Skiing in Les Gets, the gateway to the heart of the Portes du Soleil ski region
The Portes du Soleil is the largest, internationally linked ski area in the world, featuring 13 resorts in two countries and more than 650km of well-groomed piste. The lift systems are practical and convenient, the queues minimal and the slopes uncrowded.
With stunning examples of traditional architecture and a genuine sense of local community, Les Gets combines charm and beauty with a wide and varied ski domain that is both convenient and well organised.
Les Gets is situated at 1,172m and the slopes rise to above 2000m in the ski areas of Nyon and Chamoissiere. Its geographical position in the mountain pass gives it a snow record which compares favourably with higher ski resorts.
The village lies between the two mountains of Mont Chery and Les Chavannes, and it is possible to ski down to the village on both sides of the valley throughout most of the winter season. This period has been prolonged due to a huge investment in a system of snow cannons and the hard work of Les Gets’s piste maintenance team.
Shops and a traditional market
Long after the day’s skiing is over the many shops in Les Gets are well worth a visit, and the prices are surprisingly reasonable! Every Thursday morning there is a traditional market where the local farmers and artisans sell their products. Many an ardent skier will miss a session on the slopes to take the opportunity to browse the stalls where you will find a wide variety of unusual cheeses and wines as well as many beautiful examples of local crafts.
Les Gets has something for everyone! There is a health and beauty salon, two lane bowling alley and cinema. On Monday evening the ESF ski instructors provide a torch-lit descent and a free glass of vin chaud.
Current skiing conditions
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In the evening enjoy a warming glass of vin chaud in one of the bars around the floodlit outdoor ice rink in the centre of the village which stays open until 10pm.
Surrounding the village square there are a number of bars and restaurants, where the atmosphere is lively yet intimate. If you wish to dance the night away there is the Igloo night club and several other late night venues.