Chalet Grande Corniche
Les Gets, France
There are any number of chalets in the Alps that offer their guests exceptional luxury but considerably fewer that do it in real style. Chalet Grande Corniche, a new luxury chalet in the superb family resort of Les Gets, just an hour from Geneva,...
Ferme de Moudon
Les Gets, France
Entering the Ferme de Moudon is like walking into a particularly good episode of Grand Designs. The place screams sophistication and wonderful mountain cosiness at equal volume. You’ll just want to slip on some trendy sheepskin slippers and dive...
Les Gets, France
Smart, contemporary and always welcoming. Sounds like you? Then you’ll be perfectly suited to this luxury ski chalet in Les Gets. The Penthouse is a wonderful apartment with a great location right in the heart of Les Gets. It’s a 150m stroll to...
From €4,400 per week
Ferme de la Corderie
Les Gets, France
Looking at this rustic renovated farmhouse from the outside, you’d never guess what treasures lie within. Ferme de la Corderie is a luxury ski chalet in Les Gets that perfectly mixes rustic charm and sumptuous contemporary style. A vast 20-metre...
Destination Guide: Les Gets
About Les Gets
Just an hour from Geneva in the heart of the Portes du Soleil ski area, Les Gets is one of the best destinations for a luxury ski holiday, in the world. With excellent ski schools, nursery slopes and a host of non-skiing activities for children as well as a whole host luxury ski chalets. Les Gets is ideal for parents who love skiing and are keen to pass this love on to their children.
It also has relatively easy access to rest of the vast Portes du Soleil ski area which boasts variety of skiing from relaxing intermediate runs to the most challenging blacks and off-piste. In the immediate Les Gets ski area there are some 60 pistes. Les Gets queues are also short compared to many resorts and you can hit the slopes very quickly.
And if you are looking for traditional charm rather contemporary concrete, Les Gets is perfect. A dairy farming village dating back to the 12th century, it retains much of its old Savoyard atmosphere. It is also set below the tree line (1,172 to 2,002 metres) and so has some beautiful runs through the pines. Les Gets a has a good selection of restaurants, shops and bars, a spa, two dairies where you can buy locally made cheese, a beautiful church and a famous museum of musical instruments. Plenty to keep the whole family occupied on a luxury ski holiday.
Les Gets prides itself on being friendly and accessible. A free of charge small motorized ‘train’ transports visitors around the resort, and there are also free shuttle buses, removing the need for driving which helps to give the semi-pedestrianized village centre a more relaxed feel.
Best places to eat and drink in Les Gets
Apres-ski in Les Gets reflects the laid-back, family friendly atmosphere of the resort itself. There is a good selection of restaurants, lively but civilised bars and a nightclub or two for those looking for a drink or two before heading back to a luxury ski chalet.
Start the evening at Le Pub Irlandias with its home-brewed beer and delicious tapas or the nearby cosy Bear Bara. Other good options are Zebra Bar, Bar Bush, Bar Canadie and the popular bar at the Boomerang Hotel.
Many of the restaurants offer a good Savoyard-style menu and places to try include Vieux Chene, Taniere, Tourbillion and the Ferme de Montagne. If you are staying in a self catered luxury chalet and taking your children out for dinner but don’t think the local fayre is going to be a success, there are a number of pizza restaurants including the Tyrol and the Schuss.
L’Igloo is probably the best local nightclub but if you are looking to really hit the late night hot spots, just ask your chauffeur to take you over to nearby Morzine.
Many of the mountain restaurants are averagely priced and of a decent standard. At the top of the Rosta chair is La Rossetaz restaurant, which is locally famous for its baguettes. There is also the Taniere at the bottom of the Chavanette chair lift, which has a varied menu and offers reasonable prices.
Best time to visit Les Gets
Les Gets lies at 1,172 to 2,002 metres, therefore, the best snow conditions are generally between January and March. However, with its pretty, tree-lined pistes some fantastic sunny skiing can be enjoyed in the later months particularly as it forms part of the extensive Portes du Soleil ski area.
What we love about Les Gets
We love the friendly family atmosphere and the Savoyard charm of the place. Perfect for any family looking for a traditional Alpine resort.
Ski Area: Portes de Soleil
Altitude of resort: 1172 m
Alt. range: 1,172m-2,002m
Total pistes: 65
Number of Lifts: 50
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