Posted on 21 August 2013
The popular Savoie resort of Les Gets should be on the radar of anyone hunting for a family ski property in the Alps, after being commended by London newspaper the Evening Standard for its mix of family friendliness and traditional charm, as well as for being just an hour from Geneva Airport.
The article published in August, describes Les Gets as a pretty Savoyarde village that is truly year-round, thanks to its direct links into the Portes du Soleil ski area, with its 400 miles of skiing for winter, and being next to Morzine, the epicentre of excellent summer mountain biking. It also has its own 18-hole golf course and a network of footpaths for summer walking.
Les Gets’ year-round population of 1,300 swells to 16,000 in peak weeks, adds the article, and its reputation as a very British resort is unfair: according to the Tourist Office there, 82 per cent of visitors are French. Meanwhile, the buzzy, compact centre has 100 shops and over 40 restaurants and bars, and there is a free bus connecting the resort to outlying hamlets.
Of particular interest is that property prices in Les Gets are said to be 30 per cent cheaper than in Chamonix. Property available there include older studio apartments from around £90,000 to smart chalets up on the Route des Chavannes, which sell for around £1.7 million.
Skiingproperty.com’s has a choice of new two or three-bedroom apartments in the Les Perrières area of Les Gets, each with all mod cons and completion due at the end of the year. Mortgages are also available.