Les Gets Excited About Winter!
Les Gets is a resort that has been enjoyed for years due to its charm and unique character. Luckily none of this is lost as it consistently works on new developments and improvements. Yodel magazine looks at what’s new and what we can look forward to in Winter 11/12.
The consecutive 5 hour ski pass
This year, instead of having to decide between the morning and afternoon for a half-day ski pass you can simply start skiing whenever you like. The new ski passes will simply last for five consecutive hours from when it is first used. We think it’s the perfect way to avoid the slope rush hours, it allows greater flexibility and you can treat yourself to that lie-in!
Wannabe freestyle skiers can improve their techniques in safety with the new airbag. The enormous inflatable cushion measuring 15m x 11m provides a
gentle landing and maximum security. These techniques can also be perfected at the Cross District and at the Jib District with its rails and jumps. For those interested in freestyle, the boardercross in Les Gets is also just a year old. It was designed by Les Gets ambassador and Olympic champion Deborah Anthonioz and is one of very few installations of its kind in France that has the capacity for international competitions. It measures 523m covering a vertical distance of 124m so while it is open to the skiing public, a minimum level of 2* is recommended.
GPS ski tracking
Skiers can now rent GPS equipment from the lift pass offices to take out and record all their ski information for the day. Simply connect to the Internet later that evening to find out how many kilometres you covered and where your ski route went as well as your maximum and average skiing speeds. Worried parents can also use the equipment to give their teenage children some freedom on the mountain and allow themselves relief from constant worrying. The sets mean that parents can relax in the knowledge that their children can always be located in real time.
A Bashing Good Dinner
The Grand Ourse restaurant on Mont Chery is offering a very special treat this winter. For two nights each week, the restaurant will be open in the evening and will only be accessible by...piste basher! Every Wednesday and Thursday you can be driven to 1750m and enjoy their impressive panoramic view by moonlight. You will also sip champagne and relish a delicious dinner menu created by Head Chef Gary Massey. Places can be reserved by calling: 06 79 42 58 86.