Les Gets is an alpine village at the edge of the Portes Du Soleil area. It links, via road and ski lifts, to Morzine and the other resorts of the Portes du Soleil.
Discover Les Gets
Les Gets is a popular and well known resort in the Portes Du Soleil. This means that there is a great deal of information about Les Gets available online that makes planning your holiday easier and helps organising your time in resort. This can mean to practical information such as the weather and the snow reports, that can be read online or checked via webcam. It can also mean learning some of the history of the area . It is a good idea to learn about the geography of the area, the mountains that surround the town and the way it links in to the rest of the area. It is also good to learn about the culture of the area, in particular the local art and the local traditional foods as well as the traditional architecture of the area, as Les Gets is a traditional alpine village.
Les Gets is located close to Geneva, the closest international airport. As with the rest of the Portes Du Soleil area it has the benefit of being located closer to Geneva than most ski resorts, meaning that transfer times are significantly shorter than for many resorts. From the airport the options to get to resort are - transfer, car rental, bus or taxi. There are a number of transfer companies that regularly go between Geneva and Les Gets that offer a well priced service. When travelling to the area by road Les Gets is the first resort you will come to. This means avoiding the queues of traffic that can build up on the road down to Morzine. The flight usually takes about one and a half hours and the transfer, depending on the time of year and the traffic, usually takes about the same. For those bringing skis/snowboards/bikes out to Les Gets it is important to check the small print when booking flights for any extra costs and to also inform the transfer company. Another option to get to Les Gets is driving. This takes longer - approximately nine hours from Calais - and includes the cost of the peage - or tolls - but is a good option if you wish to have your car with you, to visit other resorts in the area, to drive around town or to drive down to Morzine to link up quickly with the rest of the ski area and avoid the ski over in the morning. The proximity of Cluses and Thonon also means that the train is an option. From these stations it is possible to either book a taxi or get one of the regular buses up to resort.
There are plenty of different options for holiday makers in Les Gets and something to suit everyone. There are different types of accommodation which include self catered chalets, catered chalets, hotels and apartments. If people choose self catered then they can always visit one of the many local restaurants. There are many different options, from Pizzas and Burgers to local specialities such as Fondue and Raclette. Once in resort there are a few options to get around town. If you are in the centre you can walk around town easily. There is also a bus service and, in summer, bikes. Les Gets offers ski and snowboard holidays in winter, linking with he huge Portes Du Soleil area, but is also a summer holiday destination, as it is world famous for mountain biking - having hosted UCI Mountain Bike world championships as well as currently being home to the Crankworx mountain bike festival in Europe.