Discover Les Gets in Winter - Charming village for ski holidays
Winter in Les Gets is a magical experience. The village is an authentic Savoyard mountain paradise, with a genuine charm and history that goes back to the 11th century. The locals take great pride in their beautiful home, and are eager to retain its unique character. Most Chalets are within a few minutes of the piste and lifts.
A magical atmosphere in the village
The cosy atmosphere is enhanced by gorgeous, sparkling Christmas lights and decorations that adorn the entire village. Even Santa Claus has chosen Les Gets as his second home, and his grotto is well worth a visit.
The village square is a meeting place for locals and visitors alike, and the delicious aroma of mulled wine fills the air. Hot chocolate in steaming cauldrons and a magical merry-go-round, lovingly restored and dating back to the 1800s, sets the scene.
The ice rink glistens and beckons to the brave to strap on a pair of skates. The street lights sparkle and twinkle as the sun sets, and the snow sets the perfect backdrop to a winter wonderland.
In summary, Les Gets is also:
- A Wellness center, Les Sources du Chery, for a relaxing moment at the end of the day after the pistes closure, in the various pools, saunas, hammam and hot tubs or during a massage.
- Of course, there are ski rental and ski equipment shops, but there are also many other shops, including a chocolate shop, photographer, souvenir shop, banks and an optician. There is also Caroline's Farm a little further up the hill from the Hastings chalets which sells local cheeses as well as honey and homemade jams.
- The ice rink in the centre of the village is very popular in the early evening.
- The many events during the winter: the first of the season being Father Christmas and his elves. There are regular shows and ski and freestyle competitions. In season the Portes du Soleil music festival is held. Les Gets also has a unique museum of mechanical musical instruments.
A stone’s throw from the bustle of the village, the gondolas and chairlifts await the skiers and boarders. The piste-bashers have worked through the night to groom the slopes to perfection, and the ski patrol has ensured that all the pistes are safe.
This is winter in Les Gets, and we look forward to welcoming you.