Les Gets is part of the Portes du Soleil ski area. It includes 12 resorts spread over France and Switzerland, with over 650 km of pistes. Les Gets is a family resort that offers a wide range of activities in both summer and winter.
Les Gets, between lake and mountain
The ski resort of Les Gets is located between Lake Geneva and Mont Blanc. The buildings, of traditional architecture, welcome you in summer and winter. Although the resort has developed well, it still retains its Savoyard style. The centre of the village has shops, bars and restaurants. The old village with its beautiful church is just 5 minutes away. Finally, the Turche district is more recent and includes shops, accommodation and direct access to the ski area.
There are a dozen or so high altitude restaurants with ski in/ski out access. In the resort, we recommend taking a break at theAprèski to enjoy local specialities and music. It is a very popular place to have fun after a good day on the slopes. For the first round of the 2022 presidential election, the resort was selling its ski pass for €1 to everyone who had done their civic duty.
Les Gets ski area
You leave the village on skis to reach the two areas with 650 km of pistes: Les Chavannes, which is linked to the Portes du Soleil, and Mont Chéry, which offers a unique panorama of Mont Blanc. The first area is more suitable for families. It has fun zones and areas reserved for children and beginners. The second area is the preferred side for experienced skiers with two slalom areas and a snowpark.
If you are new to downhill skiing, Les Gets offers the Mappys reserved area. It allows you to practice your skiing on a gentle slope, in complete safety and at a distance from experienced skiers. This area is free.
The Grand Cry area is for children aged 5 to 12. It offers a course with a mini-slalom, bumps and a decoration inspired by trappers and Indians. The cross-country skiing area of Les Gets is made up of 25 km of double track and skating trails. Access is via the two downhill ski areas.
Top rated hotels
There is a wide range of tourist accommodation in the ski resort of Les Gets. From hotel rooms to flats and chalets, there is something for everyone. It’s up to you to decide what you want for your stay in the mountains.
Depending on your budget, we have selected five hotels in Les Gets that offer excellent value for money. They have very good customer reviews. Discover also theunusual accommodation in the heart of the forest:
Chalet-Hotel La Marmotte, La Tapiaz & SPA
This beautiful establishment is located in the centre of the resort, opposite the slopes and the Portes du Soleil ski lifts. It has a spa with a large heated swimming pool, a jacuzzi, a sauna and a hydro-breathing area with a sensory shower.
From 154 € per night.
A beautiful hotel with a large indoor pool, whirlpool, jacuzzi and multi-jet shower. The hotel is divided into 3 separate chalets. Its garden provides access to the ski slopes.
From €110 per night.
The hotel, located 10 metres from the ski school, offers beautiful contemporary-style rooms with a panoramic view of the mountain range. You can relax in the hammam, jacuzzi or sauna. The resort’s tourist office is located next to the hotel.
From € 90 per night.
Le Chamois d’Or Hotel
We appreciate the contemporary decoration, the large indoor swimming pool and the proximity of the ski slopes, which are only 300 m away from the hotel. The restaurant offers a very refined gastronomic cuisine. The nearby public parking is free.
From 160 € per night.
Hotel La Grande Lanière
You can reach the Turche ski lifts on foot. They are located 30 m away. The restaurant is inspired by the Savoyard cuisine. At the end of the day, a magnificent fireplace warms the large room.
From 160 € per night.
The most beautiful chalets
For an unforgettable holiday in the mountains, we offer three chalets for rent in Les Gets that have received excellent reviews from guests:
This beautiful chalet in the purest Haute-Savoie style offers 120 m²: 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, a fully equipped kitchen, a terrace and a garden. The view of the surrounding mountains is magnificent. The Folliets chairlift is only 500 m from the accommodation.
This beautiful 160 m² accommodation, typical of the Haute-Savoie architectural style, features 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, a fully equipped kitchen and a balcony. The Perrières Express chairlift is only 300 m away and provides easy access to the Les Gets ski area.
Le Grand Canyon
A splendid address located only 250 m from the village centre. The chalet has 4 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms, a garden, a terrace and free parking. The Chavannes express chairlift and the Mont Chéry lift are 300 metres away.
The athletes of the resort
Originally from Les Gets, Jules Segers has been a member of the French Paralympic Alpine Ski Team since 2017. Specialising in slalom, he nevertheless competed in all five disciplines at the Beijing 2022 Paralympic Games. He finished 17th in the slalom.
Lauryne Chappaz is a downhill mountain biker. It’s a family affair as her father also cycled a lot during his youth. An ambassador for Les Gets and a member of the village’s Vélo Club, Lauryne Chappaz won the world downhill mountain bike title in 2020, in the junior category.
The Lounge Music Festival
This music festival, which takes place over two weeks during the first two weeks of August, offers free concerts at various sites in Les Gets. On the programme: 12 concerts in the village and 20 open-air concerts in splendid natural locations. The musical styles are varied and suitable for everyone. You will be able to hear electro, blues, funk, pop or jazz.
The opening night is dedicated to pop folk and blues music. It takes place on the Esplanade stage. During a hike on Mont Chéry, you can have a picnic at the Belvédère restaurant while listening to a jazzy band. In the evening, at the top of Mont Chéry, the world of electro music resounds. The access is by cable car and the return is a torchlight descent to Mont Caly. Shuttles will then take you to the resort of Les Gets.
Aperitifs are offered in the mountain pastures to a funk sound. The festival closes in the evening, on the Esplanade stage, to the rhythm of soul and funk. Multiple shows are proposed in the bars and restaurants in parallel.
Beautiful snowshoeing itineraries are marked out and secured in the resort of Les Gets:
The Belvédère des Nauchets
If you follow the path along the Mappys area, you will pass by the Territoire du Grand Cry. It leads you to the Nauchets platform, equipped with picnic tables and a solarium. Children’s games are available nearby. The 20-minute route is 1.2 km long.
La Combe via Mont-Caly
The start is at the top of the Mont-Caly cable car, near the Pointe chairlift. The return to the resort is via the hamlet of Les Places, where shuttle buses run every 30 minutes.
Duration: 2 hours 15 minutes for 6.8 km
This pleasant excursion allows you to discover the hamlet of Le Bouchet and its panorama of the Turche and the Perrières. The start is quite steep, sticks are recommended. 1 hour 30 minutes, for 4.5 km. A bus passes every 30 minutes to reach the village.
The Golf tour
The start is by the path at the level of the Chavannes Nordic ski slopes, as far as La Basse, following on the left into the forest.
Duration: 2 hours for 5 km.
Ideas for activities in summer
Tourism in Les Gets offers many activities:
The museum of mechanical music
The only one of its kind in the world, the museum displays more than 550 pieces of equipment, most of which are still in use. The guided tour allows you to see a demonstration of these mechanisms: pianos, violins, wind instruments like organs. A three-day festival is held every summer. Performances are held during this time.
Price: €9 for adults and €5 for children.Address: 294 rue du Vieux Village, 74260 Les Gets.
An interactive night-time walk for the whole family. This multi-sensory adventure takes you into a magical world, following the story of the music peddler on board his hot air balloon.
- For the gourmets, it is the occasion to discover the restaurants which propose local specialities like the fondue, the tartiflette.
- Les Gets lake: ideal for swimming, supervised by lifeguards, children can enjoy the water course with more than 30 modules to master.
- Mountain bike rides on the Chavannes and Mont-Chery: by taking the 2 cable cars, you can access the well-marked paths. You can hire an electric bike in the village.
Access and public transport
To reach Les Gets resort, several choices are possible:
- Car: take the A40 motorway (exit at Cluses), then the D902 to Les Gets
- Train station: TGV from Cluses (22km), or from Thonon Les Bains (35km)
- Plane: arrive at Geneva International Airport or Lyon St Exupéry Airport
The resort is committed to sustainable tourism. It offers holidaymakers soft mobility, leaving the car in the car park and using the transport below:
- The Petit Train takes you around the resort and its surroundings for free.
- Electrically-assisted bicycles are self-service with GetsLib’.
- The Balad’Aulps buses serve the tourist sites in the valley, between Les Gets and Le Jotty.
- A night shuttle serves the resort every day from 7.30 pm to 11.30 pm in winter.
Free shuttles connect the various hamlets every day.