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Enjoy Les Gets

29 Aug 2016

Ever wondered what your perfect ski resort might be? High-altitude glacier or picture perfect mountain village? Bustling après or authentic alpine? Family friendly or a place to impress on the corporate ski? Or maybe you are working your way through your ski bucket list? We are here to help you make that choice with our perfect ski resort guide.

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Here we look at LES GETS,  one of the most family friendly ski resorts in the world. Les Gets is an idyllic alpine village, steeped in history and dedicated to creating the most incredible family ski memories. But dig a little deeper, this resort also hides some incredible off-piste, amazing restaurants, lively apres, sunny day views all the way to the Mont Blanc. It is a gorgeous town for skiers and non-skiers alike. Yes, it is a must visit for families and beginners, but there is a lot more to offer those who visit.

Les Gets - picture perfect & family focused


Les Gets town is one of the prettiest villages in the Alps with picture postcard chalets and incredible mountain views. It is chic and stylish, both in the town, and on the mountain and is a truly fantastic place to ski and relax with family and friends.

The resort is incredibly family focused and holds the Famille Plus award - an award from the French government for the resort’s efforts to create an incredible environment for families. Just take a look at the tourist office’s Events Diary during the season and you will find an array of carefully curated and organised activities.

There is skiing for everyone here, with beginners exceptionally well catered for in Les Gets town itself, and on the Les Gets plateau. There are kilometers of blues and reds for intermediates, and some truly exciting off piste and steep and deeps for expert skiers. Ticking the ski-in box, pistes run right back to the heart of the village where bars and restaurants meet the slopes.

While there is easily enough skiing in Les Gets to keep you occupied your entire holiday, new adventures and challenges are on your doorstep as Les Gets is part of the Portes du Soleil, the largest ski area in the world, with more than 650km of pistes spanning 14 mountain villages across France and Switzerland. Just hop on the chairlift to Morzine, and away you go. Ski areas, quite literally, don't’ get bigger.

Those not skiing will still fall in love Les Gets. There are many cultural, wellness and outdoor activities. The scenery is beautiful, with an abundance of stunning snowshoe walks and trails to take in the incredible views with many of the best mountain restaurants accessible on foot allowing you to meet up with your group for lunch. There is après ski, from the classic to the sophisticated, an array of restaurants, shopping, cinema, ice skating, bowling and an obligatory night club or two for those who like to burn the candle.

We recommend – Mont Chery, a mountain set on its own, accessible by a gondola from Les Gets village. With no beginner area, and no ski schools it is quiet in peak weeks, has incredible untracked snow on powder days, steep and deep and forest trails, and some really great restaurants offering epic views all the way to the Mont Blanc. Shh … just don’t tell anyone else!

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