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Les Gets   Resort Information
Season December to April
Nearest Airport Geneva
Ski Area 107km & 660km over the Portes du Soleil area
Ski Lifts 48
Ski Runs 78
Longest Run 6km
Resort Height 1172m
Snowball Ratings
Beginners 3.5 / 5
Intermediates 4 / 5
Experts 4 / 5
Families 4.5 / 5
Nightlife 3.5 / 5
Affordability 4 / 5
Non Ski Activities 4 / 5

Les Gets is a charming, pretty, environmentally friendly and old farming village, turned ski resort, offering something for everyone, wtih a variety of ski terrain to suit all abiilities.There is also a good range of self catered apartments and larger chalets,(some with flexible catering options), catered chalets and hotels, to suit almost any budget.However where Les Gets partcularly excels, is in its determination and offerings to attract families, ensuring that Les Gets has the "Famille Plus Montagne" award, which rmeans that it is particularly suited for families, with care and consideration given as to what is available for children, outside skiing, even offering workshops to build wooden toys!!  

Les Gets is located on the edge of the Portes du Soleil ski area which, with 660km of interlinked pistes, is regarded as the largest linked ski area in the world.  The Portes du Soleil connects 12 ski villages, each with its own unique character and Les Gets is one of the bases from which to start from, although, if you want to explore the whole area, then you maybe better to stay in Morzine,Morgins,Avoriaz or Chatel as these are better connected.Though families may be better suited in Les Gets, adult groups would probably be better suited in Morzine where the nightlife is a tad more vibrant, with Avoriaz offering the best for ski in ski out options and for snow reliability. For much of the season however snow considerations should not be an issue, with Mont Chery and its bowl area offering perhaps the most snow sure and fun part of Les Gets.

One of the many advantages of Les Gets .... and the Portes du Soleil in general... is that it’s only a short 60 to 75 minute transfer from Geneva. (And if driving beware of the speed cameras around Geneva).This makes it an ideal option for short ski breaks.The immediate ski area also has numerous and convenient lifts, which helps ensure minimal queues and un-crowded slopes. Yes, it can become busier on the weekends with its proximity to Geneva, but fortunately Les Gets has lots of competition from Megeve,Chamonix, Flaine,Samoens, Les Houches, La Clusaz,Verbier,Villars etc. With its low altitude however, snow is not guaranteed at village level, however, there is more fun, skiing and boarding on the pistes to be had at the Mont Cheri side of Les Gets, including more nursery slopes.

Les Gets has excellent and highly regarded ski schools, several of which have won awards and very good nursery slopes are located in the centre of the village, which is a plus when parents are trying to meet up with young ones and then find a cafe and discuss the days exploits over a hot chocolate,gluwein or beer. It’s also a great place for adult learners with the British Alpine Ski and Snowboard School leading the way and which offers group and private lessons, as well as LGS ski school.The French ESF ski school appear to have a good reputation here too, especially with children.Augmenting the ski schools are a number of very good childcare opions too, when you need help, such as Jack Frosts. Thus when we think of families and beginner resorts around Geneva, we do recommend Les Gets as one of the best options.

 

 

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