Winter in Les Gets! There is something for everyone in Les Gets. A fantastic resort for family and mixed ability groups with chairlifts and gondolas leaving from the village centre and whisking you up over tree-lined slopes giving magnificent views of Mont Blanc and the surrounding mountains and even Lake Geneva in the distance! It’s easy to spend the day skiing together, sharing the lifts, choosing a run depending on your ability and then meeting up again at the bottom for a vin chaud or hot chocolate in one of the many mountain restaurants. Les Gets is part of the Portes du Soleil ski area, with more than 650 km of marked pistes spread over 14 valleys and about 1,036 square kilometres, The Portes du Soleil ranks among the two largest ski areas in the world.
Les Gets has a fabulous ‘winter wonderland’ feel during the winter season, with twinkling Christmas lights, Father Christmas residing in the village during the Christmas period and an outdoor ice skating rink in the town hall square. The winter in Les Gets evenings in the village are full of life with many activities planned, children skating on the patinoire and adults enjoying the après ski, boutique shopping and many gourmet restaurants.
Les Gets has gained the ‘Family Plus Mountain’ Award which guarantees a welcoming environment for children and is the ideal place for families and friends to experience a fantastic ski weekend, short break or full week ski holiday. There are many winter events hosted in Les Gets.
There is an abundance of winter activities to enjoy in Les Gets indoors and outside. Snowshoeing is a great way of enjoying the beautiful mountain views, dog sledding and riding a snow mobile, alongside chocolate workshops and cheese tastings. Les Gets has a central shopping street that offers an array of boutiques and outdoor shops, as well as a selection of bars and traditional restaurants. On Thursday mornings there is a market selling local produce and souvenirs and there are supermarkets, banks and a pharmacy/ perfumery. Typical French bakeries sell freshly baked bread and cakes and the town brims with Savoyard shops that sell local cured meats and cheeses.
Les Gets has a central shopping street that offers an array of boutiques and outdoor shops, as well as a selection of bars and traditional restaurants. On Thursday mornings there is a market selling local produce and souvenirs and there are two supermarkets, banks and a pharmacy/ perfumery. Typical French bakeries sell freshly baked bread and cakes and the town brims with Savoyard shops that sell local cured meats and cheeses.
Les Gets has a wonderful selection of restaurants to suit every palate both on the slopes and in town. Our chef has one night off per week and that gives guests the opportunity to indulge in one of the many restaurants in Les Gets. From gourmet restaurants to traditional Savoyard restaurants, there is plenty of choice for an enjoyable evening out. Ask us for recommendations Click here for a Les Gets Restaurant Guide
There are twelve resorts in the Portes du Soleil area,
of which eight are French and four are Swiss.
The Portes de Soleil (French for “The Doors of the Sun”) is a major ski sports destination in the Alps, encompassing twelve resorts between Mont Blanc in France and Lake Geneva in Switzerland. With more than 650 km of marked pistes and about 200 lifts in total, spread over 14 valleys and about 1,036 square kilometres, Portes du Soleil ranks among the two largest ski areas in the world. Almost all of the pistes are connected by lifts – a few marginal towns can be reached only by the free bus services in the area. The highest point of skiing is 2400 m and the lowest is 900 m. As with many other Alpine ski resorts, the lower slopes of the Portes du Soleil have snow-making facilities to extend the skiable season by keeping the lower slopes open during the warmer months.
Most of the resorts have grown around traditional valley villages like Les Gets- only Avoriaz and the very small Les Crosets and Torgon were purposely built during the mid-sixties. Morzine and Chatel are the largest of the traditional towns in the area. As a whole, the skiing is relatively low in altitude compared to most French destinations. The highest skiing is just below 2,500 m (8,200 ft) and the lowest is approximately 900 m (3,000 ft). However, the area is heavily influenced by the microclimate between Lake Geneva and Mont Blanc, which generates very substantial snowfall between November and April making it possible to keep the area open to skiing typically from early December until mid to late April.