Les Gets Ski Resort Overview
Open: 17 December 2016 – 16 April 2017
Les Gets is part of the Franco-Swiss Portes du Soleil ski area. This immense outdoor playground includes 12 Franco-Swiss resorts, 650 km of pistes, 195 lifts, 267 marked pistes, 243 km of cross-country skiing, 9 snow parks, 400 mountain meadow chalets and 1,200 ski instructors.
A vast ski area boasting magical landscapes, wide open to exploration!
In Les Gets, ski right out of the village to have snowy fun amidst the fur trees and mountain meadows. Choose between 2 ski resorts, on either side of the village: Les Chavannes, linked to the Portes du Soleil and Mont Chéry, an exceptional view of the Mont Blanc Massif.
The ski area offers pistes suited to all ability levels, Nordic skiing trails, a beginners’ zone, a Wild West winter sports area for children, and numerous high-altitude restaurants. As for freestyle, the “Déborah Anthonioz” boardercross slope dedicated to the Olympic silver medal winner of the 2010 Vancouver Games and the “Jib District” where everyone can try a new snow sport.
120 km of secured slopes, 48 lifts
Where to stay in Les Gets
Les Gets ski area
On either side of the village are the two slopes of Les Chavannes and Mont Chéry.
Each ski area has its own individual characteristics making them the perfect playground for skiers of all levels.
The “Mont Chery training center”
Opposite the Mont Blanc mountain chain, Mont Chéry’s slopes are generally the choice of more experienced skiers, freestylers and ski-clubs, who regularly train in the area. There are special prices for ski-clubs, regular competitions and posts and stopwatches are available for training purposes. It is ideal for the more reflective skier and great for powder skiing. The runs are mainly red and black with two slalom runs and a snowpark.
Chavannes, family skiing
The Chavannes slopes are varied and suitable for families and skiers of all levels, with special zones reserved for beginners and children grouped in the same area: Mappys area, Grand Cry territory, Mauve Milka® piste, boarder cross…
It is also the departure point for connections to the other ski resorts in the Portes du Soleil.
Les Portes du Soleil ski area
Close to Geneva, it is a region without frontiers, with breath-taking panoramic views. Despite its size and over 50 years of existence, the Portes du Soleil has retained its human element, a strong local identity and community values enabling it to enjoy parallel cultures – past and present.
To ski in the Portes du Soleil is to enjoy a protected and valued natural environment.
Ski lifts melt into the countryside, mountain chalets offer the ideal location in which to savour the local gastronomy and ski runs follow the natural and varied contours of the land providing a ski area suitable for all levels.
Try your own “ski safari” and master the art of winter mountain living.
Family Friendly resort
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.
Endless possibilities to ensure everyone enjoys fun in the snow and heads back home with stars in their eyes!
Le Bacchus, “the place to be” !
This cool, jazzy piste-side bar overlooking the village is the new venue seducing chilly skiiers with its warm, welcoming atmosphere. Wine bar, with nearly 200 wines, tapas bar with various slates of delicious delacacies, and tea room for afternoon tea…
At the foot of the slopes – “the Aprèski”
Conveniently situated at the bottom of the slopes in the village centre, this snowline terrace is a great place to unwind to music at the end of the afternoon. On various days of the week live bands and DJs liven up the dance floor for a relaxed, dynamic end to the day.
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 homemade beers. Brewing is an art and Colin the owner’s passion. Various beers flow from his kegs – the most renowned of which is the delicious “Gétoise”.
The Black Bear
On entering this wood clad pub one is hit by the warm and welcoming atmosphere. Its cosmopolitan clientele and cosy, intimate interior make this the ideal place to relax after a day on the slopes.
A must-visit apres-ski venue for those looking to relax in a cosy, calm environment. Christened after the future king of England, “Le George” is a tea room from 3pm, but then becomes a wine bar offering finger food and a restaurant giving the option of extending pre-dnner drinks with friends!
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 fairytale panorama over the Mont Blanc range and surrounding mountains. The terrace is the place to sit and comtemplate 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.
Getting to Les Gets is easy
Being only 22 km from the closest train station and only about 1 hour from the Geneva International Airport, Les Gets is very easily accessible. There are also many buses that regularly go to Les Gets. Getting to and leaving Les Gets is, therefore, easy and safe.
Once in Les Gets, whether on foot, on the « little train », on the free buses, or the « Balad’Aulps Bus », getting around is quite easy. You will fully enjoy your stay… withour the use of a car!
Paris – Les Gets
597 km (563 km on motorway)
Time : 05h39
Lyon – Les Gets
206 km (171 km on motorway)
Time : 02h21
Geneva – Les Gets
63 km (34 km on motorway)
Time : 01h00
Annecy – Les Gets
82 km (50 km on motorway)
Time : 01h10
Paris – Cluses :
Cluses – Les Gets by taxi or coach (30 min)
Paris – Genève :
Genève – Les Gets by taxi or coach (1 hour)