• Les Gets
  • Les Gets
  • Les Gets
  • Les Gets
  • Les Gets
  • Les Gets
  • Les Gets

Les Gets Luxury Chalets

Portes du Soleil, France

Resort Information
View Accommodation

Description

Les Gets is situated on a mountain pass 6km from Morzine. The resort forms one of the resorts of the giant Portes du Soleil ski area. It has a further extensive ski area with upgraded lifts. This attractive old farming community has expanded almost out of recognition, boasting a large and under-used floodlit piste.

The village of Les Gets has an appealing mixture of old chalets in distinctive Savoyard style and tasteful modern buildings which blend to create a character not always found in French resorts. Five lifts at Les Gets take you effortlessly into the ski area, and pistes run back to the resort centre. Les Gets offers visitors an almost inexhaustible choice of runs, venues and views, the Portes du Soleil is amongst the very best skiing in Europe. Not an idle boast, most of the wonderful tree lined ski runs in the area are above 1600 metres and north facing, ensuring they hold the snow well and deliver good skiing throughout the season. Its location on the western edge of the Alps, also guarantees the region some of the most envied snowfall records in Europe.

The Portes du Soleil is an uneasy marketing consortium of a dozen ski villages, ranging from large, internationally recognised resorts to the tiniest of unspoilt hamlets, straddling the Swiss border and comprising some 207 lifts on a single lift pass, serving 650km of piste.

Les Portes du Soleil takes its name from a mountain pass just above the Swiss hamlet of Les Crosets. The trans-frontier ski area dates back 40 years. Jean Vuarnet from Morzine, gold medallist at the 1960 Winter Olympics in Squaw Valley, was given the job of creating the futuristic resort of Avoriaz on the cliffs above the town. Vuarnet, better remembered for his sunglasses than his skiing prowess, saw the potential for expanding his ski area across the Swiss frontier down to Les Crosets, and the first link was installed in 1968 and a regional lift pass introduced in 1974.

The skiing is based in the main on both sides of the ridge which runs from Le Pleney to Le Ranfolly with connected skiing at La Turche beyond Les Gets and up to Nyon above Morzine. Les Gets also has a separate ski area at Mont Chéry with an interesting black run down to the Col de L’Encrenaz. The skiing has plenty to offer beginners and intermediates.

Read More

View Location Map

Apres-Ski

In Les Gets, Bar Bush is one of the most popular haunts. Black Bear Canadian Bar provides good bar snacks of local charcuterie and cheese, while the Boomerang bar is one for the lively visitor. For dancing, the Iglu Chalet Club is small, but very accommodating and good fun. If you’re eating out in Les Gets, Le Flambeau and le Tourbillon are both recommended, along with Le Vieux Chêne.
Read More

Tourist Office

Resort Information

Region:
Country:
Altitude:
Highest lift:
Runs:
Lifts:
KM Piste:
Longest Run:
Cross Country:
Snow Parks:
Airport Transfer Time:
Distance Calais:

Luxury Chalets in Les Gets

FROM THE BLOG

Affordable Luxury: Ski Chalets in the Portes du Soleil

I fell in love with the resort of Morzine on my first visit over 10 years ago and nothing has changed, from the easy and short transfer from Geneva airport to the beautiful mountains surrounding the stunning traditional and friendly ski resort. I have always loved it, both in the winter and summer and was thrilled to have the chance to head out to Morzine and Les Gets on a wRead More...

New Chalets for 2017

With a fabulous season already underway and 2017 nearly upon us, the Ski in Luxury team thought it was a perfect time to share our luxury new chalets. Go on, make someone's Christmas this year and book a luxury ski chalet for their present!Read More...

Share

View Wish List

You must be logged in