Lot of developments at Les Gets for winter 2020.
SLEDGE DOG RIDES FOR CHILDREN
Accompanied by his 7 Nordic dogs, Didier organises sledge rides for children aged 2 to 12 (maximum weight 70 kg). The ride covers the loop from the Balcons du Chéry through the area of Mont Caly and its alpine village (non-accessible by road in the winter), The rides take place with a magnificent panoramic view of the Mont Blanc mountain range as a backdrop. This 25 minute trip definitely is an experience to remember - the children will have the opportunity to bond with the dogs and experience an authentic and awe-inspiring trip - leaving them speechless!
The children will have the opportunity to bond with the dogs and experience an authentic and awe-inspiring trip - leaving them speechless!
‘LES SOURCES DU CHÉRY’, A UNIQUE WELLNESS SANCTUARY PERFECT FOR RECHARGING YOUR BATTERIES
The first of its kind in Les Gets, ‘Les Sources du Chéry’ is devoted to wellness and beauty treatments. It is a perfect invitation to discover all the benefits of nature, water & art. Set to open in December 2019 in the heart of the village, just at the foot of Mont Chéry.
Its ‘mountain chic’ atmosphere blends seamlessly with the elements that form the history of the resort: spring water bursting from the mountain- side and wood, the noble material that gave the village its name. The old French word “giets” refers to the paths used to bring wood down from the mountains.
‘Les Sources du Chéry’ has three interconnected areas, based on the concept of unique, authentic & natural experiences.
- A 1000 m2 SPA reserved for adults with steam baths, saunas and cold water plunge pools, also hydromassage jets and underwater benches, whirlpools, waterfalls, swimming lanes and salt caves, giving the choice between a relaxing, revitalising or a sporting experience.
- An area for children with a play pool, paddling pool and water slide, perfect for families.
- A wellness and beauty area with a warm atmosphere and massage rooms for both individual and couple’s massages. Teams of professio- nals are on-hand for massages and facials, using methods and products designed exclusively by Exertier Laboratories, a veritable activist for natural, French-made beauty treatments. Its authentic approach produces natural products inspired by nature in the Alpes - such as mountain honey or the orchid of the Alpes - also known as the ‘Sabot de Venus’.
In addition, there will also be an art shop and an art gallery to add to its charms. The art gallery will be open to the public and the first exhibition for winter 2019 will be devoted to Pierre Margara, the Savoie sculptor whose fame has spread far beyond his home region, his work reveals the hidden beauty, purity and serenity in the materials with his exceptional skill. www.sourcesduchery.com
LARGE-SCALE INVESTMENT IN SNOW MAKING FACILITIES
The Les Gets ski resort is to see its capacity for artificial snow coverage increase by almost half this winter, going from 35 % to 50 % cover of the skiing area, thanks to the construction of the La Renar-dière hillside reservoir. This investment constitutes the largest in France this year.
This reservoir has a capacity of 76 000 m3 of water (meaning it can produce around 150 000 m3 of snow) ensuring that the most popular areas of the resort are accessible right from the beginning of the season. The pistes with the snow cannons will increase the snow coverage to 85 hectares from its current capacity of 60 hectares. Numerous measures have been included in the project to compensate for the effect on the environment: nesting species have been moved to other sectors, the ecology of the area is being monitored and compensation paid for loss of agricultural land.
The total budget invested in this project is 7 million euros (taking into account the reservoirs, civil engineering and snow production costs). The ‘Snow Project’ will be completed with the construction of the ‘Le Pré des Chavannes’ reservoir, in the upcoming summers - taking the capacity to 110 000 m3 - allowing for a snow coverage of 75 %.
This prudent investment, which is subject to strict environmental regulations, will further enhance the good natural snow cover in Les Gets.
PISTE ON MONT CHÉRY
Specifically designed for those looking to get out in the fresh mountain air and enjoy a bit of phyiscal exercise – all while secure and sectioned off from other downhill skiers.
This piste is 3 km long, with a height gain of 665 metres. It starts ar the bottom of the Chamois piste, next to the Mont Chéry cable car. The route culminates at the summit of Mont Chéry, at an altitude of 1 827 metres.
The piste is signposted by yellow and orange markers - this is an uphill route only - the descent is via the ski slopes during the opening hours of the ski area.
NEW BLUE RUN IN LES PERRIÈRES - ‘LES TREMBLES’
This new slope will make it easier for moderate-level skiers to return to the base of the ‘Perrières Express’ chairlift. This is a very popular area, due partly to the large free car park on the outskirts of the village, where many skiers park for the day. You can also access the entire ski area quickly and easily.
LUXURY PICNIC AREA ON THE SLOPES
This coming winter, the ski resort will have a new, innovative, luxury picnic area with barbecues, just off the piste where the ‘Rhodos’(red run) and ‘Violette’(blue run) pistes meet, it is available for everyone. It will also offer WiFi access and recharging sockets.
As an added bonus, the picnic area will also be accessible to pedestrians, via the Les Chavannes cable car and along the walking path - ‘Belvédére des Nauchets’.
‘LA BANKIDS’ A NEW FUN SPACE FOR KIDS TO ENJOY IN THE VILLAGE
In Les Gets, every effort is made to help families have the holiday of their dreams. The resort’s ‘Famille Plus’ certification has just been renewed for another 3 years, and there is a range of infrastructure here dedicated to children, with a new facility for children aged 2-6 set to open this winter.
This mini - North Pole - will leave your little eskimos feeling on top of the world - it is located directly behind the Marie and just beside the ESF (piou piou) nursey slope. This mini world has been designed with lots of fun games and areas to play in. There are igloos, a snowball wall, a giant mascot, ice caves and lots of fun obstacles that children will love climbing up and sliding down!
This area is open 7 days a week throughout the winter.
‘STEP INTO THE VOID’ AT THE SUMMIT OF LE RANFOILLY
When skiers get to the top of the Le Ranfoilly ski lift, they can now have have their photo taken on a large 27 m2 platform overlooking the Joux Plane lake, opposite the sumptuous panorama of the Mont Blanc mountain range. It is fitted with a free photo point with an automatic system activated by your ski pass. Take your photo ? Have a look at it on the screen, and then you can share it on social media. For information, a new webcam is to be installed at the peak of Le Ranfoilly this winter, to give an up to date panoramic view of the weather and snow conditions in resort.
THE HUB AND NIVALIS TWO NEW HIGH-END STORES IN THE HEART OF THE VILLAGE
This retail shopping arcade, spanning a total of 565 m2, is located in the new Chalet 1839 with its luxury apartments, facing the skating rink and right next to the slopes.
Begin your tour at ‘The Hub’, the essential snow & bike shop with the biggest brands in ski and sportswear, not to mention a range of innovative and high-per- formance equipment. This includes a notorious Wintersteiger ski servicing machine, perfect for maintaining and taking care of your skis and giving you a racing service. Also a 3D foot scanner - the best boot-fitting service, for a truly painless skiing experience! Exclusive to Les Gets.
At Nivalis, you can find premium brands like Timberland, Lacroix Sportswear, The North Face and La Fée Maraboutée, as well as Arpin clothing there are also interior design items. The brand specialises in natural wool-based fabrics produced locally, and is famed for its ‘Bonneval blanket’.
In season, the two stores host regular après-ski events. There are ‘shopping happy hours’ with a DJ until 21: 00 at The Hub. At Nivalis there are tips and advice by beauty and photography professionals.
‘LES DURS À CUIRE’ THE HOTTEST NEW ADDRESS
This new ‘secret’ address in the heart of the resort defines itself as a “non-traditional restaurant” and as the least-secret speakeasy in history... an Alpine speakeasy, moreover! Welcome to the mysterious and oddball world of ‘Les Durs à Cuire’, whose newspaper-style menu’s is enough in itself to call to mind the American Prohibition era, with its period appearance and the language it uses. The décor blends the spirit of New York with a warm, contemporary French touch.
The menu’s finely crafted dishes feature seasonal products and specialities like the Tomahawk steak and the 7-hour lamb, not to mention the ‘naturally forbidden’ desserts like pecan pie and the cheesecake of the day ! Open from 18:00 every evening.