Les Gets & Morzine ski areas combined have 120 kilometres of pistes accessed by 26 chairlifts, 3 cable cars and 14 drag lifts. There are 3 green pistes, 29 blue pistes, 28 red pistes and 9 black pistes.
Les Gets is a very pretty ski area; tree-lined runs in the Ranfoilly bowl and stunning panoramic views from the top of Mont Chery make this one of the best areas for cruising pistes with a backdrop (see the piste maps).
The area as a whole is very beginner friendly with a free beginners zone in the Chavannes and the higher, blue pistes here are wide and cruisey. There's some faster, carving pistes in Ranfolly and also great little powder spots that stay fresh on Mont Chery.
If you are coming to ski Les Gets from Morzine or Les Gets itself you will probably start off in Les Chavannes, either from above having skied down from Pleney or from the Chavannes lift in the centre of Les Gets town.
Intermediate & Advanced
Les Gets’s immediate ski area offers two lifts, the Chavannes Express and the Telecabine des Chavannes. The latter services the beginner area above the Chavannes offering the wide but not so gentle gradient of Bruyere and the Gentiane.
Many more runs are available over in the Chavannes bowl serviced by five lifts; Nauchets Express, TS Mouille au Chat, Ranfoilly Express, TS Rosta and Grains d’Or Express. There are multiple blues, reds and blacks in the bowl offering something for every level of experience and ability. All the runs converge on the lifts at the centre of the bowl making this the perfect area to spend the day, or longer, with a mixed ability group.
Les Gets/Mont Chery is a little visited freestanding mountain opposite the Chavannes side of the resort served by the imaginatively titled TC du Mont Chery. From the Mont Blanc viewpoint at the top of the telecabine two chairlifts offer access to the mainly red runs dropping down the face of Mont Chery; TS de la Pointe and TS Grande Ourse. A drag lift TK de Super Chery sees very little use and for those not averse to this mode of transport is a more than acceptable way to access the top of the mountain. This aspect of Mont Chery is south facing and does, later in the season, become slushy quicker than other aspects.
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