Skiing in Les Gets

Country: France

In a nutshell: An attractive family-friendly village linked to a huge ski area, just an hour from Geneva

We like:

  • The charming resort centre with its friendly village atmosphere
  • The short transfer from Geneva makes it great for ski weekends
  • As part of the vast Portes du Soleil ski area there is lots of fantastic skiing for skiers of all abilities
  • The mainly pedestrianised village is great for families
  • Apres ski isn’t Les Gets’ strong point, but it does get fun and lively at the weekends

We don’t like:

  • Low altitude skiing means snow quality can suffer
  • There’s not much challenging skiing around Les Gets itself, but lots within reach in the wider Portes du Soleil


  • Resort altitude: 1,170m
  • Highest lift: 2,450
  • Lowest piste: 1,000m
  • Transfer time from most convenient airport: Geneva 1h 10m
  • Number of lifts:
    • Les Gets / Morzine: 46
    • Portes du Soleil: 195
  • Number of runs
    • Les Gets / Morzine
      • Green: 5
      • Blue: 24
      • Red: 28
      • Black: 9
    • Portes du Soleil
      • Green: 34
      • Blue: 121
      • Red: 100
      • Black: 32


  • Family friendly
  • Big ski area
  • Traditional charm
  • Great for beginners
  • Great for intermediates
  • Great for advanced
  • Great for snowboarders
  • Great for non-skiers


A Les Gets ski holiday is very different experience when compared the the big purpose-built ski resorts in France.  The charming town retains much of French ambience, helped by the wonderful food and wine shops that line the main street. The town is fairly quiet and well suited to families, but it does get livelier at weekends. It’s two main draws are it’s proximity to Geneva, making it a great option for short breaks, and the fantastic ski area.

Les Gets ski resort is part of the Portes du Soleil – one of the biggest ski area in the world. There is seemingly endless terrain to explore; lots for beginners, a paradise for intermediate skiers and more than enough to keep advanced and expert skiers happy.

If you opt to not splash out on the Portes du Soleil lift pass and instead go for the local Les Gets ski pass, you’ll find a moderate sized ski area with more than enough for a long ski weekend. Intermediates are best served by the ski area’s wonderful blue and red runs. Les Gets is a great place to learn to ski with great nursery slopes and plenty of gentle blues for building confidence. There are enough challenges for advanced skiers for a long weekend, although experts staying longer than that should opt for the Portes du Soleil ski pass.