Les Gets, one of the 12 resorts of the Franco-Swiss Portes du Soleil, announces new installations for this season.
Skiers will be able to ride the new Chavannes gondola, the new Chamossière chairlift, the redesigned Carry zone, and the Déborah Anthonioz boardercross from December.
Les Gets has invested €4.5 million to set up the Chavannes gondalas. This lift, from manufacturer Sigma, will transport passengers more quickly with its six-person cabins. It can carry 1500 passengers per hour, compared to the 900 of the previous Chavannes lift. Beginners will also have an easier time getting into the gondolas, since there will be no difference in floor level between the cabin and the ground.
With the installation of this new lift, the resort also redesigned the surrounding snow front. The departure point of the Boule drag lift has been slightly moved and the terrain between the Chavannes lift and the ski school has been flattened. This will make it easier for beginners to ski between the two, since the slope has been eliminated.
The Chamossière sector is also getting a new lift. A six-seat detachable lift takes advanced skiers to the red and black pistes in five to seven minutes. The chair lift runs to the summit of Les Gets, where skiers will enjoy a panoramic view of the Mont Blanc before they head down the slopes.
Finally, Les Gets worked together with Déborah Anthonioz, silver medalist in the boarder cross competion of the Vancouver Olympics, to create their own boardercross. It is located on the slope of the Mont Chéry and all winter, Déborah will be on site to offer tips and advice to riders.
Les Gets will be open from Dec. 18 to April 25.