Les Gets 

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Les Gets

Families are increasingly discovering this former farming village which centres around an ice-skating rink with a free toy-like train running through it.

Les Gets is a picturesque traditional village perfectly suited for families or friends with beginner to intermediate ski levels.

Season

December 12, 2020 – April 11, 2021

Ski area

Les Gets has 120 kilometres of terrain, with 4 green runs, 26 blue, 29 red and 9 black.

Choose between two ski areas on either side of the village. Families usually head to Les Chavannes, which has special zones for beginners and is linked tocthe Portes du Soleil ski domain while Mont Chéry is favoured by more experienced skiers.

Accommodation

Stay in a charming wooden chalet or hotel within easy access of the slopes, shops and restaurants.

Non-ski activities and experiences

Les Gets has a mechanical music museum and cinema, and offers activities including ice skating, snowshoeing, paragliding, dog sledding and bowling.

Après-ski

Le Bacchus wine and tapas bar, the Aprèski terrace and Irish pub and The Getoise Brewery are great for après.

Resort altitude 1,170m
Linked ski area

Les Portes du Soleil (12 resorts, 1 pass)

Abondance, Avoriaz, Champéry, Châtel, La Chapelle d’Abondance,

Les Gets, Montriond, Morgins, Morzine-Avoriaz, St Jean d’Aulps,

Torgon, Val-dilliez Les Crosets Champoussin

Skiable area

600 km of runs in 2 countries (France & Switzerland).
286 Slopes: 34 green /119 blue / 101 red / 32 black

Number of lifts 196

Chalet-Hôtel La Marmotte, La Tapiaz & SPA 
|Les Gets

Chalet-Hôtel La Marmotte, La Tapiaz & SPA - Les Gets. Located at the foot of the ski slopes, the Chalet-Hôtel La Marmotte and Spa offers everything that its name promises: a comfortable, friendly and warm welcome.

Approximate (private) transfer time to Les Gets from:

  • Geneva airport: 1hr 10min
  • Cluses train station (closest): 25min.

Resort altitude: 1,170m

Les Portes du Soleil ski area

Abondance, Avoriaz, Champéry, Châtel, La Chapelle d’Abondance, Les Gets, Montriond, Morgins, Morzine-Avoriaz, St Jean d’Aulps, Torgon, Val-dilliez Les Crosets Champoussin

What makes Les Gets ski resort unique?

Les Gets is a beautiful year-round traditional mountain village with cosy little wood and stone chalets at the foot of the mountains.

It is part of the 2nd largest ski area in the world: Les Portes du Soleil (600km of runs) with 286 slopes (34 green /119 blue / 101 red / 32 black) as well as 30 Snowparks, Skicross and Boardercross!

Les Gets is one of the best family-friendly ski resorts in the French Alps, perfectly suited for beginners with its gentle, flat and cruisy runs and is great for tree skiing.

Who would love Les Gets ski resort the most?

Beginners! Families looking for gentle cruising runs for beginners and intermediate only.

This ski resort is not ideal for the hardcore skier wanting to shred on some black runs.

Les Gets ski resort is great for those wanting the convenience of being close to Geneva airport and skiing in the second largest ski area in the world – Les Portes du Soleil.

Les Gets is a real authentic French village open all year round, and so appeals to people looking for a traditional mountain village atmosphere with cute little chalets dotted around the foot of the mountain.

There are no wide open bowls here but skiers looking for some beautiful tree skiing will be fulfilled.

Another good thing about a low altitude ski resort is it doesn’t get as cold for the children and allows for skiing in the forest which is perfect on white-out cloudy or windy days.

What is there to do for non-skiers in Les Gets?

Les Gets has plenty of winter activities such as ice skating, snowshoeing, paragliding, dog sledding, bowling, tobogganing, snowmobile rides, husky dog sledging, ski joering and even has a mechanical music museum and cinema. Surprisingly for a family-focussed ski resort village, there is a good selection of bars, restaurants and cafes.

How do we get to Les Gets?

Les Gets is 1hour 10min drive by private transfer from Geneva Airport.
It’s a 25min drive from Cluses train station, the closest train station in France to Les Gets.

How long does Les Gets ski season last?

Next winter, Les Gets Ski Resort is scheduled to open from December 12th 2020 to April 11th 2021.

Which other ski resorts are part of Les Portes du Soleil ski area?

There are 12 ski resorts in 2 countries (8 ski resorts in France + 4 ski resorts in Switzerland) which are part of Les Portes du Soleil ski area which include: Abondance (FR), Avoriaz 1800 (FR), Champéry (CH), Châtel (FR), La Chapelle d’Abondance (FR), Les Gets (FR), Montriond (FR), Morgins (CH), Morzine-Avoriaz, St Jean d’Aulps (FR), Torgon (CH), Val-dilliez Les Crosets Champoussin (CH).

When is the best time to go skiing in Les Gets?

January 2nd to Feb 6th 2021 is the cheapest and best time to go (low season), followed by 6th March until mid-April 2021 (the shoulder season).

For Australians travelling to France to ski during our January summer holidays, we benefit from the cheaper rates on offer in the French ski resorts’ low season.  This happens to be when the French and Europeans go back to work and school after the 2 week Christmas and New Year holiday period.

Europeans and the Brits flock to the resorts through February into March (DO NOT TRAVEL from 6th Feb to 6th Mar 2021 as this is the French school holidays). The slopes are extremely busy, the queues at the lifts are long and the price for accommodation is very expensive during that time.  Even all the restaurants are booked out!

Typically, in January, the snow is dry with the largest build up. It is also the coldest time, so you will need to make sure that you dress warmly. It is still wise to choose a high-altitude resort in case mother nature has not been kind earlier in the season. Bear in mind though, that snow-making is used to supplement natural snowfall in high traffic areas.

So, not only is January the cheapest time to go skiing in the French Alps, it is also the best time to go thanks to the weather conditions, the lack of queues, more availability and choice of accommodation and you get to breathe fresh air with your loved ones, rather than with thousands of other people!