So you’re off to Les Gets on holiday, but skiing isn’t really your thing? Or perhaps you just want to ring the changes and try something new? You’re in the right place – the OVO Network team has come up with seven activities that you can try in Les Gets this winter, so even non-skiers can make the most of the resort!
What can you do in Les Gets this winter?
1. Surf the slopes with Snowtribe
With 120km of pistes, Les Gets is the perfect place to learn to snowboard. Whether you’re just starting out or have some experience, Antoine and his team will be happy to advise you and share their passion for the sport.
They have been skiing since they were children and will use their experience to put together a tailor-made package designed to meet your needs and your expectations.
Check out their various packages and prices on their website.
2. Discover ski joëring at the Alpes Équitation ranch
Ski joëring is a great alternative to downhill skiing. Unlike Alpine skiing, you don’t need any particular skills – just put on a pair of skis and let a horse or pony tow you around a snowy track.
It’s a unique experience that can be enjoyed by all ages. The Alpes Équitation team has a site in the heart of Les Gets and can offer a variety of experiences according to your age and ability.
3. Visit the Mechanical Music Museum
A visit to the Musée de la Musique Mécanique is a must during your holiday in Les Gets.
You’ll discover more than 900 mechanical instruments, which are original, to say the least. Chiming carillons, music boxes, jukeboxes, phonographs, barrel organs, accordions, violins and even automatic pianos… you’ll be left with an incredible knowledge of the history of these fascinating machines.
For an even more in-depth experience, we recommend taking a guided tour with an expert, who will demonstrate the instruments and show you how they work.
For more information, check the website.
4. A taste of life as a musher
Give your children an experience they’ll never forget with a dog sled ride in the heart of the wonderful Les Gets area. It’s their chance to get up close to these iconic mountain dogs in a stunning natural setting.
Don’t hesitate to book your first sledding experience with La Patte Nordic. It costs about 40€ per child (one child per sled) for a session which lasts about 15 minutes. Remember to dress warmly to make the most of this experience – you’ll need your ski suit, hat, gloves and sunglasses.
5. Get together in a village bar
There’s nothing better than a visit to a bar to enjoy the atmosphere of a resort and try some local produce. And there’s no shortage of great bars in Les Gets! Sports bars, music bars, beer bars… each one has its own speciality. Here are a few to start with:
- Jeux Trinque: whether you’re with family or friends, come and enjoy a drink while you play table football, billiards or a board game. Good humour and laughter is guaranteed!
- L’AprèSki: try one of the speciality drinks in this open-air bar – hot apple vodka or its famous cognac with hot pear liqueur – at one of the many events that take place here.
- Le Bacchus: wine lovers will appreciate the huge variety at this stylish and cosy bar. With over 200 wines to choose from, everyone is sure to find their perfect glass.
6. Enjoy the thrill of a paragliding flight
If you’ve already exhausted all the area’s hiking trails, why not take to the skies and get a new perspective on this snowy landscape?
Accompanied by an experienced instructor, you’ll take off on an unforgettable flight over Mont Blanc, the Aravis range or Lake Geneva. Les Gets Parapente and AirLibre offer introductory flights for all ages. Get in touch with them or go to their websites for more information.
7. Enjoy a unique experience at Alta Lumina
Get ready for a unique experience when you and your family step through the gates of Alta Lumina.
As night falls, the site is transformed into a magical place, which invites you to follow in the footsteps of a little music seller. He travels through the skies in his hot air balloon, sharing his beautiful melodies with the world.
You’ll be guided along the path by sound and light installations, which will immerse you in this enchanted world during your stroll.
If you’re tempted to try this adventure, make sure you book online, as there are no tickets available on-site. We recommend that you dress warmly and wear suitable shoes.
As you can see, winter holidays in the mountains are not all about snow sports, particularly in Les Gets, which offers a great range of activities for guests. What is your favourite activity? Let us know by sharing your feedback on our social media!
There are lots of other activities to enjoy in Les Gets. Find out more in the second part of this article here!