Why Les Gets Ski Resort?
- It’s part of the massive Portes du Soleil (Morzine Les Gets Avoriaz etc) ski network with one of the largest local areas
- It’s one of the most easily accessed resorts by car from the UK or Geneva
- It has a lively traditional French ambience feel
- Les Gets has a good range of amenities at reasonable prices
- Les Gets is an excellent choice for families and non-skiers
"The skiing was just as we always remembered with Les Gets – fantastic for families. This resort is appealing and delightful" - Ben Moore, Where to Ski & Snowboard.
Les Gets (Portes du Soleil) Information
Although Les Gets village is widely scattered, most of the facilities are conveniently close to the main lift station. The church with its steeple, the old style farmhouses, and tree-lined slopes make an attractive Alpine picture. The village has expanded to encompass the winter sports market and there’s a good range of shops and some excellent restaurants.
The sunny village has a quiet ambiance that appeals to families but it livens up at the weekend for those who want to let their hair down with some dancing and a drink or two.
The scenery in Les Gets is best seen from high points such as Mont Chery where you can enjoy an impressive panorama across the village, wooded slopes and in the distance – Mont Blanc.
Les Gets ski resort has an outdoor ice rink and fitness centre. The Les Gets “Petit Train” road shuttle runs around the resort for easy travel, free of charge.
Peak Retreats offers a range of Les Gets accommodation options. All of Les Gets' ski apartments have been hand-picked and are of a very high standard (3 & 4*), providing the ideal base for a Les Gets ski holiday.
LES GETS SKI AREA
Les Gets and its larger neighbour Morzine share one of the best ski areas in the Portes du Soleil. Together with other popular resorts such as Avoriaz and Châtel, it shares a massive 650km of pistes. The terrain is suited to beginners right through to experts. The scenery from Mont Chery, in particular, is stunning with a great panorama of the village and slopes, with Mont Blanc in the distance.
From the village centre, you can ski Les Gets from a choice of two ski areas. On one side there’s Mont Chery (with some of the most challenging slopes and usually quiet) with its sumptuous views of Mont Blanc, and on the other is Chavannes, with access to 650km of ski runs and the other resorts in the Portes du Soleil. To help skiers cross the village, a “white route” is built every winter. It’s actually a snow-covered strip of road that snakes its way between chalets, letting people cross easily from one side of the mountain to the other, without taking their skis off.
- For Avoriaz, see details with our sister company Ski Collection
Additional ski fact info, main ski info in resort facts box at top of page
Les Gets/Morzine - 120km of pistes, 46 lifts, 66 slopes:
Green slopes: 5
Blue slopes: 24
Red slopes: 28
Black slopes: 9
385 snow cannons in Les Gets/Morzine covering 34% of the area.
See below 360 video; use your mouse to look around!
LES GETS SKIING
LES GETS BEGINNERS
Les Gets is well situated for beginners with good nursery slopes in the village as well as more snow-sure runs up at La Chavannes. There’s a special area which includes play facilities, reserved for beginners and children.
The “Espace des Mappys” beginners’ ski area, is a really useful innovation in Les Gets. It’s free of charge and provides the perfect environment to learn to ski safely, protected from faster, more confident skiers. Easily accessible from the top of the Chavannes bubble lift, this beginners’ zone is in a calm, safe area just beside the main ski slopes. It has two moving carpets and two towropes on a gentle beginners’ slope.
LES GETS INTERMEDIATES
Intermediates have, in particular, cruising runs from La Ranfolly and from the top of Le Pleney down to Morzine. There are some excellent red runs on Mont Chery. The Portes du Soleil ski region has extensive intermediate slopes with big lift networks.
LES GETS EXPERTS
For the more advanced there are also good slopes on Mont Chery, on the other side of the resort. Experts will find good steep runs over the back of Mont Chery. More intimate, it’s ideal for the more reflective skier and the perfect environment for powder skiing. The runs are mainly red and black and there are also two slalom runs and a snowpark with an airbag. You can find off-piste opportunities on Chamossière.
LES GETS SNOWBOARDING
Snowboarding in Les Gets is fun, with access to the snowpark on the upper slopes of Mont Chery with an airbag, hips, handrails, tables and a wall; plus a Jib park with a table and handrail. There’s a boardercross course near the top of Chavannes.
LES GETS OFF-PISTE
In good snow, there’s plenty to do off-piste, including visiting some excellent wooded areas and 12km of cross-country skiing.
LES GETS SKI TOURING
Les Gets offer a marked out and secure route. You start in Les Gets village, at the bottom of the Chamois slope, then you follow the route to arrive at the top of the Mont Chéry with an unobstructed view of Mont Blanc mountains.
Les Gets Ski Hire
Pre-book your Les Gets ski hire with Peak Retreats.
To download the ski extras form, see 'Helpful links' further down the page.
Please note, these Pound Sterling prices are for indication only. They will fluctuate based on Euro/£ exchange rate. Please call us for the latest prices.
Special offers: *7 days for the price of 6. Free Skis/snowboard & boots (Blue/Red) for party leaders of groups of 10 or more all taking equipment. 1 Free helmet per child aged 6 and under for every adult booking skis or snowboards & boots (must be under same booking reference and requested on form above). Other duration prices on request - Cross Country ski prices on request.
Les Gets Lift Pass
Pre-book your Les Gets lift passes with Peak Retreats. Find out more about Peak Retreats ski passes
To download the ski extras form, see 'Helpful links' further down the page.
Please note, these Pound Sterling prices are for indication only. They will fluctuate based on Euro/£ exchange rate. Please call us for the latest prices.
Other lift pass on offer (to buy locally in resort in Euros):
Les Gets/Morzine ski pass – ½ day and daily rates 2018/19:
5 consecutive hours - €28 children, €37 adults
Day - €33 children, €43 adults
Portes du Soleil ski pass – ½ day and daily rates 2018/19:
5 consecutive hours - €36-43 children, €48 adults
Day - €40 children, €53.00 adults
Les Gets Ski School
Pre-book your Les Gets ski school with Peak Retreats. Find out more about Peak Retreats ski school
Ski school for children is available to book from 3 years to 13 years, in Les Gets, with Peak Retreats.
To book your ski school, download the ski extras form from the 'Helpful links' further down the page.
Please note that lesson times are subject to change right until the last minute - you will be advised. Outside French school holidays the ski school reserves the right to cancel group lessons should numbers be insufficient. For peak periods - Christmas, New Year, February half-term and Easter - we strongly recommend that you book as early as possible and in any case at least 6 weeks prior to the required dates. Morning lessons tend to get booked up first and therefore we may only be able to offer afternoon classes within 6 weeks of departure. In some resorts English speaking instructors may not always be available, particularly at peak times.
We cannot always guarantee that prices will be cheaper than in resort. When ski packs prices are calculated, the currency is bought at the exchange rates that apply at the time. You can be assured that once you have booked your extras, if the pound depreciates, you will not be charged more for your ski packs, enabling you to budget for your holiday in advance.
Les Gets Individual Tuitions (2018/19 prices, NOT pre-bookable)
1 hour - €46
1 hour 30 mins - €69
10€ for each additional person and per hour.
Individual tuitions can only be purchased directly from the ski school. Peak Retreats cannot pre-book these.
Please note that prices are only an indication and are subject to change
Ski school Les Gets contact numbers for private lessons:
Ecole du Ski Francais Les Gets +33 450 75 80 03
Les Gets Child Care
Les Gets has acquired the Famille Plus & the highly exclusive Top of the French Alps label (TOTFA - only 16 resorts appear on this list) for its childcare facilities. Please view here to view more information on the Famille Plus label.
LES GETS - THE FAMILY FRIENDLY RESORT PAR EXCELLENCE
An accredited ‘Village Famille Plus Montagne’, Les Gets actively welcomes children and offers numerous facilities adapted to all age groups together with specific services and over 500 children’s activities, both on the piste and in the village itself; the snow garden for the little ones, the ‘Grand Cry Territory’ - a themed ski area with Native Americans and Trappers, the Mauve Milka ski run, boarder cross, luge (sled) runs, an ice skating rink in addition to the wide variety of craft and artistic activities on offer in the village.
Tel: +33 4 50 79 84 84 or email@example.com.
CRECHE CHILDCARE WITHOUT SKIING
The nursery welcomes child from 6 months to 4 years old. Available places: 30 children. At “Les Fripouilles” it is always time for fun with art (painting, modelling, drawing), stimulating games (music, stories, ect) and playing outside (water, sandpit, dexterity circuit).
Sunday to Friday from 9am - 5pm. Closed on Saturdays.
The Reception is closed between 12.30pm and 2pm
1/2 day: 25€
6 x ½ days: 134€
6 x days: 280€
Children’s ESF Ski Lessons in Les Gets
Children can learn to ski from 3 years old in Les Gets with ESF Les Gets. See ski school tab.
CHILDCARE WITH SKIING
ESF Les Gets also arrange kids ski and garderie formulas which Peak Retreats can pre-book. See ski school tab.
The “Grand Cry” American Indian reserve, paradise for budding young skiers
An American Indian frontier village complete with tepees, wild-west decor and Indian face-painting. This snowy paradise for children is Les Gets’ key product for ages 5/12. Situated in the heart of the forest, it consists of ski-runs decorated with giant scenery including totem poles and tepees. There’s a ski-run complete with loud-speaker system, bumps and a cowboys’ log-cabin full of games and music. Every week during the season, there are drawing competitions, face-painting and treasure hunts. New this year is the videototem, enabling children to star in their own personal video!
The Mauve Milka ski run®
Fun and educational, this ski run starting from the top of the Grand Cry Territory is an children’s introduction to the mountain environment. It includes large animals and information boards so that children can learn visually about mountain flora and fauna. There are skiing games where one has to hit a target and knock the bell with a stick and you can have your photograph taken with the famous Mauve cow. The cow is present during the French school holidays to provide entertainment on the ski run and distribute mini-chocolates to the delight of clients!
There are 3 runs reserved for toboggans:
- In Les Gets centre, next to the Vieux Chêne drag lift, for 2 to 6-year-olds.
- In Les Perrières, for children 6 and over.
- At Chavannes for 4-6yrs
HIPP organic baby food in Les Gets – HIPP are a leading European brand of baby foods, which can be purchased in ‘Bar Bush’ in Les Gets (www.hipp.co.uk).
Top winter activities to experience in Les Gets
Please note Peak Retreats do not book any activities and most activities are payable
Try out this brilliant new facility in Les Gets; located in the Chavannes on the Bruyère and Gentiane piste below the La Croix chair lift. The mini boardercross area is made up of various modules: raised corners bumps and woops. Specially designed for families and beginners it is the perfect place to learn and get used to strange snow sensations like slipping, sliding and speed.
Family: Discover beautiful, calm areas in the heart of the ski area, following a series of blue ski, runs suitable for children and adults. A chance to enjoy the exceptional views of the Mont Blanc mountain range from the top of Rosta.
Discovery: Cross forests and snowy pastures to discover the most spectacular areas of the resort. This trail takes you through beautiful countryside highlighting the varied scenery of Mont-Chéry and Chavannes.
Active: Thrill seekers – this is the course for you! Ski challenging pistes in the most beautiful areas of the Portes du Soleil. With mogul fields, walls and other exciting challenges, you may be surprised to learn how many advanced runs are on offer in Les Gets.
Boule de Gomme: For 2yrs to 6yrs. Located down the slopes next to the Boule de Gomme ski lift.
Vieux Chêne: For 2yrs to 6yrs. Located next to the « Vieux Chêne » slope.
Chavannes: For 4yrs to 6yrs. Located at the top of the Chavannes gondola.
Perrières: For 6yrs +. Located by the Perrières drag lift.
Lac des écoles: For 4yrs to 6yrs. Located next to the Lac des Ecoles.
Located in the heart of the village, the ice rink is open every day. Setting up of a fun «ice trail», toboggan rental for beginning children.
Slide on the trail easily, have surprising sensations, all with some tips before departure. The yooner, a seat at 20 cm from the ground, light and handy, equipped with a shock absorber for more comfort, and a skate allowing you to «cut curves» like on skis. Supervised outing.
Electric snowmobiles for children in the mountain e-park
For the first time, children can learn to drive electric snowmobiles, specifically designed for their age on a dedicated, enclosed circuit. As a bonus, this “zero emission” activity has no negative impact on the local environment. Located at the Lac des Ecoles and Gentiane blue run below the Chavannes Express chair lift, the park is open 4 days/week or 6 days/week during the French School holidays.
These mountain bikes with outsized tyres are great for cycling on slippery and unstable surfaces, such as snow. Beginning from this winter, you will be able to try this new activity at the resort, as a fun and original way of exploring the snowy countryside. A small track will be available at the lake. Free events will be organised during the winter season to test e-fatbikes rented by Intersport.
New! « La bankids »
A whole new play area intended for young children aged between 2 and 6. This miniature ice floe from the High North is located right at the foot of the slopes, between the porch of the town hall and the ESF kindergarten. Thanks to the various features and accessories, your children will be like little Eskimos on the ice floe: igloo, snowball wall, polar bear mascots, ice grotto, etc. Free and open all year round (depending on snowfall levels).
Ten-pin bowling, billiards, open every day from 4 pm to 2 am. Open from 2 pm in case of bad weather. Don’t forget to book.
The tandem is an excellent, safe way to start flying, with a state certified instructor. Take off is easy, on a gentle slope, with a panoramic view of the Mont-Blanc and Aravis mountain ranges. Comfortably seated, no risk of vertigo, quiet, safe enjoy a whole new view of Les Gets, from the sky!
Fitness, yoga and Pilates
Keep fit and well-being Take time for one or more of the diverse Energy sessions. There is something for everyone throughout the year. Want to destress, dance or work out? Try body combat, Zumba, body sculpt or Pilates with Muriel. Want to unwind and relax? Try the serenity and calm of yoga with Barbara at one of her sessions for adults, babies and families. All courses are run by qualified professionals.
Entrance is free. Multimedia available on request (reservation recommended). WIFI access.
Please note: All the above information is for information only. For the most up-to-date information please visit the resort tourist office website. All prices for activities are in local currency (€ Euros) and are bookable and payable locally in resort.
Les Gets Tourist Office
Les Gets News and Events 2018/19
- New slope - A new blue ski run is planned for 2018/19. It is to be located in a popular part of the ski area and will be served by the Perrières Express chairlift, providing quick and easy access to the entire ski area from the car park at the entrance to the village
- Christmas week - 22nd-29th December 2018 (9am-9pm) - at the end of each year, the village bubbles with excitement thanks to Father Christmas and this special magic-filled Christmas event. Included in the week’s programme are storytelling visits in the heart of his magical, joyful land and numerous other activities and surprises for the whole family (workshops with the elves, Christmas market, shows, local village fêtes and fairs, fireworks and the arrival of Father Christmas on the 24th December…). Free entry for children under 3 years. The visit to the Hut of Father Christmas is paying (3€ between 3 and 8 years old and 5€ from 8 years old)
- La Grande Odyssee Savoie Mont Blanc - 15th edition – from 12th to 23rd January 2019 - Les Gets will host one stage of this unique race uniting the best mushers in the world on Tuesday 15th January (9am-10pm). Several races are programmed in this event, with a departure from the heart of the village. The Grande Odyssée will be the biggest event of the week; you will find activities and entertainment for the whole family
- Rock the Pistes Festival (9th edition) - a week-long festival on the slopes from 17-23 March 2019 - There are concerts for all skiers and snowboarders every day, performed on pop-up stages all over the ski area, followed by apres-ski gigs in resort to keep the fun going longer! More than 35 shows are scheduled all week in this LIVE extravaganza! You can be part of this festival (that’s unique in Europe) with your “Pass Ski Concert” ticket – it’s a magicsnow’n’music combo! The “Pass Ski Concert” ticket is available from all ski lift ticket offices in all 12 village-resorts in the Portes du Soleil. 5 major artists who perform on the slopes at 1.30pm (shows start at 12.30pm with a DJ set) + 30 apres-ski gigs in the heart of your resort with up-and-coming acts from the international music scene!
Further details can be found on the tourist office website: www.lesgets.com
Les Gets Restaurants & Bars
Les Gets is home to 40 restaurants, and many bars, pubs, discos, a cinema and a bowling alley.
Shopping is perfectly safe along the central shopping lane as it is pedestrian-only during certain periods.
La Grande Ourse is the resort’s highest mountain restaurant at 1,750m. Managed by a British family from Cornwall, La Grande Ourse has a great atmosphere and a beautiful terrace with views of Mont Blanc. The signature dish is a Cornish version of a traditional Savoyard dish: a lobster, scallop and bacon tartiflette with melted reblochon cheese and a green salad.
Le Bacchus is a cool, jazzy bar, situated on the pistes above the village is the latest must-visit venue in Les Gets. Both wine bar and tea room, Le Bacchus has a welcoming and elegant interior. There are nearly 200 different wines on offer, many of which are available by the glass. There is also slates of carefully chosen cheeses and charcuterie, foie gras, soups and fresh pasta. Home-made teatime treats include sweet crêpes with a wide choice of teas and infusions, mulled wine or the renowned hot chocolate.
Apres-Ski in Les Gets
New for 2016/17: Grande Laniere
The bar-restaurant La Grand Lanière opens its doors this season under new management and with a new team. Located at the foot of the La Turche slopes, it offers a retro ambiance, relaxing apres ski, quick lunches and relaxed “bistronomique” evening dining.
Located in the Perrières area above La Turche aux Gets, this beautifully renovated old farm will seduce skiers with its large, sunny terrace and traditional wood interior. The menu offers fresh and varied dishes including meat grilled on the open fire and sumptuous home-made desserts guaranteed to titillate the taste buds of any food lover. Open during the day and until the ski runs close, this restaurant will charm anyone for whom holidays and fine dining go hand in hand.
La Grande Ourse
Located in the Mont Chéry area, this mountain restaurant offers a fairy-tale panorama over the Mont Blanc range and surrounding mountains. The terrace is the place to sit and contemplate life while the warm cosy interior with its huge glazed windows allows you to enjoy the view in the warmth of the crackling open fire. For skiers with discerning palates this restaurant is the ideal place to take a break between pistes and enjoy refined, traditional cooking and some very British dishes.
A restaurant to enchant the taste buds! The QG (HQ) serves beautifully presented traditional Savoyard specialities alongside more refined cuisine. Its charming, piste-side terrace makes the QG the perfect spot for a last drink before the lifts close.
Fruitier des Perrieres
Diners will delight in the delicious Savoyard specialities served in these original 100-year old cheese-maturing cellars. Try the cepe or péttilant de Savoie fondues, raclette, reblochonnade or potée Savoyard. Various ancient farming and culinary artefacts grace the walls and rooms. Traditional, cosy with a retro feel and with an open fire burning in the corner, this is a restaurant not to be missed, with no warmer atmosphere to be found in Les Gets.
The Irish Pub ‘The Getoise Brewery’
Drop in to the Irish Pub for a relaxing evening with friends after a day on the slopes. Enjoy the live weekly concerts, delicious tapas and home-made beers. Brewing is an art and Colin’s passion. He makes 3 different varieties, the most renowned of which is the delicious ‘Getoise’. Join one of the organised weekly visits to the brewery, throughout the season, and discover the art of beer making.
The Black Bear
On entering this wood clad pub one is hit by the warm and welcoming atmosphere. Its cosmopolitan clientele and cosy, intimate atmosphere make this the ideal
place to relax after a day on the slopes.
This magnificant mountain restaurant, mentioned in the Bottin Gourmand guide, offers customers elegant surroundings, effortlessly combining contemporary and traditional Savoyard design to provide the perfect, relaxing environment. The wine bar serves wines from all over the world accompanied by Savoyard charcuterie
and Gillardeau oysters.
Apres ski at Le George
This wine bar and tea shop will very soon become an après ski favourite for clients looking for somewhere warm and cosy to relax. Named after the future
king of England, “Le George” is a tea room and wine bar open from 3pm with snacks and more substantial food - providing a great place to extend pre-dinner drinks into an enjoyable evening with friends.
Les Gets Amenities
Les Gets has a range of amenities including: doctor, dentist, physiotherapist, pharmacy, optician, banks, supermarkets, cash point, take-away pizzeria, 11 mountain restaurants, indoor heated pool, outdoor skating rink, fitness centre, sauna, health & beauty treatments centre, bowling, weekly market, Mechanical music museum, linen hire, push-chair hire, launderette, butcher, baker, optician, and a hairdresser.
Getting to Les Gets, France
Les Gets has several electric car recharging points at Perrieres, the 18-hole golf course, and, as of 2017/18, they have 2 in the Mont Chery car park.
Driving distance from Calais to Les Gets: 538 miles or 7hrs30
A6 motorway via Macon followed by the A40 motorway towards Geneva. Exit in Cluses.
From Northern Europe, access via the Swiss motorway towards Martigny. Exit Portes du Soleil, 20 minutes from Chatel.
Thonon-les-Bains SNCF railway station (TGV – high speed train) / Transfer by shuttle, 40kms (approx cost 10€).
Monthey railway station (Switzerland) / Transfer by taxi, 25kms.
TGV in Cluses 22km
Geneva to Les Gets is 67 km (1 hour)
Chambery Airport is 117 km from Les Gets (1 ½ hours)
Grenoble Airport is 203km from Les Gets (2 hours)
Lyon Saint-Exupery is 204 km from Les Gets (2 hours)
Public shuttle bus transfers from airport
Geneva Airport - Les Gets (www.coach-station.com).
Getting around Les Gets
A daily free shuttle service runs every 30 minutes and serves the following hamlets: les Perrières, les Cornuts, les Granges, the centre of the village, les Puthays, la Turche, le Char Rond, les Folliets.
Little train - The little train runs in the village centre (free of charge).
Les Gets Airport Transfer
For pre-bookable private transfer rates with Peak Retreats, view here.
Portes du Soleil Opening Dates
Portes du Soleil ski area is open: Saturday 22/12/18 - Sunday 14/04/19.
Partial opening: Saturday 15/12/18.