What makes a perfect day in Les Gets?

We are super excited to see that the first snow fall of the season could be arriving at the end of this week! It brings us that bit closer to the season and we’re starting to look forward to some cracking days on the slopes.

Our time off during the winter is limited, so we always try to make the most of these precious days.

Here’s our guide to a perfect ski day in Les Gets:

  1. Following a warming bowl of porridge at Chalet Virolet, we’ll head into the village (the 10 minute walk warms up the legs nicely), grab our kit from Desire Sports (the proprietor Cedric will always offer a homemade Schnapps!) and hitch an early ride on the Chavannes Express.
  2. From the top of this 6 man chairlift, it’s a quick ski down into the Les Gets bowl where we’ll spend a couple of hours enjoying some beautiful, peaceful runs accessed from the Rosta, Ranfolly and Grains D’Or chairs. Our favourite piste is the ‘Melezes’ down to the Perrieres Express – a long, wide well groomed run through the trees and usually very quiet, perfect for honing your technique!
  3. Next it’s time for elevenses! So we’ll head up the Nauchets Express and down the Chevrelles piste to the Cortenaz restaurant for frites and a Coke to recharge the batteries.
  4. The next few hours will be spent skiing around the Morzine side of the mountain – taking the Telesiege des Tetes is a must as the view from the top is stunning. On this side, the blue Lievre run down towards Morzine is very pretty.
  5. Time for a late lunch! So, back over on the Les Gets side (via another favourite piste the ‘Ambresalles’), we’ll head up the Rosta chairlift for a bite to eat at the Rosset’Taz restaurant. They serve really good, fast food (burgers as big as our head :>) and the view from their terrace is gorgeous.
  6. After another few runs, we’ll ski back down to the village, drop our kit with Cedric and share a Vin Chaud with him before returning to the Chalet for a quick power nap.
  7. At Apero time, we’ll head to Barbylone or l’Apreskibar for a drink with friends (both bars often have live bands in the early evening) and of course call into Bar Bush for a quick snifter before dinner.
  8. If we’re treating ourselves, dinner will be at La Pela – a gorgeous restaurant with fantastic service and amazing steaks. Their dessert of the day is always a treat – a real work of art. Alternatively it’ll be a take away kebab from ‘412’ and home to catch up on some TV!

All topped off of course by a fantastic night’s sleep (on account of the mountain air of course – not the drinks :>)

We can’t wait!!

Jen & Craig

What happens in October?

Lots of our guests ask what it’s like here in Les Gets during the interseason. Well it’s certainly different in the village once the holidaymakers have gone home. At the end of September pretty much all of the shops in the village close up and all but a few bars and restaurants too (thankfully Bar Bush remains open for October!). So, with not much going on, October is a good time to start preparing for the coming season – odd jobs, stock checks and more interestingly menu prep. We’ll be busy scouring the recipe books for inspiration and deciding which of our previous season’s dishes to keep or replace – more to come on this in our next blog! We’ll also be starting the arduous task of selecting our wines for the season – much tasting needs to be done to ensure we select only the best for our guests :>

It’s not all work work work though – with the weather cold but sunny this week, we’ve done some fantastic walks on the mountain – our favourite being around the ridge of the Les Gets bowl – I think Fidji enjoyed it too!

Jen & Craig