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 – LGS 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@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone +33450758003
The Snow Institute – TSI 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@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 emailing email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone +447973176399
Torico Performance Skiing – Torico is a family run British Ski School offering Independent private and group ski instruction in Les Gets with fully qualified British Instructors. Tim and Lisa are both British offering english speaking lessons. Book early by emailing email@example.com or by phone +33611454760
Supreme Ski – Skiing and snowboarding with Supreme Ski School in Les Gets will be a memorable experience, with their vast experience enabling them to delivery a fantastic service to all levels of skier and snowboarder. Book early by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone +442037441655
BillSki – Billy set up BillSki in 2009 and established his own ski school in the Portes du Soleil. His lives in Morzine and his small independent ski school aims to provide the highest quality ski and snowboard instruction with individually tailored lessons. Over the years they’ve grown to a team of three instructors, and they’re all just as passionate about sharing their love for the mountains with all their clients. They deliver a technically high standard of lesson in a fun, supportive and safe learning environment. Book early by emailing email@example.com or by phone +447793200296
The Les Gets Ski Area
Is an excellent resort for groups, families or couples looking to ski together. The ski area is particularly good for beginners and intermediates, but still offers challenging runs for stronger skiers, with direct access to steeper, longer runs in Avoriaz, including the famous “Swiss Wall”.
The village of Les Gets sits in the heart of the ski area with the popular Chavannes Bowl on one side with its direct links to Morzine and the Portes du Soleil ski area. On the other side of the valley sits the Mont Chery area, offering quieter slopes, lots of off pistes skiing and fantastic views of Mont Blanc.
The Chavannes Bowl – The most popular area for the ski schools and beginner skiers. It offers separate beginner only areas with wide green, blue and red runs. There are also some fantastic black slopes which moguls and more technical descents. From the top of the Perriers Express lift (located right next to our Chalets) you have direct access the rest of the ski area including Chamossiere, Nyon, Ranfolly, Rosta, Morzine and beyond. There are several tree lined runs which can be a real delight on powder days.
Mont-Cheri – The other side of the village is the Mont Cheri bubble lift. The ski area is brilliant for more advanced skiers and anyone wanting a more challenging day. The southern slopes offer wide red and blue runs and some great restaurants for that essential vin chaud or hot chocolate. There is also an amazing area for off piste skiing between the trees. You can even ski down through secret paths going all the way back to the village centre. On the north face there is a steep red and a challenging black run leading down to the Col d’Encrenaz and several small mountain restaurants at the bottom.
- 48 ski lifts
- 66 marked pistes/runs
- 8 Black Runs
- 27 Red Runs
- 20 Blue Runs
- 5 Green Runs
- 120 km pistes
- Bordercross Track
- Excellent snowmaking equipment
- A big selection of mountain restaurants, bars and snack cafes
The Portes du Soleil ski area is one of the biggest winter ski areas in the world, with 12 linked resorts on either side of the French-Swiss border. In the heart of the French and Swiss Alps, the ski area is located between Lake Geneva and Mont Blanc, and offers exceptionally good snowfall from mid-November to the end of April, with an average of 8m of snowfall every year.
The Portes du Soleil offers 400 km² of skiing and 286 pistes: 32 black, 101 red, 119 blue and 34 green. It also has 196 ski lifts and 30 snowparks/ bordercross/ ski-cross… Abondance, Avoriaz 1800, Champéry, Châtel, La Chapelle d’Abondance, Les Gets, Montriond, Morgins, Morzine-Avoriaz, St Jean d’Aulps, Torgon, Val-d’Illiez Les Crosets Champoussin.
The Portes du Soleil offers visitors a unique ski experience that we call “the ski safari”: just click into your bindings at our chalets 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
- 196 ski lifts
- 286 marked pistes/runs
- 32 Black Runs
- 101 Red Runs
- 119 Blue Runs
- 34 Green Runs
- 650km pistes
- 9 Snowparks
- 694 snow cannons guaranteeing snow all season
- 89 Mountain restaurants