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How good it is to enjoy an authentic mountain experience where conviviality and tranquility are combined with simplicity!
Far from the big ski resorts created ex-nihilo and oriented exclusively towards the winter activity of alpine skiing, La Giettaz (La Giett for the intimates) has kept the simplicity that has characterized it for so long.
By its geographical location, the village offers breathtaking views of Mont-Blanc and the Aravis chain, something to delight lovers of mountain landscapes. Here nature is enhanced and it is in all serenity that you can contemplate it during a hike on snowshoes or even on skis, along the ridge line between Mount Torraz (arrival of the chairlifts) and the Mont Christomet which links the resort of La Giettaz to those of Combloux and Megève (Les Portes du Mont Blanc resort).
Many restaurants welcome holidaymakers on the slopes but also in the hamlet of Plan or in the center of the village. A food truck is even open at the top of Torraz, facing the step into the void offering a superb panorama of the Mont Blanc range.
If you are a fan of downhill skiing, you can buy your ski passes at the foot of the ski lifts in the hamlet of Plan (1 km from chalet Philomena) but also order ski lessons at the ESF office located right next to the ticket offices.
Other Nordic activities are not to be outdone at La Giett '! Why not treat yourself to a Swincar ride or a dog sled ride? For those who need to rent their ski equipment (skis, snowshoes, etc.) no need to travel for miles, a shop for the sale and rental of equipment is located right at the foot of the slopes facing the ski lifts.
As for snowshoes, several pairs for adults and children are available to holidaymakers at chalet Philomena!
Downhill skiing or touring
Starting from the chalet, you have ski-in ski-out access to the blue slope "La Trffléannaise" in the Portes du Mont-Blanc area which connects the 3 resorts of La Giettaz, Combloux and Megève Le Jaillet (100 km of runs, and by extension to the area Evasion Mont-Blanc (445 km of slopes).
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If you are very athletic, be aware that you can also practice cross-country skiing on certain marked circuits, you should not be deprived of it!
Snowshoe hikers will not be outdone because there are many marked snowshoe routes and this year, it is even possible to take the same routes as touring skiers. At chalet Philomena we make pairs of snowshoes available as well as sledges for children.
In the hamlet of Plan you can discover the Nordic sled dog activity. The musher will explain the operation of his sleds to you before taking you for a ride in the company of his pack. You can even choose to pilot a sled yourself.
In La Giett 'there is not only skiing, there is also the Swincar activity ! Go on a supervised hike aboard a 4-wheel drive electric quadricycle with a pendulum nacelle. This funny, silent and non-polluting machine is perfectly suited to people with reduced mobility, including people in wheelchairs. In tandem version, discover mountain trails with the family: young children and the elderly will discover or rediscover the joys of hiking.