The weather in Les Gets varies considerably, and so it is always a good idea to check the forecast to be aware of what to expect.
The Mountain Micro Climate
The mountains around Les Gets, such as the peaks of Avoriaz and, further away, Mt Blanc, have their own micro climates which will affect the weather in Les Gets. The Portes Du Soleilís position in the alps also means that it is affected by weather systems from different points of the alps, from the south, north and west.
Precipitation and Temperature
The climate of Les Gets is classed as warm and temperate. This might be surprising considering its location in the Alps, but it does get a good amount of sunshine throughout the year. The temperature does not dip too far into the minus figures, even in the coldest months of winter. In summer the average stays in the mid twenties but it often goes up into the mid thirties. May is the month with the highest number of days with precipitation, averaging around thirteen days throughout the month. Throughout the rest of the year Les Gets averages around ten days a month of precipitation. Obviously, during winter everyone hopes that the temperature drops enough for this to fall as snow. The yearly rainfall averages 1226 MM a year. For most of the year the climate in Les Gets is milder than in Avoriaz due to the significant difference in altitude.
The cold temperatures of the winter months cause the denser air to sink to the valley floor which can leave the town covered with cloud, whilst the higher slopes are left clear and sunny. This effect is not as pronounced as in Morzine due to a slightly higher altitude, and also it is more observable by looking down from Avoriaz to Morzine. In Les Gets the best place to see this ìSea Of Cloudî on the valley floor is probably from Mt Chery, where it can be seen snaking down the valley floor through Les Gets and into Morzine.