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Les Gets, Haute-Savoie, Rhone Alps

Perfectly situated between Lake Geneva and Mont Blanc, this 12th Century attractive, good sized, dairy farming village at 1172m with a very French feel and a relatively short drive from the UK, is just 68km from Geneva, Having retained much of its old Savoyard charm and ideal for families, the traditional chalet style resort with a great selection of newbuild and re-sale apartments and chalets for sale, offers the most extensive local skiing on quiet slopes with excellent powder, compared to the other busier areas of the Portes du Soleil.

Divided into two ski areas, the area of Chavannes (linked to Morzine), provides the main access to the world famous and enormous ski domain of the Portes du Soleil with its 650km of linked piste, comprising 14 resorts, 2 countries and 194 lifts. The quieter Mont-Chery area offers skiers and boarders more challenging terrain including excellent, easily accessible tree skiing, particularly toward Nyon, including a wide array of off piste opportunities on hand.

For those not interested in skiing in the Portes du Soleil or fancy a day off, there is plenty to do including an Ice rink located in the newly pedestrianised centre of the village with its appetising food and wine shops lining its street, sledging (day and night), snowshoe treks, snow scooters/mobiles, pony rides, 12km of cross country skiing, scuba diving under ice (Morzine), paragliding and hot air ballooning amongst some of the activities on offer.

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In summer, the extensive network of slopes, become 850 miles of unrestricted, sign-posted footpaths for hiking and colour coded tracks to match ski slope degree of difficulty for mountain biking. Over the years the Portes du Soleil has become renowned as the prime place for mountain bikers from the world over, with 25 lifts available to carry bikes throughout the summer.

Other summer activities include an 18 hole, 5264m, par 70 refurbished golf course with stunning views, swimming lake (average temperature 22 degrees in summer) complete with a beach and water toboggan, tennis courts, climbing, white water rafting, canyoning, abseiling, adventure park, horse riding, caving, paragliding, microlight’s, mini golf, paintball, golf, quad bikes, fishing, library and hot air ballooning are all on offer.

Being a dual resort, if you are looking to rent your chalet or apartment to cover some of the costs, the resort offers great potential throughout the winter and summer periods thanks to its access to the Portes du Soleil, particularly the Christmas/New Year week, the 4 weeks of February and July/August when rental returns are at a premium.

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With just 68km to Geneva airport (70 minutes), the short transfer times from the airport make owning a property in Les Gets an ideal location. For those wishing to drive, the resort is easy to reach and is just 600 km from Paris, 807 km from Lille, 200 km from Lyon, 996 km from London, 848 km from Bruxelles and 1042 km from Amsterdam. With train stations at Cluses (28 km) or Thonon-les-Bains (35 km) there are daily TGV links with Cluses / Saturday and Sunday with Thonon. For more information please visit www.voyages-sncf.com. Frequent bus transfers to Les Gets are also possible and for schedules/pricing please visit www.altibus.com. Should you wish to visit any of the Les Gets properties being marketed, we would be happy to assist you with arrangements including hotel recommendations in the resort. Please contact us for more information.

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