Les Gets in France is offering the chance to ‘surprise your loved one’ with a romantic dinner by starlight in the Mont Chery gondola on Valentine’s Day 2012. Continue reading ‘Mont Chery, have you ever eaten Ostrich on a ski lift?’Print This Post
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Les Gets, the peaceful resort is the giant Franco-Swiss Portes du Soleil, with its 12 linked ski-resorts and 650km of ski-slopes suitable has made many improvements for the coming winter. Continue reading ‘Les Gets undergoes major changes for upcoming season’Print This Post
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A pleasant farming village which has grown into one of the world’s top resorts without noticing. Close to Morzine on the huge Portes du Soleil circuit, the first Ecole du Ski Français opened here in 1940.
Les Gets is a pleasant farming village, which has grown in to one of the world’s top resorts apparently without noticing. Picturesque and relaxed, it has neither the sometimes oppressive enthusiasm for health and fitness that some of the high altitude French purpose built centres promote, nor the pre-occupation with glitz that attracts the soulless money-obsessed to others.
Instead, it’s charming, relaxed, and full of its own unique character and ambience. How many other resorts can offer a museum of mechanic music and animated mannequins or free excursions to the local cheese farm? For added convenience, the “Maison des Gets” encompassing the Lift Society, the Events Society, the Tourist Office, the nursery, town hall and lift ticket sales desk So clients will easily find all the information they need in one place.
The resort is close to Morzine, six kilometres (four miles) away by road and also the main lift-linked destination over the Pleney mountain. Both are on the huge Portes du Soleil circuit and it’s possible to strike out in most directions on skis with a regional pass, or just stay local with a Les Gets-Morzine only ticket.
Les Gets’ long history as a winter sports resort is proven by its status in being the location of the first Ecole du Ski Français which opened here in 1940. Don’t get the idea that this is some quaint old skiing back water either though, there’s been heavy investment in recent years in a series of state of the art lifts.
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Recognizing the impact of the recession on all holiday sectors, the ski travel industry is looking to start the upcoming season with lower capacities and earlier deals. If you have cash and time, this may be your lucky year as skiing goes on sale.
Last winter, over-capacity across the market meant lots of late bargain holidays, but for 2009-2010 this trend is reversing completely,”
said Esprit Ski Managing Director Andy Perrin.
If the trends are an indicator Ski Rebel Magazine‘s research with ski deals offered in other countries is that they will not last long and the trend is headed upward with pricing. In fact as the economy begins to gain traction in North America late in 2009, the pricing trend is pointing upward claim many travel analysts.
“All the big companies have slashed capacity dramatically to avoid a repetition of last year’s pattern, and all our new ‘Crunch-Buster’ initiatives are focused on giving our early booking guests the best value and the best savings.”
Esprit Ski has chosen to take the challenge head on, launching the ‘Crunch-Buster’ Special Edition brochure and website as a part of the initiative that Perrin spoke of.
“We have always had new ideas and initiatives in our brochures every year,” said Perrin.
But the ski market has never seen anything like this before, with the sheer breadth and depth of our new ‘Crunch-Buster’ deals for the coming season.”
The campaign involves more than 20 different offers ranging from free children’s ski equipment-hire and thousands of free child holidays, to £50 ($90) or £75 ($135) off adult holiday prices and a free ‘Monday Kick-Start’ session for parents with local ski instructors.
Esprit’s range of child care services for children from four months to 12 years old continues in its 15 selected resorts across France, Switzerland, Austria and Italy, and there are two new chalets this year in Tignes and Les Gets.
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