Les Gets is located just over an hour from Geneva and is a very accessible ski resort. This 12th century farming village has developed into a stylish alpine destination that once discovered, people seem to return to repeatedly.
The winter skiing suits all abilities and covers a vast area incorporating Les Gets, Morzine, Avoriaz and the whole of the Porte de Soleil.
Les Gets it is a beautiful village with great shopping, a huge range of mountains for skiing, mountain biking, walking and enjoying rural France with style in both summer and winter. There is always a weekly agenda of wide ranging seasonal activities to complement the main sports, from making chocolate, visiting Father Christmas in the woods, firework displays, swimming in the lakes, musical concerts, visiting the goat village, pottery workshops, local markets, white water rafting, swinging from the trees and so the list goes on….
If downhill skiing isn’t for you, then you can choose from a wide array of other activities including snow shoeing, parapenting, cross country skiing, ice skating, swimming, climbing, shopping and dining as well as the extensive entertainment programme put on every winter by the Office du Tourisme.
In summer you are surrounded by beautiful wild flower meadows and the sound of cow bells. Some of the best mountain bikers in the world will be charging down their dedicated slopes but walkers are equally attracted to Les Gets in the summer following the walking trails with a picnic or enjoying leisurely lunches in the many local restaurants with spectacular views.
There are beautiful lakes to swim, paddle board, row or fish; plus swimming pools and waterfalls to cool off in the heat. Les Gets attracts many families as it is an easy place to entertain children with the weekly changing programme of entertainment.
Getting around Les Gets
Maison D’Hiver is a short drive to the slopes and for complete convenience you can park either in the underground car park at the Chavanne ski station or at Les Perriers free open air ski station car park, so you don’t have to do any walking in ski boots! If you are determined to put your car away for the week then you can just take the complementary bus to the slopes and if the snow conditions are right you can ski back to the chalet. The chalet is a mile up the first mountain road you reach when you arrive in Les Gets and 5-7 minutes drive into the village.
Once in the village a little train drives around between the two sides of the mountain offering free rides. There is also a convenient night bus service that operates in Les Gets and taxi services. More detailed information and everything you may wish to know can be found on the Les Gets Office du Tourisme website or in person at the office in the centre of the village.