Planning your trip to Les Gets
So, you’ve done your research and made the decision to visit Les gets. Here’s a few pointers to help you plan your trip.
Travel is one of the first priorities. Flights are plentiful. Don’t limit searches to EasyJet, the ‘proper’ airlines are often cheaper. BA on avios points is a bargain at just 4000 points now, and Swiss often have mega deals. Watch out for the luggage restrictions though on Swiss. During school holidays the ‘Amsterdam Hop’ with KLM adds less than 2 hours to your journey but will save £200 on a family trip. Best to avoid cheaper flights to Lyon / Grenoble / Chambery as the transfer price will probably offset the flight saving.
Other options are the train to Cluses, or self-drive car have its advantages. Two families in a rented minibus is the most cost effective and a good choice of overnight can make a great adventure.
Transfers have been heavily legislated over the last few years and one of the positive effects is that the service has become more professionalised. Some chalet companies (including us) offer their own transfers or will arrange for you. The bigger companies have most flexibility having enough buses to react if there are airport delays. Expect to pay around E35 euros per person each way.
Les Gets has every type of accommodation. Top end is plentiful, the price variation is huge. There are hotels, catered chalets, self-catered chalets / apartments, & B&B. We are happy to provide real insight and advice for any accommodation in the village, just drop us a mail.
Ski pass can be booked in advance for a small saving but think carefully if this is necessary. For example, if the snow is good then you probably won’t need or want to go beyond the local pass. If the weather is bad, then you definitely don’t want to go beyond the local pass. The live snow reports are good and some weather sites are accurate – particularly Chamonix-meteo. Ordering on line saves time in resort and doesn’t need to be done weeks in advance.
The last important thing is chalet night off. If you are travelling in high season it’s well worth booking Wednesday night restaurant in advance. Either book direct or ask your chalet host to do it for you. See our site for our current favourite restaurants.
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