French Ski Resort Of Les Gets Opens Early Due To Snowfall

The French ski resort of Les Gets will open this weekend (December 4-5) for skiing and snowboarding following heavy early snowfall. The area was due to officially fully open on December 18, but because of the exceptional conditions, combined with the desire to get back onto the slopes following the lift closure of last winter, the resort decided to open now.

On Saturday December 4, there will be a torchlight descent by local Les Gets ESF instructors, taking place at 5.30pm on the Boule de Gomme slope.

A day lift pass will cost €15 (flat rate for child/adult).

A number of ski lifts will be operating, including: Chavannes gondola, La Croix chairlift, Nauchets chairlift, Mouille au Roy ski lift, Ball de Gomme ski lift and the beginner’s carpet at Chavannes.

Further information can be found online.

The French ‘Pass Sanitaire’ (health pass) will be required to access the lifts. Anyone that is fully vaccinated can qualify for the Pass Sanitaire. For those that are not fully vaccinated, a negative Covid test will be required within 24 hours.

Full information on mask wearing protocol, Pass Sanitaire requirements and Covid testing in Les Gets. lesgets.com/covid-19

Travel Information From Geneva To France

The main entry airport for Les Gets is Geneva, Switzerland (around a one hour drive). Currently in Switzerland all fully vaccinated UK arrivals will need to show a negative Covid-19 test (PCR or Antigen) within 48 hours and will need to quarantine for 10 days. If transiting into France directly within a 24 hour period, the quarantine is not required.

About Les Gets

The ski resort of Les Gets is located about 1 hours’ drive from Geneva Airport in the northern French Alps. It’s linked with 12 other resorts in the Portes Du Soleil region that total 293 ski runs and 189 lifts. Les Gets-Morzine ski area has 68 ski runs and 42 ski lifts alone, with a lift capacity of over 70,000 / hour.

There’s 3 Boardercross runs and a snowpark as well as a free beginners ski area with several lifts. 77 km of trails are available for cross country skiers. In town, there’s a number of hotels ranging from 4* to 2* as well as numerous chalets and apartments. There’s a total of 40 restaurants, on and off the mountain.

Photo credit: Mark Nathan Chalets1066.

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