Les Gets

Snowboard Guide rating 6 out of 10 “Great for beginners, intermediates and families. Linked to the huge Portes du Soliel and its 650km of pistes. However it lacks challenging terrain and is a village suited to the family not the party animal.”

Freeriding

40%

Some trees but lacking real choice

Freestyle

55%

Decent beginner/intermediate park

Pistes

70%

Lots of wide interesting blues and reds

Mountain stats

Top lift:2002m
Vertical drop:830m
Bottom lift:1172m

LiftsLift count : 3 x Cable-cars   22 x Chairlifts   18 x Drag-lifts   2 Funiculars

110km of pistes

Easy
40%
Intermediate
45%
Advanced
15%
Total Pistes:66
Longest Piste:6 km - 3.8 miles

passes Pass (Low/High Season) : £26.98 Day, £133.27 Week

Les Gets is a small, traditional French mountain village and is the closest part of the Portes du Soleil to Geneva and its international airport. The resort is largely aimed at families and the terrain is best suited to beginners and intermediates. Close by, over the valley is Morzine. The two are well linked by a shared lift pass and the slopes themselves. Despite being so closely joined however, Les Gets actually has a better selection of terrain and its altitude brings better snow.

Les Gets Terrain park
Les Gets Terrain park
Photo: Gavin Hope



The link to Morzine brings with it the link to Avoriaz, and beyond that the rest of the Portes du Soleil. Whilst the combined area provides a huge amount of terrain to cover, not all of the resorts are joined together well.

Les Gets itself has kept that village charm and avoided over development, with wooden chalets being the order of the day. With a good selection of blues and reds to keep you occupied, Les Gets would be perfect for families or someone who wants access to whole region from a quieter location than the likes of Avoriaz or Morzine.
 

Written by Gavin Hope

Resort Information

Other resorts in the Portes du Soleil

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World Ranking

17th

Overall in France

  • #28 best freeride
  • #18 best freestyle
  • #11 best piste riding

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