Les Gets & Morzine ski areas combined have 120 kilometres of pistes accessed by 26 chairlifts, 3 cable cars and 14 drag lifts. There are 3 green pistes, 29 blue pistes, 28 red pistes and 9 black pistes (see the piste maps).
Les Gets is a very pretty ski area; tree-lined runs in the Ranfoilly bowl and stunning panoramic views from the top of Mont Chery make this one of the best areas for cruising pistes with a backdrop.
The area as a whole is very beginner friendly with a free beginners zone in the Chavannes and the higher, blue pistes here are wide and cruisey. There's some faster, carving pistes in Ranfolly and also great little powder spots that stay fresh on Mont Chery.
If you are coming to ski Les Gets from Morzine or Les Gets itself you will probably start off in Les Chavannes, either from above having skied down from Pleney or from the Chavannes lift in the centre of Les Gets town.
Les Gets’s immediate ski area offers two lifts, the Chavannes Express and the Telecabine des Chavannes. The latter services the beginner area above the Chavannes offering the wide but not so gentle gradient of Bruyere and the Gentiane.
Many more runs are available over in the Chavannes bowl serviced by five lifts; Nauchets Express, TS Mouille au Chat, Ranfoilly Express, TS Rosta and Grains d’Or Express. There are multiple blues, reds and blacks in the bowl offering something for every level of experience and ability. All the runs converge on the lifts at the centre of the bowl making this the perfect area to spend the day, or longer, with a mixed ability group.
Mont Chery sits opposite the Chavannes side of the resort and is served by the TC du Mont Chery. From the resulting Mont Blanc view point at the top of the telecabine two chair lifts offer access to the mainly red runs dropping down the face of Mont Chery; TS de la Pointe and TS Grande Ourse. A drag lift TK de Super Chery sees very little use and for those not averse to this mode of transport is a more than acceptable way to access the top of the mountain. This aspect of Mont Chery is south facing and does, later in the season, become slushy quicker than other aspects.
TS Grande Ourse leads to the Freestyle district, basically a well featured park area with a boarder cross course adjacent. The red Lievre run leads to the TS des Planeys, an old school slatted lift but well worth the visit. This aspect of the mountain is more in the shade and will maintain the snow condition on sunny days later in the season. The black piste Bouquetin is very demanding initially as you leave the top of the Grande Ourse lift, characterised by a steep drop in and big moguls. The run eases and then gives way to a narrower but steepening section merging with the bottom of the Lievre near the foot of the Planeys lift.
TS de la Pointe decants to the Mont Chery ridge line and offers access to two black mogul runs; Chevreuil and Mouflon, leading to the Encrenaz. Both runs are north facing and maintain there condition well free from the day long affects of the sunlight experience of the opposite side of Mont Chery. For the less experienced skier the Marmottes red is a wide but initially steep run (although this section can be avoided by a narrow run on a gentler gradient) giving way to a more civilized slope near the bottom merging with the blacks right at the foot of the TS Chery Nord.
Possibly two of the best runs are the retour options back into Les Gets from the top of the telecabine; black Gazelle and red Chamois. Both are a little more dependant on conditions than the runs higher up as they loose a little temperature as a function of altitude and require sufficient snow to cross the access road on a couple of occasions. They are however both excellent runs and usually available most of the season.
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