Les Gets weather and snow conditions

Les Gets weather and snow conditions


Skiing doesn’t stop at Les Gets during heavy snowfalls as there are plenty of below tree line runs here and at Morzine, allowing orientation during near white-out conditions. The resort boasts a good snow record due to its location in Mont Blanc’s snow footprint. The grass-based slopes are good for holding the snow and the village itself is set on the snowline, with better snow than many higher resorts in the region. The lower slopes in particular are protected by the pine forests and the resort sits in a sheltered bowl.

The overall Mediterranean microclimate of the region and the lack of massive overshadowing peaks in the area both contribute to the resort’s excellent sunshine record. Through the skiing season, averages of around 120 to 172cms of reliable snow are usual on the lower and higher slopes respectively, with the best conditions in March. For lower snow years, Les Gets’ snow cannons are used mainly on the lower slopes.