What's on in Les Gets this winter
Family Friendly Skiing
Les Gets marks the entrance to the Portes du Soleil, one of the largest ski resorts in the world. The town sits furthest to the right of the piste map. The local pistes suit the beginner and intermediate skier, offering mainly easy greens and gentle blues to echo the family feel of the town.
However, for those in the know, Les Gets guards a couple of hidden gems, including the very popular Mont Chery. This stand alone mountain offers a lovely British family-run restaurant, some very wide American-style red runs and, when the conditions are right, some of the best off-piste around. Separated from the rest of the resort by a short walk across town, the mountain is often missed by the masses, making it the perfect escape for those busy weeks.
Christmas in Les Gets
You’d be hard pushed to find somewhere in the world that embraces Christmas quite as much as Les Gets. The town turns into a complete winter wonderland for the festive period. There are plenty of Christmas activities and games on offer, including ice sculpting, reindeer rides, giant board games and snowy treasure hunts. Keep your eyes open for Santa and his helpers!
La Grande Odyssee Huskey Race
In January, the biggest husky sledging race in the world comes to town. The race comprises 10 stages, and spans an incredible 900 km through the French and Swiss Alps. The second stage of the race begins right in the Les Gets town centre, and attracts quite a crowd. This truly unique experience is not to be missed.
Rock The Piste music festival
For the seventh consecutive year, the Portes du Soleil hosts the Rock The Piste festival. 5 major artists perform throughout the resort for a week in March, right on the slopes themselves. Free for spectators, the concerts are easy to find, on foot or on skis – simply follow the music.