Les Gets is far more than just a satellite town of Morzine, it is a resort and village in its own right with its own charm and comprehensive lift system.
Les Gets is the village next to Morzine, on the southern edge of the Portes du Soleil. It has two ski areas either side of the town: Mont Chéry and Chavannes. The village is very pretty and, as it sits 100m higher than Morzine, is often snowier and has a more Alpine feel to it than its neighbour.
Things to do in Les Gets
Like neighbouring Morzine, Les Gets enjoys an active winter and summer season. The lifts are open for skiers from the middle of December until the middle of April and for walkers and mountain bikers from June until September. Les Gets has some world class tracks for downhill mountain bikers and some excellent cross-country trails especially around Mont Chery as well as access to road cycling routes used in the Tour de France.
In the summer months Les Gets has an 18 hole golf course and an activities lake, in the winter it is home to some of the best slopes for beginners and intermediate skiers in the Portes du Soleil.
Nightlife in Les Gets
There are some very good bars in Les Gets with live music and sports available at Le Barbylone, Le Boomerang, as well as more traditional bars like Black Bear. There is a bowling alley and Les Gets has it's own night club too, The Igloo which opens at midnight and closes around 05:00
Chalets in Les Gets
Les Gets has many chalets, apartments and a few high end hotels and there are some beautiful places to stay with stunning views of the town and surrounding mountains. There are some very nice chalets and boutique hotels here with great views of the town below and excellent positions right by the pistes to make them ski-in, ski-out. Some of the best views come from Mont Chéry which is a sunny south facing peak with sweeping panoramic views of Mont Blanc, a great restaurant at the top of the telecabine, Le Belvedere and an excellent restaurant higher up on the slopes, La Grande Ourse.
Hotels in Les Gets
Most of the hotels are located in the centre of town or on the edge of the pistes. The Hotel Le Labrador and the Hotel Marmotte are right on the pistes and have spa and pool facilities.