If this is your first time skiing then you are in the right place. We can arrange everything for you to make your first ski trip a very enjoyable and relaxing experience. Below we've suggested what you might need though please never hesitate to contact us for a chat if you've any questions at all.
We would suggest for your first time skiing or snowboarding you should book some lessons, a lift pass (to allow you up the ski lifts) and ski & boot hire. These items should be booked ahead before you travel and, if you book with us, we will guide you through this during the final weeks before your holiday. Before your first ski holiday, you will also need to organise essential items such as a ski jacket and salopettes. To find out more about what you might need to bring, have a look at our ski holiday preparation page. If you're looking to keep in touch with ski related activities and events in the U.K, year around, we highly recommend the Ski Club of Manchester.
The most popular lesson arrangement for beginners is 5 x half day group lessons (Monday to Friday). The main ski school is called E.S.F. (Ecole du Ski Francais). Generally we have found that half day ski lessons are perfect, as it gives people time to relax a bit in the afternoons along with time to practice their new skills ready for the next day's ski lessons! There are no ski lessons on your final Saturday allowing you to go and explore the ski area.
There are also other ski schools in Les Gets should you have a preference, and private lessons are an option though they are very expensive. Please just contact us if you are interested in private lessons.
We will book your ski lessons and we'll show you where to meet your instructor.
You need a lift pass to go up the ski lifts, even if you are a complete beginner on the most basic lift. Thankfully they have recognised the fact that you might not get as much use out of the lifts as an experienced skier, and so they do a cheaper beginner's lift pass, prices are all below. Generally people take a 6 day lift pass (Monday to Saturday inclusive).
There are two sizes of lift passes - local area (covering all the lifts in Les Gets and Morzine) and a full area pass (covering Les Gets, Morzine and 12 other resort that make up the Portes du Soleil). A local area pass provides more than enough skiing for beginners.
We will pre-buy your lift pass and deliver it to you in the chalet.
You will need to hire skis, boots and poles, or a Snowboard & Boots. The poles always come with the skis for no extra charge, so when you see "Ski hire" it means skis and poles. The equipment comes in various grades, from beginner to expert. Generally people hire for 6 days (Monday to Saturday inclusive), though we will try to get everyone's equipment fitted the day before (Sunday when you arrive) so you are ready to go first thing Monday Morning!
We will arrange the ski & snowboard hire so they come to the chalet to fit you there.
€397.00 In School Holidays
€389.00 Outside School Holidays
Please just call or email us, we can discuss the options with you and answer any questions you may have. Once you've made your decisions please just tell us your requirements and we'll get your lift passes, ski hire, transfers and ski lessons all arranged for you.
For large groups we have a super easy online booking page to book your extras which can be accessed by all party members. Another option is to tell your group members to contact us directly and we will arrange everything for them individually which makes it less hassle for you.
We normally arrange all the extras around the balance payment date (60 days before your holiday). We will contact you then to let you know it's time to arrange any extras you would like. If though you would like anything that's unusual or during the New Years or Half Term holidays please contact us as soon as you have made your decisions as things can get booked up quickly during these busy periods.
It couldn't be easier to pay for holiday extras like ski hire and transfers, lift passes and lessons! You can pay for all these add-ons once you are here in resort. We have a card machine we can bring around the your chalet, where each person can pay for any transfers, ski lessons and lift passes which have been arranged for you and your group. The ski hire companies will take payment directly (they can also accept card).
Note: All payment for extras will be in Euros.
More Information about the skiing can be found in our Ski Les Gets section.
We become a single point of contact for organising your entire holiday. Just give your party members our contact details and we take care of the rest. We get all their booking details for all the extras and you get to relax knowing it is all taken care of.
Skis delivered to your chalet door? easy! Transfers ready to go at the airport for you and your group? Just say the word. Lift pass waiting for you on arrival at the chalet? No Problem. We are here to remove the hassle from your holiday.
We do not add anything onto the price of your ski holiday extras. And in the case of your ski lift pass, it's even cheaper to book through us than it is to go to the lift pass kiosks yourself. We'll get you the advance online saver discount, plus we will bring it to you at the chalet for free!