About Les Gets
Les Gets, at an altitude of 1172m, is the first resort in the “Portes du Soleil”. Although it has expanded greatly in the last 10 years, les Gets retains an authentic charm, with a reasonably small village centre and is thus popular with families. It is a genuine, dual season resort with a strong winter season and a summer season driven by its mountain biking and walking trails.
Les Gets is just over an hour’s drive (70km) from Geneva International Airport, much of which is by motorway with the last 20km on more local roads. The resort is well served by private minibus transfers (easyBus, AlpyBus, etc) with fares from €15.99 each way on a shared transfer. With its ease of access, les Gets is a sought-after resort for investment, attracting the short stay as well as weekly stays.
The Property Market
The town centre has seen a remarkable amount of development in the past few years with several new luxury apartment developments, several with spa, wellness and pool facilities. Much of the apartment accommodation is, not surprisingly, focused around the village centre and close to the bases of the various lifts, giving easy access for all you need.
Chalets line both sides of the valley with a number in ski-in, ski-out positions. The south and south-east facing slopes of the Mont Chéry boast many of the larger, exclusive properties with exceptional views and a calm, private situation. The west and north-west facing slopes to the south-east of the centre are more compactly constructed but often with easy access to the Chavannes or Perrières pistes linking directly to Morzine.
In terms of pricing, the higher end often exceeds €10.000 per m², particularly for new build projects up to €11.500 per m² fuelled by the underlying investment value from the strong rental market. Equally, for second homes and longer term rentals, its proximity to Geneva and Lyon is fuelling demand with home working becoming increasingly popular.
The Portes du Soleil is one of the largest skiing areas in Europe with 600km of skiing in 2 countries, comprising 34 green, 119 blue, 101 red and 32 black pistes in total. Les Gets itself has over 100km of pisted ski runs, linking easily to the Morzine ski area and on to Avoriaz.
The resort has a children-only ski area as well as slopes aimed at beginner and intermediate level skiers, although there is plenty of off-piste options for the more experienced skiers. Overall, it’s a favourite for families with Morzine attracting the party scene and Avoriaz the more experienced skiers.
Les Gets is a genuine dual-season resort as it offers a wide variety of activities during the summer months driven by the mountain biking for which it is famous. Since its inception in the early 1990s, Les Gets has hosted some notable events including the World Championships and, with the rest of the Portes du Soleil, has 600 kms of bike tracks, both downhill and cross-country, accessible with one lift pass. Many road cyclists also come here to make the most of the multiple climbs, most notably the Col de Joux Plane from Morzine to Samoëns but also Col de la Ramaz and the Col de Joux Verte, all of which are Tour de France regulars.
Otherwise, there are numerous possibilities including hiking, rock-climbing, paragliding and white-water rafting as well as an 18 hole golf course. There is also the possibility to go swimming in the Lac des Ecoles on the Chavannes slope with its water slides, play area and volleyball pitch.
Les Gets Webcam
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