Les Gets

Ski Chalets & Apartments for sale, France

Expert's Opinion

“Les Gets has a little bit of everything; good après ski, great kids facilities and a decent range of slopes. It’s also one of the more attractive resorts in the area, the easiest to reach from Geneva and very much dual season. The lively centre of Morzine is only five minutes down the road too.” - Simon Malster
 

The Town

A pretty, family friendly resort in the popular Portes du Soleil ski area, Les Gets is an exceedingly convenient, weekendable destination. Located only an hour and fifteen minutes from Geneva, Les Gets is a charming chalet style town with bags of character and access to one of the largest ski areas in Europe. 

With enough nightlife to be fun, activities for all the family including ice skating on the rink in the centre of the resort, and a variety of good restaurants, Les Gets is the perfect midpoint between peaceful Savoyarde Chatel and the lively party town of Morzine. Slightly less well connnected to the rest of the ski area than Chatel is, this is nonetheless a good option for buyers looking at the Portes du Soleil.

The easiest of the Portes du Soleil resorts to get to; this is a fantastic choice for families with small children who are thinking of making a long term investment. The resort has been running since the 1930s and is far more than just a gateway to the larger Portes du Soleil town of Morzine. 

The Skiing

The Portes du Soleil ski area is most famous for being home to the perilous Swiss Wall, but there is much more there than that. The skiing is primarily intermediate, with plenty of green, blue and red runs to offset the challenging blacks in the area. New skiers are well provided for, with great ski schools and good nursery slopes.

While the full Portes du Soleil ski area might offer 650km of slopes, the Les Gets/Morzine area enjoys a very respectable 120km between them. Les Get’s local ski area has two sides; the main area, which shares its pistes with neighbouring Morzine, and the Mont Chery side.

The Mont Chery gondola leads up to the slopes on the other side of the village. The wide blue runs and fast reds make it good fun for skiers of all ability levels, while there are a couple of excellent restaurants on that side of the mountain. 

Summer

Since Les Gets is close to Geneva and it’s one of a number of lower altitude resorts in the Portes du Soleil, it is a fantastic summer destination. The Famille Plus Montagne designation means that it has plenty of activities for all the family, while the wooded trails are excellent for mountain bikers.

There are a number of cultural activities including a music museum that offers a guided tour for anyone interested. Whether you're a keen climber or biker, you'd prefer to get a massage and relax at the spa, or head over to enjoy the history of the area, Les Gets boasts beautiful scenery and a thriving summer season.

Elsewhere in the Portes du Soleil, you can enjoy a lakeside beach and bathing area. The river nearby offers rafting, hydrospeeding and canyoning for the daring, while there is a water park and swimming pool to keep the kids happy.

Properties

There are a number of resale properties dotted around Les Gets, with a range of freehold apartments and chalets for sale. The most exciting opportunities in Les Gets are the luxury new build apartments Annapurna. The development offers a range of spacious apartments, with high quality fixtures and fittings, and spa and wellness facilities.

There are a number of freehold apartments in the village, giving buyers the flexibility to choose whether or not to rent out their property. Whilst only Annapurna is located in the heart of the village, there are a number of other developments with superb facilities including full hotel services.