Now that the snow has well and truly arrived here in the Portes du Soleil (Avoriaz is opening this weekend!!) we’re starting to get really excited for this coming season. We can’t wait to get our skis on and hit the slopes in Les Gets!
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 – if you’re visiting this season, why not give it a try……
- Following a warming bowl of porridge at Chalet Virolet, we’ll head into the village (the 8 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.
- 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!
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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