• Les Gets - Snow and preparation for the ski season - Ski holidays

    05 December 2011
    This was taken from the web cam in Les Gets today - the Grains d'Or web cam - at 16.30hrs. We clearly have snow in Les Gets!
    What was even more interesting was that on the front page of one of the main London newspapers, this morning, the leading article was talking about the lack of snow in the French Alps - it went on to say that the French were still fairly relaxed - but that 1000's people could be wasting their money - well - you can see for yourself - this panorama shot was taken from the Grains d'Or web cam at 16.30 hrs and 46 seconds today. The forecasts are saying there will be a foot of snow over the next few days - we will post pictures as this develops.
  • Les Gets - Snow Forecast - Weather conditions

    27 November 2011
    The last snow forecast seems to have not quite got the dates right - however, snow is forecast starting around the 1st or 2nd December, the long term forecasts for the Alps are upbeat for a good season - temperatures are dropping - so we are hopeful of good snow starting very soon.
  • Les Gets - Snow forecast - Good start to the season

    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.
  • Les Gets - Christmas program announced - Ski holidays

    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:
  • Les Gets - Ski pass prices unchanged for 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
  • Les Gets - Some news about Les Gets and building work

    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
  • Les Gets - Avoriaz in the London Press - Basecamp Festival

    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.
  • Les Gets - White water rafting - Pictures

    30 June 2011
    These are pictures taken earlier this week when our Chalet Manager, Alex, went whitewater 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.
  • Les Gets - Information about travelling by car from the 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.
  • Les Gets - Summer - Pass Portes du Soleil route - Our experience

    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.
  • Les Gets - Getting ready for the summer season - accommodation

    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.
  • Les Gets - Critérium du Dauphiné in Les Gets

    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