View from the summit of Torraz on the Aravis range and the Grand Croisse Baulet
I COME IN WINTER
The village-resort of La Giettaz in the Val d'Arly, in the heart of the French Alps, is connected to the ski area of Portes du Mont Blanc (La Giettaz, Combloux, Megève Jaillet) [Map of the slopes] open from the Christmas holidays until the end of March (from 23/12/23 - 01/04/24 for the 2023-2024 season) and Evasion Mont Blanc (Portes du Mont Blanc + Megève, Saint Gervais and Les Contamines).
It is a paradise for snow lovers with its breathtaking views of Mont Blanc and the Aravis chain. Here nature is queen and it is in all serenity that you can contemplate it while skiing or during a snowshoe hike.
As for catering, several restaurants welcome holidaymakers on the ski slopes of the La Giettaz area (Auberge de Bonjournal, the Foodtruck 1930) but also in the hamlet of Plan (La Datcha) or in the center of the village (La Grange).
Note: several pairs of adults and 2 pairs of snowshoes are available to holidaymakers during their stay at Chalet Philomena.
From the chalet, you have access practically "ski-in" to the blue slope "La Tréffléannaise" of the Portes du Mont-Blanc area. The area includes 3 resorts: La Giettaz, Combloux and Megève Le Jaillet or 100 km of slopes, and by extension of package it is also connected to the Evasion Mont-Blanc area (445 km of slopes).
Sale of passes online Portes du Mont Blanc or at the ticket offices located on the Plan de La Giettaz car park, opposite the ski lifts.
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An ESF ski school is present on the resort of Giettaz: it offers alpine ski lessons but also accompaniments in ski touring, off-piste skiing and snowshoeing: ESF La Giettaz
A ski equipment rental shop is at your disposal at the foot of the ski lifts of the resort at Plan de La Giettaz: Bibollet Montagne
Snowshoes and sledges
Les itinéraires balisés de raquettes sont nombreux au milieu des forêts, au sommet du Torraz ainsi qu'au Col des Aravis avec vue imprenable sur le Mont Blanc et le Val d'Arly. Au chalet Philomena plusieurs paires de raquettes sont à la disposition de nos vacanciers, ainsi que des luges pour enfants. Il est possible de louer des raquettes supplémentaires en boutique au pied des remontées mécaniques.
Other winter activities
Benjamin, the musher installed in the Plan de La Giettaz station, offers dog sledding trips: Benjamin
Hot air balloon flight over Megève: Alpes-montgolfiere
Flight over the glaciers of the Mont Blanc chain in a small aeroplane: Aerocime