Skiing in Les Gets
Les Gets is made up of the popular Chavannes Bowl and the quieter Mont Chery sector, which has uncrowded black runs and good North-facing off-piste on its far side. There is more skiing at lift-linked Morzine which is also the gateway to the rest of the Portes du Soleil,
Les Gets Ski Area Overview
The Les Gets ski area is divided into two main sectors; the popular Chavannes Bowl and the quieter Mont-Chery.
The Chavannes Bowl is the main objective for most skiers and is filled with blues, reds and some blacks off a number of high capacity lifts. A new addition is easy access to the micro-area of La Turche – whose tree lined runs can be a delight on a powder day. From here you access the rest of the via Chamossiere, Nyon, Morzine and beyond.
For a quieter and possibly more challenging day, across town is the Mont Chery bubble. It lifts you above south facing slopes, sometimes skiable, onto Mont Chery itself. The southern slopes are wide open red and blues, where the ski club often races and trains and with a decent snowpark. The older eastern lift brings you back to the summit from a straightforward red or a bumpy, narrow and steep black. On the north face you have again a good red and a great wide, bumpy black pitch leading to the Col d’Ancrenaz. Out of high season and in good snow Mont Chery can be an unpisted playground.
For keen competent skiers there is enough skiing in Morzine and Les Gets to last a weekend but not a full week, so they will want to explore Avoriaz, Champery and other parts of the huge Portes du Soleil ski area.
Everyone apart from beginners staying in Les Gets will also want to explore Morzine too.
Beginner Skiing in Les Gets
The plateau at the top of the Chavannes bubble is Les Gets’ beginners territory.
Beginners will probably spend much of their time on the plateau at the top of the Chavannes bubble or the runs down from there into the village. There’s plenty of space there for first time sliding and a couple of bars and restaurants handy.
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Intermediate Skiing in Les Gets
There are only a few black runs but enjoyable bumps down the Yeti and down the north and east of Mont Cheri.
There are only a few black runs but strong skiers will enjoy the bumps down the Yeti – under the chair of course – and down the north and east of Mont Cheri. You can also burn a lot of energy doing fast sweeping GS turns down the wide and open red runs.
Advanced & Expert Skiing in Les Gets
Avoriaz’s Wall is not far away, but there are also less famous, and therefore less crowded, off-piste opportunities closer to Les Gets on the North face of Mont Chery and below Chamossiere.
There are challenges in Les Gets own area. The far side of Mont Chery has black runs below the Planeys and Chery Nord lifts, and it’s not hard to find good off-piste opportunities near them. On the other side of Les Gets there is off-piste in the open bowls at Chamossiere and Nyon above Morzine, and some unmarked routes between the trees at La Ranfoilly.
But experts will want to take advantage of their Portes du Soleil pass and tackle greater challenges around Avoriaz including the steep black runs at les Hauts Forts down to Les Prodains, the Swiss Wall into Champery and the offpiste below the Pointe de Mossette heading towards Les Crosets. Further around the circuit, there’s good off-piste coing down from Tete de Linga near Chatel and genuinely challenging moguls from the top of the Comebois to Plaine Dranse near Ardent.
Boarding & Freestyle in Les Gets
Les Gets has plenty of boarding action on piste and a good snow park on Mont Cheri.
As usual in the Portes du Soleil there’s plenty of boarding action on piste and on Mont Cheri there’s a good snow park with jumps, rails and platforms.
Mountain Restaurants in Les Gets
Generally all of the restaurants on the mountain are of a decent standard and value with La Rossetaz at the top of the Rosta chair standing out for innovative baguettes such as “L’Americain” – a whole baguette with two burgers, topped up with fries and special sauce. As the area is fairly compact with easy access to the village, it’s quite common to ski down into town at lunchtimes – giving greater variety.