Located between Geneva Lake and Mont-Blanc, in the heart of the Portes du Soleil ski area, is the wonderfully traditional and unspoilt mountain ski resort of Les Gets. The resort has a mountain-village soul with its traditional stone-and- wood chalets making it picturesque.
The resort offers a mythic panoramic view of the Mont Blanc massif, which is quite a backdrop. It’s a wonderful ski area, and it’s truly enormous, far too large to fully explore in a week buts its worth trying! We were surprised by how much there was on offer as we worried that the resorts are too split up and you spend too much time in a car or bus. I promise, this is not the case. There is some fantastic skiing to be had here for all ages and abilities.
Still an authentic farming community at heart, Les Gets has blossomed into an enchanting resort unspoilt by commercial pressures. There’s skiing for all tastes, from powder near the chalet to moguls at La Chamossiere, and wide open pistes at Ronfolly, all crowned by stunning views of Mont Blanc. Relaxed après ski in the village rounds off the ski day in style.
There are two options for the lift passes, either a local area pass (Les Gets & Morzine, 120 km of pistes) or the full Portes du Soleil Lift pass (650 km!) Portes du Soleil has overwhelming statistics: runs up to 11 km long, 650 km of tended trails and slopes, limitless off-piste terrain, and 207 lifts of every shape, size and description.
Resort Height: 1172m
Skiing Elevation: 1172m – 2002m
Vertical Drop: 830m
Piste Summary: Green: 4%, Blue: 41%, Red: 42%, Black: 13%
Adult Ski Pass: 250€
What we love
Huge expanse of skiing – Its the biggest concentrated ski areas in Europe and no matter what the date it will never feel as full as resorts like Courchevel or Val d’Isere
Great cruising runs
Access to relatively good value restaurants
Short transfer from Geneva
Excellent Ski School
An abundance of off piste for the more adventurous
What needs improving
The main run back into the village can get very busy so you need to time your return back to les Gets carefully.
if you want to ski a different area, you do need to get a bus or drive your own car. The connections are good but we hope there will be a lift soon!
The resort height while it is low, does have a good record of snow but the lack of glacier and height makes it harder to make and keep the snow.
We can arrange all aspects of your travel and we suggest the following:
Regional flights from any major UK airport will fly you into Geneva or Lyon (Approx. 1hr road transfer). Helicopter transfers are also available from Geneva and the flight is approximately 20min. Please note that helicopters are weather permitting.
If you wish to arrive by train, the closest station is Cluses station and it is approximately 25min from Les Gets.