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Popular Ski Schools for Les Gets

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EIRINI - February 4, 2019

Ski Instructor Private for Adults - Low Season - All Levels

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Elizabeth - April 16, 2019

Private Ski Lessons for Adults - Morning - All Levels

Ski schools in Les Gets

Learn to ski in Les Gets

Situated at 1200m in the Haute-Savoie department of south-eastern France, Les Gets is an hour’s drive from Geneva airport, with convenient bus and train transfers directly from the airport. The resort has a charmingly French and very family-orientated feel, with traditional shops and pretty wooden chalet buildings.

Together with its neighbouring resort Morzine, Les Gets has 110km of slopes and 52 lifts. With 44% of the runs being classified as easy, ski schools in Les Gets have plenty of choice for their beginners’ lessons.

Les Gets has two skiing areas - Les Chavannes, which is linked to the Portes du Soleil and shares pistes with Morzine, and the Mont-Chéry, which has an exceptional view of the Mont Blanc Massif. The Portes du Soleil area ecompasses thirteen resorts between Mont Blanc in France and Lake Geneva in Switzerland. It has 650km of pistes at all levels and around 200 ski lifts.

Ski lessons for beginners in Les Gets

In Les Gets, lessons are offered for skiers aged 4yrs and upwards. Lessons can be taken in the morning or afternoon and last for 2-2,5hrs. Ski schools in Les Gets teach their first-time skiers the basics on the nursery slopes within the resort, particularly those around the Chavannes lift area. Once first techniques have been well-established, beginners advance to some of the easier slopes on the surrounding mountains.

The most famous green slope in Les Gets is the 1km long Piste 64, which is accessed by the Mouille au Roi chairlift. The 64 is a favourite of the ski schools in Les Gets and was named after the year in which there was no snow in the resort.

The Bleuets run, accessed from the Chavannes Express, is a run that is ideal for ski beginners who are ready to progress onto the next level. The piste is almost 2km long and descends through the forest, back down into Chavannes.

Kids’ ski lessons in Les Gets

In Les Gets, lessons are offered for children aged 4yrs and above. Lessons last for 2-2,5hrs per day and the ski schools in Les Gets start their youngest ski novices at the snow-sure Mappys area, around the Chavannes lift.

Mappys is a quiet and secure area with two magic carpets, a snow cable and a rope tow, plus 4 gentle slopes. Here, first-timers learn their first moves on the snow - how to glide and the snowplough - before moving onto slightly more challenging slopes within the resort.

The Chavannes area is the main focus of lessons for the ski schools in Les Gets. The area has a total of 13 green, blue, plus one red slope, all covered by the "P'tite Glisse" beginners’ ski pass. For young intermediate skiers, there are plenty of excellent red runs to be found locally, the ski schools in Les Gets recommending the reds in the Mont Chery area and higher up the mountain towards the Le Rainfoilly at 1800m.

Ski lesson prices in Les Gets

Ski schools in Les Gets offer group and private ski & snowboard lessons for all ages. The prices quoted are the lowest price per lesson within the season and do not include any extras:

Kids ski lessons Adults ski lessons Snowboard lessons
Group from 27€/2,5hrs from 27€/2,5hrs from 27€/2,5hrs
Private from 45€/hr from 45€/hr from 45€/hr

Ski hire in Les Gets

In and around Les gets are a total of 19 ski hire centres. Some ski schools in Les Gets have preferential rates with specified ski hire stores.

Les Gets ski pass

The Les Gets - Morzine lift pass provides access to 48 ski lifts and 120 kilometers of slopes at all levels. The price is dependent on length of stay, season and age.

Ideal for beginners is the "P'tite Glisse" skipass, which accesses a total of 13 slopes within the Chavannes area: The green slopes at the Mappys zone, Piste 64, Indiens, the Territoire du Grand Cry and the Mauve. The blue runs Fougère, Bleuet, Gentiane, Bruyère and Vieux, and the Orchis red run.

The best ski schools in Les Gets

Ski School 360 Les Gets

With 20 years of experience, Ski School 360 offers small group courses, which focus on individual attention. Lessons are given in English and French.

Meeting point: At the bottom of the "Chavannes Express" chairlift, right of the departure station and opposite the Ski School 360

CheckYeti customers reviews: beginner friendly, experienced, value for money

What makes learning to ski in Les Gets so special

Les Gets is a ‘Famille Plus’ village, meaning the facilities, particularly for children, have been rated outstanding. The resort has a full programme of events and Christmas at Les Gets is guaranteed to be magical.

The whole family will have their fun at the Grand Cry Territory, with its trappers cabin, mini farm and native Indian-themed run, which winds its way through the forest and has various exciting sections including tunnels and easy obstacles, plus lots of fun photo opportunities.


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Under the menu item "Select course date" in the upper left corner of the page you can select a desired start date. At the top of the search results you will find the offers for the desired start date. Below follow offers in a similar period.

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Group courses are marked with "Group". You can search specifically for group courses by selecting the "Group" filter under the "Category" menu item. Private teachers are marked with the inscription "Private". You can search for private teachers by selecting the "Private" filter under the "Category" menu item.

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Under the menu item "Language" you can select a desired language. Afterwards only offers will be shown where this language is available.

When should we book?

During the holiday weeks, ski and snowboard courses are usually fully booked. In order to make sure that there is still a place available in the desired ski or snowboard course, the motto is: the sooner the better.

How do we find our appropriate experience level?

Next to the menu item "Experience level" you will find a description of the individual experience levels. If you're still not sure, you don't need to worry. Simply choose the experience level that best suits your abilities. Before the first lesson of a group course, ski schools will assess your abilities so that you can be placed in the right group. In any case, private instructors will take your abilities into account on an individual basis.

How do we find offers including equipment?

All offers including equipment are marked with the inscription "Ski rental included". If you find the inscription "Ski rental optional" you can book the equipment for this offer. You will find offers including equipment faster if you select the filter "Ski rental including" under the menu item "Popular options". Depending on the provider, an offer including equipment contains: skis, ski poles, ski boots and helmet. You will find a detailed list of the included rental items in the respective offer description.

There is no offer including equipment, where can we alternatively rent equipment?

In a ski resort there is almost without exception the possibility to rent winter sports equipment. If you book via CheckYeti, you will receive discounts from our partner Skiset, where you can conveniently reserve your equipment online.

How many participants are usually in a group?

This depends on the ski school. Some ski schools have a maximum number of participants per group. You can find this information in the descriptions of the offers.

At what age can children ski or snowboard?

There is no fixed age limit here. Supported by specially trained children's ski instructors, children can already learn to ski playfully at kindergarten age. Depending on the children's level of motoric and social development, the ideal starting age is between 4 and 5 years. Occasionally there are children who can already learn to ski at the age of 3 1/2 years.

How many days should the lessons last for our children?

During the holiday weeks, children's ski courses for beginners usually start on Sunday or Monday. The program is designed in such a way that the best learning results are achieved when your children take part in the ski course throughout the week. So they don't miss the final event (race, etc.) and experience a great week with their group. For advanced children the learning success usually kicks in on the third day.

Is it better to put our child in a group lesson or a private tuition?

The group lessons are generally recommended for beginners. Learning together with peers is more fun. The children are not constantly in the focus and have the possibility to catch their breath between the individual exercises, while the other children are on it. In order not to underchallenge highly talented children, a private ski instructor is recommended.

Can we join our child with a private instructor?

Yes, that's possible. Some providers even offer special family offers. Otherwise, you can simply book a private instructor for children or adults and inform the ski school after booking that you would like to go together.