Our ambassadors

Our athletes have talent !

The resort is proud to count among its inhabitants athletes who have left their mark – and still do – on the sporting world in various categories: alpine or freeride skiing, biathlon, cross-country skiing, ski jumping, skicross, handiskiing…

This is why we are committed to supporting these young top-level athletes who wish to wear Les Gets colours at national, European and even world level. Every year, young athletes with promising talents receive financial aid from the resort (Town Hall, Tourist Office or Sagets).

We also have the honor to count among our ambassadors a great chef of the Belgian gastronomy: Christophe Pauly, starred chef of the restaurant “Le Coq aux champs” –> Read more

Discover below their portraits, their careers and their ambitions!

Alpine skiing

Léo Coppel

This young Gétois started skiing at the age of 6. He started his career at the ski club of Les Gets. His promising results allowed him to join the CNE of Albertville (national training center) in order to reconcile his double project of high level sportsman and his schooling. He then became famous on the FIS circuit (International Ski Federation) within the Mont Blanc committee.

Léo is now one of the best skiers in the world for his age group in all disciplines. Winner of several FIS races, he shined at the 2022 French Championships alongside the best French World Cup skiers. He is the French U21 Giant Slalom Champion and hopes to join the French Ski Team this year.

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Biathlon

Jacques Jefferies

This native of the Portes du Soleil started out as an alpine skier before becoming passionate about biathlon, following in the footsteps of his role model Martin Fourcade whose exceptional performances fascinated him. This young man of 20 years old with an overflowing enthusiasm has all the qualities required to become a great champion. Reflective, he pursues his studies in digital business and development while dreaming of podiums in a demanding sport, whose image fits him perfectly.

Since his selection for the French junior team, Jacques has not stopped progressing. In 2022, he won the gold medal at the European Junior Championships in Pokljuka (Slovenia) in the mixed relay and was world champion in the junior men’s relay in Soldier Hollow (U.S.A.).

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Downhill mountain bike

Lauryne Chappaz

At only 18 years old, Lauryne Chappaz is the next generation of the French downhill mountain bike team.In October 2020, Lauryne won the world downhill mountain bike title in the junior women’s category in Leogang, Austria.

At the Chappaz’s, cycling runs in the family! The father did a lot of cross-country in his youth, followed by the older brother and sister Mélanie (crowned junior world champion in downhill mountain biking in 2017 in Australia), to finish with the younger Lauryne.

A recent member of the Bike Club of Les Gets, she has joined the Les Gets ambassadors club and will be riding with the colours of the resort on the Elite World Tour, and in particular at the 2021 UCI MTB World Cup in Les Gets.

👉 The next big event is the 2022 UCI MTB World Championships at home.

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Freeride skiing

Sébastien Varlet

Sébastien started skiing at the age of 5 in Bellevaux, a neighbouring resort in the Alpes du Léman region. At 17, he became a ski instructor with the French ski school, ESF. But his real passion is freeride skiing !

In 2013, he decided to travel the world, stopping for a season in New Zealand where he taught others to ski. There, the mountains became his stimulus… and he began seeking out the best freeriding faces !

Now participating in 3- and 4-star Freeride World Qualifier events in Europe, his aim is to join the best international freeride skiers on the Freeride World Tour 5-star series.

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Biathlon

Jeanne Richard

Behind those big blue eyes, there is energy and determination. At the age of 18, this biathlete already has 15 years of skiing behind her.

Her father, a ski instructor, introduced her to cross-country skiing when she was a child during walks with her sisters. She got a taste for it and joined the Nordic section of the “Les Gets ski competition” club at the age of 10.

In 2017, Jeanne joined the Biathlon group of the Mont-Blanc Committee. Since then, she has won twice the French Wheel Ski Championship and has shone at the Youth Olympic Games (YOG) in Lausanne in 2020, winning gold in the relay and silver in the individual event.

At the 2021 Junior World Championships, she won the title of Junior World Champion in individual and relay. In 2022, she finished on the 3rd step of the podium in the relay and won the small pursuit globe. Congratulations to her!

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Handiskiing

Jules Segers

At only 17 years old, Jules Segers is a rising star in disabled alpine skiing. Originally from Les Gets, he made his first glides on skis at the age of 3 years old and continued his career with the French Ski School of Les Gets. 

After encouraging results in the French Cup, he joined the French disabled sports team in 2017.

Jules has had the opportunity to defend the colours of Les Gets and France in national and international competitions (European Cups and some World Cups) in 2019-2020.

In 2022, Jules won his place at the Paralympic Games in Beijing. He finished 16th in giant and 17th in slalom!

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Ski jumping

Océane Avocat Gros

Océane Avocat Gros, aged 23, is studying sports science at STAPS in Grenoble. But she also holds in her hands the future of women’s ski-jumping, a sport she has enjoyed since the age of 14!

Very quickly, it became obvious that ski jumping was for her. She made her first jumps in 2010.

In the French B Team since 2016, she has been in the top 30 in the World Cup circuits, determined to win her place for the 2022 Olympic Games in Beijing.

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Alpine skiing

Mia Clerc

Originally from Madagascar, Mia first put on skis at the age of 5 on the slopes of Les Gets, where she grew up. Her love for the mountains and skiing led her to join the ski club in Annemasse at the age of 9. Since then, her passion for sport and competition has pushed her to surpass herself and reach the highest levels of skiing.  

At the dawn of her 16th birthday, she decided to represent her country of origin, Madagascar, and joined the Madagascan Ski Federation.

Her first ISF (International Ski Federation) races, under the colours of Madagascar, enabled her to be selected for the 2018 Pyeongchang Olympic Games and the 2022 Olympic Games in Beijing.

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