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Skiing In Les Gets Everything you need to know for skiing in the Les Gets

Welcome to the Les Gets Skiing Section

Here you'll find all the information about the ski area, a full review of all the skiing, ski lessons, lift passes and ski hire. We also have piste maps of both the local area (Les Gets & Morzine piste map) and the full area (Portes Du Soleil Piste Map)

We will take care of everything for you to make the most relaxing and enjoyable ski holiday experience. Why queue in the lift pass office when we can pick you your passes for you and deliver them to the chalet?

We can:

We plan this all ahead and there are no extra charges here, the prices you pay are the same as if you'd queued up the the pass office yourself.

Introducing our Ski Area

Les Gets and the Portes du Soleil ski area are a must-do for any serious skier. The sheer size and variety of the skiing is quite unbelievable, and makes it popular with those returning year after year. The variety also works very well for families and groups of mixed abilities, where all members of the party can easily find the right type of skiing just for them. This is one of the strongest points for the Portes du Soleil, if you have a group of mixed abilities and are wondering where to take them then the Portes du Soleil and Les Gets skiing could be worth considering.

You can get a lift pass to ski Les Gets & Morzine (the local area), recommended for beginners and lower-intermediates, or a lift pass for the full Portes du Soleil area, recommended for higher intermediates and above.

The Portes du Soleil is the name for 14 interconnected ski resorts spanning the French-Swiss border, Les Gets being one these resorts. It also includes Morzine, Avoriaz, Chatel, Morgins & Les Crosets just to name a few!

In the local Les Gets ski area you'll find beginner's areas (including a section of the mountain for children only!) mixed in with the intermediate's cruising ground - a wonderful mixture of blues and easy reds all winding their way through the rolling terrain.

There's enough for a day or two's serious leg working too, as further back in Les Gets' ski area you'll find Chamossière and Point de Nyon, two challenging mountains with reds and blacks to really get the heart pumping.

What we love about Les Gets Skiing...

Ski France and Switzerland on one Lift pass

If you are a higher intermediate or above then you might want to consider skiing the full area, the Portes du Soleil. This truly does have everything for everyone. It's a collection of 14 individual resorts that all interconnect on the one lift pass, creating the largest ski area in Europe. There's a wonderful circuit of blues and reds where you can ski from village to village, mountain to mountain, exploring all the different resorts and even skiing from France into Switzerland and back all in the one day.

There's no shortage of high and challenging skiing, Avoriaz and Chatel - Le Linga being the places for those looking for big open bowls above the tree line. Also Avoriaz is one of the top places in Europe for free-style skiers and snowboarders, so if that's your scene then it is definitely one to check out.

If you'd like to find out more about the skiing then we've created a new section reviewing Les Gets' Ski Area.

Insiders Guide

About Skiing Les Gets

Local Area - Les Gets & Morzine

Full Area - Portes du Soleil

What's the best time of year to Ski in Les Gets, France?

This is one of those questions that we get a lot, so we thought we'd throw our 2 pence worth in on the subject. Everyone has their own idea of their perfect ski holiday, so why not pick the time of year to match? Have a read through and if you've any questions about the timing of your chalet holiday please just get in touch.

Ski Holidays Before Christmas:

Very quiet, very cheap, you take your chances with snow depth though. They often only do partial openings of the ski area being that it's so quiet. If you've a free week then keep an eye on the forecasts, if the snow's looking good in the French Alps then you can do a last minute booking to catch a wonderful bonus week at a great rate!

Christmas & New Year Skiing

Christmas is normally much quieter than new year so if you've the choice of the two for your ski holidays then I'd say ski Christmas in Les Gets. They make a big effort here for Christmas skiing, with the whole village being that wonderful picture postcard alpine scene if you are looking for a magical family holiday it could be a week worth looking at.

More about Les Gets Christmas Chalet Holidays

January Skiing

My personal favourite time of year! It's the quietest of main season, the coldest (so best quality of snow) and also the cheapest of main season too. I can't find a downside myself.....

February Skiing

Best snow depth normally being mid-way through the season. Look out for school holidays though, half term is very busy as are the French school holidays. Again if you've the option to avoid the main half term time then I'd take it!

March Skiing

The days are lengthening, the sun shines (I can't promise that, but normally anyway!) A great time of year for those looking to explore. You can ski from valley to valley, village to village, enjoying the slopes and taking some time on a sun-bathed terrace of a mountain restaurant to enjoy the views. Ahhhhhhh. In my non-qualified opinion we often seem to get a big dump of snow in late March, I've had some of my best skiing then.

April Skiing

The end of season arrives. It's warm, it's sunny, and it's very relaxed. The ski resort is quiet, you have the run of the pistes. not a time of year for powder hounds or die hard skiers, the off-pistes is sticky and heavy unless we've a really cold snap and the pistes can go soft later on in the day. Popular time of year for those with young children learning to ski looking for the sun and warmth, and for those looking to relax in the alpine sun, do some skiing, some walking, some booking reading in the sun.....

Videos of Les Gets

Here are some videos which we feel capture the spirit of Les Gets. The first one gives an idea of what you can expect of the Les Gets resort, whether you're visiting in winter or summer. What better location for a family adventure than this? The second video depicts the types of experiences which are available to groups of skiers here in Les Gets: all you need is a group of willing skiers and a GoPro camera. The third video is offered by Channel Four as Kevin McCloud dusts off his skis and heads over to Les Gets to visit a couple who recently built their dream chalet here.

The Spirit of Les Gets

See if this doesn't make you want to come skiing in Les Gets!

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