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Visitor reviews for Les Gets Ski Resort
January 12, 2013
Dave Murray from United Kingdom
Have stayed in Les Gets for the past 6 years and it never fails to disappoint. Lovely traditional Alpine village with a nice balance of places to enjoy après-ski. Very family friendly but also some great bars for child free groups to enjoy. Lots of varied runs for all abilities available on the Morzine/Les Gets lift pass and some fantastic mountain restaurants, Pointe De Nyon being a particular favourite. Always stay in the fabulous Chalet Gentiane. Ideally located in the town but only a very short walk to both the main Chavanne and Mont Chery lifts, and the bars!!. Chalet Gentiane is a beautiful luxury catered chalet, the food is always first class and the accommodation is exceptional. Would recommend Les Gets and Chalet Gentiane in particular for a fantastic holiday.
Les Gets Ratings
Based on 34 votes. Vote
(1) At least one overnight stop, (2) requires a whole day, (3) requires more than half a day – you may have time for a few turns (4) arrive by lunchtime and ski all afternoon, (5) there is a main airport within an hour of Les Gets.
Public Transport: 4.3
(1) There are no buses or taxis to Les Gets, (3) there are slow or infrequent buses / trains available, (5) getting to the resort is easy with frequent bus / train connections.
(1) An ugly resort in a bland setting, (3) average mountain views and resort, (5) a spectacular setting and a beautiful / historic resort town.
(1) No places to stay in/near Les Gets, (3) a few places to stay in the resort, (5) a wide variety of accommodation suitable to suit all budgets.
Cheap Rooms: 3.8
(1) No budget accommodation available, (3) just one or two hostels so book ahead, (5) several cheap hostels and pensions available.
Luxury Hotels: 4.1
(1) No luxury accommodation available, (3) just one or two luxury hotels so book ahead, (5) several up-market hotels in Les Gets.
Ski in/Ski out: 4.6
(1) The ski area is located far from any accommodation, (3) a free ski bus takes you to the ski area in a short trip, (5) Ski-in ski-out accommodation is available.
(1) There are no child care facilities at Les Gets, (5) the resort has excellent child-care facilities including at least one reasonably priced creche.
(1) Occasionally gets enough snow for skiing, (2) is often closed due to a lack of snow, (3) occasionally suffers from a lack of snow, (4) rarely suffers from a lack of snow, (5) Les Gets is snowsure even in the poorest seasons.
(1) Les Gets relies entirely on natural snow, (3) there are just a few snow cannons, (5) there are snowmaking facilities on all pistes.
Snow Grooming: 4.8
(1) There are no snow groomers at Les Gets, (3) occasionally some pistes are left ungroomed and in a poor state, (5) all the runs at Les Gets are groomed daily.
(1) there is nowhere to ski when it is windy or visibility is bad and lifts often shut, (3) there are some trees for poor visibility but main lifts sometimes close, (5) Les Gets is mostly in forest where you can ski in flat-light and windy days, lifts rarely close.
Nearby options: 4.5
(1) If snow conditions are poor at Les Gets, it will be poor everywhere nearby, (3) there are good alternatives within an hours drive, (5) other locations on the same lift pass provide a rich variety of snowsure ski conditions.
Regional rating: 4.2
(1) Les Gets usually has poor snow conditions compared to other resorts in region, (3) has average conditions for the region, (5) usually has the best snow conditions in the region.
Lift Staff: 4.6
(1) The staff at Les Gets are rude or unhelpful, (5) lift staff at Les Gets are pleasant, cheerful and eager to help.
(1) the resort is always busy and there are usually long lift queues, (3) it is quiet apart from occasional weekends and school holidays, (5) it is uncrowded and lift queues are very rare.
Ski Schools: 4.7
(1) No ski schools available, (2) one or two ski schools but local language only, (3) a few ski schools but book early for multi-lingual instructors, (4) plenty of ski schools and multi-lingual instructors available, (5) excellent ski schools with friendly multi-lingual ski instructors.
Hire and Repairs: 4.9
(1) Nothing can be sourced, not even ski-wax or ptex. (3) there are some ski shops but rentals need to be booked in advance, (5) good quality ski equipment can be purchased or hired and overnight repairs are possible.
Variety of pistes: 4.4
(1) The ski runs are featureless and unvaried, (3) the ski runs are varied but not extensive enough for a week, (5) Les Gets has diverse and interesting pistes including forests and high alpine terrain.
(1) Beginners can only watch others ski and snowboard, (3) a few gentle slopes but beginners will get bored in less than a week, (3) Vast areas of gentle terrain.
(1) No intermediate terrain at Les Gets, (3) intermediate skiers will get bored after a few days, (5) vast areas of cruising runs.
(1) Nothing for advanced skiers and snowboarders, (3) enough steep terrain for a few days with some good offpiste, (5) Enough steep terrain and offpiste areas to entertain advanced skiers for at least a week.
Snow Park: 3.8
(1) Not even a kicker at Les Gets, (3) average sized park quite well looked after, (5) huge park area and expertly crafted pipes, jumps and boardercross trails.
(1) No off-piste worth mentioning, (2) off piste is out-of-bounds, (3) some varied offpiste that stays fresh for one or two days, (5) a vast array of off-piste routes that can stay untracked for several days.
(1) There is nowhere to go for cross-country skiing around Les Gets, (3) there are some cross country trails available, (5) the area features many spectacular and well maintained cross-country trails.
(1) No designated luge or toboggan runs, (3) there are toboggan runs that open quite often, (5) Les Gets has long and well maintained luge / toboggan facilities suitable for all ages.
Mountain Dining: 4.7
(1) Nowhere to buy food by the pistes, (3) some places to eat up on the mountain but they are often busy and expensive, (5) there is a variety of excellent mountain eateries right next to the slopes to suit all budgets.
(1) Bring your own food, there isn't even a shop. (5) A wide variety of places to eat and drink in the resort, from fast food to fancy restaurants.
(1) Nothing to do, not even a bar, (3) there are a few bars in the resort but nothing special, (5) clubs and bars stay open until very late and have a friendly atmosphere.
Other Sports: 3.3
(1) No sports facilities at all apart from ski lifts, (3) resort has just a small public swimming pool, (5) resort has all kinds of sports facilities, including a full-size swimming pool.
(1) Besides the snow and walking there is nothing to do here, (3) the non-skier will find things to do for few days but may become bored after a week, (5) the resort area is a fascinating place to visit, regardless of winter sports.
Winter Walks: 4.4
(1) Very limited walking and no snowshoe trails, (3) a couple of designated scenic walking/snowshoe trails, (5) extensive and diverse winter walking trails for all abilities.
Ski Pass Value: 4.6
(1) A 1 week ski pass is overpriced compared to the number of lifts available, (3) the ski pass is averagely priced and covers a reasonable number of lifts, (5) ski passes are excellent value for money and cover a lot of lifts spanning a big area.
Value (National): 4.3
(1) Overall, Les Gets is one of the most expensive ski resorts in the country and not worth the money, (3) overall represents average value for money, (5) overall offers the best value resort in the country.
Value (Global): 4.4
(1) Overall, Les Gets is one of the most expensive ski resorts in the world, (3) overall it offers pretty average value for money compared to resorts from other countries, (5) internationally the resort offers excellent value for money.
Based on 34 votes. Vote
April 06, 2012
John Colmey from France
We came to Les Gets for the last week of March 2012, worried we would find snow, but enjoyed one of the best winter holidays in 11 years of skiing in France. We hired Andy Cavet of LGS for four days to help us find the best snow and improve our technique -- he was fantastic and the children (14 and 15) were leaping on to black slopes by the third day. We rented a chalet in the village from Snowflake chalets which was well outfitted and lovely -- they picked us up at Geneva airport and were helpful throughout. The village is lovely with many cafes and restaurants (try Le Case K2) and bakers, butchers, groceries. Very advanced skiers will want more challenging slopes but for families Les Gets deserves its reputation as a great ski destination. Les Colmeys
February 27, 2012
Charlotte from Switzerland
We have skied in Les Gets over the past 4 seasons as it is only an hours drive from Geneva. It is a pretty village which is great for families. Although not the highest resort in the region the guys who look after the pistes do a great job. Even in winter of 2010/11 when snow was thin the ground decent skiing was available due to all their hard work.
There is a good range of places to eat, in the village and on the slopes. Our favourite for lunch is La Croix Blanche, on the Chavannes side, who do a decent Plat du Jour for around 14€. For light snacks and coffee try Le Yeti, right by where the ski schools meet up with their pupils. Very handy if you are waiting for the kids to come back from a lesson. Amongst the ski schools who meet there are LGS. If you are looking for English speaking instructors I would highly recommend them. They are a group of 4 English guys who are great teachers no matter what your age or ability is. From our experience great with kids and those of us who are rather nervous about getting out on the slopes.
If you are looking for somewhere to stay away from the centre of the village I would recommend the chalet accommodation on the Mont Caly side. A bit quieter than other parts but still serviced by a regular free bus which stops at the various ski lifts around the village.
February 23, 2012
Lizzy Dickinson from United Kingdom
Skied in Les Gets every year now since 2007; has something for everyone being linked into the massive Porte du Soleil area and is a really pretty alpine village. If you are looking for ski schools/one to one private tuition, highly recommend the team at LGS Ski School. They are all British, have years of experience and always manage to find exactly the right style of teaching / use of words that works for you. I and various friends have booked lessons with them numerous times and always find that another piece of the "Great skiing jigsaw" has fitted into place. And they are all great fun to spend 3 hours with too!
January 04, 2012
Reuben Bradshaw from United Kingdom
January 2012. Were a party of 8 (half of us returning a 2nd time). Although not ski in-ski out, private chalets haven't disappointed (chalet Celine 2012). There's something for everyday: spectacular views, good blue, red & blacks, a park at Mont Chery and some great foodie places on and off piste, shopping with free shuttle buses and the local attitude (if you try your best to speak French) adds to the general goodwill shown by the locals.
If you're reading this and considering going for the 1st time (from any destination) Les Gets is a great village and resort.
September 04, 2010
Maria UK from United Kingdom
Went to Les Gets and stayed at hotel La Chinfrey last year. Hotel bit out of the way.
March 22, 2010
Matt from United Kingdom
Went to Les Gets with 10 friends first week of Febuary, and were greeted by a massive downpour of powder from the night before we arrived. Woke up the next morning with blue skies, and took to the slopes which weren't too busy even being a Sunday. Had a fantastic week skiing and snowboarding, and thought there were plenty of runs for me and my friends; some of us had not snowboarded before where as others had quite a lot of experience and still found the slopes good enough! Mont Chery was good as it had the Snowpark Lesgets up there, but also a few good runs off the back side of the mountain. Night-life was ok, but quite quiet to the bigger built up resorts. But being the beautiful Alpine village that it is, what more could you ask for!
Made a little vid whilst out there. Check it out on YouTube. Shots from some of our favourite runs on the Les Gets side and footage from the Snowpark on Mont Chery. Can view the video by searching "Snowboarding Les Gets 2010 part 1"
February 09, 2010
Maxxie from United Kingdom
Went to Les Gets last year, in February, for my first ever skiing experience and it was truly amazing. So many different places to go and to visit. Not too busy, although at around midday, the queues were massive for some of the chair lifts at the bottom of the mountain. The great thing is, you can avoid these kinds of things because of all the different options available. For example, the Ranfolly (<sp) bowl, which has a great slection of blacks and reds,
had a few lessons, and despite having to be moved up about 6 times, we found a nice group with a funny instructor who took us off-piste and generally knew all the best places to go, which was ace.
Nightlife at Les Gets was average, but fair. It all depends on what you want!! The town has 2 main nightclubs if you can call them that! The Igloo is one to be avoided in my opinion as it's very busy, very expensive to get in and for drinks, and they played 9in my opinion) rubbish music. if you're after a drink in a bar however, the bush bar is very lively and not too expensive. If you're after something quieter but don't mind playing more, the Black Bear is also very, very nice.
The town itself is beautiful with a lovely little bakery which we ate lunch in everyday.
We stayed in the Bluebell Challet, which was also very, very good, with friendly staff, good facilities (sauna, internet, movies) very good food (3 course dinner with bottle of red and white every night and bacon and eggs in the morning) and a minibar offering beer, wine, spirits etc if you didn't fancy a night out. They (the British owners of the challet) also guided us on the slopes and off-piste which was excellent, as they obviously knew the very best places to go.
All in all, Les Gets was a very pleasent experience for my first time skiing.
Sorry if my spelling is really bad!!
December 02, 2009
Patrick Jones from United Kingdom
We had a self-catering holiday for the first time in Les Gets last winter with Hamish at Alpine Inspirations and are we are going again this winter. They had a great choice of chalets and they have even more now, so check them out. It is a charming village and, with all its lights, is like fairyland. The skiing at Les Gets for beginners and intermediates was just excellent. We are keeping our fingers crossed that the latest snowfalls continue and are so excited - we can't wait! The Bar Bush and Canadian bar are good hangouts for apres-ski, and we recommend L'Outa as the best restaurant in the village. The Grand Ourse on Mont Chery and the Vaffieu at the top of the Les Folliets chairlift are the best mountain restaurants, we think. Not cheap, but a change from spag bol.
March 19, 2009
josh kingsly from United Kingdom
Wow, what a resort Les Gets is. I came at Xmas for my first visit to Les Gets. There was perfect snow on and off-piste which was fab. I'm back for my third time this season staying with mrski cally mally; a great laugh with great food and wonderful staff. Les Gets has great restaurants and bars; the Dublin Inn is rocking with live bands. I've already booked to spend another two weeks at Les Gets.
March 19, 2009
Neil Thomas from United Kingdom
Morzine-Les Gets is a great ski area for families with plenty of varied slopes for all abilities. The experts might get a little bored and they can always head over to Avoriaz and beyond (over to Morzine and cross the town on le petit train). Mont Chery on the other side of town is quiet and has enjoyable reds with a few blacks and probably the restaurant with the best food in the Portes du Soleil, namely La Grande Ourse. Service is idiosyncratic at times but the meals are unlike anything else served on the slopes - lobster tartiflette, Cornish sausages (I know, I know) etc. Les Lhottys at the top of the Nauchets lift out of the Ranfoilly bowl is often busy and serves standard fare but the staff are jolly and welcoming even during the half-term scrum; not always the case in all restaurants. Les Gets or Morzine - both excellent.
December 17, 2008
Richard James from United Kingdom
We have been going to Les Gets for 6 years now and it is the most friendly and picturesque resort we have skied in France. The people are fantastic, the skiing beautiful and there is lots to do in the town for the children. There are some excellent chalets to rent.
I can highly recommend this accommodation for two families of up to 10 people. The ski instruction at 360 is great as well. Enjoy.
November 29, 2008
Gill Mably from United Kingdom
I have stayed in Les Gets many times over the last 14 years. It's a great family resort with fab skiing at any time of the season, Although Les Gets is not a high resort the snow is always good. They look after the skiing and pistes and there is an easy access to higher resort of Avoriaz.
We always stay with Ski Blue Ridge at Jane and Robs who are fabulous hosts. They always have a fab chef, show people the best skiing and collect you from the airport and take all the stress of the holiday away from you. All you have to do is get on a plane or turn up they do the rest. Look them up.
November 24, 2008
Anne Maria Burke from Ireland
Les Gets is truly magical. Plenty of skiing on gorgeous tree-lined pistes. It's full of friendly people and extremely welcoming to families. It's only 1 hour from Geneva. For accommodation, you can choose from a wide variety of hotels and chalets. There are heaps of restaurants and bars but to my mind, the best for multi-cultural 'craic' is Le Pub Irlandais in the main street. Here, you'll meet Irish, British, French & Dutch who, like you, are there to have a great holiday!
November 24, 2008
Maria Patrick from United Kingdom
Les Gets - we love it! Have been going for many years now. Started off as an adult group and loved the apres-ski events and the relaxed atmosphere in the bars - not too busy or crowded! Now have kids and it is even better! It has superb childcare options and the Chavannes mid-station can't be beaten for a superb family meeting place. Lunch at the YETI followed by sledging for the little ones and some great skiing for Mum and Dad too! We stayed in Chalet Gentiane (alpinenavigations.com) which has been superbly renovated. Stunning alpine chalet right in the centre of the village and they looked after us so well we can't wait to go back. Lets hope it is a snowy winter !!!
November 07, 2008
John Cooper from United Kingdom
What a top resort, a new bar opposite the Mont Chery telelcabine has just opened. The Dublin Inn is a great apres bar with live music had to mention it as the Landlord Jim and Kath are fab. Great resort for beginners and skiers of all levels, going back Xmas and new year, if you're there meet in the Dublin inn for a Guinness. John
February 10, 2008
Reg Roberts from United Kingdom
We have just come back (10/02/08) from a fabulous weeks skiing at Les Gets. We stayed at the Hotel Stella which has its bar overlooking the main street so it's good for people watching. Food and rooms are fabulous. If you book at the Stella it is possible to arrange private transfer by their own minibus. We got a Les Gets/Morzine pass which we found enough but serious mileage merchants may want to get a full Portes du Soleil pass. Try Delavy Sport for good value ski hire.
I have been to Val d'Isere and Val Thorens and found that all the natives at Les Gets, i.e. lifties, shop staff and mountain restaurant waiters are all a lot friendlier than the others. As for bars The Bush, the L'Ecurie and the Irish Bar they all deserve a mention in dispatches roll on Feb 2009 111.
November 25, 2007
m.b.haigh from United Kingdom
Now booked in Les Gets for the 5th time (Jan 08). The resort is a bit quieter than nearby Avoriaz and Morzine but bar Bush, Black Bear, and Boomerang all worth a visit for the Brits. You can take a local ski pass or one for the whole of the Port du Soleil. If you take the latter it becomes a massive ski area but to ski the far side we find it is best to travel to say Pre la Joux by car or bus (half hour) as it is some distance and you may get caught with closed lifts on your return! To sum up why we return; only 1 hour tranfer from Geneva (by car), lots of sun (when it snows in the village they clean up at remarkable speed!), and most important you don't seem to get ripped off in the bars!
March 21, 2007
Forester from United Kingdom
7th visit to Les Gets and even in a poor season they try so hard.
New 6 man lift is excellent. Another great year. Bar Bush still good (little bit too much football.) Keep your pass and build points every season. Can't wait for 2008.
December 17, 2006
toon from Netherlands
Hoe is het met de sneeuw daar ik hoop dat er nog heel heel veel sneeuw gaat vallen voor de kerstdagen.Iedereen een fijne en witte kerst.
Groetjes uit Holland
October 22, 2006
Jon Blacklock from United Kingdom
We took the family Ski-ing to Les Gets between Christmas and New Year '05/'06 to and it is quite frankly one of the best holidays we have ever had. Although we went with some friends who were very experienced, neither I, Rosie, or our two girls (Rebecca then aged 12 and Abigail then 8), had skied before and we were total beginners. Since we travelled Saturday to Saturday we would have had problems as the Ski schools went from Thursday to Thursday, so we took private lessons for not much more than Ski school. I can heartily recommend this approach to a party of beginners as it got us ski-ing the slopes very quickly and a guided tour around the pistes and by then end of the holiday both the girls and I were managing reds without too much drama. Our friends who have been to France and many Austrian resorts rate it very highly....so good in fact we are going back in February 2007.
January 31, 2006
Bapu from United Kingdom
We went to Les Gets the week after New Year (this year-2006). We had no fresh snow all week, but the 7 days of sunshine more than made up for that. Unfortunately all the off-piste was tracked-out by the time we got there, but the pisted runs are varied enough to keep you entertained for a week and are generally well groomed.
We bought the Les Gets/Morzine pass this time as opposed to the PDS pass. I think it's about £40 cheaper or thereabouts, and that gives you access to plenty of runs across a big area. Unless you want to spend the week on chair-lifts doing the PDS circuit then I reckon it's the best thing to do (Avoriaz is worth going to for the day though, if you get bored of the local area.) As for Les Gets, the runs down to La Turche and over the back of Mont Chery are particularly worth doing. As is the Chamoissiere bowl.
The mountain restaurants, though are a bit hit and miss, some serving good/reasonable food at reasonable prices, some not so good and some expensive. But I have eaten much worse in other French resorts but generally they're okay and mostly clean.
The scenery is spectacular, with views across to Mont Blanc and wonderful tree-lined runs all over the place.
The resort itself is very friendly and very French, and has a welcoming feel. The main street is closed to traffic in the evenings and there are always other things going on - husky racing, paragliding, ice-skating and more. The in-town restaurants are okay. The Tirol is friendly, with huge portions, but you do pay a fair old whack for it (50 euros a head for us.) I'd always advocate going with a decent catered chalet firm; cheaper in the long-run.
I'd certainly go again and I'd recommend it to anyone who wants plenty to do on the mountain coupled with a friendly and attractive resort.
January 25, 2006
Andrew Kerr from United Kingdom
Just back again from Les Gets the week before Christmas when we had fanatastic snow and fantastic weather. Brought a group of young people out from 7 to 16 and they had an amazing time. One young boy of 11, who has been skiing every year said on the second morning as we went up the Charniaz chair in the sparkling sunlight watching the twinkling stars of the snow crystals "This is the best day of my life." Only last week he said again "This is the best place I've every been." Wonderful for families, beginners & intermediates. Always had great snow. And advanced skiers have lots to keep them busy with the PDS or a trip to Grand Massif or Chamonix withing easy reach too.
January 05, 2006
stuart Dalglish from Australia
I have worked in les gets and also been a guest and Have skiied the whole of the porte du soliel. I found the resort fantastic with a great nightlife. The boomerang and bar bush are the best for apres ski. The best chalet company has to be SKI BLUERIDGE these guys know how to entertain and also pamper there guests. They also offer ski guiding and airport transfers so you dont have to go to the large companys to look for package deals.
the best thing about les get is how close it is to all major ski resorts and italy is only an hour or so away for the more adventurous of skiier who wants to go heli skiing.
Les gets your simply the best.
December 16, 2005
andrew kerr from United Kingdom
Les Gets is quite simply the most wonderful village we have ever skied in as individual adults or as a family or as a group of all ages. The people are abnormally hospitable and helpful.The skiing is first class.The snow is almost always fantastic. And the views - stunning, majestic, breathtaking - here you are surrounded by the glory of the Creator.
Oh, and of course it is really convenient, within easy reach of the delightful towns of Annecy, Chamonix & the Historic City of Geneva. Not to mention Italy & the Bernese Oberland being a stones throw. Please come and see for yourself.
December 27, 2004
David from United Kingdom
Les gets is a gem of a resort balancing old world charm with serious lift systems and access to well groomed, varied pistes. It is [erfect fopr families with the main runs all naturally filtering back to the town and the majority of pistes gentle to moderate.
After dark the resort has a wealth of restauarants and bars with the Moose Bar and the Irish Bar, great fun. the best restaurant in town is undoubtedly the Tyrol with its open fire cooking.
Sure it is not the highest of resorts but it is grass based and needs very little to fully open. It's locality to Mont Blanc and the fact it sits on the first major Col going up tooards Avoriaz, it's higher Portes Du Soleil brother, means it gets much more snow than equivalent altitude resorts.
Best place to stay for the independent traveler? The Nagano Hotel. Self Catering, B&B or Half Board flexibility and a great pool and spa.
March 16, 2004
jane from United Kingdom
A good family resort, but we prefer Chatel as there is a little more going on. The portes du soleil ski are is superb.
January 21, 2004
Andy Dewhurst from United Kingdom
Great family resort with good connections, varied skiing and good snow. Terrific hospitality, cooking and guiding with The Snowteam.
January 13, 2004
CredSnell from United Kingdom
is 45 minutes from geneva via ATS transfers Travel Ideal for short breack from UK London life. Good Pistes and a well keeped Backpackers to stay at with simple breackfast and hasel free skiing, in the Port de solier.
and snow is forcast to be good in three days excolent.
December 05, 2003
Clive from United Kingdom
We have had 4 fantastic stays in Les Gets with its good snow record (which I understand is better than Val d'Isere), fantastic village atmosphere and good range of skiing for all abilities. We are looking forward to this year after the 3 meters of snow during one week last year!