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.
A Day out in The Portes du Soleil with Jane
This is an amazing day skiing around the whole circuit taking in some of the 12 resorts that make up the Portes du Soleil. It crosses 2 countries so you can have breakfast in France and lunch in Switzerland...
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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 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 including the annual Rock the Pistes festival, and the fun Ski Color event.
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.