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  • Advanced 26 Pistes
  • Intermediate 100 Pistes
  • Beginner 140 Pistes
  • Off Piste
  • Snowboarding
  • Snow Record

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Resort Guide

Our property is situated at 300 vertical metres above Les Gets in Les Chauvannes, the major lift and piste crossroads and start of all the cross country tracks. From here you can take the bubble lift down to the resort until late in the day, or select from a number of gentle pistes down to the lower nursery slopes. The lifts out side the door lead you to the challenging Point de Nyon, the untracked Chamoissiere off piste or the gentle intermediate Les Gets bowl. 

Just over the ridge is Morzine from where the variety of the Portes du Soleil is outstanding; the largest linked ski area in the world, a claim made by many certainly, but only here will you find 2 countries, 14 resorts, 209 lifts, 288 marked slopes, and over 650 Km of piste. Mountain restaurants are a real highlight; value for money traditional log cabins with open fires, local speciality dishes and "vin chaud" on tap.

For beginners      

Altitude Lodge is perfectly located for the beginner’s area of Les Chavannes. With a dedicated learning area which consists of two magic carpets, a snow cable and a rope tow to access skiing on the 4 slopes in a quiet and secure environment.

Snow parks

If you are less confident in the park but looking to improve the best place to start is in the park at Mont Chery. It’s never very busy and the jumps are gentler so you don’t have to worry about embarrassing yourself in front of others. On the Les Chavannes side is where you’ll find the Boarder Cross for all levels, which is accessed by the Mouille au Roi drag lift. There are also 2 excellent parks in Avoriaz, La Chappelle is the smaller of the two with 3 sets of 3 kickers (green, blue and red) and a selection of rails and boxes. The Arare Snowpark is where you will find the professionals honing their skills. The blue kickers here start with 5 metre table tops, red kickers of 8 - 10 metre tables and two black kickers with 18 metre table tops. There is a large spine, a wall slide and an array of daunting rails. The Arare Snowpark really is for the pros, as inexperience here will lead to much more than a few bruises. The Superpipe is next to the Prodains cable car and is one of the biggest in Europe at nearly 200 metres long.

Off Piste

The Portes du Soleil is often disregarded as a haven for off-piste. This often works in its favour, as the majority of extreme skiers and powder hounds head for our more famous powder resorts. Subsequently when it snows here there is always plenty of powder to be found. If you head over the valley to Morzine, the tree runs off the Super Morzine are excellent fun as too are the Lindarets tree runs and the wide powder fields into Prodains. The Express du Fornet on the Sectuer Chavanette leads to the Canyon Du Pshott Snowzone; a large unpisted bowl with canyons, natural half pipes, cliff drops and kickers - well worth a visit after a heavy snowfall. It is imperative that you take all the safety precautions you can, shovels and probes and beepers can be purchased or hired. Speak to lift operators prior to going off piste as they will have a better idea of what is safe and what isn’t. To be extra safe professional guides can be hired who have all the local knowledge to take you to the best spots without sacrificing safety.

Cross Country Skiing

There’s nothing like cross country skiing for getting into shape...Les Gets has many different circuits to offer the cross country skier, with free access to 12 km of specialised marked tracks. If you’re willing to venture a little further afield then the whole Portes du Soleiil area offers you a staggering 200km of cross country trials. You will find ‘walking, Cross-country skiing and snowshoeing maps’ at the Tourist Office, alternatively lessons and guided excursions are available from the various ski schools, ask a member of staff for details.

 

In Les Gets we provide our ski hire from Vermont Sport, we have been working with them since our arrival in resort 3 years ago. The shop is 100m from the chalet, about 2 minutes away. Once you are settled and have sampled the afternoon tea that awaits you on arrival a member of the VIP SKI team will take you to the shop. At the end of the week your equipment will be collected from the boot room in Altitude Lodge, so no need to carry it back to the shop.

We collect details such as ski ability, height, weight and shoe size beforehand, to ensure the team at Vermont Sport know exactly what you’re looking for and therefore the whole fitting process is as quick and seamless as possible.

We are confident you’ll get the very best of service from the Vermont team. We have also negotiated that they will stay open later on your day of arrival, or open earlier the next morning to ensure your ski fitting is as hassle free as possible, should any delays occur due to bad weather.

Ski rental equipment descriptions and categories vary from resort to resort, and even from shop to shop. To make this easier we describe ski equipment as bronze, silver, gold or platinum. We would advise you book the following according to your experience and ski ability;

Bronze – for complete beginners
Silver – for intermediate level (blues and easy reds)
Gold – for intermediate/advanced level (reds and easy blacks)
Platinum – for advanced/expert level

Prices shown below are a guide and may fluctuate due to exchange rates. 

Adult Bronze Cost
Skis only £56
Boots only £31
Skis & boots £87
Snowboard &boots £105
Adult Silver  
Skis only  £73
Boots only £31
Skis & boots  £104
Adult Gold  
Skis only £90
Boots only £40
Skis & boots £130
Snowboard & boots £131
Adult Platinum  
Skis only £116
Boots only £40
Skis & boots £155
Child Bronze (2-6 years)  
Skis only £22
Boots only £22
Skis & boots £60
Child Silver (7-12 years)  
Skis only £32
Boots only £22
Skis & boots £70
Snowboard & boots £83
Child Gold (7-12 years)  
Skis only £52
Boots only £22
Skis & boots £90
All child ski packs include helmets
   
Child helmet hire £16
Adult helmet hire £22

Possibly one of the most important aspects of a ski holiday, the lift pass is vital unless you plan to walk up the mountain before skiing down!

Pre-book your lift pass directly with us before you travel. Your lift passes will be delivered to your chalet before breakfast on the first morning, in plenty of time for you to make it up the first lift.

 

Prices shown below are a guide and may fluctuate due to exchange rates. 

6 day - Portes du Soleil Area
Adult = £222
Adult 65+ = £200
Youth 16-19 years = £200
Child 5-15 years = £168

6 day - Local Area

Adult = £182
Adult 65+ = £147
Child 5-15 years = £131

Portes du Soleil - Adult SNOWrisk - 6 days = £18.00
Portes du Soleil - Child SNOWrisk - 6 days = £18.00

Please note: For 2 Jan departures, we can provide 5-day lift passes. Please call for more information

There are several ski school providers in Les Gets, each will offer a variety of tuition options from beginner groups to private lessons and off piste guiding, however, some may specialise in a particular area. We have listed a few of our recommended suppliers below, and highlighted those we pre-book on your behalf.

BASS (British Alpine Ski School) +33(0)4 50 74 78 59

We can pre-book lessons on your behalf - please call us on 0208 875 1957

A branch of the popular British ski school, BASS offers private and group lessons along with children’s lessons from 6 years old. The meeting point is outside the Yeti restaurant, which is at the top of the Chavannes bubble and they will drop you back at the hotel at the end of your lesson. They are suitable for all ages and levels.

Les Gets Snow School +33(0)6 15 10 52 11

A small independent British ski school offering private and group lessons and children’s lessons from age 6 in school holidays. Their meeting point is at the Yeti restaurant.

The Edge Snowsports +33 (0)8 70 44 6 90 90

The Edge Snowsports is a small independent British run school offering private lessons and guiding for all all abilities. Whatever you want from your skiing, The Edge Snowsports offers a unique and fantastic experience. Their aim is to change the way you feel about your skiing.

ESF +33(0)4 50 75 80 03

ESF are a local branch of the French Ski School and the main ski school in Les Gets. They provide private and group ski & snowboard lessons, for children, teens and adults. ESF are unique in offering Kindergarten ski school for children from the age of 3 years. Lessons are available for beginners or advanced abilities and you will find all their instructors are not only highly competent but extremely friendly to ensure you enjoy your lessons.

Alpine Learning Curves +33(0)4 50 55 89 21

A small independent, English speaking ski school offering group lessons for adults and children in small groups (a maximum of 6 people) or private lessons to all levels and all ages.

Les Gets plays host to a variety of activities and snow sports during the winter months. Whether you’re looking for something relaxing such as a massage or beauty treatment, or the adrenaline buzz of speeding up and down the pistes on a snowmobile there’s plenty to keep you occupied. We’ve listed details of the most popular activities below.

(Please note there are numerous choices of companies for all options so please speak to your Chalet Host once in resort for further details. With all extreme sporting activities please ensure you check your own insurance policy to see if you are covered to take part.)

Ice skating

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Ice skate under the stars

Located in the heart of Les Gets itself is the village ice rink...…keep the kids happy for a while, somewhere to behave like a kid for a few hours or a romantic skate under the stars with a loved one before dinner.

Husky dog sleigh ride

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A true alpine experience

Get a taste of Alaska on a husky powered sledge whilst taking in the breath-taking mountain scenery. Dog sledding began in Canada and Alaska where, in the far north, people were dependent on their dogs for protection, companionship, hunting, trapping and, most of all, transportation. Daily tours are available weather permitting. A true alpine experience, children from 7 years old.

Caroline's Alpine Farm

This traditional Alpine farm opens its doors from mid-February onwards to watch the milking of the goats and products from the farm are on sale

Tobogganing

The slope next to the Vieux-Chêne drag lift is reserved for tobogganing and also In Les Perrières for children 6 and over

Milka Purple Slope

All along the “Gentiane” slope, from the arrival point of the Chavannes cable car, the purple Milka slope offers a fun, educational route to initiate skiers to the alpine environment. Lifesize fibre animals and displays provide visual information about animal and plant life for children. The Purple Cow comes along during the French school holidays to liven up the slope and hand out chocolates.

Hot air balloon flights

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Up, up and away...

See the Portes Du Soleil from up high from the comfort of a wicker basket! Air Libre offers hot air balloon rides scaling across Morzine and Les Gets with spectacular views of the Portes Du Soleil area and beyond to Mont Blanc. Probably the least strenuously way to see the region by far! Please note excursions may be cancelled dependent on weather conditions.

Snowmobile/Skidoo

Once the ski runs have closed for the day, try your hand at driving these 500cc two-seater motorbikes built specially for the snow. With the rear wheel replaced by a caterpillar track for momentum and the front wheel swapped for a pair of skis for steering, these snowmobiles are incredibly quick. After some expert instruction you will soon be out on an open country trail enjoying the buzz and adrenalin rush of being in control of a snow scooter. 

Skydiving

For the ultimate thrill seeking challenge why not try jumping out of a plane at 15,000ft with just a parachute (and if a novice an instructor) strapped to your back to catch your fall?! On a clear and sunny day the views are both endless and breathe taking – an absolute must for any adrenaline junkie!

Paragliding

Want to try something new? Tired of having your feet firmly on the ground? For the ultimate exhilaration, experience the silence and taste the freedom of flying in perfect safety. Paragliding can be experienced in numerous interesting and beautiful places worldwide but it truly has to be said none more beautiful than the Alps.

Walking & snow shoeing

Weave in and out of the pine trees and set out for adventures across immaculate white plains. Stunning landscapes are dotted here and there with picturesque mountain chalets and traditional farmsteads. Explore your own way through this wooded winter wonderland.  Perhaps the best way to enjoy this breath taking natural environment is to sign up for a guided trek with professional guides/instructors. They take you to the most remote spots to see the best of alpine scenery and wildlife, well away from the crowds. Ask for the “walking, Cross-country skiing and snowshoeing map ” at the Tourist Office or ask your chalet host for more details.

Hand-crafted pottery

At the workshop you’ll find a wide variety of decorative and useful creations made on-site by Anouk the potter. Demonstrations shaping and glazing every Wednesday at 5.30 pm or you can meet Anouk at the market every Thursday. 

Mechanical Music Museum

Here you’ll see carillon bells, pendulums and music-boxes, orchestra scores and violins, mechanical and wind pianos, phonographs and gramophones... All displayed throughout the museum in their historical context. 

The Perrières cheese dairy

The Fruitière is the place where milk is turned into cheese, where the fruit of the milk is collected, hence the word fruitière. Every day Reblochon, Tomme, butter, yogurts and Abondance cheese are produced. Every Wednesday at 9am you can join a free guided tour to see the cheese being made.

Brewery visit

Step into Ireland when you walk through the door to the Irish Pub. During the free brewery visits Colin will teach you how he makes the only beers brewed in Les Gets! Take this unique chance to taste the Gétoise, Avalanche, Rua and Rua a l’ancienne. All produced with only water, hops, malts and yeast, there are no chemical products and no preservatives in their beers.

Massage and Beauty Therapists

Pamper Off Piste offer a full mobile massage service to all our guests. For maximum convenience, qualified therapists will visit you in the privacy of your own chalet bedroom and offer a range of massage options. Appointments can be made at times to suit you. Whatever your needs, the highly trained masseurs have a treatment to soothe aching limbs and replenish energy levels, leaving you looking and feeling your very best and therefore helping you to get the most from your precious week’s holiday. The service also offers facials, body treatments, waxing and manicures. For a full range of treatments and prices please ask your Chalet Host.

Pony Rides

Pony rides for young children, every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, starting at 5pm (weather permitting). Rides begin in front of the ice rink

Bowling

The bowling alley in Les Gets provides ten-pin bowling and billiards.  It’s advisable to book in advance.

Cinema

The cinema in Les Gets shows a variety of films in both French and English. VO stands for ‘Version Originale’, which means it will be shown in its original language – perhaps with French subtitles (sous titres). Watching a film with subtitles can be a great way to learn a few new French phrases - their usefulness will depend entirely on the kind of film you are watching though!

We understand that for many guests an important part of their ski holiday is enjoying an après ski beer or dancing the night away into the early hours. We’ve listed below just a few of our favourite bars in Les Gets. Don’t forget to ask your Chalet Host for advice on which venues are the best, they will after all, probably have frequented most of them!

Zebra bar - A lively bar open till the early hours this place often gets really busy and it’s particularly popular with the seasonnaires.

Igloo chalet - This is one of the oldest night clubs in France. Great music with a good atmosphere it also hosts regular theme nights such as foam parties, disco, rock, 80s etc.

Bar Bush - One of the longest established après ski watering holes in Les Gets, Bar Bush can be found right in the centre of the resort, just next to the main village square. It’s a lively little bar with friendly staff and very popular with the Brits.

Bar Bylone - This bar is very popular with the locals so a great choice to soak up the Savoyarde atmosphere and lifestyle.

Bellevue Hotel and Bar - Situated at the bottom of the Chavannes piste on the edge of the village. The bar has live music most Wednesdays and hosts regular themed parties. The bar terrace gets the best of the late afternoon sun so a great place for an après ski beer.

Once you’re on the slopes, you probably won’t feel like going back to your chalet to have lunch! There are a variety of restaurants to choose from for lunch, either on the mountain or in the village.

Many of the lunch time restaurants also offer dinner in the evening. As your chalet host will have one night off in the week, this provides the perfect opportunity for you to sample the local cuisine.

In busy periods don’t forget to ask your Chalet Host to make a reservation to ensure that you get the restaurant of your choice. Below we’ve listed a few of the many restaurants in Les Gets.

Mountain Restaurants;

Altitude Lodge - Our very own restaurant is open daily for lunch. Head chef Danny provides honest and reliable dishes sourcing French ingredients & local meats & cheeses. One of our regular guests told us the Caesar salad alone is worth the trip to France!

La Rossetaz - La Rossetaz at the top of the Rosta chair stands out for its innovative baguettes such as ‘L'Americain’ - a whole baguette with two burgers, topped up with fries and special sauce.

Le Grand Ourse - La Grand Ourse is situated at an impressive altitude of 1750 metres and has stunning views of the surrounding mountains and most notably Mont Blanc. With its large outdoor terrace and cosy interior this place really is worth a visit one sunny lunchtime, although to avoid disappointment it’s probably best to book ahead. You'll find this restaurant by the Grande Ourse chairlift.

Le Vaffieu - When the sun is shining this place provides a sunny terrace all day long. Offers a traditional menu with good food. You'll find it on the Pleney slopes, near the Belvedere chairlift.

Chez Flo (Avoriaz) - A great lunch spot if you're heading over to Avoriaz. With a capacity of 160 seats and a terrace with 250 seats, facing the cable car, Flo and her team will welcome you in their restaurant with a warm and friendly atmosphere.

La Pointe de Nyon (Morzine) - Ideal for large groups, this is a typically Savoyard restaurant. There's indoor seating and 2 terraces surrounding it.They serve seafood (the scallops are worth a look), fondue, pizzas and other French cuisine. The Point de Nyon gondola brings you 50 metres from the door.

Village restaurants;

Le Flambeau - Les Flabeau is the perfect choice if you're craving pizza or pasta. This is a small restaurant with great service.

L'Outa - Great, cosy atmosphere, friendly service, excellent food. L'Outa is both traditional restaurant, wine bar and tea room  with dining room and a terrace. In keeping with the decor, the cuisine is a blend of tradition and modern dishes, enjoy foie gras with mountain honey, roast lamb with herbs or a creme brulee gingerbread.

La Pela - The building is an old Savoyarde farm and the interior remains authentic but has a modern Savoyarde style feel.  The atmosphere is warm and friendly, with a log fire for colder days.  The menu includes a few seafood dishes alongside the Savoyarde specialities, and the dessert menu will delight you. La Pela is on a side road by the ice skating rink on the way to the Mont Chery bubble.

La Fruitiere des Perrieres - A lovely little restaurant serving excellent food, friendly people and a cosy warm atmosphere - a small menu with big flavours. It’s hardly surprising, this restaurant, located in old vaulted cellars formerly devoted to cheese ripening has many cheese specialties on the menu such as fondue, raclette and vacherin.

Our luxury ski chalet in Les Gets

Our Altitude Lodge is absolutely ideal if you're looking for a luxury ski hotel bang on the piste. As our only property in Les Gets, these rooms won't be available for long. 

Call our Sales Team today on 0208 875 1957 to book your winter break or email ski@vip-chalets.com

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