You might ask yourself why choose Les Gets for your ski holiday.
The village itself sits at 1175m and ski runs in Les Gets up to 2000m. We seem to be set in the mountain range that gives us great snow from year to year. The recent start of the seasons have been slow but due to the whole of Les Gets pistes being sited on meadow it does not need a lot of ground coverage to get the white stuff covered. Over the years they have added many snow cannons and have ways to store the snow dumps away and bring it back out when needed.
SA Gets are the officials who look after our pistes here and they work very hard to maintain good skiing even if the going gets thin. The run to the village always remains open up to the last day the resort is open.
One of the other great things about Les Gets is it is a very short transfer from Geneva airport and an easy drive for transfer operators and car hire. It takes just over an hour to get here if the roads are clear. There are many Companies offering transfer to and from the airport and different prices anything from 18 euros to 45 euros each way on a shared transfer.
What does Les Gets actually mean
From its origins (in the 11th century), the village of Les Gets has had wood in its veins… The name “Les Gets” came from the local dialect words “gitte” or “giette”meaning the corridors used to send logs rapidly down the hillside.
There are 22 lifts in just Les Gets village
There are 34 pistes to ski in Les Gets these figures do not include the Morzine sector that the local pass covers.
The village is a small quaint place made up of essentially 3 roads.
Front du Neige is the street with the ski lifts on, lift pass office, French ski school meets, crèche, Mairiee, Office du Tourism many bars and restaurants.
The middle street has the ice rink, bowling alley, cinema and many bars, shops and restaurants.
The top street as we call it sits the prettiest efficient medical centre ever , restaurants and now mainly property.
There are 4 free buses running around the village every 30 minutes and every 15 minutes during school holidays. Along with a little train “Petit Train” taking you from one side of the village to the other. Be careful if does not run during lunchtimes.
Les Gets has always been a family favourite and people come back from year to year. It’s a very pretty tree line resort and great if ever caught in a snow storm as protected by the trees. The runs are linked well and labelled well. The nursery slopes are away from the village so everyone feels part of the skiing from the first 2 minutes out on skis.