• Snow Forecast in Les Gets - 12 inches snowfall from 27th to 29th November

    21 November 2011
    Temperatures of below zero as from 25th November are forecast and almost a foot of snow, due to fall over three days. This looks like a good start to the season and should form a good base for the rest of the ski season.
    Other long range forecasters have been predicting early snow this season as well - so hopefully we should have a good season.
  • Christmas in Les Gets - 2011 - Program Announced

    19 November 2011
    The details program for Christmas in Les Gets has just been announced, every day you can visit him in his Grotto (apart from Christmas eve - when you can see him leaving his grotto to deliver presents), the outline program is below, full details are available on the Les Gets web site:
  • Ski Pass Prices unchanged for 2011-12 Ski Season

    14 November 2011
    Prices for ski passes are the same for this ski season, a family of at least 4 qualified for a 10% discount. Prices for 6 days are:
    Les Gets Morzine - Adult - €156
    Les Gets Morzine - Child - €124
    Portues du Soleil - Adult - 216
    Portues du Soleil - Child - €162
  • Extensive Building Works in Les Gets

    13 November 2011
    Ben and Morven have just returned from Les Gets, to the UK, they have been having 3 hours of French lessons each day, with Lost in Translation and working on Hastings and other Chalets in the rest of their time. Lost in Translation are based in Morzine and have an excellent team of people who teach French, the French government subsidize lessons for non French nationals who are working in France - to learn French - we have found this to be an excellent scheme
  • Avoriaz in the London Press

    16 October 2011
    Two events were highlighted in the London Metro on Friday
    the Basecamp Festival, April 2-6th 2012, this will be a massive music and snow sport festival. More details are at: http://www.basscamp-festival.com/
    The second big event is from 28th January to 10th February, Avoriaz is planning to have the biggest dance floor in the Alps.
  • White Water Rafting - from Les Gets.

    30 June 2011
    These are pictures taken earlier this week when our Chalet Manager, Alex, went whitewarer rafting with our friends at
    frogsrafting - you can see they all had a great time - they were on the Giffre River in Samoens. It was a very hot day and to be in the cool water was very refreshing.
  • Information on travelling by Car from UK to Les Gets

    26 June 2011
    We have just found a couple of excellent web sites for planning your car journey from the UK to Les Gets.
    We all know of the delays in queuing to pay tolls on the motorways - there is even a special deal on buying the electronic automatic payment 'dongles' for and these are good value if you travel in France just a couple of times a year. More details here.
  • Pass Portes du Soleil Mountain Bike Event next weekend

    22 June 2011
    Next weekend is the Passportes du Soleil – this is a brilliant event, the route covers 80km and 14 lifts, there is around 1000m climbing.
  • Getting ready for the start of the Summer Season

    14 June 2011
    ur Chalet manager, Alex, arrived mid last week and we spend a few days starting work, once the snow has melted, gardens in the Alps seem to grow at about three times the rate of English gardens and if you are not careful, there is a covering of dandelions everywhere. We re-seeded parts of the lawn - as parts had not survived well after the snow, planted the rockery mowed lawns and of course weeded. We also took the Wendy house to Chalet Au Gre du Temps - where a family is staying for 7 weeks, it must have looked quite amusing, transporting this down the Chavannes Road - balanced on a wheel-barrow on one side and Alex holding up the other.
  • Critérium du Dauphiné in Les Gets, Bradley Wiggins in the Lead

    12 June 2011
    Yesterday we saw a stage of the Criterium du Dauphine in Les Gets, Bradley Wiggins was in the centre and was clearly in the lead. The event was quite low key compared with the TdF and other events in Les Gets
  • 70cm more Snow in Les Gets

    30 May 2011
    The snow is absolutely amazing at the moment, and a further 70cm snow is forecast for Les Gets over the next three days. Whilst this is excellent for skiing, and bodes well for the rest of the season, the amount of snow is causing havoc with the roads. We hardly ever see Land Rover Defenders with snow chains, but over the past few days, we have seen quite a few!
    Normally, when this is this much snow at the start of the season, it forms a good base for a few months, so whatever happens with the weather, we usually have reasonable snow for the season.
  • 5cm Snow Wed Evening, Pistes excellent Thursday morning

    18 March 2011
    Ben is doing training in the Giant Slolom at the moment, he was on the BASI slalom course yesterday, on the Les Gets pistes and said they were perfect. In the village the weather was not great at all, and this meant that some people did not go out, but on the slopes he said conditions were perfect - for race training.