There is always a great buzz in the village – a welcome ‘pot de bienvenue’ every Monday evening, visits from Father Christmas, an ice-rink (that converts into a bike park in the summer), regular carpentry demonstrations of wooden games or musical instruments, a carousel, a weekly food market, 10 pin bowling alley, a cinema (often showing films in English), pétanque court, a cheese dairy, etc… And if it all gets too much then there are plenty of spas and massages available to soothe the aches and pains!