6 November 2023

Top Five Authentic Experiences in Les Gets This Winter

Discover the enchantment of a traditional Alpine winter in Les Gets. From the exhilarating new 4 Season Sledge to the magical Alta Lumina night walk, the vibrant Red Ski Show, the charming Santa's Village, and the heartwarming Charity Torchlight Descent. Embrace authentic experiences and become part of the mountain story with Chalets1066.

Nestled in the heart of the Portes du Soleil, Les Gets exudes an Alpine charm that feels like a journey back to the roots of mountain life. With winter around the corner, we at Chalets1066 are thrilled to present a guide to the top five authentic experiences that will make your stay in Les Gets not just a holiday, but a cultural immersion. Our little village is big on tradition, heart, and genuine thrills. Let’s embark on a delightful exploration of winter wonders!

1. The New 4 Season Sledge at Les Perrières 

Prepare to embrace the frosty breath of winter with a twist at the Perrières car park where the four-season alpine coaster awaits your adventurous spirit. The 4 Season Sledge isn’t your typical winter thrill. This alpine coaster on rails promises an adrenaline rush irrespective of snowfall. Board the sled and let the ascent tease the excitement before you swoop down the mountain, the wind nipping at your cheeks and the snowy vista a blur of white. The sledge runs from 11:00 to 12:30 and again from 1:30 am to 7 pm, starting the first weekend of December. It’s an exhilarating, family-friendly adventure that showcases our modern embrace of the Alpine experience.

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2. The Enchanted Journey of Alta Lumina

As nightfall descends upon the forest, Alta Lumina beckons with its luminescent trail—an enchanted night walk straight out of a childhood fantasy. Partake in the tale of a wandering music-maker's airborne journey, an adventure that transcends the mountains through an exquisite play of light, sound, and interactive storytelling. European resorts have seen nothing like it before; the journey is a celebration, a dance of technology and nature's untouched beauty, creating a tapestry of unforgettable moments. Wrapped in the embrace of Les Gets, Alta Lumina is a night-time marvel not to be missed.

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3. The Dazzling Red Ski Show

The Red Ski Show is a testament to our love for winter sports and mountain culture. Once a week during the February school holidays, the ESF ski instructors and resort staff put on a spectacular show that’s equal parts performance art and athletic showcase. This vibrant exhibition features a sound and light show, ski demonstrations, the essential work of piste-grooming, and rescue operations, all capped off with a torchlight descent and a resplendent fireworks display. Make sure to mark the following Mondays on your calendar: 12th, 19th, 26th February, and 4th March 2024. It’s a celebration of the ski culture that thrives in the veins of Les Gets.

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4. The Magic of Santa's Village

As the year winds down, the enchantment of the season takes over Les Gets. Santa Claus, a treasured guest, takes up residence in his village at the center of town. Immerse yourself in a weekend filled with magic: storytelling tours, elf workshops, performances, and the pinnacle of Christmas Eve—a visit from Santa himself. It's a heartwarming experience that brings families together, sparks the imagination in children, and creates memories that last beyond the festive season.

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5. The Charity Torchlight Descent

The warmth of giving glows brightest in the cool mountain air with our Charity Torchlight Descent. Purchase a torch for €7, and contribute to a worthy cause while partaking in a night-time descent that’s both communal and heart-lifting. Skiers must be of level 2 star minimum to participate, but non-skiers can join at the foot of the slopes to light up the night in solidarity. The dates to keep in mind are the 14th, 21st, and 28th of February, and the 6th of March at 18:15. It’s a descent with a difference, where every flicker of flame represents the warmth of human kindness.

In Les Gets, we are custodians of Alpine tradition, and with Chalets1066, you’re not just visiting; you’re becoming a part of our winter story. Authentic experiences await, whether you're seeking thrills, enchantment, or the warmth of community, Les Gets invites you to a winter where every moment is filled with the true spirit of the mountains.

Welcome to Les Gets, where the charm of the Alps is alive and waiting for you.

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