Snowboarding in Les Gets
Snowboarding has grown massively in popularity across Europe in recent years. Les Gets and the other Portes du Soleil resorts have developed their slopes to offer some fantastic pistes and specialist areas for Snowboarder. There are now 9 Snowparks, a Superpipe and a specialist area called ‘The Stash’ offering natural jumps, rails and obstacles. The mountains around us offer every terrain imaginable – gentle wide open pistes, long steep descents and spectacular off piste routes.
For beginners, the pistes of Les Chavannes and Le Pleney offer plenty of space for learning to turn with wide pistes and gentle gradients.
Intermediates can take their first air on the friendly beginner parks in Les Gets, Morzine and Avoriaz which offer a progression of jumps, boxes and rails. There are boarder cross trails to race down and to practice your technique. Or just take your time and get some great photos!
Les Gets also has a boardcross track designed by Olympic World Champion Deborah Anthonioz and a brilliant snow park on the Mont Chery mountain area.
And finally for all those experts out there – there is the Snowpark d’Arare and the Superpipe…..for most of us, they are just fantastic places to watch in awe and take photos from a distance! Prepare to be inspired!
When the snow begins to fall in November, Les Gets is transformed into one giant playground for snow sports lovers. Skiing and Snowboarding are naturally the biggest and most popular sports in Les Gets, but there are plenty of other activities on offer including cross country skiing, telemarking, tobogganing, snowmobile rides, husky dog sledging and ski joering.
For non skiiers or guests wishing to try something different there are also plenty of activities available including ice skating, paragliding, snow shoeing and day trips to neighbouring resorts and towns including Annecy, Thonon, Evian, Chamonix and Geneva.
Les Gets is a fantastic resort for family and mixed ability groups. It is very easy to spend the day together skiing with each other using the same lifts, then choosing to take different runs down depending on your ability, to eventually all meet up again at the bottom for a vin chaud or hot chocolate in one of the many mountain restaurants.
For more advanced snowboarders we can also arrange day trips around the Portes du Soleil to take on the challenge of the PDS tour encompassing all 12 resorts (Les Gets, Morzine, Avoriaz, Chatel, Torgon, Morgins, Champoussin, Les Crosets, Champery, Abundance, Montriond and St Jean D’Aulps) dropping in and out of France and Switzerland. You can also take on the most demanding piste in the Portes du Soleil, known as ‘The Wall’. Starting high up on the mountain peak at the top of Avoriaz you have to quickly make solid turns around the hugh snow moguls on very steep terrain. Finishing at the bottom in Switzerland you can then celebrate with a Swiss hot chocolate, before trying your luck using the Swiss Tbar lift systems!
We can also take you on day trips to Chamonix (only 50 minutes away) to experience the stunning and thrilling Vallee Blanche, an unforgettable experience skiing or snowboarding down the Mer de Glace boardering between France and Italy. Normally during the daytrip you can also spend some time skiing in the other areas of the Chamonix Valley including The Grands Montets, Brevent, Flegere, Le Tour and Les Houches. We spent two years skiing in Chamonix so we know the ski area extremely well and would love to show you as much as possible in a day.
Other day trip options include skiing in The Grand Massif Ski area (only 20 minutes away) which include the resorts of Sixt, Samoens, Flaine, Morillon and Les Carroz.
We can also offer skiing day trips to the Aravis ski area (about 1 hour away) which includes the resorts of La Clusaz, Le Grand Bornand, Manigod and St Jean de Sixt.