A charming resort in the heart of one of the world’s largest ski areas, what’s not to love about Les Gets?! Here are our five top reasons to visit this fantastic resort.
1. Brilliant for Beginners and Families
Les Gets is arguably one of the best areas in the world to learn to ski, with gentle, accessible slopes and highly qualified instructors. So whether you have never stepped on snow before or already have a few weeks’ skiing under your belt, you’re sure to find Les Gets the perfect place to help your skiing progress quickly and effectively. With a fantastic festive calendar, dedicated children’s skiing areas and entertaining non-skiing activities, it’s an ideal place for youngsters (and adults!) to learn to ski.
2. Skiing for All Abilities
More advanced skiers are sure to enjoy the skiing here as much as their children, with the vast 650km Les Portes du Soleil ski area at their fingertips. You can even replicate the famous ski test, which must be passed by French instructors and often takes place on the slopes from the Pleney into Morzine. In the local area, a number of blacks will entertain advanced skiers, including the respected Yeti run in the Les Gets “bowl”.
3. Traditional Mountain Village Charm
Les Gets is a beautiful mountain village with a traditional charm that larger, more purpose-built resorts often lack. For families after that true chocolate-box Alpine setting that will fuel festive adventures and inspire youngsters’ imaginations, there’s nowhere better. Here, small-town ambience and quiet tree-lined local slopes combine with the added benefit of easy access to the huge Portes du Soleil ski area for a perfect winter getaway.
Another benefit of the small-town charm of Les Gets is that the entire resort is easily accessible, with all amenities at your fingertips. Many chalets are within a few minutes of the slopes, meaning none of those dreaded lengthy walks with heavy skis and tired children. You are also never far away from a cosy bar, great restaurant or well-stocked supermarket here, with everything you might need within walking distance. This convenience extends to the journey from the UK, with Les Gets only a short transfer from Geneva Airport.
5. A Wealth of Accommodation Choice
Though Les Gets is a small resort, you are by no means limited in accommodation choices. Independent, family-run chalet operators Chalets1066 specialise in the Les Gets area and have a vast choice of chalets. They also offer a tailor-made holiday service so that you can choose exactly the levels and details of service you want, from economy to highest luxury. You can work around your needs, your budget and your preferences to create your truly perfect holiday.
To find your perfect accommodation in Les Gets, head to: www.chalets1066.com/