Les Gets Ski Holidays
France

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Les Gets is an idyllic ski resort located just over an hour’s drive from Geneva making it a firm favourite with families. With the short transfer time, abundance of cruisy, tree lined runs, and a buzzing village centre with plenty to keep you busy, it’s no wonder skiers and snowboarders return to this charming resort again and again.

Les Gets is one of 12 linked resorts in the Portes du Soleil ski area which boasts a huge 400km of piste and stretches across the Swiss border. The local area of Les Gets and Morzine is arguably one of the prettiest and is perfect for beginners and intermediates with 3 green runs, 29 blues, 28 reds and 9 blacks. They also boast 3 snow parks and the skiing starts at 1172m, with the highest lift sitting at 2002m. The altitude means the ski area sits right on the treeline meaning it retains good visibility even if the weather closes in, and is perfect for seeking out pretty mountain restaurants nestled in the trees.

The resort started as an old farming village, installing their first lift in 1936, and it has retained its Savoyard charm. Les Gets is a hive of activity all year round, and in the summer is extremely popular with bikers and walkers alike, even hosting the world famous Crankworx mountain biking competition.

Les Gets boasts a variety of accommodation from self catered apartments and catered chalets to 5* spa hotels, and it has an abundance of shops, cafes, bars and restaurants, attracting visitors from all over the world.

Whilst Les Gets isn’t known for its après and nightlife in the same way some of the bigger resorts are, there are certainly some hidden gems. For some lively après it’s definitely worth stopping off at Happy Hours Bar in Ardent, on your way back from Avoriaz. The bar lives up to its name and has some brilliant happy hours prices, and usually hosts DJ sets from the afternoon into the early evening.

Inferno is a favourite amongst seasonnaires and another brilliant option for some après, located in the Les Gets – Morzine ski area. They kick things off early with a BBQ lunch every day, followed by DJ sets to take you into the evening. Just don’t forget to leave on time for last lifts – or the bar offers guided head torch descents to take you down to Morzine where you can get a bus or a taxi back to Les Gets!

For après on your doorstep make sure you visit L’ApreSki Bar, located right at the foot of the main slopes making it an easy stop on the way back to your chalet at the end of the day. This is also the prime spot for watching the weekly torch light descent with a vin chaud in hand!

The high street is lined with a number of popular bars, starting at one end with Bar Bush a British run bar which is loved by locals and visitors alike,  Bar Bowling which houses the village’s bowling alley and plenty of pool tables, and at night turns into a lively bar who pride themselves on their extensive shot menu. Igloo nightclub is just a few doors down and is where most nights on the town end up.

Black Bear is a more traditional mountain bar, and a good place for an evening drink and a game of pool, whilst underneath there is Le Pub Irlandais (a must on St Patrick’s Day!)

Finally Chez Jacque, located in the Chamois D’Or Hotel, is a little more sophisticated and has an extensive gin menu.
Staying in Les Gets gives you access to a fantastic selection of activities for non skiers of if you just fancy doing something a bit different.

There’s a lovely ice rink located right in the centre of town, a cinema, and even a Museum of Mechanical Music. There’s a selection of spas to choose from if you want some relaxation, including the Spa Sereni-cimes, or the hotel spa at the Chamois d’Or. There’s also Bar Bowling which has two lanes and pool tables, as well as a cordoned off slope just for sledging.

On the mountain there’s plenty of winter hiking trails (don’t forget to pick up your map from the tourist office) as well as snowmobiling and snowshoeing, and there’s even the Ranches des Portes du Soleil who offer mountain horse riding and ski joëring.

Paragliding is one of the most popular activities in resort and offers an opportunity to appreciate some spectacular views. There are plenty of companies offering this including some ski schools.

Cheese Dairy

Les Gets

+33 4 50 79 70 04

Goat Farm

route de La Sarre

Les Gets

+33 4 50 79 71 62

Paragliding

immeuble Les Rodhos

Les Gets

+33 6 07 99 26 82

Snow-shoeing

Les Gets

+33 670 66 77 56

Les Gets has a huge amount of restaurants and cafes to suit all budgets, ranging from fine dining to pizza and burger takeaways.  We’ve highlighted just a few of our favourites below...

On the mountain

La Grande Ourse is located on Mont Chery and opens for lunch, but it is perhaps most popular for it’s fine dining experience in the evenings, when they whisk you up the mountain in a private piste basher to enjoy a 5 course dinner. Book in advance to avoid disappointment!

Chez Nannon is the place to go if you want a steak lunch on the mountain, located at Nyon on the Morzine side of the ski area.

Altitude Lodge VIP’s chalet hotel features a lunchtime restaurant which is very popular with skiers and non skiers alike.

In the resort

La Pela serves a traditional Savoyard menu (make sure you try the fondue!). Very popular so make sure you book ahead, especially for staff night off!

La Case K2 is a little gem located at the Mont Chery end of the high street and makes probably the best burgers in Les Gets – reasonably priced too! They have a small restaurant and seating outside, but are very popular for takeaway too.

Les Copeaux serves traditional Savoyard dishes with a modern twist, the restaurant itself has a contemporary feel to it and is always full, so be sure to book in advance.

Good for Couples

La Pela

38 Rue de l'Ancienne Fruitière

Les Gets

+33 4 50 79 85 02

Good for Couples

La R'mize

160 Rue du Vieux Village

Les Gets

+33 4 50 79 75 57

Good for Couples

Les Copeaux

Route du Benevy

Les Gets

+33 4 50 79 78 50

Good for Family

Alpine Tavern

53 Rue du Vieux Village

Les Gets

+33 4 50 79 76 09

Good for Friends

O Kariboo

67 rue du vieux village

Les Gets

+33 9 82 36 68 31

With its rustic alpine village feel and a short transfer, Les Gets is the perfect resort for a family ski trip. The mountain and town itself is well-equipped for families and children, whether you are skiing or keeping entertained off of the hill. The resort has numerous green and blue runs, as well as specially designated nursery slopes for complete beginners and getting to and from the slopes via the resort’s ‘mini train’ shuttle service makes it even more fun for children.

Off the slopes there are a host of activities to keep children and parents entertained.

Husky Rides
There are two companies in Les Gets that offer husky sledding tours around the local area. This is a magical way to get up close to nature and play in the snow. The huskies just want to run and will whisk you along the snow carpeted forest floor with your cries of “mush mush”! This is a great activity for adults and children, and whether you’re taking control of the sled yourself or content to sit in the basket, you will enjoy the ride!

Museum of Mechanical Music
One of the more cultural activities in Les Gets is the Museum of Mechanical Music. This is a large collection of unique and interesting musical objects including music boxes, animated robots, automatic violins and gramophones. The guided tour takes you through specially designed rooms that fit the era in which the music machine was made.

Chocolate Workshop
This one probably appeals to the parents too! The Chalet du Chocolat runs workshops each Wednesday from 14.00. The chefs will teach children to master the art of a chocolatier and create chocolate from scratch, then shape them into delicious treats.

Le Grand Cry
It’s not ‘cry’ as you think it is; the Grand Cry Native American ‘Piste des Indiens’ is a themed ski area especially for children. Wind down the slopes and watch out for the wild animals, trappers and Native Americans along the way. You can stop off and hide out in a teepee or have a go on the bow and arrow; with music playing as you ski and a picnic area half way down, this slope is a must see on your trip to Les Gets.

There is an ice skating rink and plenty of cordoned off toboggan runs too, along with a weekly torch-lit descent. However, if the weather sets in and you prefer to keep the kids entertained indoors, then head to the resorts’ cinema, bowling alley or swimming pool.

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RESORT STATISTICS

  • ALTITUDE

    1172m

  • LONGEST PISTE

    6km

  • HIGHEST SKI LIFT

    2010m

  • TOTAL LIFTS

    212

  • TOTAL PISTE

    650km



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