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Why do we favour one ski resort over another? What makes us try a new place, and go back? It is a complicated question - is it the culture, the ambience, or are there other more tangible factors?
Does the skiing suit me? Are the pistes spacious or crowded, is it big enough, does it have lots of groomed runs, are the lifts efficient and comfortable, can I be sure of snow?
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• Skimiles® measures the size of every ski resort by 10 specific factors •
• Ski Area Comfort is determined by the efficiency of the lifts, the comfort of the lifts and how much ‘elbow room’ there is on the piste •
• Snow Reliability considers the altitude, snowfall data and snowmaking coverage •
• Ski Area Value combines all these factors for one easy to recognise overall result •
Les Portes du Soleil consist of 5 separate ski areas. The data displayed refers to Les Gets-Morzine (including Mont Chery). The total length of runs for all areas is 462 km.
Les Gets is a dual-season resort at the west of the Portes du Soleil ski area. Popular with families it has a children-only ski area and attracts repeat visitors. Skiing is mainly beginner and intermediate, though there is some good off piste and snowboarding. More advanced skiing is easily accessed with fast lifts. There is a relaxed feel to the village, which explains its popularity with teenagers and young adults, many of whom enjoy the mountain biking for which the resort is famous. In summer numerous outside events and entertainment such as discos, music festivals, live bands, street performers and childrens’ activities attract many visitors.
What about property in Les Gets? Individual chalets dot both sides of the valley. On the Mont Chéry side are substantial chalets lining the Route des Cornuts and the Route du Boucher. On the Chavannes side lies the residential area around the Route du Lac. The centre of the resort has a number of new luxury apartment developments with swimming pools and spa/wellness areas and rental management designed to attract the investment market. The dual-seasonality of the resort, its situation in the Portes du Soleil and the fact that is is only one hour from Geneva airport all underpin demand for property.