Perfect for families, Les Gets is a 12th-century dairy-farming village that has retained much of its old Savoyard charm...
Les Gets is one of the 12 resorts, which also include neighbouring Morzine, that make up the Portes du Soleil ski area on the Swiss-French border.
It's not exactly in the middle of the action, though. And that is both a blessing and a curse.
You can reach the Portes du Soleil ski area by taking the ski bus to the gondola at Les Prodains, which goes straight to Avoriaz, or by taking a lift from Chavannes (linked to Morzine).
Either way, it's likely to take a good intermediate at least 50 minutes to get to the purpose-built resort of Avoriaz, which is perched on a rocky ledge at 1,800m above sea level. From there, it's only a short distance to the Swiss border, so a round trip is well within the realms of possibility.
But if your aim is to explore as much as possible of the Portes du Soleil's 650km of pistes, Avoriaz or even Morzine are probably better resorts to consider.
That said, being on the outskirts of such a popular ski area has its advantages. The gentle, undulating slopes by Les Gets are ideal for beginners, particularly children, as well as anyone who appreciates a bit of space to ski. Les Gets pistes are often much quieter than the slopes near Avoriaz, for example, especially at peak times.
There are plenty of pretty, tree-lined blue and red runs. And although advanced skiers and snowboarders may find the going a bit flat, there are some great off-piste routes down through the trees in the Mont Chery area.
The only problem is that the low altitude can mean the snow quality is less than perfect at times.
Geneva is the closest of the four airports that service the French Alps (Geneva, Chambery, Lyon St Exupery and Grenoble)...
A transfer from Geneva airport should take about an hour, while transport from the others could take two hours or more.
With its quiet, gentle slopes, Les Gets is perfect for beginner skiers and snowboarders to build their confidence...
The opportunities are more limited for experts, though, who would generally be better off in Morzine or Avoriaz, both of which offer easier access to the Portes du Soleil ski area.
With its cosy, chalet-style architecture, Les Gets is not short on charm. Just don't expect a wild night out...
There's not much nightlife in Les Gets, which is definitely more of a family resort - although there is one nightclub: L'Igloo. There are also a number of more civilised après-ski venues such as the Black Bear Bar, Bar Bush and Indigo. When it comes to eating, meanwhile, mountain restaurants worth a try include La Grande Ourse, while in the resort itself there are plenty of traditional eateries and pizzerias that give younger clients a warm welcome.
As in many resorts, non-skiers can choose from a variety of snow-based activities such as snow-shoeing, sledging and ski-joering.
Other, less active pursuits on offer in Les Gets include visiting the Mechanical-Music museum with its music boxes, phonographs and organs, and taking a chocolate making workshop at the Chalet du Chocolat.
The bigger resort of Morzine, with its wider range of shops and cafes, is also close enough to visit easily.
Cost of living 5/10
Les Gets is certainly not a budget destination. People come here to get a taste of real Alpine charm, and unfortunately that doesn't come cheap. It's still not as expensive as certain other French resorts such as Courchevel 1850, though.
Attractiveness of the resort 5/10
If you try to picture a postcard showing a traditional Alpine village, the image you will end up with is probably not far from the reality in Les Gets: an attractive, snow-covered village set in a stunning landscape. So as long as the snow behaves, there's really nothing not to like.