Les Gets ski holidays
Established in 1920 the French ski resort Les Gets lies at 1172 metres altitude in the Haute Savoie region of the French Alps / Alpes. With the highest lifts and ski slopes at 2002m the area is not snow sure. Over 323 snow cannons ensure artificial snow making covers 22km of trails, which equates to around 20 of the slopes. The nearest airport transfer to Les Gets is Geneva / Geneve at a distance of 55km or approximately 60 minutes driving time. Their season runs from December to April.
Alpine Downhill Runs
4 runs 11km
26 runs 38km
29 runs 45km
9 runs 9km
Skiing in Les Gets
68 pistes and trails means approximately 110km of runs. 50 Les Gets lifts have capacity to transport 66015 per hour. The longest run in the French ski resort is over 8km.
The mountain has 5% beginner runs or nursery slopes, 38% intermediate, 42% advanced slopes and 13% for experts - the most difficult piste is the 1.134km Mouflons run, with a steepness/slope angle of 47%. There is no night skiing.
Rating for skiing gets 4 stars out of 5 overall
Snowboarding in Les Gets
Of the 50 ski lifts, 14 are surface lifts or "drag lifts" - this gives an indication of how modern the lift system is and how good Les Gets is for snowboarding - especially for beginners learning to board. Facilities include 1 terrain parks and 0 half pipe (longest half pipe length is 0 metres), 0 quarter pipe and 1 boardercross courses.
Rating for snowboarding gets 3 stars out of 5 overall
Les Gets Apres Ski
Off-Slope activities include:
6 apres ski bars 40 restaurants 1 bowling 1 night club 1 cinema 1 billiards / pool 1 games room 1 concert 0 indoor swimming 0 outdoor heated pools 1 saunas 1 hot tubs 1 solariums 2 masseurs 0 indoor ice skating 1 outdoor ice skating 0 indoor sports centre 0 indoor tennis 0 squash racquetball 0 sleigh rides 0 ballooning 0 horse riding 35 prepare winter walks 0 climbing 0 golf 0 fishing 1 museum 1 library Plus these additional apres ski facilities Automaton Museum, Cheese Dairy, Mechanical Music Museum.
Rating for apres ski gets 3 stars out of 5 overall
"Les Gets" by any other name
The French resort is also known as Les Gets Portes du Soleil and has common misspellings: Le Gets, Les Getz, Lesgets, Lessget
The direction which the various Les Gets slopes face can make or break your ski holiday. To guarantee good snow conditions, choose a resort with piste which face the right way for the time of year you're travelling.
- In the coldest winter months of January and February pick a resort with sunny south facing slopes, so your days on the snow doesn't feel like a polar expedition. Conversely, in the warmest spring skiing months of March and especially April, a resort with cool and shady north facing trails will ensure you're not riding on slush, but benefitting from best late season snow. The best destinations have areas which face in all directions so that you're guaranteed greating conditions whatever the weather. Les Gets has slopes facing N S E W.
Rating for snow gets 3 stars out of 5 overall
Les Gets reviews, 3.5 star rating and information is collated by SNO man from staff experience and customer feedback.