Les Gets – Portes Du Soleil

 

the chalet
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LES GETS Les Gets village itself sits at an altitude of 1,172 to 2,002 metres. Typically Savoyard, it has managed to preserve its mountain-village soul with its traditional stone and wood chalets and its varied historic and cultural heritage. Although Les Gets has gradually increased in size, its centre is still fairly compact with most of what you need close to the main gondola stations. The heart of the village is the Town Hall and Office du Tourisme, sitting amidst a variety of traditional savoyard restaurants, bars, boutique shops and even an Indian restaurant. Winter in Les Gets offers a large scope of activities such as Skiing, Snowboarding, Heli Skiing, Paragliding, Snow Mobiling, and all kinds of Other Activities. On either side of the village there are the two ski areas: Les Chavannes and Mont Chery. The popular Les Chavannes links into Morzine and includes a mixture of green, blue and red runs. There is also a fantastic debutant area ‘Les Mappys’ which is free, children’s American Indian themed area  ‘Le Grand Cry’ and a popular boarder cross zone. On the other side of the village is Mont Chery, reached by gondola the area has a variety of skiing on mainly red and black runs along with areas for off piste and there is a snow park along with spectacular views of Mont Blanc. Les Gets is very attractive, sunny and what’s more it is one of the most environmentally friendly ski resorts in Europe, with many sustainable development projects, including the most advanced rubbish-sorting programme in the Alps. Even its piste-bashers use bio-degradable oil. Summer in Les Gets is a mecca for Mountain biking, Walking, Golf, Paragliding, Water sports, and all kinds of Other Activities. The lake in Les Gets is a great place for families with a life guard supervised swimming area and a water slide. Here, there is also a bike and tree top adventure park, basket ball and volley ball courts and children’s play area. The 18 hole golf course up Les Chavannes is a must go for golfing fanatics. With pristine greens and stunning panoramic views of the mountains including the mont blanc massif it couldn’t be better. Les Gets is a veritable paradise where the respect of traditions, a warm welcome and top quality services ensure that each visitor enjoys an unforgettable, one-of-a-kind stay.

MORZINE Morzine village sits at an altitude of 1,000, to 2,002 metres, it’s a traditional market town which has retained its’ authentic savoyard feel. You can find the large Office du Tourisme in the centre, a great place for information on events and maps of the area, which describes Morzine as the ‘Village of Charm’. It’s easy to see why. Morzine is a bustling place, offering plenty of restaurants, bars, boutique shops and local attractions to satisfy all tastes, whilst retaining its alpine charm and traditional French character. Winter in Morzine offers a large scope of activities such as SkiingSnowboardingHeli SkiingParaglidingSnow Mobiling, and all kinds of Other Activities.  There are two main ski lifts in the centre of Morzine: The Plenney and The Super Morzine, and three further lifts just outside: Ardent, Nyon and Les Prodains. The newly re-furbished Plenney gondola links into Les Gets and offers a variety of skiing on blue and red runs. On the opposite side of the village is the Super Morzine gondola which links into Avoriaz. Summer in Morzine flourishes into a huge activity scene with Mountain bikingWalkingGolfParaglidingWater sports, and all kinds of Other Activities. Avoriaz holds a 9 hole golf course and the nearby Lake Montriond is a breathtaking place with life guard supervised area for swimming and other activities such as fishing, kayaking and pony trekking. Morzine has hosted the Tour de France stage finishes on several occasions, thanks in part to the proximity of the notoriously steep Col de Joux-Plane climb. Combined Les Gets and Morzine span around 150km of marked pistes with 50 lifts making them the largest ski area of the Portes du Soleil. If Morzine and Les Gets are not enough to satisfy your thirst for skiing, snowboarding, biking and hiking then the fully linked in 10 other resorts with a further 500kms of slopes and trails should give you something to explore.

THE PORTES DU SOLEIL The Portes Du Soleil has a total of 201 lifts and 286 runs broken down as 27 black, 104 red, 122 blue and 33 green. The area has activities for everyone. In Winter, for advanced skiers and snowboarders a key highlight is the famous La Chavanette also known as “Le Mur” or “The Swiss wall” quite literally a vertical drop into Switzerland. For the faint hearted, there is the option to take the chairlift down. The area also boasts eleven snowparks suitable for all levels. There are children friendly pistes and activities as well as plenty of beginner areas. For non-skiers there’s also a lot to do from snow shoeing, paragliding or dog sledding to relaxing in the indoor pool or spa. In Summer there is so much to explore with events happening each week across the Port du Soleil from food markets, rock concerts to biking competitions. The attractions are endless: farms, cheese tasting and historical villages to visit. You’ll be sure to want to keep coming back!