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Les Gets winter news 2023-24 – what’s new for this season in the popular French ski resort

What’s new this winter in Les Gets:
  • New chalet-hotel Blythe opens in the centre of Les Gets offering high-end accommodation and a unique car parking option
  • 4 season Alpine Coaster is now open and will run for its first winter season
  • New solo ski holiday programme launches with Theskigathering.com
  • The Alpina Hotel opens a new spa, offering a complete wellness facility
  • Escape Game By Émilie launches offering adventures in the forest
  • New two day snowshoe hiking experience complete with overnight stay launches

Other key news and events for Les Gets this winter:

  • Montreux Comedy Goes Skiing returns for a second year with both French and English comedy nights – January 13 to 20, 2024
  • World Junior Alpine Skiing Championships, Les Gets, January 27 to February 3, 2024
  • FFC French Snow Bike Championships with top mountain bikers racing on snow. February 4-5, 2024
  • Rock the Pistes Festival – music event on the slopes of the Portes du Soleil skiing area. March 12 to 18, 2024

News in more detail:

Chalet-Hotel Blythe

New catered chalet hotel called Chalet-Hotel Blythe, located close to both the ski slopes and the village centre, comes with a comprehensive range of services including equipment rentals, ski pass arrangements, ski lessons, spa treatments, shuttle services within the resort, and a variety of other amenities such as a dedicated chef. 

The chalet-hotel is home to eight en-suite bedrooms. Additionally, an exclusive spa area is available, featuring a swimming pool, sauna, ice fountain, hammam, treatment and massage rooms, a gym, and an outdoor hot tub. The chalet also includes an underground car park with access facilitated by a state-of-the-art vehicle lift, two charging stations for electric vehicles, and a ski room complete with glove and boot warmers.

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4 Season Alpine Coaster

In an effort to provide a diverse range of activities throughout the year, Les Gets has for several years extended its seasonal offerings to cater to a varied audience. As part of this initiative, an alpine coaster was introduced in the Perrières sector at the entrance of the village in the summer of 2023. The attraction opens for its inaugural winter season, with a ride duration of nearly 6 minutes, an ascent of 380 meters, a descent of 714 meters, and a vertical drop of 105 meters.

Pricing details include €8 per descent (for 1 or 2 riders), €35 for 5 descents, and an additional €3 for a souvenir photograph.

La Piste Noire, 100% Vegetarian

One of the dining establishments at the Marmotte Hotel has undergone a transformation, embracing an all-vegetarian concept. The culinary offerings consist of locally-sourced, fresh ingredients that follow seasonal and responsible farming practices.

hotel-marmotte.com/en/hotel-les-gets

Ski Gathering: ‘Solo Together’ Holidays

In collaboration with Ski Gathering, Raphaël Cabuis from Montagne & Tradition has launched holidays designed to unite solo travellers. The concept revolves around connecting with new individuals during a holiday, both on and off the slopes, all in the company of fellow adventurers.
The chalet, situated near the Perrières slopes, has amenities including a sauna, outdoor jacuzzi, indoor pool, bar, reading lounge and tearoom.

theskigathering.com

New Spa at The Alpina

The Alpina hotel has launched its spa area due to open by the winter of 2023-24.

This wellness area will provide a comprehensive array of relaxation and pampering solutions, encompassing experiences such as an invigorating shower, panoramic sauna, hammam, whirlpool bath, and ice fountain. Guests can also unwind in the relaxation room.

hotelalpina.fr

Escape Game by Émilie

In 1946, Lucien mysteriously vanished within the woods, rumoured to have concealed a valuable elixir. Whispers continue that this treasure remains hidden. Adventurers keen on tracing its trail can embark on an escape game organised by Émilie, a mountain leader. This experience is open to solo participants and families with children aged 12 and above, culminating in the enjoyment of mulled wine after the session. Multiple sessions are available throughout the week, starting at 6.30pm and 8.30pm, with a cost of €30 per person.

Booking: +33 (0)6 78 64 52 01

New two day snowshoe hiking experience

Over the course of a 2-day snowshoe hike, participants delve into the intricacies of the mountain environment under the guidance of mountain leader Émilie. Topics are explored through pre-trip preparations, fostering a hands-on understanding in real-world conditions. The experience, inclusive of equipment, occurs every weekend and encompasses various topics such as cold protection, makeshift shelters, fire-lighting techniques, and more. The package, priced at €230 per person, covers meals, accommodations at a mountain refuge, and insights into mountain survival

Booking: +33 (0)6 78 64 52 01

Montreux Comedy Goes Skiing… In Les Gets

13 to 20 January

Montreux Comedy Festival returns to Les Gets, with a week of laughter. French and British stand-up comedians perform over 4 nights. Absurd to satire in both French and English.
Francophone nights: Pierre Thévenoux, Franjo, Laura Domange, Ghislain Blique. British nights: Maisie Adam, Lara Ricote, Phil Wang. Laughter after skiing.

www.MontreuxComedyGoesSkiing.com

World Junior Alpine Skiing Championships

27 January to 3 February

Major skiing event, 6 disciplines, 45 nations. Châtel, Les Gets, Morzine, Avoriaz, Saint Jean d’Aulps. Les Gets hosts Team Event on 1 February.

www.Juniors2024.ski

Rock the Pistes Festival

17 to 23 March

Winter sports and music combine with French and international artists on the slopes. IAM, Rag’n Bone Man, Selah Sue, Gaëtan Roussel, Hyphen Hyphen.

www.rockthepistes.com

More information about Les Gets can be found on its official website:

www.lesgets.com/en 

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