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Les Gets

Les Gets Ski Resort Guide

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Les Gets, France

Rated: 3/5 (from 7 ratings)

Les Gets Ski Area Highlights
Recommended ForExpert Skiers, Intermediates, Beginners, Snowboarders and Apres-Ski!
Total Piste Length110km68 miles
Highest Lift2,000m6,562ft
Resort Height1,170m3,839ft
 Nearest AirportsAnnecy and Geneva
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Les Gets at a glance

A pleasant farming village which has grown into one of the world's top resorts without noticing. Close to Morzine on the huge Portes du Soleil circuit.

 When will it snow in Les Gets?

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Les Gets Facts, Stats and Ratings

Les Gets Rated

Ratings for Les Gets
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How High is Les Gets?

Max Vertical and Resort Altitude for Les Gets
Highest Lift2,000m6,562ft
Resort Altitude (Les Gets)1,170m3,839ft
Lowest Piste1,000m3,281ft
Max Vertical1,000m3,281ft

Ski Area, Pistes and Lifts

Les Gets Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats for Les Gets
Black Pistes
Expert Trails
 9 13km8 miles
Red Pistes
Intermediate Runs
2945km28 miles
Blue Pistes
Easy Trails
2638km24 miles
Green Pistes
Beginner Runs
 4 11km7 miles
Total Length
110km68 miles
Cross Country
Total Length
17km11 miles
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts

Portes du Soleil Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats for Portes du Soleil
Black Pistes
Expert Trails
Red Pistes
Intermediate Runs
Blue Pistes
Easy Trails
Green Pistes
Beginner Runs
Total Length
400km249 miles
Cross Country
Total Length
243km151 miles
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts
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Les Gets Summary

The French Ski Resort of Les Gets is part of the Portes du Soleil ski area with access to 400km249 miles of downhill skiing, with 285 marked pistes, served by a total of 196 ski lifts. In addition to the skiing in Les Gets itself (110km68 miles of pisted ski runs), the appropriate ski Lift Pass will allow you to ski or snowboard in the other Portes du Soleil ski resorts of Abondance, Avoriaz, Châtel, La Chapelle d'Abondance, La Grande Terche, Montriond, Morzine, Saint Jean d'Aulps, Champoussin, Champéry, Les Crosets, Morgins and Torgon.

Les Gets Piste Map

Les Gets Piste Map
Les Gets

Les Gets Overview

Picturesque and relaxed, Les Gets has neither the sometimes oppressive enthusiasm for health and fitness that some of the high altitude French purpose built centres promote, nor the pre-occupation with glitz that attracts the soulless money-obsessed to others.

Instead, it's charming, relaxed, and full of its own unique character and ambience. How many other resorts can offer a museum of mechanic music and animated mannequins or free excursions to the local cheese farm? For added convenience, the Maison des Gets encompassing the Lift Society, the Events Society, the Tourist Office, the nursery, town hall and lift ticket sales desk So clients will easily find all the information they need in one place.

The resort is close to Morzine, six kilometres (four miles) away by road and also the main lift-linked destination over the Pleney mountain. Both are on the huge Portes du Soleil circuit and it's possible to strike out in most directions on skis with a regional pass, or just stay local with a Les Gets-Morzine only ticket.

On the Mountain

The longest possible descent in Les Gets is 8km5 miles long and the most difficult run is the 'Bouquetin'.

 Skiing in Les Gets

There's skiing on largely forested slopes on both sides of the valley. The majority of the skiing is on the Chavannes side, accessed from the village centre or Les Perrieres. Lifts are modern and generally very quick. The resort's 'own' mountain, Mont Chéry, served by a gondola, four chairlifts and two drags, offers terrain for most ability levels, though it is not for beginners. It is quiet even when the rest of the area is busy, but the lifts are older and slower. It typifies one of the resort's major assets - the fact that you can take a mixed ability group to the top of the gondola or a chair lift and find runs for each ability level - advanced, intermediate and easy, which depart from the same point and meet again at the base.

Beginners have extensive and improved nursery slopes at village level (Le Front de Neige - the Snow Front) - and at Les Chavannes (1484m), reached by road, chair lift or gondola, there are altitude nursery slopes, with the added security of snow making. The area links seamlessly into the skiing of Morzine, and from there on up to Avoriaz, then ultimately over the Swiss border. Thus it is perfectly feasible for reasonable intermediate level skiers to head over to Switzerland for lunch before returning home. The trip is possible on blues and reds, and there are dozens of other itineraries in this huge lift-linked area of 650km (406 miles).

With five or six different routes up on to the mountains from resort level there are rarely any bottlenecks in which queues might develop. Much of the skiing above Les Gets and Morzine is cut through the forest ("Gets" is the old Savoyard word for "pathway through the trees"), with snow lying on top of meadow grass, so there are very few rocks to worry about when the snow cover is sometimes thin at the start and end of the season.

There's a wide choice of ski schools; the original French Ski School, the British Alpine Ski School (BASS), Ski With Ease and the Des Enfants Ski School are amongst them.

There are a variety of pistes to suit all levels of skier ability, from Beginner to Expert.

 Snowboarding in Les Gets

Les Gets no longer operates a terrain park on Mont Chéry (it closed a couple of years ago) but has various snowboard-specific areas on the Chavannes side instead and a boardercross course named in honour of the local Vancouver 2010 Olympic medal winner, Déborah Anthonioz. The gondolas and chairs make it easy for 'boarders to get up the slopes and the forested trail edges give some fun natural terrain features.

Further afield most of the other Portes du Soleil resorts have snow parks of their own to explore, all accessible if you opt for the full area pass.

When is Les Gets open?

 Opened : December 21, 2019.

 Closed : March 15, 2020.

Usual opening is mid November (Opens for weekends in late November), and usual closing is Mid April.

NOTE:- Lift and Piste openings are always subject to Snow Conditions in Les Gets.

Snow Making

Les Gets is able to make snow, on 22km14 miles of ski runs, with 323 snow cannons.

Ski Lift Capacity

The 47 ski lifts of Les Gets are able to uplift 66,015 skiers and snowboarders every hour.

Where is Les Gets?

Les Gets is in the French Alps in Portes du Soleil, Haute-Savoie, France.

How can I get to Les Gets?

 By Air

The nearest airports to Les Gets are Annecy, Geneva and Chambery. There are 10 airports within three hours drive. Annecy and Geneva are just one hours drive away, in good driving conditions, so you can be on the piste quickly.

Off the Mountain

Les Gets Aprés Ski

Après in Les Gets is generally centred on the various hotel bars and restaurants with many guests going to the cinema, ice skating or bowling after the lifts close.

Amongst the more lively bars are the Canadian Bar, the Irish Pub, the Bar Bush and the Copeaux. There is one nightclub, The Igloo.

History and Development

Les Gets' long history as a winter sports resort is proven by its status in being the location of the first Ecole du Ski Français which opened here in 1940. Don't get the idea that this is some quaint old skiing back water either though, there's been heavy investment in recent years in a series of state of the art lifts.

There has also been a lot of building recently, but strict application of planning regulations has meant that this has always been done in line with the original character of the village.

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