Following on from yesterday’s Morzine essentials, here’s what’s fresh next door in Les Gets this winter!
Wild Beets Kitchen This Winter
Don’t get us wrong; we love a hearty, booze-fueled fondue or a piste-side burger as much as the next person, but it’s always nice to have options. And you can expect options a-plenty at Wild Beets Kitchen, which opened last summer to rave reviews. At Wild Beets the focus is on clean, healthy, fresh alternatives to your usual mountain grub. Open for breakfast, lunch, coffee and cake, dishes include smashed avocado on wholegrain toast with free range poached eggs and toasted seeds. There’s a full salad bar so you can build your own hot and cold salads and wraps to eat in or take away, vegan dishes and a soup of the day. Wild Beets Kitchen is also the perfect coffee and cake stop, right in the centre of the resort. For the full menu and directions head to facebook.com/wildbeetskitchen
Pre-Ski Yoga Lessons
Following the success of last winter’s morning yoga sessions, Les Gets instructor Barbara will run pre-ski warm up lessons on the terrace of Le Grande Ourse, offering exceptional and inspiring views over the resort and Mont Blanc. Varying in length between 30 and 60 minutes, yoga is the perfect way to get your body ready for a day on the slopes. To find out more, or to book you place, email firstname.lastname@example.org
VIP Parking For EVs
As a winter resort, Les Gets has always been at the forefront of sustainable ski initiatives and drivers of electric vehicles will receive the VIP treatment this winter. You’ll save a nice 20% on your Les Gets – Morzine day ski pass when you arrive in the resort in your EV. You’ll also find several vehicle charging points across the resort and reserved VIP parking spaces in the Perrières car park until 11am each day.
Magical Snow Treks in Les Gets & Morzine
Simone Simpson of Magical Snow Treks knows the local mountains like the back of her hand following years spent guiding showshoe tours. Showshoeing is the perfect way to get off the beaten track and explore the local mountains from a different perspective. Join Simone’s weekly programme of both half day and full day walks, all of which include transport to and from your accommodation, equipment and a very satisfying hot drink too! In addition to the weekly walking programme, Simone also hosts private trips and night hikes to restaurants for groups of up to eight people. Prices start from €45 per person for half day and €65 per person for full day tours. Private hikes start from €180 for groups of eight. Why not try something really special, and arrange an overnight hut trip? Find out more at magicalsnowtreks.com or call Simone on +33 (0) 6 46 02 16 12
Three Dining Options at Hotel La Marmotte
Restaurant La Piste Noire within the Hotel La Marmotte, overlooking Les Chavannes was entirely refurbished and relaunched last winter as a ‘bistronomic’ restaurant with beautiful interiors and a contemporary menu. Open each day (except Sundays outside of school holidays) from 7pm, you can expect dishes such as guinea fowl ballotine stuffed with candied tomatoes and served with Swiss cheese polenta fries. The hotel’s other restaurant, La Biskatcha also hosts excellent live music every Saturday evening. Find out more at restaurant-labiskatcha.com
The P’tite Glisse Lift Pass
New for this winter, Les Gets has launched a dedicated beginners lift pass, further enhancing the village’s status as one of the best family ski resorts in the Alps. Offering access to 13 green and blue slopes using the Vieux Chêne draglift, the Chavannes gondola, the Mouille au Roy draglift, the Grand Cry draglift and the magic carpet on the Chavannes, the P’tite Glisse pass is priced at €20 for adults and €16 for children aged between five and 15 years. Here at Source we love anything that encourages new skiers or snowboarders to come to the Portes du Soleil. Well done Les Gets!
Located within the exclusive Annapurna development in the centre of Les Gets, Vina opened to rave reviews last summer; if you follow Source on Instagram, you’ll already know that we became lunchtime regulars. The menu features contemporary, freshly prepared dishes, while the interior is smart, chic and bold. Vina also hosts regular jazz and live music events and is open every day from 7:30am to 11am and from 3pm to midnight. We’re expecting the restaurant to be really popular in the evenings this winter, so we’d recommend booking your table in advance on +33 (0)4 50 86 31 12