Les Gets is an attractive 12th-century farming village with Savoyard chalet-style stone and wood buildings and a lively centre that suits pedestrians. The main street is full of food shops and restaurants. The ski ressort is linked to Morzine and shares its challenging runs on the Nyon-Chamossiere area and the more intermediate-focused sector of Les Chavannes. Go up high and you’ll have great views of Mont Blanc.
On the opposite side of Les Gets village is its own mountain, Mont Chery, which has runs to challenge both advanced and intermediate skiers and boarders. The great thing about the resort is that its slopes are grassy so you don’t need much snow to give good ski cover and there won’t be any nasty rocks peaking out in a sparse snow year.
Les Gets is linked to the mega Portes du Soleil circuit via neighbouring Morzine. The circuit includes 12 linked ski resorts straddling the French-Swiss border and is great if you're a mileage-hungry intermediate who loves to travel.
No matter what kind of skier or snowboarder you are you'll have great fun in the linked area of slopes of Les Gets-Morzine which is the largest sector in the Portes du Soleil circuit. If you're an expert you'll love the thigh-burning blacks on Mont Chery, which are steep with plenty of moguls. Then there’s the Nyon-Chamossiere sector towards Morzine, which has a good selection of challenging runs. When the snow is good, there’s loads of off-piste terrain too.
Mont Chery’s red runs and the easy blacks and relaxing reds of the shared Chavannes sector will suit intermediates. Both advanced and intermediate skiers will want to have a go at the Portes du Soleil circuit. To access it you need to catch the new gondola to Avoriaz from Morzine at Les Prodains. The best way is to take the bus there although keen skiers can go by lift and piste from Chavannes.
Complete beginners will love Les Gets. There are nursery slopes in the village and for the more confident a larger, snowsure area at Chavannes. And in snowy or white out conditions, which can put off even the most seasoned skier, the tree-lined blues and reds of Chavannes and Mont Chery are perfect.
Off the slopes and apres ski
Les Gets may be a village but there are plenty of amenities to keep you busy for a week. There are some good, varied cross-country ski loops for those who want a change from pounding the pistes or a good workout – and snowshoeing is fun too. Husky sleigh rides are a magical way to see the countryside and paragliding gives you a bird’s eye view of the mountains.
Apres ski tends to be on the quiet side in Les Gets, particularly during the week, however there are about half a dozen bars, including the Black Bear. And the Igloo club, with its resident DJ and theme nights, has a good vibe.
Pizzas and Savoyard specialities tend to be the norm in Les Gets but the Quatre Saisons is a new gastronomic restaurant and worth a try to give your tastebuds a welcome change.
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