Chalet Frollie is less than an hour’s drive from Geneva airport and roughly eight hours drive from Calais. Several companies offer a door to door transfer from the airport for around €25.
The chalet is perfectly situated in the beautiful alpine village of Les Gets. An easy two-minute walk will take you to a selection of friendly bars, restaurants and the local patisserie as well as the Mont Chery ski lift, one of the two main routes onto the slopes. Approximately five minutes walk away you’ll find the Chavannes ski lifts along with most of the village’s other shops and eateries.
Les Gets Village
Les Gets itself is a charming Savoyard village, overflowing with traditional architecture and alpine charm.
At 1172 metres, Les Gets is a relatively low altitude resort and sees pleasant temperatures all year round. Thanks to the nearby Lake Geneva and Mont Blanc, the village experiences substantial snowfall throughout the winter season as well as some fantastic panoramic views.
The village offers a fantastic selection of restaurants, shops and bars, with a particular focus on local Savoyard cuisine such as tartiflette, steak and fondue. Les Gets places a particular focus on children’s entertainment, with regular live music in addition to an ice rink and 10 pin bowling.
‘Le Petit Train’, the village shuttle train, provides a convenient connection between the two main ski lifts.
Les Gets shares an extensive ski area with the neighbouring resort of Morzine. Between them, the two resorts offer more than 50 lifts.
The resort is excellent for beginner and intermediate skiers, with a large number of fantastic blue and red runs. For those seeking a greater challenge, the ski area includes a number of popular black runs as well as plenty of opportunities to ski off-piste.
In the summer the lifts carry bikes, making Les Gets an incredibly popular destination for downhill and cross country mountain biking.
The Portes du Soleil
Les Gets and Morzine form part of the Portes du Soleil, one of the two largest ski areas in the world.
Encompassing thirteen resorts across the French-Swiss border, the Portes du Soleil features more than 650km of marked pistes at a range of altitudes and difficulty levels. Almost all of the pistes are connected by lifts, and a free bus service covers many of the villages.
Les Gets offers a number of interesting attractions such as the Mechanical Music Museum and a wonderful collection of Roger and Gallet automatons at the Automaton Exhibition. At the Perrières Cheese Dairy you can experience the daily production of Savoyard delicacies such as Reblochon, Tomme and Abondance cheese. Alternatively, why not pay a visit to the nearby La Sarre Goat Farm?
You can find out about the village and its surroundings at the official Les Gets tourism website.