Overview

When, over twenty years ago, we started looking for a resort which would be ideally suited to the needs of families, Les Gets shone out.

The picturesque village of Les Gets is about as far from a purpose built resort as you can get. Real people live in Les Gets all year round, the land is still farmed and you can wander round the weekly market every Thursday to purchase everything from the latest fashions for mountain folk (think 1950's Eastern Block chic) to alarmingly smelly cheeses. More sophisticated retail opportunities also abound!

Many Ski Famille guests have been sucked in by the charms of Les Gets over the years and we often bump into familiar faces who keep on coming back long after their families have outgrown the Ski Famille service.

Most buildings conform to the "chocolate box" vision of an Alpine village but you also have access to all of the modern facilities you would expect to find in a bustling modern ski resort.

Nightlife is not the reason that people choose Les Gets, but there are plenty of relaxed bars for an aprés ski beer or two. Restaurants serving traditional Savoyard food dominate the options for eating out, but there are choices covering everything from a quick pizza to fine dining.

Les Gets is about more than skiing, eating and drinking (although you can of course restrict yourself to these without a problem!). There are numerous events taking place in the resort throughout the season alongside activities such as dog sledding, paragliding and hot air ballooning.

Christmas in Les Gets

Father Christmas comes to Les Gets every Christmas. He and his playful elves live together in their grotto, a log cabin in the middle of the enchanted forest high above the village.

 

In this magic world, they work making toys and presents for the big night, 24th of December. Over the years, Father Christmas has developed his Christmas routines. From time to time he pops down into the village with his elves for a bit of last minute shopping and to soak up the atmosphere. If you are very lucky, you might catch a glimpse of him as you stroll through the village over the Christmas holiday period, until the 30th of December. Many activities will be present for these two weeks of celebration : the village is buzzing, the atmosphere is warm, the sets are amazing and the choirs are singing.

Accommodation
Chalet Les Chats Bleus Sleeps 13

Built for the 2008/09 season, it incorporates stunning design with a practical family friendly layout. The piste is a short walk away.

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Chalet Le Marjorie Sleeps 22

A firm favourite with Ski Famille families and you'll need to book early. If you do you'll enjoy an excellent chalet close to the centre of the village.

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Chalet Grand Mouflon Sleeps 13

Located at the bottom of a blue run this chalet is finished to a high standard and offers flexible accommodation with luxurious touches.

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Chalet Petit Mouflon Sleeps 9

Located at the bottom of a blue run this chalet is finished to a high standard and offers flexible accommodation with luxurious touches.

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Chalets Bogart and Bacall Sleeps 12

Two brand new properties in the centre of Les Gets for the 2012/13 ski season.

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Chalet Negritelles 1 Sleeps 9

The Negritelles chalets sit in the centre of Les Gets and offer quick access to the slopes as well as having the attractions of the village on their doorstep.

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Chalet Negritelles 2 Sleeps 10

The Negritelles chalets sit in the centre of Les Gets and offer quick access to the slopes as well as having the attractions of the village on their doorstep.

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Resort Information

Les Gets is not just about the village and the views. The variety and quality of the skiing is one of the reasons why families go back year after year.

The ease with which beginners and intermediate skiers can access gentle scenic slopes from our eight chalets makes the resort especially appealing to families. There is also plenty of more challenging terrain for more experienced members of the family.

Once you start exploring you’ll find plenty of charming mountain restaurants where you can stop for everything from a restorative hot chocolate to a hearty homemade tartiflette. Many are old mountain huts originally used by farmers and most are still run by local families.

The local Les Gets ski area contains more than enough skiing for skiers of all standards, but if you want to roam far and wide, you’ve picked the right resort. Les Gets is part of the vast Portes du Soleil ski area - claimed to be the largest linked area in the world. There are 14 resorts in France and Switzerland, all joined by a network of lifts. You can ski to Switzerland for lunch, and back to France in time for tea!

As you can see below all of our Les Gets family chalets are located close to the piste or in the centre of the resort.

The same chalet location doesn't suit every family, so do call the team on 01252 365 495 to discuss which of our Les Gets family chalets would best suit your needs.

The majority of shops, bars and restaurants are in the area between Chalets Bogart, Bacall and the Negritelles, and Chalet Marjorie.

Les Gets

Childcare

Our optional à la carte Child Care is provided in the comfort of your chalet 6 days a week by our child care staff and private nannies.

With no need for a snowy trudge or bus journey to a central crèche; our team will quickly create a home from home atmosphere the whole family will love. 

Flexible options provided by our professional team will ensure you enjoy complete peace of mind throughout your holiday. 

à la carte Child Care options

All Child Care must be confirmed at the time of the original booking please

Depending on the options you choose, our childcarers can come to your chalet early in the morning to help with the morning routines and getting the older children ready for ski school.  We can then look after your children all day, taking them to and from ski school, providing lunch in the chalet, and generally having fun.

All of our chalets have a dedicated playroom, so you can be sure that children are in a safe well equipped environment fully suited to their needs.

There are planned activities throughout the day, depending on the ages of the children and, of course, the weather, but you'll get a run down of everything your children have done at the end of each day. These activities aren't written in stone and we always welcome input from children and parents.

We try to ensure the children spend as much time outside as possible, however when it's too cold, or they're simply too tired from ski school, we provide stimulating games inside. Some make use of our supplies of arts and crafts materials, all make full use of imaginations.

TVs and DVDs are used sparingly but are available when children need some quiet time or are exhausted after a busy morning on the slopes.

Board games, puzzles, soft toys and hard toys (cars/trains etc) are available in all chalets and we have a vast selection of books, up to date children's DVDs and a wide variety of CDs.

Key Ski Famille ski childcare Information

  • It takes place in the chalet you stay in, not a large impersonal crèche
  • The service is flexible, allowing you to book what most suits you and your children
  • Carers are a mix of qualified nannies, teachers and nurses supported by experienced assistants. All are recruited by us in the UK
  • All carers are CRB and reference checked and hold a first aid qualification
  • Ratios follow OFSTED recommendations for day care

 

Eating Out
La Croix Blanche - Chavannes - 04 50 75 80 66

There are a lot of places to eat in the Chavannes area of Les Gets but Croix Blanche (at the top of the 'Red Egg' telecabine) is the pick of the lot. On a sunny day a salad the size of your head on their terrace is sheer joy!

La Grande Ourse - Mont Chery - 06 79 42 58 86

On the slopes of Mont Chery the Grande Ourse must have one of the most spectacular views of the Alps. Not cheap but rarely crowded and the food and service are of a very high standard.

la Païka - La Turche - 04 50 92 85 22

Just off the blue run leading down to our Mouflon chalets the Paika is well worth seeking out. A homely retreat for a long lunch on a cold day or a super spot for a drink on the terrace.

Le Vaffieu - Pleney - 04 50 79 09 43

On the Pleney ridge between Les Gets and Morzine this is a popular spot where you need to book (it is walkable from the Pleney telecabine). Traditional Savoie food and great service.

Rossetaz - La Rosta

It's easy to ski past Rossetaz without spotting it as somewhere special - big mistake! On the menu are salads, pizzas and burgers and most are in portions that can easily be shared between two. If you go there early on in a holiday we guarantee you'll return before the week is out.

Chez Nannon - Nyon - 04 50 79 21 15

Picture a rustic mountain shack with hearty (mainly meaty) food and you have a vision of Chez Nannon. Busy whatever the weather it has very limited space inside so it's worth booking on a cold snowy day.

 

Lessons, passes & kit

We will make arranging your family ski holiday as easy as possible; part of that is helping you make the right choices with all of the extra options that are available on a ski holiday.

We have some great long term partners in Les Gets who are able to offer superb service and value. We encourage you to book ski school, lift passes and equipment through us as our good relationship with suppliers means we can help out if there are any issues while you are on holiday.

Les Gets lift passes

You can choose from Les Gets / Morzine or Portes du Soleil area passes.

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Les Gets ski equipment hire

We work with suppliers who are close to (or can visit) your chalet.

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Les Gets Ski Schools

Fantastic tuition for children and adults from our Les Gets ski school.

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