Les Gets

Les Gets Piste Map
Les Gets Piste Map

Les Gets really is as good as it sounds. It lies within the largest ski area in Europe and is also one of the most authentic and charming alpine villages with spectacular views of the Mont Blanc Massif. The famous Portes du Soleil ski region is an enormous region of 14 linked ski resorts, which includes Morzine, spanning the French-Swiss border. Snow conditions are excellent, with 650km of runs to suit all abilities. It is only an hour from Geneva and is at an altitude of 1200m. It is possible to ski down to the village on both sides of the valley throughout most of the winter season. This period has been prolonged due to a huge investment in a system of snow cannons and of course the hard work of Les Gets’s piste maintenance team

The village is a pleasant mix of old Savoyard chalets and modern wooden-and-stone buildings constructed in keeping with their traditional alpine surroundings. This is a family resort with a quiet atmosphere and good links into the Portes du Soleil. People here respect traditions, guarantee a warm welcome and ensure quality service day and night for the tourists. Les Gets is about as nice a ski village as you are likely to find. There’s plenty to occupy you along the two main streets. The village has expanded to encompass the winter sports market, with over 100 shops, bars and restaurants. Les Gets has an outdoor ice rink, fitness center, ten pin bowling, cinema and a reasonably active nightlife.

There is good skiing for all levels. It has good nursery slopes for beginners. Intermediates have plenty of runs, including Le Pleney down to Morzine , and advanced level can choose from runs down the slopes of Mont-Chéry or off-piste opportunities on Chamossière (2000m). There is a snowpark and 2 quarter-pipe and freestyle area for borders and more adventurous skiers.

Les Gets has both a British ski school, and ‘Ecole du Ski Français’ (ESF).

You can get a lift pass for Les Gets & Morzine (the local area), recommended for beginners and lower-intermediates, or a lift pass for the full Portes du Soleil area, recommended for higher intermediates and above.