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What can non-skiers do in Les Gets?

Do you love the heavenly place we call Les Gets, its snow-covered landscapes, its exceptional panoramic views and its warm and friendly atmosphere? But skiing isn’t really your cup of tea?

Perfect, because here it’s possible to enjoy our heavenly surroundings without whizzing down the slopes! For those who prefer to enjoy the magic of winter without skis on their feet, Les Gets offers a whole variety of activities that have been tested and approved by the entire staff! Whether you come with your family or friends, alone or with your partner, whether you’re looking for relaxation, adventure or cultural discoveries, Les Gets has something for everyone.

Activity no. 1: relaxation and wellbeing

The holidays are here at last and the worries of the daily grind are replaced by a sense of tranquillity. At Les Gets, you’ll have everything you need to unwind, relieve stress and enjoy the slow life. Massage, jacuzzi, sauna, hammam, heated swimming pool… Enough to recharge your batteries and go home feeling revitalised!

  • Nestled on the Mont Chéry mountainside, the Sources du Chéry spa invites you to enjoy 1,000 m² of happiness. Come and unwind in an elegant mountain decor of water and wood. Whirlpool baths, massage pool, experience shower, salt lounge… The stuff of dreams! And for maximum pleasure, don’t hesitate to book a delightful massage. You can’t get enough? Our boutique hotels also welcome you to their superb spa facilities!

  • Nestled on the Mont Chéry mountainside, the Sources du Chéry spa invites you to enjoy 1,000 m² of happiness. Come and unwind in an elegant mountain decor of water and wood. Whirlpool baths, massage pool, experience shower, salt lounge… The stuff of dreams! And for maximum pleasure, don’t hesitate to book a delightful massage. You can’t get enough? Our boutique hotels also welcome you to their superb spa facilities!

  • Nestled on the Mont Chéry mountainside, the Sources du Chéry spa invites you to enjoy 1,000 m² of happiness. Come and unwind in an elegant mountain decor of water and wood. Whirlpool baths, massage pool, experience shower, salt lounge… The stuff of dreams! And for maximum pleasure, don’t hesitate to book a delightful massage. You can’t get enough? Our boutique hotels also welcome you to their superb spa facilities!

  • Nestled on the Mont Chéry mountainside, the Sources du Chéry spa invites you to enjoy 1,000 m² of happiness. Come and unwind in an elegant mountain decor of water and wood. Whirlpool baths, massage pool, experience shower, salt lounge… The stuff of dreams! And for maximum pleasure, don’t hesitate to book a delightful massage. You can’t get enough? Our boutique hotels also welcome you to their superb spa facilities!

  • Nestled on the Mont Chéry mountainside, the Sources du Chéry spa invites you to enjoy 1,000 m² of happiness. Come and unwind in an elegant mountain decor of water and wood. Whirlpool baths, massage pool, experience shower, salt lounge… The stuff of dreams! And for maximum pleasure, don’t hesitate to book a delightful massage. You can’t get enough? Our boutique hotels also welcome you to their superb spa facilities!

  • Nestled on the Mont Chéry mountainside, the Sources du Chéry spa invites you to enjoy 1,000 m² of happiness. Come and unwind in an elegant mountain decor of water and wood. Whirlpool baths, massage pool, experience shower, salt lounge… The stuff of dreams! And for maximum pleasure, don’t hesitate to book a delightful massage. You can’t get enough? Our boutique hotels also welcome you to their superb spa facilities!

Not forgetting the best bonus of all: a yoga session in the wonderful setting of the mountains of Les Gets, to release tension, boost your energy and soothe your mind. Because it’s important to take care of your body and switch off in order to reconnect with your inner self, in Les Gets you’ll find all the facilities you need to relax. So, are you ready for your dose of vitamins and the ultimate relaxation session?

Activity no. 2: a deep breath of fresh air on a walk or snowshoe hike

Just because you don’t ski doesn’t mean you can’t make the most of the beautiful scenery of Les Gets! What could be better than a lovely walk in the sun along the snow-covered paths? Feel the warmth of the sun on your face, the crisp snow beneath your feet and the fresh air that fills your lungs!

In Les Gets, you can enjoy a multitude of walks to admire our beautiful mountains. On foot or with snowshoes, explore along the trails into every part of the resort. Take the time to laze in the sun, sit on a seat and gaze at the sumptuous scenery, not forgetting to admire the Mont Blanc in all its splendour. Our tips: from Mont Caly or Mont Chéry, you’ll be able to feast your eyes on a unique and magical view over the Mont Blanc mountain chain!

If you leave before lunch, don’t forget to take a picnic for a delicious experience in the great outdoors. Or you can choose to dine on the terrace of a mountain restaurant. Either way, you’ll be able to treat your tastebuds while admiring a 5-star view #MadeInLesGets.

Activity no. 3: have fun

Time for a little amusement! A host of activities are available within the resort, the promise of maximum fun: ice skating, electric mountain biking in the snow, bowling, dog-hiking, dog-sledding, etc.

And just because you don’t ski doesn’t mean you can’t feel the adrenaline flowing! Do you fancy a bit of fun? Climb aboard the 4-seasons rail luge! 1,100 metres of fun and up to 40 kph, for an amazing sensation! So? Ready to let go of the brakes? Time for fits of laughter, adrenalin thrills and the pleasure of spending quality time with your loved ones. Beware, you’ll soon be addicted!
PS: If you want to slow down and enjoy the ride, that’s possible too. It’s up to you to control the speed of your luge and descend at your own pace.

Activity no. 4: explore the heritage of Les Gets

What better way to spend your holiday than immersing yourself in, and learning about, the local traditions? In Les Gets, plunge into the history and fascinating heritage of Les Gets. Discover the art of traditional pottery, the ancient profession of herder and the tradition of cheesemaking. Awaken your senses with mechanical music and a unique collection of more than 900 instruments still in working order. And don’t forget to admire the oldest wooden merry-go-round in the village centre.

If you want to find out more, you can take part in a variety of heritage tours with our guide, Lucie. From the village church and its magnificent philharmonic organ to the Botanical Garden, not forgetting the Boule de Gomme, France’s very first ski tow, our little resort encyclopaedia will share with you the most incredible stories about Les Gets!

Activity no. 5: gaze in awe

Would you like to experience a timeless moment filled with magic? Plunge into a unique adventure with Alta Lumina, an enchanted night-time walk beyond the magic of the mountains. In the forest at the Écoles lake in the heart of Les Gets, follow the trail of a music peddler and his hot-air balloon across the snow-covered mountains. Let yourself be carried off in a bewitching and immersive world that creates harmony between the senses. Every step you take will bring you a little closer to this adventure in which music becomes light and light resonates to music. So, ready to embark on an adventure?

Activity no. 6: treat your tastebuds

If you enjoy indulging in the delights of the local gastronomy, you’re in the right place! Because tasting is also part of those holiday pleasures, our restaurants await you. Our culinary delights can be found along the streets of Les Gets which are packed with restaurants serving local specialities. Cheese fondue, tartiflette, raclette and reblochon cheeseburgers are all available! If you prefer a delicious snack, take your pick from the beautiful tearooms of Les Gets where you can enjoy a succulent blueberry tart or the famous Savoie cake… If you’re a fan of traditional products, you’ll love visiting the local bakeries, butcher’s and deli shops, where passionate artisans showcase their mouthwatering expertise. And don’t miss this chance to visit the traditional cheese dairy of Les Perrières, guaranteed to delight your tastebuds! For an authentic experience, head for the local Thursday market, where you can soak up the friendly atmosphere of Les Gets as you discover local, fresh products.

That’s got our mouths watering! Yours too?

Activity no. 7: visit the local shops

Need to digest? Take a walk in the village shopping streets. You can take all the time you need to stroll around the variety of shops in Les Gets. Between regional products, trendy, elegant clothing and chalet-inspired decorations for your home, there’s something to suit every taste. Don’t forget the sports shops where you’ll find your ideal gear, explore the unique concept stores such as Velvette, a tearoom and decoration shop rolled into one, or Têtes de Radis where you’ll find all sorts of wonderful items of every shape and size! Not forgetting the souvenir shops where you’ll find something to spoil the whole family and enjoy yourself doing so!

Activity no. 8: top up your tan

After all these activities, picture yourself seated comfortably on the terrace, soaking up the sun’s rays and sipping at a drink at the side of the ski slopes.
This is also what holidays are for! In a deckchair or at the table, enjoy the passing of time and the sun that gently warms your cheeks. And you know what’s really cool? You can do this all day long!

Just because you don’t ski doesn’t mean you can’t make the most of the mountain terraces. You can take the Chavannes or Mont Chery gondola lift to enjoy a 360° view over Mont Blanc from the panoramic terrace!