Our time off during the winter is limited, so we always try to make the most of these precious days.
So here’s our guide to a perfect ski day in Les Gets!
- 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.
- 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 Ranfolly Express and down the Gentiane piste to ‘La Cabushe’ for frites and a Coke to recharge the batteries.
- The next few hours will be spent skiing around the Morzine side of the mountain (accessed by the Choucas blue or Chevrelles red piste into the ‘Troncs bowl’). 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 Les Durs a Cuire– a gorgeous restaurant with fantastic service and amazing steaks. Alternatively it’ll be a take away pizza from Pizzalino 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 :>)