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The Critérium du Dauphiné – the world’s greatest cyclists

The Critérium du Dauphiné – the world’s greatest cyclists

The Critérium du Dauphiné was hosted by Les Gets yesterday. The world’s greatest road cyclists congregated in the centre of town before heading off, one after another at a minute’s interval, on a purpose laid road that ran to the top of the Mont Chéry télécabine. The 4km course was the opener to the Dauphiné, […]

Tour de France 2016

Tour de France 2016

Certainly the best news of the summer! The Tour de France 2016 will spend three days in the stomping ground of the France Property Angels alpine team.  Stage 18 is an uphill time trial 17km long taking the riders from Sallanches to Megève, with stage 19 the next day starting in nearby Albertville, the city […]

Patrouille des Glaciers Race

Hiking up Col Rati in November powder

Dave Thompson is wondering what he has let himself in for! One evening last winter, whilst driving too fast down the windy road to Thonon, I received a phone call from a friend. “Dave, would you like to do the Patrouille des Glaciers race next year?” she said “Uh, yeah, ok” I replied. And that […]

MTB season

MTB season

MTB season – Starting this weekend! It really does come around quickly! No sooner have we shelved our ski kit at the end of the winter than the lifts are set to open again for summer mountain biking. As ever, Les Gets is the first resort to open in the Portes du Soleil and the […]

Rock the Pistes

Rock the Pistes

The Rock the Pistes festival, held across the resorts of the Portes du Soleil is back, this year taking place from 14th to 21st March. With the concerts staged right on the piste in the heart of the ski area, accessible by ski or snowboard they are free to everyone – you just need your […]

New Beer in Ski Resort

New Beer in Ski Resort

  Piste Basher – a new beer from Skiers’ Beers  –  Ski holidays, for many people, are all about the Après! But for many of our British visitors there is one thing missing from the alpine selection, and that is a ‘proper’ beer. New for this season, and filling that gap deliciously, is the new […]

Autumn in the Alps

Autumn in the Alps

Autumn, the season of mists and mellow fruitfulness. Those of us lucky enough to live or have second homes in the Alps are able to enjoy this less celebrated season in a different but no less enjoyable way. In September the tourists disappear and the kids go back to school leaving us to enjoy the remainder […]

Time to get out on your Bike

Time to get out on your Bike

Cycling around Morzine, Les Gets and St Jean d’Aulps The warm weather in June has finally removed any temptation to get out in the snow and road bikes have once again become a familiar sight on the roads in the Alps. Boasting some of the most breathtaking, literally, rides in the world, the routes surrounding […]

La Grande Odyssée Husky Dog Race – Les Gets

La Grande Odyssée Husky Dog Race  – Les Gets

Dog sledding competition in January This exciting event passes through Les Gets. Over 300 dogs spend over 5 days racing through the snowy landscape in what is considered to be the most challenging race of its kind. The trainers are amongst the best in the world and so big crowds and lots of media attention […]

Several new eating and drinking venues in Les Gets

Several new eating and drinking venues in Les Gets

JM and Rhona from the very popular fish and chip, wrap, pizza and noodle restaurant Mamma’s in Morzine have taken over the Boomerang in Les Gets. They are going to open a restaurant much like Mammas there as well as a tapas cum wine bar. We have high hopes for the wine bar, as the […]

Father Christmas actually lives in Les Gets!

Father Christmas actually lives in Les Gets!

He and his faithful elves live together in their grotto, a log cabin in the middle of the enchanted forest high above the village……. Don’t miss! Santa’s grotto : On the 10th of December and from the 17th to the 30th of December (except the 24th of December). Father Christmas gazette: Every day the adventures […]

Les Gets wins another environmental award

Les Gets wins another environmental award

Golf course recognised for environmentally friendly initiatives Les Gets Golf Course has just been awarded the ISO 14001 environmental certificate, making it the third organisation in Les Gets to achieve the award and the first Golf course in France to win this prestigeous award. The ISO 14001 is given after an audit that assesses environmental […]

New festival in Les Gets

New festival in Les Gets

Les Gets introduces a new event to the summer calendar this year with the Festival des Quatre Eléments (Festival of the Four Elements).From 28th July to 2nd August the resort will host a range of entertainments and workshops based around the themes of water, air, earth and fire. During the festival there will be story-telling, […]

Les Gets really is the pearl of the Alps

Alpine Pearls was set up to help people enjoy holidays in an ‘environmentally conscious fashion’. In fact it’s both a cultural and environmental initiative. So far only 20 communities have qualified and earned the right to call themselves an Alpine Pearl. Les Gets is one of these 20 communities. A Pearl must have the means […]

Les Gets invests €4.5M on a new gondola lift

Les Gets invests €4.5M on a new gondola lift

In the ski resort of Les Gets a new gondola is being installed ready for this coming ski season. It’s exciting news for the region which forms part of the massive Portes du Soleil ski area. The new Gondola will transport more passengers, more quickly, and in super modern luxury style. And those poor beginner […]

Les Gets fait son Farwest 24th and 25th July 2010

The Les Gets fait son Farwest is a festival organised to celebrate Western Horse Riding disciplines and all things Western. With Barrel racing, pole bending, a horse show and live Country music (with western dance) you would be forgiven for thinking you are in Arizona, USA. However Les Gets, and the Portes du Soleil, are […]

Les Gets XIeme Rally Mountain

If riding a Harley Davidson is your idea of heaven on earth, or big American cars, er, float your boat … then Les Gets is the place for you in July. On 2nd – 4th they are running their free mountain rally which includes an open meeting for Harley Davidson riders from all over the […]

Snowcarbon-Green Les Gets travel

Want to make your journey or the journey of your guests to your Alpine property more carbon neutral? Think that fly-drive is the only way to get to the slopes? Don’t have time for the train? Snowcarbon is a website set up by a conscientious young chap with a passion for skiing. He started to […]

Ebouelle Contest – Les Gets – 13th March

Running for its fifth year is this highly original event. On the surface it appears to be yet another Freestyle ski and snowboard competition but the spectacular sporting event not only attracts advanced riders but is based on a concept of combining snowsports with graphic arts and music. The event culminates with a big night […]

Les Gets – Don’t want to ski? Can’t ski? Bored?

If you decide to take some time off the pistes or you are not a snow sports fanatic and fancy getting in touch with your creative side then Les Gets offers a selection of brilliant workshops around the ski resort. We have picked a few of our favourites for you to try. Poterie Element-terre This […]

Snow report from Morzine and Les Gets

The skiing season is now in full flow in Morzine and Les Gets. Father Christmas has been up on the pistes this week. Beautiful white villages with a truly magical feel to them. HAPPY CHRISTMAS TO YOU ALL FROM US AT ALPINE ANGELS XXX.

Father Christmas in Les Gets

From the 12th to 26th December 2009 in Les Gets. Father Christmas comes to town! Father Christmas will be taking up residence in the alpine town of Les Gets this coming week where he will be welcoming children and adults alike to his magical chalet, situated in the heart of an enchanted forest. He and […]