FAQ

You will get an e-mail from us, two weeks before your holiday, with directions. You can also read the section Address/Directions/Parking in the chalet manual on your dashboard.

We will ask you to call us approximatley 30 minutes before you are due to arrive and will will try to have someone meet you at your chalet if it ready.

On busy days, and when the snow is deep, it may not be possible for us to meet you at the chalet at the time of your arrival, in these cases, we will give you a code  to gain access to the accommodation and will arrange to meet you as soon as possible to show you around the chalet. If you arrive late in the evening, we may decide it is best to meet you the following morning.

Les Gets is around an hour's drive, in good traffic and road conditions, from Geneva airport. From Geneva airport you can either take a transfer (which we sell) or hire a car.

You will be sent detailed directions to the chalet you have booked, around two weeks before you are due to arrive.

No problem, we can give you the code to your property  and call to see you the following morning at a pre-arranged time. 

A member of the team will meet with you at the Chalet to show you around and explain all the services and facilities available and give you advice on all aspects of what Les Gets has to offer together with special events and activities taking place during your stay.  

Yes - if come directly to Chalet Hastings ( where our office is) you can change, leave your bags with us and go out for the day. If you want to ski, you can even have your equipment delivered to Chalet Hastings and your ski passes can be ready for when you arrive. Either we can take your bags to the accommodation you have booked at the end of the day - or you can take your bags yourself.

On departure day, you need to be out by 10:00 so we can clean and prepare for the next guests, however, you can leave your bags at Chalet Hastings, spend all day on the mountains, come back at the end of the day and then start your journey home.

Not only does this give you more time on the slopes, but you also miss the worst of the traffic.

Yes - we have a number of partners for nanny or creche services, these are all shown on this page.

If you would like help with booking one, please just ask, please be aware that at peak times these services do get booked up well ahead.

Each property can normally be put on hold for 48 hours before you must pay your deposit. To put a property on hold, you follow the reservations process.

To secure your booking, you pay on line following the instructions given.

If you do not pay your deposit within the 48 hour period,  you will automatically receive an e-mail confirming it is no longer on hold.

Sometimes, we will extend the period to up to 4 days when a property can be on hold, in these cases, you will have 4 days to pay the deposit and if you don't pay within 4 days, you will not receive the automated confirming that the booking has been cancelled.

You can make the booking through our online booking system. You select the dates you want to book, our system will show you the price, you then press the button to reserve, you are asked for the minimum amount of information and your reservation is then on hold for 48 hours before you need to pay your deposit.

To pay the deposit, you can either do this when you are making the booking on line, or you can either log into your account or you can pay using the link you are sent when you initially make the reservation.

Alternatively you can call us.

When you initially make a reservation you will be sent an e-mail with a link to pay on line. You will also be sent details of how to log into your account. You can pay by any of the following:

  • paying on line when you first book.
  • logging into your account and paying.
  • clicking on the link you are sent when you make your reservation
  • ... or you can call us and make a payment over the phone.

We take Visa and MasterCard, you can also pay with AMEX by choosing the Paypal gateway.

We have two payment 'gateways' - one with PayPal and one with our bank Credit Agricole ( one of the largest banks in France). Our preferred method is Credit Agricole. If you prefer to pay with PayPal, you don't need a PayPal account and you can see the exchange rate there and then.

A deposit of 30% is payable within 2 days of the reservation being made.

 

 

If you do not pay your deposit within a defined period, our system will automatically cancel the reservation and you will get e-mail confirmation of this.

If you want to hold onto these dates, and no-one else has booked them, you can either re-enter the booking yourself or contact the office and we will do it for you.

Ski Season

Normally in the ski season, bookings are Saturday to Saturday, however, short stays or more flexible arrival and departure days are available for most properties (not all) for bookings within the following periods:

  • 12th December 2020 to 8th January 2021
  • 16th January to 13th February 2021
  • 6th to 12th March 2021
  • 27th March to end of the ski season 2121

Please note, the per night price when booking a short stay or a stay which is not Saturday to Saturday is higher than when booking Saturday to Saturday.

There are some restrictions, for example you can only book mid-week to weekend or weekend to mid-week, you can't book Friday to Monday (as this then makes it very hard to sell the two weeks - so we would have to increase prices a lot to be able to offer this option). Please also note, the minimum stay is 3 nights.

Summer

For the whole of the summer, the 7-night price is the same irrespective of arrival/departure day. If you stay for less than 7 nights, the per-night price is higher. If you stay for more than 7 nights, the price for each additional night is one-seventh of the per week price. In summer, the minimum stay we charge for is 4 nights, you can stay for less, but the minimum we charge is for 4 nights.

If you have an emergency with your property (eg. Burst pipe) we have a 24 hour emergency number you can call and we will try and resolve the issue for your as soon as possible. We live in Les Gets and we have staff the village, so are able to come out to deal with an emergency as quickly as possible.

There is a two tier cleaning system:

  • The Standard Clean - Included in the rental is a ‘basic cleaning fee’ for us to come round after you have left the chalet clean. Our cleaning team will then go through the chalet to ensure it is clean to our high standards and ready for the next guests
  • The Full End Clean - You can walk out of your chalet having done no cleaning – we then charge extra. We call this a full end clean (but we do ask you to strip the beds if you have used our linen and also take the rubbish to the bins).

What you need to do if you ask for the ‘Basic Clean’:

If you opt for the ‘basic’ cleaning, you are expected to carry out the following tasks:

  • If you have hired bed linen and towels from us, please put them in the plastic bags provided, inside your accommodation by your front door. (Please do not remove the mattress covers and pillow protectors) (Covid19 measure)
  • Empty the fridge and put in a plastig bag to throw away with every other food item in the chalet (Covid19 measure)
  • Wipe the kitchen worktops and sink
  • Load the dishwasher and set it off - we appreciate that the programme may not finish before you leave, but if it does, please put everything away.
  • Sweep or hoover the floors
  • Empty all the rubbish bins and take the rubbish bags out to the rubbish bins.
  • clear up any spillages
  • leave bathrooms reasonably clean
  • Replace everything where you found it

If you would like a full end clean and have not booked one before you come on your holiday, please contact Chalets1066, at least 3 days notice is needed before your leaving day to book this ( and this is subject to availability of staff).

Included in the rental fee is a standard clean. You need to leave the chalet in a fairly clean state, our cleaning team will then go through the chalet to ensure it is prepared to our high standards and ready for the next guests. We always spot check after the cleaners have left to ensure nothing has accidentally been missed.

Extra fee for a full end clean: If you would rather not do any cleaning at the end of your stay, we offer a full end cleaning service. Prices are shown on our reservation system and depend on the size of the chalet/apartment. Details are at: https://www.chalets1066.com/winter/guest-services/linen-and-cleaning

Covid-19 Clean - This is separate from a full end clean and has become necessary specifically to ensure the chalet/apartment is disinfected. The additional work includes: wiping surfaces with alcohol cleaner, putting all crockery through the dishwasher after the previous guests have left and also spraying the chalet/property with disinfectant using an electrostatic spray gun. A lot of extra work is involved in the Covid-19 clean, full details are at: https://www.chalets1066.com/covid19 . We have only had to introduce the Covid-19 clean due to Coronavirus and as soon as there is a solution this extra will not be necessary. We carry out this extra work at cost as we appreciate this is challenging for all. 

For some chalets, the full end clean is included, this is shown on the chalet page on our web site.

We will move your holiday to the same property/same week in 2021-22 at no additional cost.

Of course, there are conditions to this:

  • If the government authorities mandate you need to prove you do not have Covid-19 in order to travel to France/Les Gets – you must do this.
  • If the government authorities mandate the use of a tracking app, to ensure you have not been close to someone with Covid-19, you must comply with the government requirements.
  • If the government authorities demand compliance with other health regulated regulations, for example, use of a mask, then you must comply with this.

The full details can be seen in our terms and conditions which are sent automatically at the time of putting a reservation on hold.

Please note -  French law is different to UK law in this area. There is a new French law relating to Covid-19 and holiday bookings, however, this relates only to bookings up to 15th September 2020. We understand that what we are offering goes well beyond the French law for ski season 2020-21.

One of our representatives will be appointed to be the central point to co-ordinate all support needed. We will work with the local medical centre (which is excellent) to help with any treatment and isolation that is required. We will assist with managing the safe return to your home and also with the delivery of groceries and food if your party is unfortunately isolated.

At the moment (June 2020) there is a limit in the number of people allowed in each shop ( this is shown in a sign outside each shop) people are asked to wear a face mask (not mandatory) and to maintain a distance of 1m minimum. We expect these regulations will change and will update this as they do.

 

The lifts are planned for partial opening on Saturday 12th December, full opening on Saturday 19th December.

The lifts are planned to close on Sunday 11th April in the afternoon.

Spoony Cooks will offer a chef service for 2 nights minimum, with the exception of the peak weeks ( New Year, Half Term, etc). Chez Toi will offer a minimum of 5 nights.

However, with the meal delivery services you have complete flexibility, with Bon Appetit you put your meals in the freezer and use them when you want, with Direct Dining, they will deliver for just one night, they cook the meals in the morning, deliver in the afternoon and you heat up in the evening.

Of course, call us and we would be happy to help and advise.

The bread and croissants are made early in the morning, in Les Gets. We collect your order at around 07.15 from the patisserie and deliver to you with our 4 wheel drive vehicles.

We need your booking for the full week before, as the patisserie has to plan and schedule their work.

We sell you the bread and croissants at exactly the same price as you in the patisserie shop. We only charge for delivery and admin and our delivery charge is the same if there has been a one-metre dump of snow or if the roads are clear.

The savings, when booking chef service and self-catered accommodation separately, when compared with an 'all in' fully catered package can be up to 5000€ per week for a group of 4 adults and 4 children in like for like accommodation and meals of same/better standard. There are four answers to this question: 

  • Tax Savings: When an operator sells a fully catered ski holiday, VAT ( TVA in France) has to be charged at 10% on the full value of the holiday. When Self catered accommodation is offered and the operator is not selling/offering meals directly, then the VAT/TVA rate is 0%. As you are paying the chef service or meal delivery service directly and you are not paying us for this service, you only pay TVA/VAT on the means and not on the accommodation. You are therefore making a significant saving in tax.
  • You pay the Chef Directly: Our partners for meal delivery and chef services are all local companies we have built up a relationship with over many years, we know they offer good quality at good prices.
  • Detailed Price Comparisons: We have carried out detailed price comparisons with a number of companies offering catered chalet holidays. We have taken great care to ensure that the level of service we have included is at least the same as the catered chalet offer. For a group of 8 people, 4 adults and 4 children, we have found savings as much as 5000 € for a week. Of course, the savings are different for each week of the season and are also dependant on which company the comparison is being made with.
  • Proven experience: Last ski season, we managed 4 properties which we sold as self-catered. These same properties are being offered this year by a different company fully catered. We have carried out a price comparison week by week for the ski season and have added on chef service and cleaning services onto the prices we were offering the same properties last ski season. For these properties, from the analysis we have carried out, the savings are 500 to 2500 euros per week for 8 people. Additionally, we believe that the chef service we were using in our price analysis would deliver a higher quality meal than the meals that the fully catered chalet company are offering for the 2020-21 ski season, hence we believe that our calculations are conservative.

For more details of the benefits of booking with Chalets 1066 and separate chef or services.

For more details of Catering services.

Please note: for compliance with the French tax regulations so that VAT (TVA in France) does not need to be charged on the full price of the holiday, we cannot provide ourselves (unless otherwise stated): a full breakfast service, regular/mid-week cleaning or chef service. It is for this reason that these services are provided by others.

We have run our business for over 12 years, we live in Les Gets, we have built up good relationships with many local businesses, we have tried all their food and we only recommend those we know to offer excellent quality at a good price.

The Frozen gourmet meals are made in a small village around 20 minutes drive from Les Gets by Martin Clare who previously worked as a Chef The Savoy in London and who also was the Chef for the wedding of Alex Polizzi, known as The Hotel Inspector on UK television. She gave him an excellent review. 

The Chef cooked meals are made in the morning, delivered late morning/afternoon ready for you to warm up.

The quality of both is good.

All the Chef services we recommend are good, some you can book for just 1 or 2 nights, some you can only book for the whole week. The summary is:

Chez Toi:

Minimum Booking: 5 nights

Prices from: €42 per adult per day, €32 per day per child ( for breakfast and 2-course evening meal, wine included at the lowest price)

Minimum meals: breakfast and evening meal

Minimum number of guests: 6

What do people normally book: Breakfast, afternoon tea with cakes and three-course evening meal with wine from €52  per day per adult and €32 per child

Spooky Cooks:

Minimum booking: 2 nights, apart from Xmas, New Year and UK Half Term week

Prices from: £40 per adult per day, £20 per child ( for a 2-course evening meal with wine)

Minimum meals: evening meal only.

Minimum number of guests: 8

Chefs Cellar

Minimum booking: 6 nights

Minimum price: €40 per adult ( breakfast, afternoon tea and cakes, 3-course evening meal with wine). Children’s prices on request.

Minimum meals: breakfast, afternoon tea and cakes, evening meal

Minimum guests: 8

What do people normally book: breakfast, afternoon tea and cakes, 4 course evening meal with wine - €50 per adult per day

There are two ways you can hire ski equipment:

You can go to one of the shops in the village, we have agreements for our clients to have discount with the ski shop Berthet Sports.

Alternately, you can have ski equipment fitted/delivered to your chalet, this can be arranged for a time suitable for you.

Duvets and pillows are provided.

There is an additional charge for a full linen pack, this includes: sheets and duvet covers, pillow cases, bath and hand towels, bath mat and tea towels. We include bed making in the price for the linen pack.

Where there is a fire, the firewood is provided (with the exception of the appartment Wessex). Please not that we do not provide kindling or firelighters. You can buy this at the garage in Les Gets and in all supermarkets.

Hairdryers are usually provided in all properties.

Every property has a supply of rinse aid and salt, washing up liquid, general cleaner, toilet cleaner.  We also provide you with a few dish washer tablets, two toilet rolls and a cloth to get you started.  No food items are supplied at all.

Almost all chalets include Fondue and Raclette sets. Please do take great care to ensure you clean them properly after using them. There are also shops in the village that will rent these out and provide the cheese and meats especially.

Yes, we can organise the very best ski school, private instructors and area guides.  Les Gets is home to a wide range of mountain sports including downhill skiing and snowboarding, cross country skiing, ski paragliding, mountain biking and on-road cycling...and many other incredible activities.  We know the very best people to help you experience all of the activities on offer. You pay the instructors directly, this gives you the best value.

We can arrange airport transfers, we sub-contract to a company we have a good partnership with, we train all their drivers in the exact location of each property, they also have mainly 4 wheel drive vehicles, so you can be assured of getting to your chalet. Details of airport transfers are on this page. Once you have booked your accommodation with us, you will then have the option of adding on airport transfers.

If you would like taxi's while on your holiday, contact us and we will arrange this, however, do book at least a day in advance, as these services do get busy at peak times.

Check in is 16:00 hrs unless the chalet is ready before and check out is before 10:00 hrs.

If you want to arrive early on your arrival day and/or leave later on your departure day, you can come to Chalet Hastings, where we have our office, leave your bags with us and go out for the day.

Many customers have their ski equipment delivered to Chalet Hastings and also their ski passes, this way you can arrive early and go straight out skiing/enjoying the village and return later in the day and then go straight to your accommodation when it is ready.

Please note, if you do not have your own transport,  you need to arrange the transfer of your bags in advance with Ski Transfers.