Altitude: 1172 Meters

Les Gets in short

  • Authentic ski resort
  • Access to two ski areas
  • Skiing in Les Portes du Soleil via Morzine

Les Gets is an authentic ski resort set in a pretty, wooded location in France's Haute Savoie region. This ski resort, with its friendly atmosphere, is situated along the road from Geneva about 10km from the ski resort of Morzine. Les Gets pays particular attention to welcoming families with children who can really get a taste for winter sports in the specially adapted areas. Families can also enjoy the ice skating rink and plenty of other fun activities on their ski holidays in Les Gets. As part of the Franco-Suisse Les Portes du Soleil linked ski area, Les Gets has access to over 600km of pistes for all levels in the neighbouring ski resorts of Champéry, Morgins, Torgon, Val d'Illiez-Champoussin & Les Crosets, Avoriaz, Châtel, Morzine, Abondance, La Chapelle d'Abondance, Montriond and St-Jean-d'Aulps.

Les Gets has its own small ski area, "Mont Chery", offering mainly easy and intermediate ski slopes ideal for families plus a brand new boardercross for snowboarders to enjoy. The Ranfoilly chairlift takes skiers up to the slopes of the popular ski resort of Morzine and ensures the connection with other ski resorts in the Les Portes du Soleil ski area. Les Gets is a particularly family-friendly ski resort where you will feel the typical French village ambience, with only a few bars and restaurants open in the evenings. Those looking for lively après-ski will need to go to the neighbouring resort of Morzine. Les Gets is easy to access from the airports of Chambéry and Geneva, and it is even possible to drive here from the UK via Calais. This, along with the option for ski lessons with British ski instructors at the British Alpine Ski School, makes it a popular choice for British families on their ski holidays in the Alps.

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Skiing in Les Portes du Soleil

Les Gets' ski area is best suited to beginner and intermediate skiers, with mostly blue and some easy red pistes. The low-lying ski area falls mostly below the tree line, meaning you can ski through the trees in a picturesque landscape. You'll find more of a challenge at the Pointe de Chery, and on powder days you'll find some off-piste in Les Gets. However, expert skiers will be better off exploring the vast connected ski area of Les Portes du Soleil, perhaps making a day trip to the Mur Suisse at Champéry or the Hauts Forts at Avoriaz. Always be sure to leave yourself enough time to get back to Les Gets before the lifts close for the day. As regards freestyling, there is a small snow park and a boardercross slope in Les Gets.

Les Gets: A Famille Plus ski resort

Les Gets has obtained the Famille Plus label, which earmarks it as one of the best ski resorts in France to visit with children. The Fripouilles nursery takes in children from the ages of 6 months to 4 years old. For older children, the Club des P'tits Montagnys provides fun activities in the snow, and of course, the ESF provides professional ski and snowboarding lessons with the competent instructors. Les Gets has several dedicated children's ski area such as the Grand Cry (a Wild West-themed area), Les Mappys (a beginner's ski area) and the Mauve funslope by Milka.

Off the pistes at Les Gets

The beautiful wooded landscapes around the village of Les Gets can be explored on snowshoes, cross-country skis or dogsled. For a bird's-eye view, you can also go paragliding. Après-ski in Les Gets is quintessentially French, with plenty of cosy bars to visit. Close to the Chavannes lift you'll find Le Pub Irlandais, which has Guinness on tap plus their own microbrewery with beer brewed right in Les Gets. Les Gets has a busy event calendar, with one of the biggest events being the Rock The Pistes music festival which takes over the entire Portes du Soleil ski area every spring. Les Gets is a stop on the Grande Odyssée Savoie Mont-Blanc dogsledding race as well.

 Apres-ski & entertainment Les Gets

Restaurants 51 Theatre -
Bars & cafes 9 Casino -
Nightclubs & discos 1 Concert hall
Cinema 1  

 Ski school and ski lessons Les Gets

No. of ski schools 7Private ski lessons € 68
No. of ski instructors 150Ski lessons6 Days, 12 Hours, € 165
Area for beginnersSnowboarding lessons6 Days, 14 Hours, € 179
Ski lessons in Cross-country skiing -

 Book ski schools in Les Gets online

Kids-Ski-Lessons 9 Offers available
Adult-Ski-Lessons 5 Offers available
Snowboarding-Lessons 3 Offers available

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 Facilities Les Gets

No. of hotels 15 Supermarkets 2
Total no. of hotel beds 1500 Banks
Total no. of beds 17000

 Tourist information for Les Gets

Name
Les Gets Tourisme
Email
Telephone
0033 - 0450 - 747474
Website

 Distances from Les Gets

Railway station
Cluses approx. 22 km by bus
Airport:
Genève approx. 55 km by bus
From the motorway:approx. 22 km 30 minuten by car

 Les Gets for families and children

Childcare Magic carpet
Playground Ski lift for children
Merry-go-round

  Leisure & sports activities Les Gets

Public saunaFootpaths 35 km
Fitness centreTorchlight descentfakkeltocht wekelijks op maandag
Public solarium Indoor ice rink
Massage Outdoor ice rink
Spa & wellness Curling -
Indoor swimming pool Snow rafting -
Hot air ballooning - Dog sledding
Paragliding Snowmobile tours
Indoor tennis court - Toboggan run
Squash court -

Ski blog about Les Gets

2 September 2020 by Danielle in 'Destinations''

The French skiing airport par excellence, Chambéry Airport comes alive in the winter and welcomes hordes of British skiers and snowboarders. A short flight to this pretty little town will drop you right in the heart of French skiing territory, with access to almost every big French ski area including Chamonix, Les Trois Vallées and Les Portes du Soleil. Chambéry Airport operates seasonal winter flights to more than half a dozen destinations in the UK, mostly with BA. This means it’s entirely fea... More ›

7 August 2020 by Danielle in 'Ski areas''

Geneva is a wonderful jumping-off point for many ski resorts. Located on the border between France, Switzerland and Germany, it is within short reach of some of the best skiing in the Alps. And with many budget airlines offering cheap flights into Geneva, there has never been a better time to plan your ski holiday starting from this international city. Once you’ve landed, renting a car is an easy way to get to your destination with all your ski gear, but it’s also possible to take trains. Here i... More ›
(Photo: © Spalder by Thijs Termeer)

6 July 2019 by Danielle in 'Ski areas''

Les Portes du Soleil is an enormous linked ski area that spans the French-Swiss border. You might have heard of some of its better-known resorts, such as Avoriaz or Morzine. But there are many more ski resorts to discover in this vast ski area: Abondance, Champéry, Châtel, La Chapelle d'Abondance, Les Gets, Montriond, Morgins, St-Jean-d'Aulps, Torgon en Val d'Illiez-Champoussin & Les Crosets. With a Portes du Soleil ski pass, you can ski in all 12 resorts, a total of 600km of runs! This can ... More ›

Ski area
Les Portes du Soleil

Les Portes du Soleil
Total slopes 600 (km)
Blue slopes 320 km
Red slopes 210 km
Black slopes 70 km
Off-piste 0 km
Lifts (196 )
Drag lifts 102
Chair lifts 81
Gondola lifts 13
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