Guest travel review: travel to Les Gets

Patchy Bear and Ski Bear here, guest reviewing dad and his sister’s recent ski holiday to Les Gets in France

 Sis did the organisation and chose Geneva airport because of its proximity to quite a few ski resorts, making it ideal for a short ski break as you can ski on the day of arrival and day of departure

Geneva Airport was efficient but not the most aesthetically pleasing building from the outside. Last year, dad and sis hired a car with some friends and driving back to the rental car return is a small adventure. There’s only one unmanned petrol station to refuel and it only takes cards. Parking spaces in the airport are very tight

 The inside is more pleasant and run with Swiss efficiency. The self check in kiosks and self baggage labelling machines take a little bit of getting used to. Make sure you wait for your rectangular boarding pass to come out before leaving. It does takes a long time to come out after everything seems to be finished and quite a few people left without their boarding pass Continue reading

Guest travel review: Restaurant La R’mize

Patchy Bear and Ski Bear here. We’re continuing our reviews from the ski resort of Les Gets in France

Dad did check up on restaurants in Les Gets before the trip and La R’mize was the top-ranked restaurant on Tripadvisor. A couple of emails and the table was booked for dinner

La R’mize is in the old town, a 5 minute walk from the main ski area of Les Gets. Dad and sis arrived to a ‘restaurant complet’ sign, so it was a good thing that dad booked a table. They don’t have online reservations but respond promptly to emails

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Guest travel review: Restaurant L’Outa, Les Gets

It’s Patchy Bear and Ski Bear here, guest reviewing about our ski trip to Les Gets with dad and his sister

With the exception of celebrity hangouts like Aspen and Vail, ski resorts aren’t usually blessed with gourmet dining. In France, the dining scene in ski resorts is dominated by traditional French cuisine

As dad and sis wandered around Les Gets on their first evening there, quite a few restaurants serving standard fare were full but they stumbled upon a real gem in Restaurant L’Outa

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Guest travel review: mountain restaurants in Les Gets

Greetings from Ski Bear and Patchy Bear standing in for uncle Teddy on our ski trip to Les Gets on France

 Skiing is one of those few times that you can stuff your face with fewer feelings of guilt. With all the exercise on the pistes, you can afford to eat a few calories. To that end, the food in this Savoyard region does have its hearty dishes like tartiflette and raclette, where they give you a whole block of cheese on your table and a heated to melt it onto whole potatoes and cured meats

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Guest travel review: Les Gets

It’s Patchy Bear and Ski Bear here. We’re writing on uncle Teddy’s blog this week from the ski resort of Les Gets, which is part of the Portes du Soleil ski area, which includes resorts like Avoriaz and Morzine


Dad and sis chose Les Gets as it’s one of the closest resorts to Geneva, perfect for their short 2 and and half day ski trip. They only got the local ski pass, making it cheaper than the whole Portes du Soleil pass. To connect with the rest of the area, you need to get to Morzine and go up the gondola on the Avoriaz side of the valley or catch a bus to the Prodain lift

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Guest travel review: Is skiing for you?

Hi there. It’s Patchy Bear and Ski Bear here. Uncle Teddy is letting us guest blog this week as we’ve come skiing in Les Gets with dad and his sister

 Dad and sis have been lucky to have been skiing quite a lot and they love it but it isn’t everyone’s cup of tea. So, what are the good and bad things about skiing? Continue reading

Guest travel review: Skiing in Les Gets

Please let me introduce my friends Patchy Bear and Ski Bear. They’re are part of dad and his sister’s inner circle of bears. There are 6 of us altogether in the inner circle

Patchy and  Ski Bear go skiing as Patchy is a polar bear and Ski Bear had skis. This week, dad and his sister are away skiing in France for 3 days and my friends will be posting some guest travel reviews. So, over to them

For short ski trips, it’s important to maximise time on the slopes by minimising travel times. In that sense, Geneva is a good choice of airport as you can be in some of the best European ski resorts in about an hour to an hour’s drive

The last 2 years, dad and sis have gone to the Portes du Soleil ski area, which straddles France and Switzerland. It’s a sprawling area with different bases and you may need to catch a few buses to get around the entire area – there’s a local area challenge to get around the entire area in a day Continue reading