Les Gets - About the season so far - Forecast

To date, the season has been exceptionally busy, after a hard few weeks preparing the accommodation, and the usual series of last minute problems - burst pipes, workmen who in the summer would comp...

Les Gets - Excellent Piste conditions - View of a customer

This morning, I sat next to someone on the plane from Geneva to Gatwick, returning from a three day skiing break... He has skied in Chamonix, Flaine and Les Gets/Morzine. His view was that the sk...

Les Gets - Excellente conditions des pistes - Avis d'un skieur

Ce matin, je me suis assis à côté de quelqu'un dans l'avion allant de Genève à Gatwick, au retour d'un séjour de trois jours au ski... Il a skié à Chamonix, Flane et Les Gets/Morzine. Selon lui, ...

Les Gets - Snow report - Better snow conditions in Les Gets

A couple of weeks ago we had some clients who came to stay with us, after being in Verbier. They said that the piste conditions in Les Gets were much better than in Verbier - where they said it was...

Les Gets - Events held in March and April every year

March and early April will be a fantastic time to come to Les Gets, the French Boardercross and Skiing equivalent championships are being held in Les Gets, also in early April, there is a week of f...

Les Gets - Slopes are excellent despite report

Ben has been skiing every day in and around Les Gets and he reports that the pistes are excellent. Whilst there has not been mu snowfall recently, Les Gets is very well served with snow-making equi...

Les Gets - Half Term - Snowing - Excellent piste conditions

Half term has started - one of the busiest weeks of the year in Les Gets - and we had snow! The trees look beautiful and the roofs are covered in snow. After weeks of the piste bashers doing an ou...

Les Gets - Non-stop snowing for 17 hours - Snow conditions

....after only occasional snow, it has not been snowing nonstop for 17 hours, there were even two roads blocked locally (and they know how do deal with snow in the Alps!). The temperature is curren...

Les Gets - Picture of Mont Chery after the snow

Beautiful picture of Mont Chery mountain taken from Les Chavannes side after the snowfall. Taken from the balcony of Edith in Chalet Hastings.

Les Gets - New Ski lift at Chamossière - Trial

Yesterday and today we tried the new ski lift at Chamossière... The good news is that this is very fast - one of the fastest lifts we have experienced - and from the top of Chamossière you can ski...

Les Gets - Afternoon ski - Vin chaud at the La Fys Lift

Many people say the best skiing is first thing in the morning before the droves get out... but for me yesterday the best was after 3.30 until the lifts closed. Suddenly a brightish day brightened ...

Les Gets - Clients report that Les Gets slopes are excellent

Our clients, who have skied at different resorts in the French Alps - some very high, are continuing to report that the pistes in Les Gets are amongst the best in the Alps.

Les Gets - Excellent snow on the slopes - Race training

Ben is doing training in the Giant Slolom at the moment, he was on the BASI slalom course yesterday, on the Les Gets pistes and said they were perfect. In the village the weather was not great at a...

Les Gets - 70cm more snow in the village - Nice conditions

The snow is absolutely amazing at the moment, and a further 70cm of snow is forecast for Les Gets over the next three days. Whilst this is excellent for skiing, and bodes well for the rest of the ...

Les Gets - Critérium du Dauphiné in Les Gets

Yesterday we saw a stage of the Criterium du Dauphine in Les Gets, Bradley Wiggins was in the centre and was clearly in the lead. The event was quite low key compared with the TdF and other events ...

Les Gets - Getting ready for the summer season - Holidays

Our Chalet manager, Alex, arrived mid-last week and we spent a few days starting work, once the snow has melted, gardens in the Alps seem to grow at about three times the rate of English gardens an...

Les Gets - Summer Pass Portes du Soleil route - Our experience

Next weekend is the Passportes du Soleil – this is a brilliant event, the route covers 80km and 14 lifts, there is around 1000m climbing.

Les Gets - Information travelling by car from the UK to Les Gets

We have just found a couple of excellent websites for planning your car journey from the UK to Les Gets.

Les Gets - White water rafting - Pictures

These are pictures taken earlier this week when our Chalet Manager, Alex, went whitewater rafting with our friends at Frogsrafting - you can see they all had a great time - they were on the Giffre ...

Les Gets - Avoriaz in the London Press - Basecamp Festival

Two events were highlighted in the London Metro on Friday, the Basecamp Festival, April 2-6th 2012, this will be a massive music and snow sport festival. More details are at: http://www.bassca...

Les Gets - Some news about Les Gets and building work

Ben and Morven have just returned from Les Gets, to the UK, they have been having 3 hours of French lessons each day, with Lost in Translation and working on Hastings and other Chalets in the rest ...

Les Gets - Ski pass prices unchanged for ski season

Prices for ski passes are the same for this ski season, a family of at least 4 qualified for a 10% discount. Prices for 6 days are: Les Gets Morzine - Adult - €156 Les Gets Morzine - Child - €1...

Les Gets - Christmas program announced - Ski holidays

The details program for Christmas in Les Gets has just been announced, every day you can visit him in his Grotto (apart from Christmas Eve - when you can see him leaving his grotto to deliver prese...

Les Gets - Snow forecast - Good start to the season

Temperatures of below zero as from 25th November are forecast and almost a foot of snow, due to fall over three days. This looks like a good start to the season and should form a good base for the ...

Les Gets - Snow Forecast - Weather conditions

The last snow forecast seems to have not quite got the dates right - however, snow is forecast starting around the 1st or 2nd December, the long term forecasts for the Alps are upbeat for a good se...

Les Gets - Snow & preparation for the season - Ski holidays

This was taken from the web cam in Les Gets today - the Grains d'Or web cam - at 16.30hrs. We clearly have snow in Les Gets!

Les Gets - Ski lifts open this weekend - Ski holidays

The car park at Chalet Hastings is now around 30cm deep - and Les Gets are opening the ski lifts this weekend. The charge is only €10 for the day, the following lifts will be open:

Les Gets - Skiing this weekend - More snow

The lifts were open all weekend, the Chalet1066 team had a great time, particularly on the Chavannes side. It has been snowing all day today and it is now deep outside Hastings. Excellent news.

Les Gets - Short ski breaks - Long weekend available

Chalets1066 are offering short-stay ski breaks in Les Gets for both Self Catered and Catered Accommodation in January and March. This follows on from a successful trial of short ski breaks last sea...

Les Gets - Best snow in the village for 20 years - Ski trip

We now have the best snow in Les Gets, by this time in the season, we are told, for 20 years. Skiing conditions can only be described as excellent. The snow is almost 2 metres deep and the top and ...

Ski Back to Chalet Hastings - Report and ski conditions

Yesterday we tried the ski back route to Hastings and the other chalets in the same area (see location map on website) the snow was very good up to Chalet Soleil, after this we walked - for about 3...

Les Gets - Wonderful Ski Conditions - Excellent snow & weather

The past couple of days have been wonderful in Les Gets - the village has been full - as far as we know everywhere is booked - yet the pistes are not overcrowded at all - the snow is excellent and ...

Les Gets - Exceptional ski, powder and avalanche

The past few days in Les Gets have been quite eventful - incredible snow and practical problems caused by so much snow: At 08.00 Wednesday morning, Ben called me and said: Dad - you must get out, ...

Les Gets - Ideal boots to walk in the snow and ice

This is something I found very amusing last week: My 'natural' walking speed is around double that of Sue's walking speed. I always have to concentrate to slow down when walking with Sue. It was so...

Les Gets - About the operation manager - Ski holidays

I feel it is appropriate to say something about Morven - our operations manager. Chalets1066 is now around double the size it was when we took this over, to allow Sue to focus more time on reverva...

Les Gets - Overlooking the vilage by night - Chalet Le Lapye

I went out one evening last week at 11.30 and took a few pictures from outside Le Lapye - overlooking Les Gets. I feel this is the best picture.

Les Gets - 20% off Last Minute Deal - Ski trip - Chalet Hastings

Chalets1066 are offering 20% discount on Wessex and Bayeux, where available for the rest of the 2012 ski season.

Les Gets - Snow Clearing - Chalet Hastings - Snow conditions

The amount of snow has been excellent this season, however, the work involved in snow clearing so far this season, has been quite exceptional, Jeff and Dirk are really appreciated for the outstandi...

View from our Office in Chalet Hastings on Route de Chavannes

We have a wonderful view from the office at Chalet Hastings. We feel so privileged to be able to look out and see such beauty. This photograph was taken just over a week ago, after a snow fall. I ...

Les Gets - Dogs in Chalets Hastings - Dog Blog Post

Hi - I'm Harry [tall and handsome] And hello from Gizzie (smaller and fluffy). Been here since December and our verdict - Les Gets and Hastings are awesome. It's snowing!

Les Gets - Last Minute Deals - Ski holidays

Chalets1066 have some amazing last-minute offers for ski holidays in Les Gets, full details are on the 'deals' page of the web site. With the snow being so very good, everywhere is starting to sell...

Les Gets - Ski conditions on the Chavannes - Amazing skiing

Yesterday we went skiing in the afternoon, it was snowing heavily and the slopes looked excellent. When we were walking up the Chavannes Road when, a Frenchman came out of his Chalet for a chat - h...

Les Gets - Hot Air Balloon lands outside Chalet Duc du Savoie

An Hot Air Balloon lands just outside the chalet Duc du Savoie on the Route de Chavannes in Les Gets, blocking the road.

Les Gets - Pictures of mist and blue sky - Chavannes

These pictures were taken a few days ago, two were taken from close to the top of the Chavannes Express lift, looking down and one from close to the bottom of the Les Folliets lift - a little later...

Les Gets - Picture Nabor Road - Winter Ski back route

This is a beautiful picture of the bottom of the ski back route to the following chalets: Hastings, Senlac, Panda and Chavannes.

Les Gets - Walk around with dogs Nabor route - Ski holidays

Gizzie and I went along the Route de Nabor today and I found this enormous stick. It was -14 degrees out; the humans all put extra layers of clothes on, but we didn't mind it and even enjoyed rolli...

Les Gets Ski Holidays - Best Deals on chalets/apartments

Deals: We are holding our best deals for a few more days:

Les Gets on Television - Big Mountain Battle

The 'Big Mountain Battle', which is being held in Les Gets, featured on French TV:

Les Gets - A Valentine Dinner on Mont Chery ski lift

The 'Bubbles' on the Mont Chery ski lift were full, the evening of 14th Feb - with a special Valentine's Dinner - see the link

Les Gets - Last Minute Deals - Ski holidays

We still have some fantastic deals to fill up for last minute bookings:

Les Gets - 20% discount on Les Gets/Morzine Ski Passes

The SAGETS is offering 20% discount on Les Gets/Morzine ski passes. Select Chalets1066 and the ski passes will then be delivered to your chalet/apartment.

Les Gets - Music festival & concerts on the slopes - Ski trip

Organised for 24th to 28 March, with an excellent line up, this is a series of free concerts. Each morning, those who register, will receive a SMS/text message with thelocation of the concerts for ...

Les Gets - New Indoor Swimming Pool in Morzine

Every Summer our visitors ask for an indoor swimming pool - Morzine now has just opened a new indoor pool complex, this includes:

Les Gets - Clear Blue Skys - Outstanding season for snow

The sky has been a clear blue all week, temperatures overnight have been cold, warm in the day time.

Les Gets - 9cm snow Forecast report - Ski holidays

Whilst we are not far off the end of the season, the j2Ski website is forecasting around 9cm of snow in Les Gets on Sunday and Monday, also, the Skii info website is forecasting as much as 32cm of ...

Les Gets - Top five reasons to come for Easter ski holidays

Skiing across the whole of Portes du Soleil area Mulled wine in the sunshine Scooting down the slopes in a t-shirt The views through the mist towards Mont Blanc Snacking on chips in Morgins a...

Les Gets - Snowing all day today - Weather report

It has been snowing all day today in Les Gets - it looks like we are set for an excellent end of season.

Les Gets - Chalets1066 tips to secrets on Chavannes slopes

The Ranfolly chair lift is closed at the moment so no views but the silver lining is that if you take the Mouille aux chats and go right, the narrow path will take you to Sauternelles, which is nic...

Les Gets - Tuyaux de Chalets1066 des lieux secrets - Chavannes

Le télésiège de Ranfolly est fermé pour le moment, mais le bon côté des choses est que si vous prenez la piste de la Mouille aux chats et que vous allez à droite, le chemin étroit vous mènera à Sau...

Les Gets - Snow on Easter Day - Good end to the ski season

It has been snowing most of the day today, in Les Gets. The temperature felt the coldest for two months - so cold I had to wear a balaclava underneath my helmet for the first time this ski season -...

Les Gets - Easter Skiing Holiday - Customer experience

We arrived on an early easy-jet plane which left Luton at 7.25am. Luton to Geneva. A nice flight, efficient and pleasant took us to Geneva and then the strangely titled company Skiidy Gonzales took...

Les Gets - Our First Day's Skiing in the ski resort

Quite frankly not having been able to afford skiing lessons over here as well as everything else (we learnt - well had had a few sessions - at Xscape MK) we kitted out, took the bus into Les Ges (t...

Experience on the pistes - Ski holidays with children

A typical holiday day for me at Chalet 1066 has started off with warm bread being delivered straight to the door.

Experience sur les pistes - Vacances au ski avec enfants

Des vacances typiques aux Chalets 1066 commencent avec du pain frais à la porte.

Les Gets - Easter Snow - Ski conditions on the Chavannes

They say that the Easter snow is poor - and you have to trek higher to do any skiing; well not so for us - we had a late start and saw the bright sun rising over the Chavannes mountain.

Les Gets - Neige de Pâques - Conditions de ski aux Chavannes

Ils disent que la neige de Pâques est pauvre - et que vous devez faire plus de randonnée pour faire du ski; pas bien pour nous, nous avons pris un départ tardif et avons vu le soleil se lever sur l...

Les Gets - Snow & ski conditions in Avoriaz still very good

These pictures were taken only yesterday in Avoriaz by Jeff and Laurie, this was their last day before returning to the UK, the lifts in Les Gets closed on Sunday yet in Avoriaz, their view was tha...

Les Gets - Des conditions encore bonnes - Bon enneigement

Ces photos ont été prises seulement hier à Avoriaz par Jeff et Laurie, c'était leur dernier jour avant de rentrer au Royaume-Uni, les remontées mécaniques des Gets étaient fermées dimanche, mais à ...

Missing the Mountains? - Beautiful holidays in the summer

Les Gets in the summer is the place to relax and unwind whilst savouring the mountain views over a long coffee in the mountain top restaurants. There is plenty for everyone from the coffee lovers w...

La montagne vous manque? - Magnifiques vacances aux Gets

Les Gets en été est l'endroit idéal pour se détendre tout en profitant de la vue sur la montagne dans les restaurants d'altitude. De quoi ravir les amateurs et addicts de café qui pourront alterner...

Les Gets - Win a Ski Holidays - Fully or self catered

We have worked with the Daily Mail Ski and Snowboard magazine and Ski-Mobile to develop a competition to win a free ski holiday with Chalets1066 this ski season.

Les Gets - A Busy Autumn at Chalets Hastings

The past few months have been exceptionally busy for us in Les Gets: We are having a lot of work carried out on the Hastings Chalet: Firstly, we are totally re-furbishing the staff apartment – our...

Les Gets - New 7 Seater Land Rover for Chalets1066

Over last weekend, we collected our new vehicle - a Landrover Defender - from the main dealer in Gap and drove this to Les Gets. We will now be sure of getting around Les Gets in even the worst pos...

Les Gets - Snowing all night - Weather report

It was snowing all last night, the temperature plummeted and it did not stop until around 10.00 this morning.

Les Gets - Ski season - Snow & preparation - Ski trip

This picture was taken yesterday morning by Ben, the weather is wonderful – with crisp snow on the ground, a clear sky and beautiful clear mountain air.

Les Gets - Accommodation - Special deals

Forward bookings for the 2012-13 ski season are the best we have ever had. We have decided to offer the following special offers: Wessex and Bayeux - 15% discount on available weeks thro...

Les Gets - New Year's Eve and day - Fireworks - Ski holidays

We went to a new restaurant in Les Gets – Bombay Ski – this only started a few weeks ago and is run by Tony Soutter – he 'imported' an excellent Indian chef from Coventry in the UK and I have to sa...

Les Gets - Ski day on Mont Chery in January - Ski conditions

While the Chavannes side of Les Gets is busy, today I spent a couple of hours on Mont Chery and there were no queues at the lifts at all. When you get to the top of the 'bubble' lifts going up Mon...

Les Gets - Customer experience - Brilliant week in Les Gets

I'm just back from a brilliant week in Les Gets, days of stunning blue sky and sunshine. The snow was good, a little bit icy at times but more is forecast later this week so looks set for a good se...

Les Gets - L’Encrenaz Cafe on Mont Chery - How to get there

Some of the hardier families will be fifteen minutes early for the first lift up in the morning, whatever the weather. Hours of intense skiing follow.

Chalet Le Lapye - The experience of a ski family holiday

Saturday: We had a warm welcome when we arrived at the chalet La Lapye. That evening we used a bus about 30 meters from the chalet to go down to the village and collect our passes. Our rental skii...

Les Gets - Customer experience - A wonderful week

We visited Les Gets in January and stayed in the Le Laype catered chalet. We had a fantastic holiday and were extremely well looked after by the whole Chalets 1066 team all week!

Les Gets - Brilliant ski conditions in March - Ski holidays

Conditions last weekend in les Gets can only be described as fantastic. On Saturday, it was beautiful, clear skys, recent snow, temperature probably around minus 1 or minus 2, excellent snow on the...

Planning in Les Gets - Summer holidays - Les Gets

We first visited Les Gets in the summer, for a mountain biking holiday. We had mountain biked in most areas in the UK, we have also been to the Rockies, it was clear that Les Gets is by far the bes...

Les Gets - Preparing the chalets - Summer season

Only three or four weeks ago there was still snow in the ground, last week temperatures rocketed to around 30 degrees Celsius – hopefully we will have a good summer.

A Ski Race Training in June - Experience of an instructor

I have just come back from two weeks of training, on the glacier at Les Deux Alpes, for the Test Technique and the infamous Euro Speed Test. To teach in France requires the highest qualifications i...

News in Les Gets - Chalets1066 team preparing for Summer 2013

We now have a very strong team at Chalet Hastings for the summer – Morven is running operations on site, Ben will be spending the summer doing a lot of the much needed jobs – gardening, painting an...

Les Gets - Summer - Great time in the pump park

I have really enjoyed myself in the pump park and using the air bag in Les Gets this summer – with my new mountain bike.

Les Gets - Better than the Caribbean in the summer - Family

Having just spent part of the summer in Les Gets, my feeling is that I just have to share some of it with those who have not yet allowed themselves the indulgence of a visit there. Where to start? ...

Les Gets - Amazing snow on the first day of the season

The ski season has started with quite a bang. Yesterday the snow was excellent, we went skiing in the afternoon – the snow was soft to the end of the day.

Les Gets - Wonderful ski conditions end of March

It has been snowing most of the day in Les Gets, temperatures are cold and the snow is settling. The snow making machines have also been hard at work overnight.

Les Gets - Summer Biking event with Chris Froome in Les Gets

The Criterium du Dauphin is going through Les Gets and Morzine this weekend, you should be able to see Chris Froome at some point between 1.00 and 1.15 on Saturday. This is the 7th stage of the rac...

Les Gets -2 new ski lifts - Now proven success

Two new ski lifts proved to be a great success when they opened last ski season and meant that those staying in Les Gets could get faster and easier access to the rest of the Portes du Soleil: T...

2 nouveaux télésièges aux Gets - Un véritabe succès

L’année dernière, deux nouvelles remontées mécaniques se sont avérées être un grand succès. Ils offrent un accès rapide et facile au reste des pistes des Portes du Soleil a ceux qui résident aux Gets.

Les Gets - Video on the preparation of the slopes - SAGETS

This video shows the work that goes into the preparation and management of the slopes and ski lifts in Les Gets. This video is fascinating. Obviously, all the people who run the tracks are highly q...

Les Gets - Vidéo sur la préparation des pistes - Sagets

La vidéo montre le travail effectué pour la préparation et de la gestion des pistes et des remontées mécaniques pour la station des Gets. Cette vidéo est fascinante. De toute évidence, toutes les p...

Les Gets - Christmas week at Chalet Le Lapye - Ski holidays

We have had a great start to the New Year as the snow has now finally arrived in Les Gets and the town is looking very white and Christmassy! All the slopes are open and the skiing conditions are a...

Les Gets - More snow on its way in - Ski conditions

Athough the snow has been in short supply this season the sunshine has not, we have had lot of lovely sunny, clear days and good news is around the corner as there is lots of snow forecas...

Ski Colour event - Good conditions in Les Gets

We have a very exciting event taking place in Les Gets this week called Ski Colour. This is where the slopes get covered in various colours of powder paint as you are skiing down the slopes. It is ...

Ski Joering - Les Gets - Review on a different ski activity

Last week our chalet assistant was lucky to have her mum down for a few days and they decided to do something a bit different and went ski joering.

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