Resort Profile: Les Gets

By adamrowden, 13 Nov '12 at 10:29

Les Gets is a pleasant farming village, which has grown in to one of the world's top resorts apparently without noticing. Picturesque and relaxed, it has neither the sometimes oppressive enthusiasm for health and fitness that some of the high altitude French purpose built centres promote, nor the pre-occupation with glitz that attracts the soulless money-obsessed to others.

Instead, it's charming, relaxed, and full of its own unique character and ambience. How many other resorts can offer a museum of mechanic music and animated mannequins or free excursions to the local cheese farm? For added convenience, the Maison des Gets encompassing the Lift Society, the Events Society, the Tourist Office, the nursery, town hall and lift ticket sales desk So clients will easily find all the information they need in one place.

The resort is close to Morzine, six kilometres (four miles) away by road and also the main lift-linked destination over the Pleney mountain. Both are on the huge Portes du Soleil circuit and it's possible to strike out in most directions on skis with a regional pass, or just stay local with a Les Gets-Morzine only ticket.

Les Gets' long history as a winter sports resort is proven by its status in being the location of the first Ecole du Ski Français which opened here in 1940. Don't get the idea that this is some quaint old skiing back water either though, there's been heavy investment in recent years in a series of state of the art lifts.

Les Gets offers you an extensive ski area which can please all abilities. You can ski from the village through treeline runs into the brilliant Portes du Soleil ski area. However, if you want to stick around Les Gets itself then you will not be disappointed.

However, heading off into the Portes du Soleil area, which is considered to be one of the world’s largest ski areas, is always a good idea. Twelve resorts are linked within the Portes du Soleil, in both France and Switzerland and it boasts over 650km of marked ski runs.

The Highlights:

- Very friendly locals
- Easy access to Portes du Soleil
- Nice atmosphere
- Good for all abilities
- Close to the awesome resort of Morzine
- Perfect for families

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