• Les Gets - Brilliant ski conditions in March - Ski holidays

    23 March 2013
    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.
  • Les Gets - Customer experience - A wonderful week

    16 March 2013
    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.
  • Chalet Le Lapye - The experience of a ski family holiday

    31 January 2013
    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.
  • L’Encrenaz Cafe on Mont Chery

    27 January 2013
    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.
  • Les Gets - Customer experience - A brilliant week in Les Gets

    10 January 2013
    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.
  • Les Gets - A day of ski on Mont Chery in January - Ski conditions

    05 January 2013
    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.
  • Les Gets - New Year's Eve, New Year's Day and fireworks - Ski holidays

    01 January 2013
    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...
  • les Gets - Accommodation - Special deals

    13 November 2012
    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........
  • Les Gets - Snow and preparation for the ski season - Ski holidays

    07 November 2012
    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.
  • Les Gets - Snowing in Les Gets - Report about the weather conditions

    28 October 2012
    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
  • Les Gets - New 7 Seater Land Rover for Chalets1066

    27 October 2012
    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.
  • Les Gets - A Busy Autumn at Chalets Hastings

    10 October 2012
    The past few months have been exceptionally busy for us in Les Gets:
    We are having a lot of work carried out on the Hastings Chalet: Firstly, we are totally re-furbishing the staff apartment – our staff work hard for long hours – so it will be great for them to be able to return at the end of the day to a much more comfortable (and sound proofed) apartment, hopefully they will have even more energy to give our clients an excellent service.