Snowboarding in Les Gets
Les Gets is a great place to come on holiday as a beginner or a more experienced boarder. It is made up of a combination of gentle blues and greens to more testing reds, blacks and freeride sections. It also has a great selection of off piste areas and powder fields which are popular with boarders who like to spend the day playing in the snow. If you’re a more advanced snowboarder, then there’s a few snowparks in Les Gets that you’ll want to try out too!
If you have lessons booked, it’s likely that you’ll start out in the Chavannes area, which is the main ski area of Les Gets. There’s a mini border cross park and also plenty of easy blue slopes to get you started. There’s also a children’s activity area which is a firm favourite with the smallest snowboarders. You can head up Chavannes if you’re looking to cross over to Morzine and on to Avoriaz to explore the whole of the Portes du Soleil.
The Rainfolly bowl is great for all abilities as it’s home to a selection of wide, cruisy blues. It’s a great area to head to on powder days because it’s well sheltered in places but really stores up the snow, making it a fluffy field full of powder to play in! It’s a great place to go to if your group is made up of a mixture of abilities. The more inexperienced amongst you can enjoy riding the gentler pistes whilst the more advanced rider can enjoy the side jumps, jibs and off piste areas that run close to the main ski runs.
Les Gets Snowpark can be found on the Mt Chery side of the valley and is a great place to head during busy periods. There’s rarely many people there and it gets the sun all day with some stunning views of Mt Blanc. There’s several features including rails, boxes and jumps and there is sometimes a wall ride set up at the end. Les Gets also houses one of the best boarder cross courses in the area and it’s great fun to hit that with friends, you can even scan your lift pass to be filmed as you shred. Look out for the signs near the Chavannes lift.
Also, don’t miss out on Les Get’s nearest freeride area. This challenging black, unpisted section, drops down from the Chamossiere and Nyon peaks which link Morzine with Les Gets. Similarly you’ll find some pretty tricky black runs off the edge of Mont Chery, so if you’re looking for something really challenging on your board- this is where you should head.
Self Catered Chalets
We run 14 beautiful self-catered properties in Morzine and one ski in ski out self-catered chalet in Les Gets.
Morzine and Les Gets's proximity to Geneva airport make them ideal ski resorts for a short stay. We offer 3 and 4 night short stays in our catered chalets.
Morzine Snowboard Parks
The Stash Snowboard Park
The Stash snow park was developed by Jake Burton himself of Burton Snowboards and was born in 2004. This is the first eco-friendly Superpark in all of Europe and the second in the world after California. Rumour has it that they couldn’t get the wood carved how they wanted here in France, so they just shipped a load over from California. The Stash is 1.3 km long with 470 m descent, endless natural wooden elements to ride and caters for all free riders. Shaped every night there’s easily 20 hits from top to bottom – wall rides, rails made from logs, rainbows, boxes, picnic benches, pow-slashes, jumps through trees, hips – it’s awesome.Don’t forget to check out the mini Stash for mini shredders!
The Arare Snowboard Park
Arare started in 1993 and is set up for the seriously advanced shredders. Just above Avoriaz, the park is 800m long and 80m wide and has some pretty hectic kickers, rails and difficult jibs. The park changes and advances as the season goes on, the more snow, the better it gets. Helmets are obligatory!!!
La Chapelle Snowboard Park
La Chapelle is located in the main area of Avoriaz, under the Express Proclou lift, and is suitable for all levels from beginners to strong freestylers. Expect two, sometimes three kicker lines with rails, boxes and jibs in addition. The park has its own dedicated drag lift, a good vantage point to watch the big boys do their thing and listen to the beats playing over the sound system.
The Avoriaz Superpipe
The Superpipe, is found in the Arare area and due to it’s super size, is for the big players only. The Superpipe is 120m long and between 6 and 6.5m high walls and is now one of the last pipes in France. The pipe is located opposite the Prodain lift and has it’s own button lift so you can lap to your hearts’ content without unstrapping!
Les Gets, Crosets and Chatel Snowboard Parks
Les Gets Snowpark
Les Gets Snowpark can be found on the Mt Chery side of the valley and is a great place to head during busy periods. There's rarely many people there and it gets the sun all day with some stunning views of Mt Blanc. There's several features including rails, boxes and jumps and there is sometimes a wall ride set up at the end. Les Gets also houses one of the best board-cross courses in the area and it's great fun to hit that with friends, you can even scan your lift pass to be filmed as you shred. Look out for the signs near the Chavannes lift
Les Crosets SuperPark
Les Crosets SuperPark is on the Swiss side of the Portes du Soleil and locals tend to hit this during busy periods when the larger parks like the Chapelle and Arare are swamped. Here you'll find some cruisy kickers and tabletops from 6m to 20m+ for intermediate to advanced freestylers. There's also a load of cool features and a natural half pipe at the end to boost out of.
Chatel SmoothPark is a super fun park located in the Super Chatel area. Expect:
-Music playing all day
-Chill-out area for tired riders including picnic benches and a self service barbecue.
-A free to ride Airbag, down the park open from 13:30 to 15:30
-A border-cross along the park
-2 Lifts (one on each side of the park: Cocks & Bossons lifts)
Winter Holiday Activities
You don't need to be mad about skiing or snowboarding to have a fantastic winter holiday in Morzine & Les Gets. There is plenty of winter activities on offer for the less keen skier or boarder or for those that don't ski at all either in resort or on the mountain . Both Morzine and Les Gets are also popular resorts for families with specially designed sledging areas, weekly activities for children, snow gardens and lots more.