• Les Gets - Christmas week in the Chalet Le Lapye - Ski holidays

    31 December 2014
    We have had a great start to the New Year as the snow has now finally arrived in Les Gets and the town is looking very white and Christmassy! All the slopes are open and the skiing conditions are amazing :) Hope everyone is out and enjoying the snow!
  • Les Gets - Video on the preparation of the slopes and lifts - SAGET

    27 September 2014
    La vidéo montre le travail qui va dans la préparation et la gestion des pistes et des remontées mécaniques de la région des Gets. Cette vidéo est fascinante.
  • Les Gets -2 new ski lifts - Now proven success

    20 September 2014
    Two new ski lifts proved to be a great success when they opened last ski season and meant that those staying in Les Gets could get faster and easier access to the rest of the Portes du Soleil.
  • Les Gets - Summer Biking event with Chris Froome in Les Gets

    09 June 2014
    The Criterium du Dauphin is going through Les Gets and Morzine this weekend, you should be able to see Chris Froome at some point between 1.00 and 1.15 on Saturday. This is the 7th stage of the race and is well known as being a key event before the Tour de France. The stage details are shown here.
  • Les Gets - Wonderful ski conditions end of March

    26 March 2014
    It has been snowing most of the day in Les Gets, temperatures are cold and the snow is settling. The snow making machines have also been hard at work overnight.
    This is a brilliant time for taking a ski holiday, there are no queues at the lifts, the pistes are quiet, and the conditions are excellent. The picture opposite was taken of the Granges Piste earlier today, just after lunch
  • Les Gets - Amazing snow on the first day of the season

    29 December 2013
    The ski season has started with quite a bang. Yesterday the snow was excellent, we went skiing in the afternoon – the snow was soft to the end of the day.
  • Les Gets - Better than the Caribbean in the summer - Family activities

    04 September 2013
    Having just spent part of the summer in Les Gets, my feeling is that I just have to share some of it with those who have not yet allowed themselves the indulgence of a visit there. Where to start? It's a toughie, I have to say. One of the things that I loved the most and was most impressed by is not only the amount of FAMILY activities, but, that by all accounts and purpose, all ages and stages and needs and wants are catered for in this region. From mountain biking (or cross country) to horse riding, swimming in the mountain lakes, Alpine walking - parapenting – which I did, with my 23 year old daughter, specifically because I am afraid of height's – and I ABSOLUTELY loved it.......
  • Les Gets - Summer - Great time in the pump park in the village

    02 September 2013
    I have really enjoyed myself in the pump park and using the air bag in Les Gets this summer – with my new mountain bike.
    The pump park is not only a great way to practice skills, but is also really good for socialising with other English kids of my age (11 years ). In the daytime, most kids are out on the mountains, but in the evenings, the lifts are closed so most kids go to the pump park and this is a great place to make friends. One of the good things about the pump park is that it is free, but never seems to be too busy.
  • Preparing for Summer 2013

    03 July 2013
    We now have a very strong team at Chalet Hastings for the summer – Morven is running operations on site, Ben will be spending the summer doing a lot of the much needed jobs – gardening, painting and the many other maintenance jobs needed. In addition, Morven's mother Sharon is spending the summer in Les Gets, as she will be helping during the ski season and this seemed an ideal opportunity for her to gain an understanding of the operation before the high pressure of the winter season, Mani, Morven's brother is also in Les Gets for the summer – with his new bike – with the plan of becoming expert at downhilling.
  • A Ski Race Training in June - Experience of an instructor

    30 June 2013
    I have just come back from two weeks training, on the glacier at Les Deux Alpes, for the Test Technique and the infamous Euro Speed Test. To teach in France requires the highest qualifications in the world for a ski instructor, the Euro Test is well known as being very hard to pass, however, the Test Technique is a lower level and, if you pass this, and have BASI 2, you are allowed to work as a Stagaiare for ESF for up to 5 years.
  • Les Gets - Preparing for the summer season - Preparing the chalets

    23 June 2013
    Only three or four weeks ago there was still snow in the ground, last week temperatures rocketed to around 30 degrees Celsius – hopefully we will have a good summer.
    Sue, Ben and Morven have been working hard preparing for the start of the summer season. They have also had help from Simon and Raf who have been doing building works, gardening and painting.
  • Planning for Summer in Les Gets? - Summer holidays in Les Gets

    02 June 2013
    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.