The resort of Les Gets forms part of the famous Portes du Soleil ski area which borders both France and Switzerland covering some 650 km of slopes suitable for all levels of enthusiasts. It is a picturesque family ski resort that remains at heart a mountain farming village with many slopes formed from snow-covered alpine meadows and views to take your breath away including those of Mont Blanc.
Growth has been sensitively managed and you will find a well located base that still has real character. The weekly market takes place just footsteps from the bottom of the slopes and regional produce is widely available.
New for the 2008-09 winter season (which opens 29 November) will be an ability to re-charge your ski pass from the comfort of your own home! Just click on: www.sagets.fr So as soon as you arrive at the resort and put on your skis you can head straight for the slopes with your "hands-free" ski card. A family ski pass offers a 10% reduction when you book in advance (at least three days before arrival at the resort).
There is a wide choice of restaurants intermingled with fashionable shops, tempting bakeries and cosy bars. The centre of the village has an open air ice rink that is a magnet for children when the slopes have closed. If it all gets too much, you can even watch an English film in the village’s own small cinema.
The tree lined slopes meander down into the centre of the village on both sides of the valley and floodlit skiing is available in the evenings. There is also a weekly torch lit descent by instructors finished off with a welcoming cup of vin chaud.
The Les Gets ski area offers a wide range of slopes from gentle nursery pistes and greens to challenging blacks. Les Gets ski area is divided into two sectors - "Les Maisons Larges" which starts at the top of the Ranfolly chairlift and is a fairly easy route or the "Les Cretes du Chery" at the top of the Mont Chery and is suitable for intermediate skiers and has a vertical drop of 650m and passes above the top of the mountain village of Mont Caly, then winds down through forests and meadows, finishing at Perrieres. ski maps: http://ww.lesgets.com/en/plans-pistes/index.html
There is extensive off piste skiing including the spectacular Combe d’Angolon bowl accessed from the top of the Chamossière chair-lift. Most local skiing takes place on the wooded slopes on the sides of the Les Gets and Morzine valleys. Lifts extend to 2019m and the majority of skiing is above 1500m.
Les Gets links into the Portes du Soleil ski area, which covers more than a dozen resorts and offers a total of 650km of piste. There are a vast variety of runs across the region and it is easy to get to high altitudes. In nearby Avoriaz, often seen as the hub of the Portes du Soleil, skiing starts at 1800m and climbs to 2466m.Special Offer:
One British tour operator offering accommodation at Les Gets is Ski Famille with 112 beds. By its very name this company are well known for the excellent family-orientated holidays it offers.
Website address for the Les Gets Tourist Office is: www.lesgets.com
Worth contacting also are: Les Gets Snowsports. www.skischool.co.uk
We have teamed up with PV Holidays, leading supplier of French Skiing accommodation to offer a Christmas offer of one night free with every booking.