Top Five Family Activities in Les Gets
A blog from Steve...
Just a 90-minute drive from Geneva airport, Les Gets is a great choice for a family ski holiday in the Alps. It's a fairly small resort village, but has plenty of restaurants, a few good bars, as well as all he necessary shops, supermarkets and usual amenities you need whilst on holiday.
On the mountain you can choose between a local area lift pass covering Les Gets and Morzine, or take the full area Portes du Soleil ski pass which has a huge 600km of slopes. With families in mind, if you're looking for ski schools in Les Gets you have several to choose from including ESF, 360 International and BASS.
But naturally every ski resort has skiing, so what makes Les Gets stand out for families? Here are my top five family activities in Les Gets, that is apart from the skiing!
An ever-popular family favourite is sledging, and Les Gets has not one but five dedicated areas for sledging. Each of the areas has an age range which varies from two to six years old, so do check the signage before you join in. Perfect for families with little ones, the zones are separate from the slopes to make it safer, and loads of fun to have races with friends!
2. Chocolate Workshops
Indulge yourself with delicious chocolate, and your kids will love getting dressed up in an apron and chef's hat at one of the daily chocolate workshops at the Chalet du Chocolate. You'll get to create your very own chocolate treat and come away with a chocolate diploma!
3. Gondola Rides
Take a ride up the Mont Chery gondola for absolutely stunning views across the Alps to Mont Blanc, Europe's highest mountain. Whilst the Mont Chery part of Les Gets is tucked away at the other side of the village, the kids enjoyed the five-minute land train ride to get there, and the views from the top are definitely worth it. As well as the views, there's a great area at the foot of the slopes for playing in the snow and building a snowman.
4. Ice Skating
Found in the centre of the village, Les Gets outdoor ice rink is a hugely popular family activity. Even if your children are still very young they can still join in the fun as the ice rink has push-along seats so the grown ups can do all the hard work (and if you can't remember how to skate this also means you have something to hold onto!) so no excuses for not joining in.
5. Treasure Hunt
Every Friday and Sunday during the main season there's an "Indians & Trappers" treasure hunt between 10:30 and 15:00, in the Grand Cry territory, a fantastic Wild West themed area of the slopes. This is a super activity especially for older children who have already mastered at least the basics of skiing.
And if five isn't enough, Carolyn Schonafinger Editor of Holidays to Europe insists that you try ski joering, in which you get pulled along by a horse, while on your skis. This is for adults and children who have reached at least a 1* level of skiing. An amazing experience!
Ski Holidays to Les GetsSo if this has whet your appetite for a family ski holiday to Les Gets then let us know your requirements and we'll help you plan and book your holiday.
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