La Giettaz is usually blessed with good snow from the beginning of the season. Its beautiful wooded slopes range from easy to very challenging and they are connected into the Megève lift system through a link to the Jaillet and Combloux slopes which are sunny and mainly gentle. The link across Megève to the Rochebrune and Mont d’Arbois slopes is by horse-drawn carriage! The whole 'Evasion Mont Blanc' area provides a massive choice of skiing and a refreshing change from overcrowded ski resorts with long lift queues. The ski area is well maintained and well-served by mountain restaurants. The website provides further information: Val d'Arly Website
There is a choice of 2 lift passes. Concessions for children age 5-15. Under 5s ski free. Adult(Concession) prices for 2014/15 season:
€209(168)/6 day - €43.50(35.00)/day. Covering La Giettaz, Megève, Les Contamines, Combloux, Cordon, St Nicolas de Veroce & St Gervais. Massive choice to suit all abilities. More than 118 lifts, 195 pistes, 450 km of skiing.
€158(124.50)/6 day - €33(25)/day Covering La Giettaz, Jaillet-Christomet (Megève), Combloux & Cordon. 31 lifts, 63 pistes, 100 km of skiing. 7 mountain restaurants.
Based at the bottom of the slopes in Le Plan, the ski school offers snowboard, freestyle, off-piste & snowblading lessons, as well as traditional downhill. Children from age 4 are accepted. Tel: (00 33) 4 79 32 91 25 Fax: (00 33) 4 79 32 90 01 Website: www.esf-lagiettaz.com
"Les Petits Montagnards" is located near the Torraz chair lift. Ages 1 to 6. Open to the end of March. Tel: (00 33) 4 79 32 93 26
Beginners / 2 man flights €50 – 80. Book at ski school.
Guided snowshoe walks & other activities can be booked at the Office de Tourisme. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: (00 33) 4 79 32 91 90 Fax: (00 33) 4 79 32 93 28
If you have a car, there are 2 other ski areas close to La Giettaz...
Starting point is the Seigneurs drag lift 6 km down the D909 at Flumet. There is plenty of free parking. The Evettes chairlift is a only little further. Beautiful area covering the villages of Notre Dame de Bellcombe and Flumet and now linked to Les Saisies. One of France’s best-kept secrets.
56 lifts, 86 pistes, 130 km of skiing. Just over the Aravis pass – about 20 mins by car