Nestled between Samoens and Morzine, Les Gets is the western entrance to the Portes Du Soleil ski area, and one of the most easily accessed resorts the Alps has to offer. Developed slowly from its first chair lift in 1938, and devoid of high rise blocks and big tour operators, it is now a beautiful traditional alpine town, noted for being Sunday Times’ favourite family ski resort in France.
From our superb Les Gets location you can access activities and entertainment for all the family, whether you ski, snowboard or just want to relax.
Les Gets started life around 800 years ago as a farming community, and quickly developed a successful wood industry. The sawmills would spring into action as the spring meltwater pushed the water powered engine up to full speed, and even the modern name “Les Gets” stems from the words “gitte or giette” meaning “the hillside corridors used to rapidly send logs down the mountainside”. Our long standing status as a winter sports resort is proven by our being home to the first Ecole Du Ski Francais (ESF Ski School) in 1940, and heavy investment in the intervening years has resulted in our current state-of-the-art lift and piste maintenance systems. Some of the old industries are still functioning today, and you can enjoy tours of the goat farm and the Fruitiere fromagerie, with opportunities to taste their produce.