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Resort guide to Les Gets - France

Charming village ski resort close to Geneva. Good ski schools, pretty village and huge area

Overview

Les Gets resort information - a general overview

This is a traditional resort with real alpine charm that is only a short drive from Geneva airport yet links into the biggest inter linked ski area of Europe, The Portes du Soleil. The immediate ski area that links with Morzine is largely suited to beginners and intermediates and provides miles and miles of flattering cruisey runs with some goodish off-piste for the more adventurous. Les Gets is divided into two main skiing areas; the Chavannes Bowl, which has blues, reds and blacks aplenty and which also allows access to the rest of the Portes de Soleil area. The second main area is the Mont-Cheri, which will give access to some southern wide blue and red pistes and also a snowpark with jumps, rails and platforms.

For time off the mountain there is an outdoor ice rink, plenty of shops, a museum and there is a free road shuttle train running through the village. The nightlife for a small, pretty resort can at times be livelier than one would imagine with a good selection of bars in the centre of the resort. Being close to Geneva, this resort makes an ideal choice for weekend skiing.

With over 20 catered chalets in Les Gets it's not hard to understand why this Portes du Soleil resort is highly popular with the British market.

650km

1,170m - 2,350m

Airports

GENEVA
(1 hour)

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Level of skiing

Beginners
Intermediates
Experts
Snow sure
Off-piste
Ski area

Qualities

Charm factor
Non-skiers
Nightlife
Resort layout
Fine dinning
Short transfer
Resort value

Pros

  • Extensive ski area as part of the Porte de Soleil region with 650 kms of piste to explore.
  • Short transfer time from Geneva airport.
  • Typical French ambience in attractive traditional style chalet village.
  • Family holidays with a relaxed atmosphere.
  • Superb scenery.

Cons

  • Resort altitude is quite low so there is the risk of poor snow conditions late in the season.
  • Many slow and old chair lifts.
  • Getting to the main Portes de Soleil area can take a long time.

Les Gets Resort Restaurants

There are a range of restaurants within the village to try, but being a typical French chalet style resort, the restaurants accompany this with many of them being typical Savoyard style food. Places to try would be Vieux Chene, Taniere, Tourbillion and the Ferme de Montagne. Of course if you are taking the kids out for dinner who may not be interested in trying some more traditional foods, there are of course a couple of pizza restaurants including the Tyrol and the Schuss.

Les Gets Mountain Restaurants

Many of the mountain restaurants are averagely priced and of a decent standard. At the top of the Rosta chair is La Rossetaz restaurant, which is locally famous for its baguttes. There is also the Taniere at the bottom of the Chavanette chair lift, which has a varied menu and offers reasonable prices. It is often come across to ski back to the village though as the area is fairly compact, so to have a greater range of lunchtime options.

Les Gets Apres Ski

The apres ski in Les Gets in somewhat a little quieter and lade back compared to some other resorts, but there are still places to go for a relaxing beer in the sunshine after a day on the mountain, which could lead to some ski boot dancing. You could try the Irish Pub or the Canadian Bar above it.

Les Gets Nightlife

For late night entertainment there are a number of bars to try, including Bar Bush which is popular with the English. There is also the Zebra bar, Bar Canadie and the Boomerang hotel and if you fancy showing off your dancing skills, you will probably want to finish up in L'Igloo nightclub.

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Les Gets Ski Hire Shops

Location Name Stars Discount
A Skiset: Michaud Sports 1
Up to 45%
B Skiset: Michaud Sports 2
Up to 45%
C Doorstep Skis (delivery & collection)
20% - 30% online discount
D Perriere Pro Sport
Up to 30%

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The star rating for the ski hire shops is an indication of the level of service; quality and variety of stock, and the space and decor of the shop. It is also a reflection on the price. A five star rated shop will offer great service and equipment but also will charge the highest price. Ski hire shops with a two star rating have less variety and older, poorer quality of stock but are cheapest.