Planning in Les Gets - Summer holidays - Les Gets

We first visited Les Gets in the summer, for a mountain biking holiday. We had mountain biked in most areas in the UK, we have also been to the Rockies, it was clear that Les Gets is by far the best location in the world, there is a fantastic range of beautiful routes right on your door step, there are real mountains and traditional villages. No where else in the world has all this.
02 June 2013

Les Gets - Brilliant ski conditions in March - Ski holidays

Conditions last weekend in les Gets can only be described as fantastic. On Saturday, it was beautiful, clear skys, recent snow, temperature probably around minus 1 or minus 2, excellent snow on the pistes and not crowded at all.
23 March 2013

Les Gets - Customer experience - A wonderful week

We visited Les Gets in January and stayed in the Le Laype catered chalet. We had a fantastic holiday and were extremely well looked after by the whole Chalets 1066 team all week!
We booked our airport transfers through Chalets 1066 and our driver, Andy, was there waiting for us at the airport and took us to our chalet. When we arrived, Laurie, our chalet host, was there to greet us and show us around the chalet, which was lovely. Everything we needed was there, it all felt clean and fresh, and it was all made warm and cosy with a log fire, with a brilliant view of the mountains.
16 March 2013

Chalet Le Lapye - The experience of a ski family holiday

Saturday:
We had a warm welcome when we arrived at the chalet La Lapye. That evening we used a bus about 30 meters from the chalet to go down to the village and collect our passes. Our rental skiing gear was also already in the chalet waiting to be tried on. Ski mobile then phoned to take any details about how well things fitted. They returned first thing in the morning to fit us with helmets and to bring other boot sizes. In the evening we had a lovely dinner and got to know the other guests.
31 January 2013

Les Gets - L’Encrenaz Cafe on Mont Chery - How to get there

Some of the hardier families will be fifteen minutes early for the first lift up in the morning, whatever the weather. Hours of intense skiing follow. The piste map was carefully studied the night before, and is now covered in biro, solved like a dot-to-dot problem. It guides the group across the mountains, ticking off run after run. The operation has militaristic efficiency. Come midday, the group is tired. They might take shelter with pre-packed baguettes and thermos flask. And the weaker among them might look longingly at another family below them. This family is heading into a restaurant, ready, after a leisurely ski, to soak themselves for an hour in espressos, vins chaud, pressions, and frites with mustard mayonnaise.
27 January 2013

Les Gets - Customer experience - Brilliant week in Les Gets

I'm just back from a brilliant week in Les Gets, days of stunning blue sky and sunshine. The snow was good, a little bit icy at times but more is forecast later this week so looks set for a good season.
I just love the sense of peace and tranquillity I get when I visit the mountains, especially when I settle down on the chair lift, it whooshes up and there's suddenly a wonderful quietness. The thrill of the mountains never fails to impress me.
10 January 2013

Les Gets - Ski day on Mont Chery in January - Ski conditions

While the Chavannes side of Les Gets is busy, today I spent a couple of hours on Mont Chery and there were no queues at the lifts at all.
When you get to the top of the 'bubble' lifts going up Mont Chery, there is a telescope and amazing views over Les Gets village.
05 January 2013

Les Gets - New Year's Eve and day - Fireworks - Ski holidays

New Years eve and new year's day in Les Gets:-
Fireworks, Snow, powder, skiing, great food, jazz playing in the streets, children making wooden Christmas decorations, ice skating.....new Year's Eve and Day in Les Gets...
01 January 2013

les Gets - Accommodation - Special deals

Forward bookings for the 2012-13 ski season are the best we have ever had. We have decided to offer the following special offers:
Wessex and Bayeux - 15% discount on available weeks through the ski season.
Week of 12th to 19th January - 10% discount on all accommodation for full weeks where available.
For details...Read more........
13 November 2012

Les Gets - Ski season - Snow & preparation - Ski trip

This picture was taken yesterday morning by Ben, the weather is wonderful – with crisp snow on the ground, a clear sky and beautiful clear mountain air.
With temperatures of minus 20 degrees Celsius and deep snow for 4 to 5 months of the year, chalets in the Alps need taking care of to ensure they are in good condition for each ski season.
07 November 2012

Les Gets - Snowing all night - Weather report

It was snowing all last night, the temperature plummeted and it did not stop until around 10.00 this morning. There is around 3 inches or 10cm of snow on the balcony outside the Chalet, long icicles by reception and the whole village has turned into Narnia overnight. We were due to have workmen arrive at the Chalet to finish of some of the renovation works
28 October 2012

Les Gets - New 7 Seater Land Rover for Chalets1066

Over last weekend, we collected our new vehicle - a Landrover Defender - from the main dealer in Gap and drove this to Les Gets. We will now be sure of getting around Les Gets in even the worst possible winter conditions.
Collecting the Defender was quite a 'mission' – we left Maidenhead in the UK at 04.15 on Friday morning for Gatwick – we flew to Marseilles – as this is the closest airport to Gap – and then picked up a hire car. The weather in Marseilles was like a warm English summer day.
27 October 2012