The Portes du Soleil is the largest, internationally linked ski area in the world, featuring 13 resorts, including les Gets and Morzine, in two countries and with more than 650km of well-groomed piste. The lift systems are practical and convenient, the queues minimal and the slopes are generally uncrowded.
With stunning examples of traditional architecture and a genuine sense of local community, Les Gets combines charm and beauty, with a wide, sunny and varied ski domain that is both convenient and well organised.
In the evening enjoy a warming glass of vin chaud in one of the bars around the floodlit outdoor ice rink in the centre of the village which stays open until 10pm.
Surrounding the village square there are a number of bars and restaurants, where the atmosphere is lively yet intimate. If you wish to dance the night away there is the Igloo night club and several other late night venues.
Shops and a traditional market
Long after the day’s skiing is over the many shops in Les Gets are well worth a visit, and the prices are surprisingly reasonable! Every Thursday morning there is a traditional market where the local farmers and artisans sell their products.
Many an ardent skier will miss a session on the slopes to take the opportunity to browse the stalls where you will find a wide variety of unusual cheeses and wines as well as many beautiful examples of local crafts.
Les Gets has something for everyone! There is a health and beauty salon, two lane bowling alley and cinema. On Monday evening the ESF ski instructors provide a torch-lit descent and a free glass of vin chaud.
Les Gets is situated at 1,172m and the slopes rise to above 2000m in the ski areas of Nyon and Chamoissiere. Its geographical position in the mountain pass gives it a snow record which compares favourably with higher ski resorts.
The village lies between the two mountains of Mont Chery and Les Chavannes, and it is possible to ski down to the village on both sides of the valley throughout most of the winter season.
This period has been prolonged due to a huge investment in a system of snow cannons and the hard work of Les Gets’s piste maintenance team.
Morzine is as popular in summer as in winter and spreads along both sides of a river gorge – though with the centre emphatically on the west side, at the foot of the local slopes. These are shared with slightly higher Les Gets. Across town is a gondola forming the link with a chain of lifts leading to Avoriaz on the Portes du Soleil circuit.
The resort consists of chalet-style buildings, mostly small or mid-sized; they look cute under snow, and as that snow disappears towards spring, the village quickly takes on a spruce appearance.
Morzine is a family resort, and the village ambience tends to be fairly subdued as a result, although there are plenty of bars that get busy as the lifts close. Restaurants and bars line the streets up to the lifts to Le Pléney, where a busy one-way street runs along the foot of the slopes.
Our chalet, Chalet Tavernier is situated on the road between Morzine and Prodain, a hamlet at the base of the Prodain Express up to Avoriaz. With a Ski 2 minibus available between 1600 and 2200 each evening, its easy to enjoy the bars of either place.
Transfers around the resort and to nearby resorts
We operate our own on-demand minibus service around the resort and to nearby resorts for Ski 2 guests.
This service is free and normally operates in Les Gets between 0800 – 1000 and 1600 – 2000 and exclusively for Chalet Tavernier in Morzine between 0800 – 1000 and 1600 – 2200, although there may be odd occasions when our vehicles are out of resort on airport transfers.