Les Gets – the most accessible family resort in the French Alps?

Posted on 26 February 2013

Just an hour from Geneva airport, family friendly and part of the extensive Portes du Soleil ski area, pretty Les Gets offers just about everything owners of ski property in the French Alps could want from a winter resort.

The short transfer time – arguably one of the shortest in the Savoie region – means owners of ski homes in Les Gets can realistically catch an early fight from the UK, drop off their bags at their property and be on the slopes for lunch. And there are plenty of spots for lunch within the resort’s own 120-kilometre ski area, split between the Mont Chéry side of the valley for more experienced skiers and the beginner friendly Chavannes side, which is linked to the 650-kilometre Portes du Soleil.

“Les Gets, with its cosy traditional character and limited nightlife, is especially popular with families,” said Julian Walker of “An approved Village Famille Plus Montagne, it actively welcomes children and offers countless activities for all ages, including a snow garden, sledging area, its American Reserve themed ski area, Espace des Mappys Beginners’ ski area and an ice skating rink.”

A fun new facility for the 2012-13 season is the Video Park, which enables skiers to film themselves skiing a parallel slalom run in the Perrières area. Skiers simply register their ski-pass on entry at the park and the video system starts automatically, allowing them to view their video at the end of the run.

“It’s small, quirky facilities like this that make a resort stand out from neighbouring ones,” added Julian Walker. “This month they also offered a special Valentine’s meal in the bubbles of the Mont Chéry gondola and towards the end of March the resort will be a base for people taking part in the Rock the Pistes festival.”

As well as Les Gets, skiers who are keen on the Portes du Soleil and seeking a traditional resort with a short transfer time should consider property in Châtel.


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