Les Gets ski resort

Les Gets Ski Resort
Photo: D.Bouchet – Les Gets Tourist Board

Les Gets ski resort – everything you need to know

Situated between Lake Geneva and Mont Blanc and just over an hour away from Geneva airport, Les Gets combines picture postcard beauty with some of the best skiing in the Alps. This former farming village has charm by the bucketload thanks to its numerous pretty wooden chalets – it’s the very definition of Alpine living! If you’re new to the area and are looking to visit Les Gets ski resort this winter, then let us be your guide…

Les Gets ski resort in stats

1172m

Village Altitude

120

Kilometres of Pistes

50

Ski Lifts

71km

From Geneva Airport

40

Restaurants

68

Runs

5

Green Runs

26

Blue Runs

28

Red Runs

9

Black Runs

When does Les Gets open this season?

Les Gets opens from 17 December 2022 to 10 April 2023.

Les Gets village resort open in 2023 - skiing
Credit: Keno Photographie – Les Gets Tourist Board

Ski in Les Gets basics

Don’t know anything about the Les Gets ski resort? You’ve come to the right place. A family-friendly resort, in the winter Les Gets is every skiers dream holiday spot and in the summer, the hills are taken over by avid mountain bikers 

Linked with the Morzine ski area, Les Gets is located in the heart of the Portes du Soleil area. The Portes du Soleil takes in an incredible 650km of runs and includes 14 interconnected ski resorts that sit across the French-Swiss border. As well as Les Gets and Morzine, it encompasses (among others!) Avoriaz, Chatel and Les Crosets.

With 120km of marked runs, and has something for all levels and abilities – whether you’re fresh to the slopes and need a little help to get started or you’re a seasoned skier, Les Gets is welcome to all!

Les Gets Morzine Piste Map 2022

The amount of snow

Les Gets only needs about 30cm of snow to provide good cover, whereas pistes in many high resorts are covered by rocks and at least a metre of snow is required to provide adequate cover. To help achieve that, snow cannons are put to good use in Les Gets ski resort, with around 60km of piste utilising them. This means that good ski conditions are all but guaranteed. Factor in access to the wider Portes de Soleil area and there’s no chance of running out of well covered ground.

Les Gets lifts

Credit: D.Bouchet – Les Gets Tourist Board

If you’re staying in Les Gets ski resort, then a Les-Gets/Morzine lift pass is an absolute must. This pass covers runs on the Chavannes, Ranfoilly Bowl, Mont Chéry, Nyon and Chamossiere, over the Pleney and into Morzine. You can buy your passes from the Perrieres Lift Station, the Office de Tourisme and La Chavannes – or, you can ask the Hunter Chalets team and we’ll be happy to take care of the admin. 

In Les Gets itself there are two main gondolas to take you up the mountain – Les Chavannes and Mont Chéry. If you’re keen to explore further afield, you can get a pass that covers the whole Portes du Soleil area – perfect for more advanced skiers who are keen to test their skills!

Ski areas in Les Gets

Mappy Zone Chavannes slopes - Les Gets ski resort

Chavannes slopes

Most of the ski slopes in Les Gets are located on the Chavannes side of the valley. This area offers a selection of pistes that are suitable for all abilities and, as you might expect, it’s popular! Mornings and the last hours of the day are always quite busy so aim for midday if you want to beat the crowds.


For beginners (or those who need a day to warm up before hitting the harder runs), there’s an area called Mappy’s. This is home to a kids’ zone, as well as lots of blue and green runs. We’d also recommend ‘Choucas’, which is a gentle blue run that takes you nearly 5km through the forests. For the more advanced crowd, head for the tracks between the trees and try out the red Melezes run.


The most popular way to get to the Chavannes slopes is from the centre of Les Gets. Here there are two lifts – the bubble lift to the mid station and beginner area, and the Chavannes Express, which goes right to the top.


Chavannes slopes

Most of the ski slopes in Les Gets are located on the Chavannes side of the valley. This area offers a selection of pistes that are suitable for all abilities and, as you might expect, it’s popular! Mornings and the last hours of the day are always quite busy so aim for midday if you want to beat the crowds.

For beginners (or those who need a day to warm up before hitting the harder runs), there’s an area called Mappy’s. This is home to a kids’ zone, as well as lots of blue and green runs. We’d also recommend ‘Choucas’, which is a gentle blue run that takes you nearly 5km through the forests. For the more advanced crowd, head for the tracks between the trees and try out the red Melezes run.

The most popular way to get to the Chavannes slopes is from the centre of Les Gets. Here there are two lifts – the bubble lift to the mid station and beginner area, and the Chavannes Express, which goes right to the top.

Mappy Zone Chavannes slopes - Les Gets ski resort
Mappys Zone | Photo credit: V.Ducrettet – Les Gets Tourist Board
Les Gets ski resort - Mont Chery
Photo Credit: Mel Carle – Les Gets Tourist Board

Mont Chéry

Often described as a ‘hidden gem’, Mont Chéry offers a little slopeside sanctuary for those looking to take on some tricker runs. With 4 blacks, 4 reds and 1 blue, Mont Chéry is small but perfectly formed (and often surprisingly quiet, even during peak weeks!) With several easy reds and challenging blues, Mont Chéry is suitable for intermediate skiers and confident skiers looking to test themselves. 

To access the area, take the Mont Chéry bubble lift followed by the Grande Ourse Chairlift.

Les Gets ski resort - Rainfolly Bowl

Ranfoilly

Accessed from Chavannes, Ranfoilly offers green and blue runs which will offer a bit more of a challenge than the learner slopes (while still remaining accessible), and some red and black runs for more advanced skiers. It’s worth being aware that a lot of the ski schools conduct their lessons here, so things can get busy on the easier runs.

Choose your ski ability


Family ski

Are you ever too young to start skiing? Club Piou-Piou, run by the ESF school, offers childcare and a ski school for kids aged three to 14. Daycare is available for those aged three and above, and includes snow games, tobogganing, walking, reading, and arts and crafts.

The Grand Cry and the Mauve slope are good spots for families with younger children, too. The Mauve trail includes a “fauna” zone with life-size animals and explanatory panels and a “fun ski” zone with ski games. This area is accessible via the ski lift at La Croix or the Grand-Cry.
Or, if your kids are a little older and you’re ready to hit the slopes as a family, why not hire an instructor to join you? You’ll get to spend time together while feeling safe in the knowledge that you’ve got an expert alongside you and your loved ones.

Family ski in Morzine
Photo Credit: Portes du Soleil Tourist Board
Les Gets ski resort - Beginners and Intermediates
Photo Credit: V.Ducrettet – Les Gets Tourist Board

Beginners and intermediates

Les Gets is a brilliant spot for beginners. With numerous ski schools to choose from and lots of easy runs on the Chavannes side, you’ll be spoilt for choice if you’re just starting out. 

The Mappy’s area is brilliant for those who are just starting out. Situated close to the arrival point of the Chavannes cable car, it sits mid-mountain, away from the normal ski area. It consists of two magic carpets, a snow cable and a rope tow and is also accessible to pedestrians. 

For those who are feeling a little more confident on the slopes, there’s plenty of options. As we’ve mentioned, Mont Chéry is the place to be if you’re ready to progress your skiing (and if you’re looking for some peace and quiet!) The ‘Chamois’ run is perfect for the experienced intermediate and can be accessed by taking the Mont Chéry gondola followed by the De La Pointe chairlift – from there it’s simple, just follow the line of those same lifts. For intermediates who are looking to give off-piste skiing a whirl (accompanied by a guide, we should stress), you could do much worse than Les Maisons Larges. Starting from the Ranfoilly chairlift, this route enjoys Mont Blanc views and will give you a taste for life off the beaten track!


Advanced skiers and boarders

For those at the top of their game, Les Gets is a great base. There are a number of challenging routes right on your doorstep but you’ve also got easy access to the entire Portes du Soleil region (more on that below). 

For those looking to really challenge themselves, there are two black runs located in the Chavannes area of Les Gets. The Yeti piste is a black run that is accessible from the La Rosta lift and Myrtilles can be reached via the Grains d’Or chairlift.

Prefer snowboarding to skiing? Les Gets offers plenty for boarders, easier blues and greens to more testing reds, blacks and freeride sections. The Ranfoilly bowl has some wide blues, there’s a kid’s activity area in Chavannes as well as the Les Gets Snowpark (accessible via the Mouille au Roi drag lift) where you’ll find rails, boxes and jumps.

Les Gets ski resort - Advanced Skiiers and Boarders
Photo Credit: Keno Photographie – Les Gets Tourist Board
Les Gets ski resort - Cross Country/Nordic Skiiers
Photo Credit: Les Gets Tourist Board

Cross-country skiing in Les Gets

Often considered the oldest form of skiing, cross-country is not only a great workout but an excellent way to explore the Les Gets ski resort. Les Chavannes and Mont Chéry both offer cross-country routes, with options available for all abilities – however, if you’re new to the pursuit then we’d advise you to get some guidance from the experts before heading out. ESF offers both private and group lessons to get you up to speed.

Ask our concierge

Once you book your Les Gets chalet with us, you can take full advantage of our complimentary concierge service to book your ski lessons, ski guiding and anything else you can think of!

Choose a Les Gets chalet type

Self-Catered chalets in Les Gets, France
Catered chalets in Les Gets, France

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