: lake beach, Les Gets
Car: not necessary
Les Gets is a traditional French village resort in a sunny mountain pass just an hour from Geneva airport, 40 minutes from Lac Leman (Lake Geneva) and 8-10 hours drive from the channel ports. It is part of the huge Portes du Soleil ski area and has wide tree lined pistes right into the heart of the pretty village. Excellent for all abilities. In summer it is an ideal holiday location with a bathing lake, walking, mountain biking, fishing lake and golf. Mountain bikes use these lifts in the summer. Many excursions to Annecy, Chamonix and Mont Blanc, Switzerland and Italy less than 60 minutes drive.
It has an excellent snow record, with lots of sun, and there is direct access to the 650 km of the Portes du Soleil. Superb for all levels of skier/boarder. There are 2 British ski schools and a British crèche/nanny service.
Other Activities: Cross country ski, outdoor skating rink, floodlit skiing, all snow activities,walking, childrens' adventure park, pony club and much else nearby
Golf: Les Gets has a new 18 hole course at 1500m with spectacular views of Mont Blanc,open from May to October. This is only a short drive up the mountain from our apartment or you take the gondola from the village for fantastic views. There are many possibilities for those who like to try different courses, all in magnificent settings, with plenty to occupy non-golfing members of the party. Try Giex, situated between Lac Annecy and Mont Blanc, whilst the course at Chamonix has views of the glacier. The championship course at the spa resort of Evian has views of Lac Leman, whilst Aix-les-Bains offers all year golf. Other courses include Megeve, Flaine and Avoriaz.
Ski: Les Gets has excellent beginners slopes directly in the village and is an intermediates dream with 120 km of well groomed cruising runs on the Les Gets/Morzine lift pass. For adventurous intermediates and advanced skiers, Les Gets is part of the Portes du Soleil ski area with 650 km of pistes, one of the largest interlinked areas. Snowboarders are well catered for with a snow park on the slopes of Mont Chery and the uplift is mainly chairs! No excruciating drags unless you want to prove something. We recommend a British snowboard instructor as well as the British alpine ski school There four or more French ski/board schools. There are 8 km of circuits for cross country skiers, with fabulous views. Snowshoe walks are popular and as there are plenty of mountain restaurants accessible by telecabine non skiers can join the rest of the party for lunch. Good late season snow record and nearness to high level skiing at Avoriaz, enables skiing early and late in the season.