Les Gets Winter News 2020-21 Season

The French ski resort of Les Gets has launched its winter press pack with a number of new developments and attractions for visitors this season.

New For This Winter

New Alta Lumina Park

The headline story is the opening of the Alta Lumina Park, which although officially launched this summer, will really come into its own during the darker, winter months. The one kilometre trail through the forest immerses visitors in an enchanted world of light and imagery.

This major project is the result of almost a year of work in collaboration with the teams of Moment Factory, the producer and designer of the experience. Present in ten destinations around the world, the Canadian company continues to develop its concept in Europe; Les Gets is their latest creation.

ALTA LUMINA is aimed at audiences of all ages and will operate year-round, thus being part of the station’s 4-season diversification strategy. It’s the 12th experience in an award-winning series from the designers. Each Lumina night experience is designed specifically for a destination, making each one completely unique to the areas DNA.

Prices: from 10 € (5 to 15 years of age) to 19 € (from age 16 years and above) for the self-guided experience that lasts from 45 minutes to an hour.

New Winter Glamping Option

A brand new accommodation setting, Chery Dôme, has launched high above Les Gets in the hamlet of La Sarre. The concept brings guests much closer to nature and the outdoor environment. The ‘domes’ sleep between 2 and 4 people and include WiFi, toilet, electricity and a wood burning stove. This is glamping literally taken to new heights.

New Berthet Concept Store

Enjoy a coffee while renting skis.

This winter, the famous Les Gets snow front address will feature a new concept store, the Velvette, with over 600m2 devoted to sport, home styling and food. The Berthet family will continue to sell and rent ski and mountain equipment and clothing.

Sarah Mugnier will take over the other part of the store. An architect by trade, and a keen gastronome, she wanted to combine her two passions in a single space. And so the idea of Le Velvette (velvet with a French accent) was born, where you can eat and browse at the same time, in an urban and contemporary setting, with a touch of ‘mountain chic’, thrown in. Customers can have a coffee before heading out on the slopes, have brunch, have dinner or even enjoy a cosy après-ski with their family, after returning their equipment.

A children’s corner with games will be available so everyone can enjoy the experience. The carefully thought-out layout of the dining area will highlight the decorative aspects of the open kitchen, the wood-fired pizza oven and the central dessert buffet, all homemade.

Further news stories are available in the full English language press pack.

Les Gets Events 2020-21 Winter Season

Information from the Les Gets Tourist Office on events this winter.

SKI PARTY, OPENING WEEK-END

Saturday 12 December

On your slopes…Get ready…Ski! Early birds reign on the resort’s opening day. Free breakfast and lift pass for the first 100 lucky ones at the Chavannes cash desks that morning. After a day of fresh snow, we end with a virtual journey to the top of the highest mountains in the world, with screenings from the Winter Film Festival… A great start to the season and plenty of images.

www.lesgets.com/agenda

FATHER CHRISTMAS IS A RESIDENT IN LES GETS

19 to 25 December

The marmots will tell you that Father Christmas has always stopped off in Les Gets to prepare his rounds… This year, once again, he welcomes you to his domain, an enchanted wonderland in a forest full of mischievous elves! The programme for this week includes guided tours of this happy little world, activities, surprises and workshops for the whole family.

www.lesgets.com/agenda

LA GRANDE ODYSSÉE SAVOIE MONT-BLANC

Les Gets Stage – Tuesday 12 January

Since its first appearance 15 years ago, this annual European sled dog event has been the most demanding staged race in an alpine setting, unique in the world. Each year, it brings together more than 25 mushers and their 400 top-level athlete dogs who compete in the superb landscapes of the Alps. It is a unique experience that will delight lovers of the far north and provide incredible thrills for the whole family. In Les Gets, after making a highly spectacular entrance through the Maison des Gets porch, the competitors take to the trails of the Chavannes section, which winds between pine trees and alpine meadows.

www.grandeodyssee.com

LET’S GET COMÉDIE

‘FRANGLISH’ COMEDY FESTIVAL – 19 to 23 January

Let’s Get Comédie is a unique event, with its line-up of both English and French comedians. A bilingual festival in the heart of a Franco-Swiss ski area that features French and English artists in sketches that sometimes mix languages, even in song! These shows, which feature improvisation, stand-up, mime or music take place mainly in the evening from 8:00pm. Other shows are scheduled as après-ski events to entertain a multinational audience, in the bars, restaurants and hotels in Les Gets!

www.letsgetcomedie.com

ROCK THE PISTES FESTIVAL

14 to 20 March – Morzine / Les Gets concert 17 March

The original concept behind this festival is based on the close link between winter sports and music. Festival-goers can ski to the stages set up for the occasion, to enjoy the mad atmosphere of concerts performed against a breath-taking backdrop… A host of well-known international artists have visited these slopes in the past, such as Rag’n Bone Man and Selah Sue. This year will be a very special one, as the festival is celebrating its 10th year. Whatever you do, don’t miss it! See the full programme at

www.rockthepistes.com

THE 100 CIELS D’HIVER

Dates to be confirmed

Do you fancy disconnecting and slowing down a little? Then Les 100 Ciels (100 heavens) is just the winter festival for you. Relax and pamper yourself in Les Gets. This themed event is devoted to well-being in all forms.

  • Group workshops: yoga, qi-gong, dance, stretch…
  • Individual treatments: traditional Chinese medicine, reflexology, shiatsu, massage, facials…
  • Every evening, “discovery” sessions with a talk and a documentary screening.

www.keolan.com

CRITERIUM SOS MÉDECINS FRANCE

1 to 2 April

The doctors from SOS Médecins France are swapping their white coats for ski jackets and masks for a weekend of oxygenation and relaxation in the mountains. This winter, the resort of Les Gets will host the 3rd edition of the SOS Médecins France Alpine Skiing Criterium, an event governed by good humour that is full of fun and a party atmosphere. On the programme, there’s a giant slalom and a parallel, all complemented by dinners celebrating local traditions, including one at high altitude with a torchlight descent. Guaranteed relaxation for these heart doctors who deserve it even more after the recent health crisis.

Further information regarding events and other activities throughout this winter are available in the full English language press pack.

Company Information

The ski resort of Les Gets is located about 1 hours’ drive from Geneva Airport in the northern French Alps. It’s linked with 12 other resorts in the Portes Du Soleil region that total 293 ski runs and 189 lifts. Les Gets-Morzine ski area has 68 ski runs and 42 ski lifts alone, with a lift capacity of over 70,000 / hour.

There’s 3 Boardercross runs and a snowpark as well as a free beginners ski area with several lifts. 77 km of trails are available for cross country skiers. In town, there’s a number of hotels ranging from 4* to 2* as well as numerous chalets and apartments. There’s a total of 40 restaurants, on and off the mountain.

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