This contemporary 5 star chalet in the heart of Les Gets is a great choice for a group of extended family or friends looking to make the most of all the mountains have to offer.
With plenty of room for 12 (maximum 10 adults), Chalet Oscar has great views over the village and the mountains - in fact, you can sit on the balcony and watch the telecabine pass overhead! Huge picture windows in the living room make the most of this stunning panorama.
There is a good choice of restaurants and shops in Les Gets, so you won't have to venture far if you fancy an evening out. However, if you do decide to explore further, there's more to see in Morzine, and the neighbouring village of Montriond, which has a beautiful lake and the Brochaux waterfalls.
As you enter Chalet Oscar, you will find four of the five bedrooms on the ground floor. There are two double rooms, with shower rooms and access to the balcony, a bunk room for four with a shower room, and a room which can be arranged as a double or with two single beds - this room also has a bathroom and access to the balcony. The sauna is also on this floor and there are stairs down to the garage, ski room, exercise room and laundry.
The remaining bedroom, the master suite, is on the second floor, and has a bathroom, dressing room and a balcony with superb views.
The impressive living area is on the first floor. There's a sleek modern kitchen with plenty of room to cook for a crowd, and a dining area where you can all enjoy a leisurely dinner. The main lliving area overlooks the balcony and the village, and with floor to ceiling windows on two sides, it's full of light. Huge sofas mean there is room for everyone to enjoy the view, and there's a separate seating area with a television and a fireplace at the back of the chalet.
If you'd rather get a little bit closer to that view, why not relax in the hot tub on the terrace?
With the ski lift just a short walk from Chalet Oscar, you can forget about driving when you head for the slopes.
Les Gets and the neighbouring resorts of Morzine and Avoriaz are in the heart of the Portes du Soleil, which has 12 resorts spanning the French/Swiss border. In fact, you can ski in to Switzerland, but be warned, only the most accomplished skiers should tackle the Swiss Wall - a huge mogul field which is classified as an orange route - too hazardous for a black! But with 650km of pistes, there is plenty of scope for skiers and boarders of all ages and abilities.
The location of Chalet Oscar - right under the telecabine - puts you within easy reach of Les Gets ski lifts which will whisk you in to the heart of the Avoriaz ski area.
If you're not a skier, the close resort of Morzine also offers indoor and outdoor ice skating rinks, which are often host to ice hockey matches, and the local cinema shows films in English.
The more adventurous might like to try snowmobiling or ice-climbing on some of the area's frozen waterfalls, or discover the area in a more sedate manner on a sleigh ride. Other ways to have fun include snowshoeing and sledging, while the Indiana adventure park offers a variety of activities for all ages.
As spring comes to the Portes du Soleil, a whole new range of activities opens up to visitors. Lush green slopes replace the pistes, and the mountains become a haven for hikers, bikers and thrill-seekers. The lifts will transport you and your bike up the mountains, leaving you to come back down at your leisure. Take a picnic, and make a day of it!
For a change of scene, visit the nearby resorts of Morzine/Avorias or the village of Montriond and its lake, which is perfect for a gentle stroll and a picnic, or perhaps a bit of kayaking.
Les Gets and Morzine have earned Famille Plus status for their excellent childcare and entertainment, so this area is the perfect choice for young families.
There are superb water parks in the town and in neighbouring Avoriaz, as well as two summer sledging runs, while the Indiana adventure park has a range of assault courses to suit all ages. Golfers will find excellent courses in Les Gets and Avoriaz.
Other activities in the area include climbing, rafting, via ferrata, canyoning, mini-golf, quad bikes, fishing and kayaking. If all this sounds like hard work, you could always just relax on the balcony at Chalet Oscar ...
347 m2, 5 Bedrooms, 5 Bathrooms
Sleeps 12 (max 12 adults)
Village 500 m
Ski bus 150 m
Free wifi. Cleaning, linen and towels included!