How to choose the perfect family ski home

Is Les Gets a good place for families to buy property?

When choosing a family ski home, you’ll want to make sure it’s cost-effective, appropriate for the family and in a great location. The writers at The Luxury Ski Show explain why Les Gets ticks these boxes and more.

Is property affordable in Les Gets?
One of the main reasons that families are attracted to Les Gets is due to the reasonably priced properties and excellent investment opportunities.

The average property price here is €6 220/m² - more expensive than France overall, but slightly cheaper than neighbouring Morzine and certainly more affordable than the well-known ski areas of Chamonix and Val-d'Isère.

Buying a property near a ski resort will also mean that you’ll get plenty of rental interest. Investors have been buying in Les Gets since the early nineties because of the high rental yield, with owners taking home a profit of around €3000 a year.

What is the location like for families?
Les Gets is in a brilliant location, meaning that a ski home here would be ideal for both an investment and for family ski holidays. It is just an hour in the car from Geneva airport and sits on the west of the Portes du Soleil ski area.

The village itself is made up of picturesque wooden chalets and features a beautiful open-air ice-rink, the perfect après ski activity. There are also plenty of restaurants on and off the mountain. If visiting a restaurant every evening with the family would be too pricey, then do not fear. There are several supermarkets and grocery shops.

What is the skiing like for families?
Another advantage of Les Gets is that it offers skiing for every ability. There are 7 green slopes, 13 blues, 26 reds and 8 blacks, so complete beginners have the chance to learn the ropes, whilst advanced skiers can explore the more challenging runs.

There are dedicated beginner areas, which are easily accessible via gondola, a kid’s village and a range of ski schools, including a number of British ski schools. The slopes gradually progress in difficulty, making this the perfect place to hone and improve your skills.

Could you visit in the summer?
The great thing about buying a family ski home in Les Gets is that you can visit at any time of year. Of course, during the winter months, it is an excellent destination for winter sports. However, in the summer there are loads of activities for the family to enjoy.

Les Gets transforms into a brilliant mountain biking destination, hosts a number of music festivals throughout the year and is a great spot for hiking. You can also go lake swimming, visit the local farms and learn about the rich culture and heritage of the area.

Being a dual season resort also makes this a great place to invest – you should get rental interest throughout the year and can also choose to use your ski home whenever you like!

Luxury Ski Show Virtual Event
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Last updated: 13 February 2022