Les Gets is famous for both its skiing in the winter and mountain biking in the summer. When planning a trip there, there is plenty of information available regarding the town and the surrouning mountains.
Les Gets Webcam
The Les Gets webcam gives up to date, live feedback on the weather conditions and how much snow is on the slopes and in the town.
Les Gets Forecast
The Les Gets forecast is made up of two parts. The weather report and, during the winter season, the snow report. The weather conditions vary throughout the year and it is possible to get a rough idea of what to expect, but the forecast and report gives current conditions. The snow report contains information about recent snowfall, the conditions on the slopes and off piste, including the latest avalanche report.
Dating back to at least the twelfth century, Les Gets has a history that can be seen all around in the older buildings of the town. The story of the village takes a sharp turn when the first ski lifts were introduced and today the town continues to look ahead with future plans for new development as well as planning new events to bring people to the town and help spread the fame of the area.
Location is always important for holiday destinations as people do not want to spend too long travelling, particularly with children. Les Gets is therefore well located close to Geneva and its international airport as well as a number of train stations. Another interesting aspect of the local geography is the UNESCO Geopark Du Chablais, a site that celebrates the local geology and the way in which man has learnt to interact with it.
The local Savoyarde culture is one that is unique and immediately recognisable. From the familiar Alpine architecture to the traditional local foods -including plenty of the local cheeses such as Abondance and Reblochon (used for Tartiflette) - it is obvious as soon as you are in Les Gets that you are in the heart of the Savoyarde region. For anyone wishing to take something home to remember their trip by there are also plenty of souvenir shops.