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Visitor reviews for Les Gets Ski Resort
February 28, 2017
Phil - Bristol from United Kingdom
Great place for intermediates/beginners. 3 of us went at half term inc my 15 yr old son. We drove down to save on flight costs and self catered, brought 3 meals with us pre-prepared: all wine and beer, snacks etc, so made saving there as well. Took 14 hours but we stopped Friday night south of Dijon to sleep. Managed to get into Les Gets and on piste by 1pm on the Saturday. Stayed at the Perrriere end of the village to avoid crowds at Chavanne (half term); 2 min walk to lift, which was the best decision ever as we could get into the outback and ski fresh pisted runs in the morning before they got chopped up. It was a 15min walk to town but the bus goes every 15 mins and it was fine. Les Gets is a really nice place and we have been here 3 times now, 2 skiing and one summer. We have though outgrown it in terms of the skiing it offers and will be finding a higher resort for next year. But I would throughly recommend it and if you are looking for a ski holiday on a budget then look into driving; the whole week (6.5 days skiing) inc every single expense cost £3600 which at half term is unbelievable, and we still ate out at nice restaurants for 4 nights. We could have skied the Saturday as well but as the snow was not the best by then we decided to come home.
Les Gets Ratings
Overall: 4.3. Based on 47 votes and 35 reviews. 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: 4.2
(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: 4.9
(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: 4.4
(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: 4.5
(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: 3.9
(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: 4.3
(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): 4.4
(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): 4.5
(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.
December 22, 2016
Summit Transfers from France
I have been driving clients to and from Les Gets for over 10 years. This family ski resort never fails to deliver unbeatable surprises, short transfer time, fantastic slopes for all standards and fun place to sample off-piste fun. Plenty of English speaking French, all willing to help you have the ski holiday of a lifetime.
March 26, 2016
Ian from United Kingdom
Skied in lots of places but always come back to Les Gets. Great village, runs and access to some steep and deep in Avoriaz, if you need that fix!! For me, nothing bad to say; its all good, good, good.
January 09, 2014
credsnell from France
Travelling with Summit Transfers, a man who knows Les Gets will help you arrive into a great chalet to have a wonderful time.
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.
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.