There is something for everyone here in Les Gets. It is a fantastic resort for family and mixed ability groups with chairlifts and gondolas leaving from the village centre and quickly whisking you up over tree lined slopes giving magnificent views of Mont Blanc and the surrounding mountains and even Lake Geneva in the distance! It's easy to spend the day skiing together, sharing the lifts, choosing a run depending on your ability and then eventually meeting up again at the bottom for a vin chaud or hot chocolate in one of the many mountain restaurants.
For the more advanced snowboarders it's worth exploring further afield, there are plenty of day trips around the Portes du Soleil to choose from.
Les Gets is perfect for those with young children who are looking for a first snowboard holiday. The town gained the 'Famille plus Montagne' award which guarantees a welcoming environment for children with a fantastic nursery area on Chavannes that is ideal for first timers with easy progression and a good variety of beautifully groomed, tree-lined green and blue runs with areas and facilities accommodating even the youngest of boarders. Check out The Grand Cry area and the children's Indian run, you can even get your face painted! Ski Schools and private lessons operate from either the bottom of Chavannes or at the mid-station where there is also a large restaurant (The Yeti) which is accessed via an easy telecabine, so beginners don't even have to put their boards on without their instructor being at hand!
Intermediate & Advanced Snowboarders
The Ranfoilly Bowl and Morzine Plateau are ideal for intermediate boarders with a wide range of blue, red and black runs to practice on. For advanced boarders try out Chamossiere area, especially the off-piste and free ride zone. When the lifts get busy on Chavannes try out Mont Chery, a smaller, quiet zone where there are great red and black runs as well as some fun off-piste through the trees. Both sides of the valley of Les Gets give access to good intermediate boarders and for the advanced boarders the extensive domain of the Portes du Soleil is heaven.
The Portes Du Soleil offers a huge selection of fantastic boarding that is right on our doorstep. We provide lifts to Super Morzine and Ardent, which connects you to Avoriaz. It is also very easy to board to Morzine from Les Gets. From Avoriaz the rest of the area is connected, with endless options including Linga , Chatel, Morgins, Torgon, Champoussin, Les Crosets and Chapelle d’Abondance. We offer accompanied ski days where you are welcome to join us on a tour of the area. We try to ski the Portes Du Soleil Circuit once a week which usually entails a long day ski with a big lunch! A PDS pass for this is required and is only for boarders who can ski red runs and above.
Snowboarding in Les Gets
Snowboarding has grown massively in popularity across Europe in recent years. Les Gets and the other Portes du Soleil resorts have developed their slopes to offer some fantastic pistes and specialist areas for Snowboarders. There are now 9 Snowparks, a Superpipe and a specialist area called ‘The Stash’ offering natural jumps, rails and obstacles.
The mountains around us have every terrain imaginable – gentle wide open pistes, long steep descents and spectacular off-piste routes. For beginners, the pistes of Les Chavannes and Le Pleney offer plenty of space for learning to turn with wide pistes and gentle gradients. Intermediates can take their first air on the friendly beginner parks in Les Gets and nearby Morzine and Avoriaz, all three offer a progression of jumps, boxes and rails.
Les Gets also has a boardercross track designed by Olympic World Champion Deborah Anthonioz and a brilliant snow park on the Mont Chery mountain area with boarder cross trails to race down and to practice your technique.
Avoriaz Board Parks
The La Chapelle snowpark’s modules are often changed to keep the park fresh and interesting for its users. It consists of four lines with many kickers for every level (XS, S, M, L) to warm up or improve your skills. Two jib lines are also available (S, L).
Located at the boarder between the resort and the slopes, at the Prodain Cable Car arrival, the Avoriaz half-pipe is one of the best in France. Two half-pipes are available. The Super-Pipe meets the new demands of the day, which means it is 120 metres long (instead of 100 m as before) with walls 5.60 metres high instead of the previous 3 metres. Updating the dimensions to the latest standards means that competitions that form part of official championships can now be held here. A smaller one is available for beginner and for those who want to improve their skills.
The bordercross is situated in Chavanette area, right under the Choucas chairlift. Be the fastest of your friends in this challenging run. Boarder “blue” to warm up and a “red” to really challenge your skills. They are located next to the snowpark Arare.
The Arare snowpark was first formed in 1993, and has been a part of the history of Avoriaz ever since. It is a park for riders of a high level, with red (L) and black (XL) kickers and more engaging rails and boxes. You will also find the popular Big Air Bag to safely test your tricks. With the video recording device, you’ll be able to see your tricks and share them!
For beginners there is “The Burton Kids Parkway”. A snowpark for kids with small obstacles, first slides and jumps, it is located in the Falaise area.
Vallee Blanche - Chamonix Mont Blanc
For snowboarders of intermediate ability and above a definite 'to do' before you leave is the Vallee Blanche and stunning Mer de Glace Glacier. We can organise a day out to Chamonix with an experienced and qualified Guide to take you down the 17km route descending through 2800m of stunning mountain views and offering the experience of a lifetime.