Visitor reviews for Les Gets Ski Resort

Les Gets Ratings

Overall: 4.3. Based on 53 votes and 36 reviews. Vote

Snowsure: 3.9

(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.

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.

Off-piste: 3.7

(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.

Scenery: 4.8

(1) An ugly resort in a bland setting, (3) average mountain views and resort, (5) a spectacular setting and a beautiful / historic resort town.

Access: 4.8

(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: 4.2

(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.

Accommodation: 4.7

(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.

Childcare: 4.6

(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.

Snowmaking: 4.4

(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.

Shelter: 4.5

(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: 4.7

(1) The staff at Les Gets are rude or unhelpful, (5) lift staff at Les Gets are pleasant, cheerful and eager to help.

Crowds/Queues: 4.0

(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.

Beginners: 4.8

(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.

Intermediates: 4.8

(1) No intermediate terrain at Les Gets, (3) intermediate skiers will get bored after a few days, (5) vast areas of cruising runs.

Advanced: 3.7

(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.

Cross-country: 3.7

(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.

Luge/Toboggan: 2.6

(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.

Eating: 4.6

(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.

Apres-Ski: 4.2

(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.

Entertainment: 4.0

(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: 4.5

(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): 4.4

(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.

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September 04, 2010
Maria UK from Ski United Kingdom 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 Ski United Kingdom 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 Ski United Kingdom 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 Ski United Kingdom 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 Ski United Kingdom 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 Ski United Kingdom 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 Ski United Kingdom 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 Ski United Kingdom 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 Ski Ireland 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 Ski United Kingdom 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 !!!