Non-Skiing Activities in Les Gets
There's quite a range of non-skiing activities to experience whilst you are in Les Gets. You should be aware that ski resorts by winter are focused mostly around skiing, but for a ski resort Les Gets has much more to offer than most.
There's a range of activities to suit all tastes, from the relaxation to gentle exploration of the village's 800 year old roots to adrenaline fueled adventure!
Below is just a small section of what Les Gets has to offer, we'll be adding to this section so please check back soon!
Les Gets' Beauty Salon and Wellness Centre to soothe away any post ski aches and pains. The Marmottes Spa is handily located at the foot of the main slopes nicely within walking distance of all our properties.
They have a range of treatments available include massages to ease any stiff legs after a good day on the mountain! They also have a swimming pool, jacuzzis & saunas.
You can find information about the Les Gets Spa Here, and we'd be more than happy to make any reservations you might like.
Les Gets Village History and Culture
Les Gets is a very interesting place, and when you scratch below the surface you can find lots of interesting and sometime bizarre things. It claims to be the world capital of Mechanical Music, and each summer they hold a festival in the village. There's a museum of Mechanical Music, and the tour is surprisingly interesting, especially to see the enthusiasm of the Museum guide.
The Church in Les Gets holds regular concerts, including those performed by it's Mechanical Organ.
If though you have the opportunity to take half a day off from the slopes it's well worth visiting the weekly farmer's market or wandering up and down the main street visiting the countless artisan shops with a whole range of local produce.
If you'd like to know more please just ask when you arrive and we'd be happy to point you in the right direction and book any tours for you.
The French Alps have plenty of activities to get the blood flowing off the pistes as well. For those looking for active aprés-ski you can try the below.
Right in the heart of the village centre is the Ice Rink, popular with young and old alike. This outdoor rink is a lovely way to pass an hour early evening after a day on the slopes.
Snowshoeing from Les Gets offers a wonderful opportunity to really get out into the wilderness. You can get away from the lifts and pistes to find some wonderful quiet spots away from the whole world, and see some of the most stunning untouched scenery. Half days, whole days and evenings snowshoeing are available from ESF and The Show Shoe Company, starting at 24 Euros for a half day. The evening walks come highly recommended, especially on staff night off as they can end at a local restaurant.
You can go Snowmobiling in Avoriaz and in Praz de Lys, both about 20 minutes drive from Les Gets. Transport can be arranged. It costs around 80 Euros for a 20km ride, which takes about 45 minutes.
Hot air ballooning
You will see the giant hot air balloons floating through Les Gets from time to time, and you can book a ride in one. Prices start at 245 Euros per person for a 1hr 30min ride.
More Extreme Winter Sports
For the brave the surrounding areas offer some more extreme winter sports such as Ice Diving, Ice Climbing and Glacier walking. These take a bit of traveling to get there. If these sports might appeal please just let us know and we'll provide you with more information.
And of course there's Parapenting in Les Gets, though that's so popular we've a separate page for that.
For more information about the activities here in Les Gets, France, please see the Les Gets Tourist Board's Activities page.
Page Written by Phil Teare