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Location, location, location. Whether you fly or drive to your family ski holiday, Les Gets is very easy to get to. It is less than 550 miles from Calais and takes around seven-and-a-half hours to drive. Fly to Geneva airport and it’s an hour transfer to resort.
Brilliantly compact as a resort, what makes Les Gets special is it slightly defies conventional ski wisdom. The town sits at 1,172m and the highest lift takes you to 2,019m. Normally you would associate this with poor snow conditions and limited skiing. But Les Gets really is a small resort that packs a punch.
Mont Chery is a standalone hill not linked to any other part of Les Gets. But it offers some of the best skiing and it's often not as busy as elsewhere. There is a long mogul run down the back side plus lovely blues and reds to cruise around. Plus there are terrific views back across the resort to Mont Blanc.
The bowl part of the ski area offers the best family ski experience in Les Gets. There's a great choice of blues and reds, all of which are picturesque tree-lined runs. Try the long and wide Tulip piste.
The Grand Cry Indian Village is a brilliant mini ski zone with its own button lift, totem pole slaloms and teepee picnic area. It's a great safe environment for smaller skiers to mess around and build their snow confidence.
Enjoy an inter-family race down the Deborah Antonioz Border Cross Course, named after Olympic snowboarder and Les Gets resident. It's below the Chavannes area on the main run back down to the town centre.
Chamossiere offers good skiers the chance to tackle a steep black mogul run or a long, sweeping red ideal for perfecting your GS turns. On a clear day from the top of Chamossiere you can see all the way down to Lake Geneva.
La Pointe de Nyon restaurant is a great stop during your ski day – the hot chocolates here are excellent. It’s right next to a snow park, which is small and fun for younger skiers to mess about in while mum and dad watch from the restaurant’s terrace.
Away from the slopes, there are a handful of popular bars around town and if you've managed to secure an all-night babysitter then you can dance the night away at The Igloo Chalet Club disco.
For something completely different…explore the Les Gets Mechanical Music Museum. There are around 600 working exhibits in five rooms showcasing the history of European mechanical musical instruments.