Les Gets was the birth place of the French Ski Schools and now offers a fantastic choice of French, English or Dutch speaking ski schools for private or group lessons. The best instructors get booked up a long way in advance so it is worth while booking your lessons as soon as you have booked your accommodation and flights. You will need to know your current ski/snowboard level i.e. beginner, confident on blue runs / red runs / black runs.
Private lessons offer tailored personal tuition and you tend to advance much quicker. Private lessons are normally available for up to 6 people so if you have friends or family traveling with you of the same level this can be a good cost effective option.
Group lessons are more affordable as the size of the group can be up to 8 people and they offer a very sociable approach to learning to ski.
Les Gets Ski Schools:
Les Gets Snowsports – Are a small team of dedicated British instructors who are qualified to the highest level and have many years of experience teaching in ski schools across the Alps. If you want to learn how to ski, or you’re already an expert, they’ll tailor your tuition to your needs. They are highly regarded with great repeat bookings. They are also very good teaching children from as young as 3 to 4 years old. Book early by emailing [email protected] or by phone +33615105211
Ecole du Ski Francais – ESF Les Gets have over 140 ski instructors who invite you and your families to share the pleasures of the mountain and discover the joys of winter sports. With their expertise and dedication in the art of teaching people to ski or snowboard, their team are ready to ensure you have the best holiday and the best experience on the mountains. Book early by Emailing: [email protected] or by phone +33450758003
The Snow Institute – The Snow Institute is a well established British Ski School based in Morzine, Les Gets and Avoriaz.
TSI is going into its tenth season in resort this year, this means that we have got a wealth of experience and knowledge of the area to help you make the most out of your time spent with your TSI instructor and your holiday. They specialise in delivering high quality bespoke products to cater for each individuals needs and goals, so that you can get the most out of your time spent on skis. Book early by emailing [email protected] or by phone: +33450749858 (December to May) / +441494813725 (June to November).
360 International – 360 is more than just a ski-school. They have a dynamic, friendly team that offers you a new skiing/boarding experience. They are all fully qualified instructors with years of teaching experience, who regularly take top-up courses in alpine and nordic skiing. They offer structured lessons at exceptional prices, which are tailored to meet individual needs. They believe our clients learn faster in smaller groups so they try to keep the numbers down when possible. Their aim is to pass on their passion for skiing/boarding to you. Book early by Emailing: [email protected] or by phone +33450798031
Mint Snowboard School – Mint Snowboard School provides top level snowboard instruction & coaching in the Portes du Soleil resorts of Morzine, Avoriaz, Les Gets & Chatel. Our young, enthusiastic team of snowboard instructors are qualified to the highest level within snowboarding (via British BASI & equivalent). Mint’s instructors offer easy to understand techniques and fun focused snowboard coaching for all levels, from beginner to pro! Book early by Email: [email protected] or by phone +33450841388
Switch Snowsports – They will show you how to take control of your equipment, the slopes and most importantly your fears, in order to get you confidently cruising around and enjoying the mountains. Book early by emailing: [email protected] or by phone +447973176399
Alpine Learning Curves – Our ski school is based in Les Gets and offers lessons to all levels, either privately arranged or in small groups, you choose! Our skiing, snowboarding and telemark instructors are all British, so we all speak English as our first language. All are BASI qualified (British Association of Snowsports Instructors) to the highest level and have full French Equivalence. Book early by Email: [email protected] or by phone +33450558921
British Alpine Ski & Snowboard School – Offer small group lessons of 6 maximum to make sure you get the individual attention you need. Courses for every level from absolute beginner to professional training programs for ski instructors. English language only lessons to help you achieve your goals. Our lessons run to no fixed script, each course is delivered with your input to meet your needs. Alternate day lessons for advanced skiers to give you time to practise and consolidate between sessions. Consecutive day lessons for learner skiers to provide more consistent support. It’s all in the mind, as well as showing you what to do our teachers use state of the art techniques to help you break down the psychological barriers to flowing, confident performance. Book early by Email: [email protected] or by phone +448717801500
The Les Gets Ski Area:
An excellent location for a family skiing holiday and particularly good for beginers and intermediates, but still offers challenging runs for stronger skiers including easy access to Avoriaz and “The Wall”.
Les Gets is made up of the popular Chavannes Bowl and the quieter Mont-Cheri ski area.
The Chavannes Bowl – The main objective for most skiers, it is filled with blues, reds and some blacks off a number of high capacity lifts. From the top of the Perriers Express lift (located right next to our Chalets) tree lined runs can be a delight on powder days. From here you access the rest of the via Chamossiere, Nyon, Morzine and beyond.
Mont-Cheri – The other side of the village is the Mont Cheri bubble lift. The ski area is brilliant for more advanced skiiers and anyone wanting a more challenging day. The southern slopes are wide open red and blues, where there are often ski races races and training going on. There is also an amazing area for off piste skiing through trees and down through a wide open area known as ‘the locals secret spot’. On the north face there is a good red and a great wide, bumpy black pitch leading to the Col d’Ancrenaz. Out of high season and in good snow Mont Cheri can be an unpisted playground.
- 48 ski lifts
- 66 marked pistes/runs
- 8 Black Runs
- 27 Red Runs
- 20 Blue Runs
- 5 Green Runs
- 120km pistes
- Excellent snowmaking equipment
- A big selection of mountain restaurants, bars and snack cafes
The Full Portes du Soleil Ski Area:
The Portes du Soleil has been one of the biggest players in world skiing for the last 40 years, with 12 linked resorts either side of the French-Swiss border just an hour from Geneva: Abondance, Avoriaz, Châtel, La Chapelle d’Abondance, Les Gets, Montriond, Morzine-Avoriaz, St Jean d’Aulps, Champéry, Morgins, Torgon, Val-d’Illiez – Les Crosets – Champoussin.
This genuine Natural Powder Reserve at the heart of the Alps offers skiers unspoilt surroundings, mountain lifts that keep a low profile amid snowbound forests, pistes that wind their way through snow meadows, spruces and mountain chalets that have stood the test of time.
The ski area enjoys exceptionally good snowfall from mid-November to the end of April, with an average of 8m of powder every year.
The Portes du Soleil offers visitors a unique ski experience that we call “ski safari”: just click into your bindings at your chalet and go exploring from resort to resort, valley to valley – and even from country to country…
- Skiable links between 12 resorts in France and Switzerland
- 201 ski lifts
- 280 marked pistes/runs
- 26 Black Runs
- 105 Red Runs
- 112 Blue Runs
- 37 Green Runs
- 650km pistes
- 9 Snowparks
- 694 snow cannons guaranteeing snow all season
- 89 Slopeside restaurants