Non skiers in Les Gets – health spa & restaurants, Racquet walking, nature trails, bridge, musical events, cultural tours or pure personal indulgence – lots on offer. Les Gets is a pampering resort, a fabulous health spa offering a wide range of treatments is 20m from Chalet Perdu – try a full body exfoliation followed by a grapefruit oil massage or visit the Clarins beauty centre – facials, massage and manicures. Its easy to spend a restful week, beautiful coffee shops, handmade chocolates, fashion boutiques, interiors shops, a childrens bon-bon shop, a children’s hat shop and lots of handmade wooden toys. Les Gets has easy access to the mountain restaurants for non skiers via the little red telecabins at the Chavannes Slope (100m from Chalet Perdu) …a connecting bus operates between Les Gets & Morzine if you wish to join skiing friends on the Morzine side for coffee or lunch. A perfect location for grandparents, mums & dads and children.
Fun in Chalet Perdu
Each week the chalet staff will have a list of the activities and events on offer in the village plus their own surprises perhaps cocktails & charades, mulled wine, whiskey & icicles on the balcony Maybe a snowshoe nature outing led by a French Govt guide – for children too! Snow ball fights in the garden, snow rugby and of course Maciej and Agata will be able to keep you up to speed with Les Gets very late night après ski culture or perhaps you will just drift to sleep after dinner and good company and sleep blissfully.
There are lots of ski wear shops , fashion boutiques and fabulous interiors shops- it is hard to resist and take advantage of the ‘pour un cadeaux?’ giftwrapping service that is available in most shops. Les Gets promotes a car free resort policy, shopping is a joy in a spectacular alpine village where the alpine romantic experience is king. The village is a pedestrian area in the afternoon. Local speciality food shops are superb and the patisseries and chocolate shops are indulgent.
A selection of bars, restaurants and clubs to suit everyone, ice hockey matches, a cinema, ten pin bowling, go to bed early or stay out to 6am, just respect the sleeping fellow guests!
I’VE CHOSEN MY FAVOURITE MOUNTAIN RESTAURANTS FOR YOU TO TRY WHILE ON THE MOUNTAINS:
LES GETS, CHAVANNES
La Rosset’taz – la Rosta
Overlooking the national park, enjoy the dish of the day, a la carte or snacks. Unfortunately there is no pre booking so try to arrive shortly after midday. Find a table then order at the counter. Portions are generous and the food is delicious, lots of different vegetables accompany the main course…..beetroot mousse, carrots with cumin…pizzas and sandwiches too. From the top of the Chavannes lift, ski Violette (blue), take TS Rosta and ski Reine des Pres (blue). La Rosset’tag is just a minute from the chairlift on the right.
My children call this the ‘multi crumble stop’. The favourite is apple, grape & strawberry crumble. This is an excellent early morning coffee & cake stop – lots of sun chairs and super for lunch. Essential to book for lunch. From the top of the Chavannes lift, keep left and ski down the Chavannes, watch out for the signpost to Morzine. Cut across under the drag lift and ski Bruyere (blue) to TS des Folliets. Le Vaffieu is at the top of the lift. Call: 0033 450790943
A tiny secluded restaurant with a good sun terrace and excellent views. Everything is cooked on a wood-burning stove. The croque monsieur is the best on the mountain and comes with a good salad. Other main dishes are best shared between two and accompanied by a simple salad. From the top of the Chavannes lift ski Belle Mouille (red) or use the drag to ski Choucas (blue), take TS des Troncs and ski 100m down parallel with the lift to access Chez Nanon. Booking essential – Call: 0033 450 792115
Pointe de Nyon
A large restaurant and probably the most expensive on the mountain – scallops in filo was an excellent choice. There is a good choice for children too. From the top of Chavannes ski Belle Mouille (red) or Choucas (blue), take TS des Troncs and ski blue to TS de la Pointe – the restaurant is just at the lift. Essential to book – 0033 450791174
L Atray des Neiges
Right at the Atray chairlift on the Pleney slopes, a beautiful little Savoyarde restaurant, outside tables and few tables indoors, some speciality dishes must be ordered 24 hours in advance. Essential to book – Call: 0033 679825908
MOUNTAIN RESTAURANTS, MONT CHERY SIDE OF LES GETS:
Situated at the top of the Mont Chery cable car, le Belvedere has a large self service restaurant and a cosy fireside a la carte restaurant. This is a good meeting place for skiers and non skiers. The menu is traditional Savoyarde. Call: 0033 450 798152
Take the TS de la Pointe from the top of the cable car. Ski Marmottes (red) or Chevreull (black). The restaurant is 50m before the end of the run on the right. Excellent value and really good food.
Recently opened by an English family, the Grand Ourse offers a Cornish twist on alpine favourites and the hot chocolate is the best in Les Gets. Lots of English home cooking. The restaurant lies at the top of TS Grand Ourse.
AVORIAZ – I’VE CHOSEN A FEW SPECIAL LUNCH STOPS WAY FROM THE HUSTLE BUSTLE OF AVORIAZ:
Le Vieux Chalet
From the top of Ardent cable car, take TS Chaux Fleurie, ski Les Voraches (red) to the village of Plaine Dranse. Step through a tiny door to lots of atmosphere, an open fire and a typical Savoyarde menu, a fabulous dreamy experience. Booking recommended – Call: 0033 450 733877
Atmosphere, wood burning stove and stone topped tables. From the top of ardent cable car, take Ts Chaux Fleurie and ski Les Voraches (red) to Plaine Dranze. Take Ts de la Chaux des Rosees, ski Les Blatins (blue) to Ts des Combes, ski Le Linga (red) – La Ferme is half way down on the left
Owned by a Sardinian and situated in the village of Les Lindarets, La Terrasse has a wonderful sunny aspect and great views. Call: 0033 450 741617. Les Lindarets is a 3minute ski from the top of the Ardent cable car. Ski Parchets (blue) and the village is on the right. La Terrasse is on the left as you ski through the village.