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New Downhill and Uphill Ski Runs to Open in Les Gets

Les Gets, on the French side of the huge Portes du Soleil region, has announced two new ski runs will be available there this winter, one a new blue easy tun, the other a ski touring slope but for uphill skier traffic only!

The new blue slope has been designed to make it easier for moderate-level skiers to return to the base of the ‘Perrières Express’ chairlift.

“This is a very popular area, due partly to the large free car park on the outskirts of the village, where many skiers park for the day. You can also access the entire ski area quickly and easily,” a Les Gets spokesperson said.

The new ski touring ‘piste’ has been designed to allow tourers to ascend the slopes without needing to go up the downhill runs – which has been proving a little problematic at some ski resorts where ski touring has become particularly popular in recent years.

The 3km uphill slope, signposted by yellow and orange markers and located away from the downhill runs, climbs 665 vertical metres over its length, starting at the bottom of the Chamois piste next to the Mont Chéry cable car and arriving at the summit of Mont Chéry, at an altitude of 1,827 metres.

From here skiers descend the regular groomed slopes, not requiring a lift pass to do so if they return to the base without using a lift.