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
- 'Famille Plus' resort - good children’s facilities and great for families
- 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 ambience 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*),
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 600km 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 600km 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 (22/23):
Les Gets local area - 52 slopes:
Green slopes: 13
Blue slopes: 17
Red slopes: 13
Black slopes: 6
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 & lift passes (pre-bookable)
Pre-book your 6 day+ Les Gets ski hire and/or Les Gets lift pass with Peak Retreats.
To download the ski extras form see 'Helpful links' further down the page. Please note that prices are for indication only. They will fluctuate based on Euro/£ exchange rate. Please call us for the latest prices.
Other lift passes are available to buy in the resort such as half or full-day passes (for those who only wish to ski the odd day) or one-use lift passes for pedestrians. Some resorts also offer specific beginner area passes and cross country passes.
Les Gets group ski school (pre-bookable)
Ski school for children is available to book from 3 years to 12 years in Les Gets (including some childcare in the nursery alongside ski lessons with meals) with Peak Retreats. Children can learn to snowboard from 8 years+.
To download the ski extras form see 'Helpful links' further down the page. Please note that prices are for indication only. They will fluctuate based on Euro/£ exchange rate. Please call us for the latest prices.
Les Gets private lessons (not pre-bookable)
Private lessons with an instructor can only be arranged directly with the ESF ski school. Peak Retreats cannot pre-book these. Private lessons are usually around €40-60 per hour (depending on resort, time of day and period) and becomes cheaper the more hours you take and the more people you have to share the hours with i.e with family members or friends. Some resorts insist on a minimum of 3 sessions to be booked at once.
Contact ESF Les Gets for private lessons - 0033 4 50 75 80 03
Les Gets childcare (not pre-bookable)
Childcare from 12 months-4 years (non-skiers)
Les Gets has acquired the Famille Plus label for its childcare facilities. Please view here to view more information on the Famille Plus label.
Qualified staff are at your disposal at 'Les Fripouilles'. Children take part in indoor activities (drawing, painting, water games, storytelling…) and discover the joys of snow in the small garden.
The baby club welcomes children from 1 year to 4 years old. Available places: 30 children. Open from December to April, closed on Saturdays.
Please contact Les Fripouilles direct as we cannot pre-book this kids club - 0033 4 50 79 84 84.
It is advisable to book before you go and in good time as spaces get filled quickly, especially in Peak times. A childhood vaccination record will be needed.
Babysitters (not pre-bookable)
A list of babysitters is available from the tourist office.
Top winter activities to experience in Les Gets
Please note Peak Retreats do not book any activities and most activities are payable.
Sledge dog rides for children
Accompanied by his 7 Nordic dogs, Didier organises sledge rides for children aged 2 to 12 (maximum weight 70 kg). The ride covers the loop from the Balcons du Chéry through the area of Mont Caly and its alpine village (non-accessible by road in the winter), The rides take place with a magnificent panoramic view of the Mont Blanc mountain range as a backdrop. This 25-minute trip definitely is an experience to remember - the children will have the opportunity to bond with the dogs and experience an authentic and awe-inspiring trip - leaving them speechless! By reservation only. Tel. 0033 670 29 94 36.
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.
La Bankids - kids zone
A whole new play area intended for young children aged between 2 and 6. This mini - North Pole - will leave your little Eskimos feeling on top of the world - it is located directly behind the Marie and just beside the ESF (piou piou) nursey slope. This mini world has been designed with lots of fun games and areas to play in. There are igloos, a snowball wall, a giant mascot, ice caves and lots of fun obstacles that children will love climbing up and sliding down! This area is open 7 days a week throughout the winter.
‘Step into the void’ - at the summit of Le Ranfoilly
When skiers get to the top of the Le Ranfoilly ski lift, they can now have their photo taken on a large 27m2 platform overlooking the Joux Plane lake, opposite the sumptuous panorama of the Mont Blanc mountain range. It is fitted with a free photo point with an automatic system activated by your ski pass. Have a look at it on the screen, and then you can share it on social media. A new webcam is to be installed at the peak of Le Ranfoilly this winter, to give an up to date panoramic view of the weather and snow conditions in resort.
Sunrise or sunset over Mont Blanc
Experience the natural beauty of the sunset or sunrise over the famous Mont Blanc and the surrounding peaks. Set off at dawn or dusk and head to one of the magical viewpoints overlooking the resort.Guided by the light of head torches, snowshoers will be greeted by the exceptional spectacle of sunrise and sunset, with shimmering snow, and changing skies and landscapes. This magical moment is accompanied by a “breakfast” type snack or aperitif paired with local products.
Winter Trail Running
Breathe in the fresh air of the natural space while zigzagging between the pine trees and exploring the snowy trails with incredible scenery. Take a session with Emilie, the specialist trail runner, to familiarise yourself with running on snow and adapt your technique so you can experience this unique activity at your own pace.
The Indian trail
This winter, new modules are being added to the Piste des Indiens (Indian Trail). Young skiers will be able to ring a “Totem Gong ” with their poles, fist bump rotating hands and ski through a wall of giant “chips”, all under the watchful gaze of bison and pumas!
An exceptional experience that plunges visitors into a magical world where they will enjoy a unique, immersive adventure. As night falls in the heart of the forest, you’ll follow a one-kilometer trail, illuminated with a series of images, narrating a story intimately linked to the history of the region. This concept, which is suitable for all ages, is part of the resort's diversification strategy, as the activity is open all year round. In the forest of the “Lac des Ecoles”, this visit lasts around 50 minutes to one hour.
"ART’N CHERY” gallery concept store
This elegant exhibition space features a lounge area which is both a gallery and concept store where you can wander around freely, looking at photos of well-known faces, sculptures, many amazing and inspiring paintings as well as a few cheeky depictions illustrating the life of the gallery’s founder. Free entry.
Bootcamp at altitude
Les Gets Adeline, an ex pro skier, and Flora, a fitness coach, are launching a bootcamp in the snow. It includes a fast snowshoe walk and different types of cardio exercises. It cost €25 per person and a session lasts two and a half hours.
See details under eating tab
Les Sources du Chery (new for 19/20)
The first of its kind in Les Gets, ‘Les Sources du Chéry’ is devoted to wellness and beauty treatments. Set to open in December 2019 in the heart of the village, just at the foot of Mont Chéry. There are 3 interconnected areas:
- A 1000m2 SPA reserved for adults with steam baths, saunas and cold water plunge pools, also hydromassage jets and underwater benches, whirlpools, waterfalls, swimming lanes and salt caves, giving the choice between a relaxing, revitalising or a sporting experience
- An area for children with a play pool, paddling pool and water slide,
perfect for families
- A wellness and beauty area with a warm atmosphere and massage rooms for both individual and couple’s massages
In addition, there will also be an art shop and an art gallery. The art gallery will be open to the public and the first exhibition for winter 2019 will be devoted to Pierre Margara, the Savoie sculptor.
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.
Enjoy a creative afternoon with a home-made pastry baked on site while choosing an item to paint! Watch your design come to life when glazing and firing your lovely memory of your mountain holidays.
Available for children over the age of 4 years, item ready to collect 48 hours later.
The Artisan Pottery
Alternatively, make your own pottery piece to take home from your holiday in the mountains! Run by two local sisters, tours and practical workshops are available every week in the season as they aim to share their passion with as many people as possible.
A parent and child (under 12 years old) can do the activity together. Unaccompanied children, shaping only.
For those special occasions, Laurent welcomes guests to his yurt, located in the hamlet of La Sarre above the resort of Les Gets. Take in the stillness and tranquility in this unusual evening with the mountain guide who loves the natural environment, hence the snowshoeing excursion at night! After 45 minutes of walking by torchlight you will enjoy a delicious Savoyard fondue accompanied by local cold meats.
Snow vehicle equipment required to get to the yurt.
Museum of Mechanical Music
Experience the priceless cultural heritage at Europe's only Museum of Mechanical Music. With over 900 instruments, with some dating back to the 17th century this 4th most visited cultural attraction and 2nd most visited museum in Haute Savoie is one to visit.
Les Gets Tourist Office
Les Gets news and events
- Wooden ski passes - In line with its ecotourism philosophy and to continue its actions in favor of responsible tourism, Les Gets ski resort is innovating this winter by offering wooden ski passes to reduce plastic consumption.
- A year-round toboggan run - This large-scale project consists of setting up an “alpine coaster” (toboggan run on tracks) on the Perrières sector at the entrance to the village, as well as
the construction of a building for technical equipment and the maintenance and storage of 35 sledges. Suitable for the family!
- At restaurant La Becanerie - They are reinventing the way street food is consumed, revisiting the great international classics and adding 100% homemade, locally-sourced produce, local artisans and an “environmentally friendly” approach to it.
- At La Beca - It’s popular for après-ski or having a great evening. The two establishments are connected by a secret passage. In this new beer bar with a lively atmosphere, there are no less than 13 taps to taste the draught beers and around a hundred references of cans and bottles
from all horizons.
- The Montreux Comedy Festival - 14-21 January 2023 - Top performers from the French and British stand-up scenes will be on stage. From the absurd to satire, in French and English, there will be something to make everyone laugh. The French-speaking (17 and 18 January) and English-speaking (19 and 20 January) stand-up evenings, which will be held in the hushed world of the Salle de la Colombière, will showcase a range of well-known comedians, with Gérémy Crédeville and Tom Houghton headlining the event.
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
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.
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.
Village Igloo (bar & restaurant)
Totally unique place in Avoriaz. Inside you'll find a bar and restaurant made entirely of ice and snow. For a unique break on the slopes, you can stop off at the Village Igloo Ice Bar anytime between 9am and 5pm to enjoy a warm cup of coffee or a refreshing drink in the bar, with a range of alcoholic and non-alcoholic options to choose from. There is a new outside terrace with panoramic views of the surrounding mountains. They also offer a cheese fondue or mixed meats board lunch every Tuesday and Thursday, from 12:00 to 14:00. The bar is in the heart of the Avoriaz ski area, within easy access from the Arare blue run. Suitable for all the family, skiers and non-skiers alike, the bar is within an easy 10-minute walk along a well-marked path from the top of the Prodains cable car. Alternatively, from 7pm onwards, once the lifts have stopped and the sun has set, you can prolong your day on the slopes with a visit to the Village Igloo, by booking dinner or even an overnight stay. Just click on the link for further information regarding these. Be sure to wrap up warm in your ski gear as the temperature inside the igloo rarely gets above 5 degrees!
Apres-Ski in Les Gets
The bar-restaurant La Grand Lanière is 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.
La Bokka, Italian Trattoria
New for the 2021/22 season, La Bokka is an elegant trattoria and Italian concept celebrating traditional cuisine, perfect for pasta and pizza fans. The chef, who is originally from the South of Italy, only uses fresh, Italian products especially for the ingredients for antipasti, arancini and tutti quanti. You will find this in the Kinabalu residence.
Open all year round. The restaurant is located in the Annapurna residence. The sunny terrace is the perfect place to meet for lunch. When it’s time for a tea break, enjoy a convivial après-ski with hot drinks or tapas to be enjoyed alone or with friends. Quality evening dishes inspired by the mountains and by the world in a relaxed and warm atmosphere.
Le Velvette concept store
The new concept store allows you to eat and hunt for bargains at the same time. In this contemporary, urban establishment with a hint of "mountain chic", customers can enjoy brunch, snack or meal and children even have their own little play area so their parents can enjoy some peace and quiet. Open kitchen, wood-fired pizza oven and a central buffet of homemade desserts. Everything in Velvette is available to buy, from the armchairs you sit on, to the warm lighting and colourful dishes on which the food is served - not to mention the incomparable decorative accessories!
Les Petits Sables
This tea room focuses on traditional sweet treats. There are traditional cakes, grandma-style pies, rich and hearty ingredients, gluten-free pastries, and fresh and natural fruit juices. You can also enjoy savoury snacks for lunch or meet for an aperitif over a glass from the well-stocked wine cellar.
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.
24/7 meal vending machine!
Dishes inspired by traditional mountain recipes by 'Tartif' which have been updated and made in Les Gets from local ingredients - great for those looking for a meal at the last minute or those who do not want to go shopping or cook. These high-quality and affordable meals are available as a click and collect service online or as a takeaway from a 24/7 vending machine in the old village.