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Les Gets, the peaceful resort is the giant Franco-Swiss Portes du Soleil, with its 12 linked ski-resorts and 650km of ski-slopes suitable for all skiing levels is making a lot of improvements for the coming winter - more than most other ski resorts anywhere else in the world.

The Chavannes gondola is having a total facelift for the winter 2010/11 following a 4.5 million Euro investment. Still sporting its historic red paint, the new six-person bubbles allow for speedier travel and shorter queues, if any, as capacity has been increased from 900 to 1600 people per hour. Access to the lift is easier, particularly for beginners as it is now all on one level.

In addition Les Gets is upgrading the snow front and ski runs at the Carry Area. As well as the gondola upgrades the departure point of the Boule de Gomme draglift (which was the first ever automatic release draglift installed in France in 1936) will be slightly repositioned. This will be of major benefit, particularly for beginners, as it will be very easy to ski effortlessly from the ESF (Ski school) to the cable car thanks to the perfectly smooth ground. The upper ski slopes on Carry will also be remodelled to level out and widen the existing ski run.

A new six seater chairlift will also access the Chamossiere ski area. Highly rated by experienced skiers, the black and red ski runs will be accessible by the new lift which replaces both the Blanchots draglift and the old 3-man Chamossiere chairlift. It now takes only five to seven minutes to reach the summit, the link-point in the Les Get /Morzine ski area with the most breathtaking panoramic views of Mont Blanc.

Finally a new boarder-cross run dedicated to local heroine Déborah Anthonioz is being created on Mont-Chéry. This was constructed on the advice of the silver-medal winning local Olympic champion from Vancouver's 2010 winter Olympic games.

Throughout the winter, sessions will be staged when you can snowboard down this boarder cross in the presence of Déborah.
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