Les Gets


We place a detailed information folder in each property with details of restaurants and bars and other local businesses such as physiotherapists and beauty therapists. Before you travel you might like to know a bit more about airport transfers, chalet catering, ski rental and lessons.

SKI HIRE

For ski hire, we recommend you use shops in the village where you can leave your skis and boots to dry overnight, saving you an uncomfortable walk to and from your accommodation. We have deals with three really good shops in town and you should mention the Alpine Inspirations name when booking to receive any available discount.

Vermont, at the bottom of the Chavannes Road is excellent and is the shop we use for our friends and family when they come out.

Berthet Sport, also excellent is almost opposite the main Chavannes ski lift in the centre of town. Berthet Sport will let you store your skis and boots with them overnight so you could wander there in the morning in your comfy shoes without having to carry skis around.

Both of these shops have fantastic kit and great service and you’ll get a discount on ski/snowboard hire at these shops if you are staying with us. You can see prices and reserve kit in advance on-line if you wish (see links below).

Vermont – the best ski shop in town - reserve online and get 10% off
Berthet – right at the foot of the pistes - reserve online and get 20% off

Planet Glisse - great value and right by the lifts - reserve online for the best available deals.

Lastly there is a really friendly and good value service offered at Ski Fun Shop – great for families and large groups - if you are staying with us just walk in to get a 25% discount.

LESSONS

Ski Instruction may be booked in advance or arranged during your stay (subject to availability). It is recommended that you book well in advance if you require instruction during any of the peak holiday weeks of Christmas, New Year, February school holidays or Easter. Les Gets, and the whole of the Portes de Soleil get pretty busy during these times.

Each of the ski schools has a wide range of lessons and prices. You should think about what would benefit you best. For many of our customers a few hours here and there in a private lesson with a small company are more beneficial and affordable than a full programme of lessons through the week.

Lessons will almost always take place in the Les Gets/Morzine ski area. Access to the start of your lesson will be simple – take the red gondola from the centre of town to the mid-station and meet your instructor there. There is no need to have put your skis on, which is a relief for those on their very first day.

For a change or a treat, you can usually find an instructor to take you for a guided day or half-day – off piste, moguls, freestyle whatever suits your desires and abilities.

Do not forget the ESF – the guys in red are great with beginners and children and offer some really good value lessons and packages. For chalets that run on a Sunday changeover group lessons will usually start on a Monday and run to the Friday, leaving you with the final day to show of your new skills.

We recommend the following ski schools. Note that private instructors will get booked very quickly at peak times.

BASS

British Alpine Ski School
– they have a great reputation and track record, and lots of the Private instructors (see below) used to work for them.
Tel: 0033 (0)450 74 78 59
www.britishskischool.com
PRIVATE/SMALL SCHOOLS

Alpine Learning Curves
Tel: 04 50 55 89 21 or 06 77 04 01 45 or 06 78 83 23 20
www.alpinelearningcurves.com

Les Gets Snowsports

Tel: 06 15 10 52 11
www.skischool.co.uk

The Snow Institute

Tel:  04 50 74 98 58
www.thesnowinstitute.com

SNOWBOARDING SPECIALISTS

Pop Snowboarding
Tel: France 06 73 44 75 35 or UK 07779 556 140
www.popsnowboarding.com

Mint Snowboarding

Tel: 06 80 77 66 09
www.mintsnowboarding.com

LARGER SKI SCHOOLS

360 International
www.ecoledeski360.com

ESF

Contact us to book your group lessons, or for private lessons go direct to:
www.esf-lesgets.com

AIRPORT TRANSFERS

The nearest airport that serves Les Gets is Geneva, which is just over an hour’s drive from Les Gets (allow longer during peak periods).

Lyon and Grenoble airports are both around two and a half hours away and it is much more difficult to get transfers from these.

The nearest airport that serves Les Gets is Geneva, which is just over an hour’s drive from Les Gets (allow longer during peak periods).

We are able to offer competitive rates for airport transfers thanks to our arrangements with a few of the local transfer companies. We only use fully insured, fully licened vehicles to carry our guests.

Please contact us for further information.

We provide you with detailed directions to the property and with its precise address upon payment of the whole holiday price.

You can also arrive by train at Cluses and take a taxi or a bus up the hill to Les Gets.

Book your airport transfers now with Ski Lifts.

CATERING

All our properties are let on a self-catered basis. However, we work with a number of companies who can provide you with a bespoke catering service, whether every day or just for that special occasion.

The meals can be haute cuisine, cooked in your chalet and served to you, or ready prepared, home cooked meals that are left for you to finish. Contact them direct to discuss your requirements and the price, which can be tailored to your needs, from a one-off meal to all meals and cleaning the chalet every day.

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