Les Gets’ location in the Western Alps guarantees some of the most envied snowfalls in Europe, and despite being lower than some resorts, snowfall records since 1962 show that it has a better snow history that higher resorts such as Val d’Isere 1850.
This is all thanks for the Les Gets’ grass based pistes which require less snow to be skiable than rock based resorts at higher altitude such as Verbier, Meribel and Courchevel.
In addition, due to a unique micro climate we enjoy more sunny, clear days and less ‘whiteout’ conditions than many of the higher resorts. Many of our broad slopes are tree lined, giving definition and interest to your skiing experience.
What the locals say
We asked Mark Dean, an Englishman and ‘long-time’ Les Gets skier, to sum up the skiing here in the Portes du Soleil:
“I’ve been skiing for 20 years and the last 8 have been in Les Gets. It’s a brilliant area for mixed abilities since you can go to the top of many runs, and all end up at the same place at the bottom. I also find the off-piste skiing very extensive and under-used. It’s not tracked out by 9.30 am on the first morning after a snowfall. Mont Chery has got one of the best ‘bump slopes’ (mogul runs) and the ‘Bouquetin’ run on Mont Chery North is as steep and challenging as the wall in Switzerland.”