Les Gets Ski Resort

The pretty 120km tree-lined slopes of Les Gets are directly linked to those in Morzine and with a quick drive or short hop by bus, the vast Portes du Soleil ski area is at your fingertips.

Many people staying in Les Gets don’t even venture out across into the rest of the Portes du Soleil, as the local slopes are extremely varied and will keep all but the keenest skiers and boarders happy for a week. Almost all the pistes are rated blue or red, but there is a good beginner zone at the summit of the Chavannes gondola and there are some steeper blacks at Mont Chery, as well as some extensive freeride terrain at Chamossière above Morzine. The woods afford excellent protection in bad weather, but just note that the altitude is low, so snow quality can suffer early and late in the season.

The town itself is pretty and is dominated by traditional, chalet-style buildings. Basing yourself at the base of the Chavannes gondola and express chair affords you the best access to the slopes and the quickest access to the linked ski area. On-mountain restaurants are plentiful and usually of a high standard, whilst in town there are also some good bars and dining options.

Our Les Gets Resort Ratings

  • Beginner ★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆
  • Intermediate ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
  • Advanced ★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆
  • Snow Reliability ★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆
  • Fast Lifts ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆
  • Resort Activities ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆
  • Après ★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆
  • Value ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆
Pros

Great tree-lined local ski area shared with Morzine

Attractive village with a lot of old and traditional buildings

One of the quietest sections of the Portes du Soleil, especially during the week

Cons

Snow can suffer due to the low altitude and high altitude Avoriaz takes a while to get to

Not directly linked by piste/lift to the Portes du Soleil

Few really challenging runs for more advanced skiers and snowboarders

Les Gets Skiing and Snowboarding

Although there are a couple of short drags on the edge of town, the best beginner slopes are located at mid-mountain level, at the top of the Chavannes gondola. Longer greens are hard to come by, but there are a number of gentle blues that offer good progression for early intermediates. More confident skiers and boarders will be able to enjoy the vast majority of the Les Gets-Morzine ski area – our favourite runs are the long reds served by the recently built Ranfoilly Express.

Exploring the rest of the Portes du Soleil is well worth it for confident intermediates upwards – advanced and expert skiers should certainly buy the full lift pass and explore all 580km of slopes. Locally however, there are some decent steep runs at Mont Chery and also above Morzine in the Nyon and Chamossière sectors – where the best off piste can also be found.

  • Total Pistes: 120km (580km across the Portes du Soleil)
  • Green: 7%
  • Blue: 42%
  • Red: 39%
  • Black: 12%
  • Lifts: 47 (172 in the Portes du Soleil)
  • Altitude: 1172m – 2002m (Portes du Soleil reaches 2254m)

Les Gets Piste Map

The local area map can be downloaded here.

Les Gets Resort

Les Gets is attractive, with most buildings low-rise and constructed from wood in a traditional style – this is no high-rise concrete jungle like Avoriaz. The main street is lined with shops selling local produce and wine, whilst numerous restaurants and bars give it a lively and appealing feel. There are some good hotels, but also a great deal of chalet accommodation in the resort – lots of British tour operators run several chalets here.

The resort has a great selection of winter activities to keep kids and non-skiers occupied – including nursery and kindergarden options – making this a great family destination, or ideal for a mixed group containing non-skiers. Winter walking and snowshoeing are popular, whilst cross country skiing is also available.

How to get to Les Gets

Getting here from Geneva is very easy – the drive only takes an hour – so this is an excellent weekend destination. The drive from the UK is one of the quickest and shortest too.

  • Geneva airport: 1 hour
  • Calais: approximately 10 hours driving (540 miles)

Les Gets Contact Details

Holiday Discounts

Resort Discounts

Good For

Ability
  • Advanced
  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
In Resort
  • Ski To Door
  • Village Charm
On Slope
  • Fast Lifts
  • No Queues

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