Les Gets has some overlap between the winter ski season and summer mountain bike season in its spring season.
When does spring begin and end?
The spring time begins in March, when the ski season is still going on. The snow will begin to melt on the lower slopes leading to town by the start of April, although there can still be late season snowfall. Almost all of the snow will be gone by mid to late May when the lifts reopen for mountain bikes, with just a few patches holding on. It runs until June, when summer really gets going.
What is the temperature like in spring?
The average temperature in this time is around ten degrees. It can vary a great deal, falling sharply during the ski season with unusually warm days in May. By the end of the ski season there can be heavy snowfall and overcast days are by no means unusual.
Activities in spring
When spring begins there is still (hopefully!) plenty of snow on the ground and the ski season is still in full swing. The lifts continue running till mid April. Depending on conditions some of the slopes will begin closing before that, especially Mt Chery which is usually the first area to close. As the ski season draws to a close itís usually best to head over towards Avoriaz, which will have better snow due to its higher altitude. After the lifts shut down there isnít a great deal to do in Les Gets itself, but it is one of the first towns in the Portes Du Soleil to open up the lifts for the summer mountain biking season. This is usually towards the end of May, just for weekends, and opens properly in early June.
What is town like in spring?
Whilst the ski season continues town is generally quite lively. It starts to become quieter towards mid April as the ski season winds down. It then becomes very quiet till late May when the mountain bikers begin returning. The Crankworx mountain bike festival comes to town in mid June, bringing plenty of visitors coming to watch some of the biggest names in world mountain biking. The biking worldís media also coming to town bringing extra exposure to the town.