Les Gets is situated at 1,172 metres on a plateau between Samoëns and Morzine, at the western edge of the Portes du Soleil.
The Portes du Soleil is one of the biggest linked ski areas in the world and covers two countries – France and Switzerland – with 650km of ski slopes to discover.
Les Gets has around 50 lifts across several distinct ski areas, up to 2,019 metres. The Les Gets ski pass also covers Morzine. The Les Gets ski area consists mainly of blue and red runs (beginner and intermediate level).
There is also an area known as ‘The Bowl’, which numerous ski runs and chairlifts feed into. Located in this area is the resorts most easily accessible black run- ‘The Yeti’. Mont Chéry hosts the majority of black runs, but it also has numerous red runs and one blue, but no green pistes.
There are numerous tree-lined runs to be found throughout the area, as well as ample wide open areas on Chamoissiere and Mont Chéry.
There are several good spots for off-piste skiing and snowboarding, the best of which are to the sides of ‘The Yeti’; the long black run off Chamossiere; and also by taking a short hike from the top of the Ranfoilly lift. The latter has been rated as one of the best off-piste powder bowls in Europe.
With a Portes du Soleil lift pass, it is possible to ski across into Switzerland via Avoriaz.
A snow park is located on Mont Chéry, which is on the ski area on the other side of the village. A mini train and bus connect the two sides, although it is just as quick to walk.
There are excellent family-orientated beginner areas at the mid-station, with a ‘magic carpet’, which is accessed by the Chavannes telecabin.
There are numerous mountain restaurants in the area that are full of character and charm, and cater for all budgets.
These can be booked in advance online through www.sagets.fr, or when you arrive in Les Gets. Please ask us if you require any help or advice.
We recommend Berthet Sports in Les Gets for your ski and boot hire. They are located in the centre of the village, just over the road from the Chavannes Telecabine and Express chairlift. It is possible to leave your hired boots and skis here and walk back to the chalet, which takes about 10 minutes.
We recommend BASS (British Ski School), where you can book into ski schools to suit all levels, or take private lessons. Booking early is essential.
To and from the slopes
It is around a 10 minute walk from the chalet to the Mont Chéry gondola, and about a 15 minute walk to the Chavannes Express or Telecabine. If you have a car you can drive into the village, or up to mid-station weather permitting.
Alternatively, at an extra cost, we can arrange a daily pick-up and drop-off from the chalet to the slopes in Les Gets. Please ask if you’d like more information on this.
In the winter there is an open-air ice rink in the centre of the village.
The Portes du Soleil is regarded as one of the best and largest mountain biking areas in the world. In summer, Les Gets also hosts downhill mountain biking events. There are two distinct downhill mountain biking areas, one on each side of the village.
The downhill mountain bike run on Mont Chéry has been used in the Mountain Bike World Cups in 1996, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2002 and 2003; and in the Mountain Bike World Championships in 2004. There are also numerous less challenging tracks, for those looking to take is easy.
There are several bike hire and equipment shops in the village.
It is possible to take the lifts in the summer to enjoy the beautiful scenery, and then meander back down to the village along the numerous tracks.
Les Gets has an 18 hole golf course – the 5,264 metres long Par70 which overlooks Mont Blanc. In the winter it forms part of the pistes. Go to the Les Gets website for further details.
Adventure park & swimming lake
In summer only, there is an excellent adventure park with courses for children and adults. It is situated near the lake, which is suitable for swimming and sunbathing.
There are tennis courts just a 5 minute walk from the chalet, with rackets available to use in the chalet.
Les Gets has a Museum of Mechanical Music, and hosts an annual festival of mechanical music each summer. It also has a museum of skiing, situated at the mid-station on Mont Chéry.