Les Gets is in the Portes du Soleil, which is a vast ski area with 650km of slopes on both sides of the Frech-Swiss border. Les Gets shares its slopes with the neighbouring resort of Morzine. You can expect lots of tree lined runs, which make skiing here a pleasant experience in all weather conditions.
Most of the terrain around this part of the Portes du Soleil has gentle gradients, so it’s not too intimidating for beginners. However, there is plenty of steep off-piste if you’re willing to work for it. If you book an instructor or guide, they may take you to the tree runs on Mont Chery, the mountain opposite the main part of the resort. Due to its steepness, Mont Chery is more suited to intermediate to experienced skiers and snowboarders.
The lower family-friendly slopes are long, wide and not too steep, perfect for getting to grips with your first turns. The higher slopes offer a mix of blues and reds, with a handful of black runs. If you’re up for an adventure, get up early and complete the whole Portes du Soleil circuit, which takes you around the 12 resorts that make up the area.
Les Gets is one of the more polished resorts in the Portes du Soleil, thanks to its blend of modern but stylish buildings and well-preserved traditional chalets. Its layout makes for an easy ski holiday, especially if you have kids. But there are lots of fun après ski bars, and great restaurants to choose from too. You can expect many traditional-style restaurants, but there are also some fantastic fine dining options and even an Aussie restaurant.
Another way that Les Gets makes life easy is its proximity to Geneva airport. It’s just 81km away, so you can be at your accommodation in an hour and a quarter.