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La Giettaz

La Giettaz, a charming village to recharge your batteries

It is in the department of Savoie that is located this French commune, called La Giettaz, in the region Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes. It is a small mountain village of Savoie traditionalideal for resting, rejuvenating and exercising along the beautiful slopes. Alpine trails and hiking routes lead into the mountains amidst a soothing silence. The village is located at a altitude of 1150 mat the foot of the Aravis pass and chain, limit of the between Savoie and Haute Savoie.

La Giettaz, a ski area at the Portes du Mont Blanc

La Giettaz is part of the ski areas of Portes du Mont Blanc with Combloux, Le Jaillet/Megève and Cordon. 100 km of mostly red runs are available, and are far from the lifts. In the vast Evasion Mont Blanc area, there are also 445 km of slopes spread over 6 resorts.

The different ski areas

Thes tracks of the sector La Giettaz are exposed to the north-west and the 2 chairlifts Grande Rare and Tête du Torraz end on the top of the domain at 1930 m of altitude. The slopes of the La Giettaz ski area are linked and often far from the lifts.

The blue trail The Tréffléannaise returns to the station from Le Christomet (1853 m), and is suitable for all levels except beginners. The sector La Giettaz offers a snowpark and fun zones: a 900 m long boarder cross is located at the top of the TorrezThe park is located next to the snowpark and is composed of a beginner park and a pro park. The park of La Giettaz has an ecological touch, as it offers modules made of natural materials such as wood.

For the amateurs of rails, ramps and halfpipe, a special formula is proposed : 2 ascents on the chairlifts Tête du Torraz and Grande Rare. The Giettaz also has a Nordic ski area: a loop that goes deep into the forest, in alternative and skating, offering 6 km in total. The access to these tracks Access to these Nordic ski trails is free.

The resort of La Giettaz in figures

⛷️ Ski resort ⛷️ La Giettaz
Commune La Giettaz
Massif Mont Blanc Massif
Department Savoy
Mountain Northern Alps
? Ski area ?
Size of the village ski area (in klm): 100
Size of the village ski area with connection(s) (in klm) : 445
Longest downhill ski run (in km) 6
Name of the ski area Portes du Mont-Blanc
Connected station(s) Combloux, Cordon, Le Jaillet and La Giettaz
❄ Altitude of the ski area ❄
Altitude at the bottom of the ski area (in m) 1 200
Altitude at the top of the ski area (in m) 1 930
Average altitude of the ski area (in m) 1 565
Total height of the domain (in m) 730
Surface area of artificial snow (in ha) 17
? Difficulty of ski trails ?
Number of green runs 11
Number of blue runs 17
Number of red trails 30
Number of black runs 8
Total number of downhill ski runs 66
? Ski lifts ?
Ski lifts 20
Children’s treadmill 0
Fixed grip chairlifts 6
Detachable Chairlifts 2
Funiculars 0
Gondolas 1
Cable cars 0
Total number of lifts 29
? Nordic ski area ?
Number of cross-country ski trails (or Nordic area) 10
Size of the Nordic ski area (in klm): 2
?️ Services in the station ?️
Presence of a snowpark: Yes
Presence of an aquatic complex and spa No
Trails accessible on foot from the village : Yes
Number of year-round inhabitants (including low-lying village) 430
Slogan of the station La Giettaz in Aravis
? Access to the resort ?
Nearest train station: Sallanches-Combloux-Megève train station
Bus shuttle to a train station: Yes
Distance from Paris (in kilometers) 603
? Price survey in the station ?
Price of the ski pass (1 day) in high season (access to the entire ski area) 45 €
Price of the week pass (6 days) in high season (access to the whole ski area) 262 €
Ski equipment rental rate per week (adult) 100 €
Ski equipment rental rate per week (child) 50 €
Rental studio 2 persons (school vacations) 500 €
Family apartment rental 4 persons (school vacations) 700 €
Cost of stay for 2 adults (excluding transport and food) 1 224 €
Statement cost of stay 2 adults & 2 children (excluding transport & food) 1 812 €
? Average real estate rate ?
Average price per m2 of an apartment 2 850 €
Average price per m2 of a chalet 4 050 €
Average price of a 60m2 apartment 171 000 €
Average price of a 100m2 chalet 405 000 €
? Station evaluation on 7 criteria ?
Score on the average snowmaking capacity of the massif / 10 8
Note on the ratio between the size of the ski area vs. the price of the stay / 10 9
Evaluation note of the ski area and ski lifts / 10 9
Note on the diversity of activities (except skiing) / 10 7
Note on the charm and interest of the Village / 10 8
Note on the average cost of a stay / 10 6
Score on the average evaluation of Internet users /10 7
? Station average via 7 criteria ?
Final average score according to / 10 7,7
? Ranking according to ? 59th position out of 232 stations in France

La Giettaz in Questions / Answers

  • What are the activities in winter in La Giettaz?

The resort of La Giettaz is very rich in activities, especially in winter it offers activities like :

Dogsledding This activity will allow you to discover La Giettaz in the company of beautiful and faithful sled dogs.

Snowshoeing excursion Thanks to this activity, you can fully enjoy the nature of La Giettaz. You can admire its landscapes, its fauna and flora.

Sledding Sledding : this fun activity accessible to all is perfect to enjoy the sensations of sliding. You will not miss to have fun while participating.

Mountain biking in the snow This activity will allow you to enjoy the relief and the snow of the resort. You can ride down the slopes and hills on your mountain bike and enjoy unique sensations.

  • What are the activities in summer at La Giettaz resort?

The resort of La Giettaz also offers many summer activities such as :

Paragliding Paragliding : this activity will allow you to take height and especially to benefit from unique panorama on the station.

Hot air balloon This activity will allow you to take height and admire unique panoramas of all La Giettaz.

Hiking Thanks to this activity you can discover the nature of La Giettaz in summer. It will allow you to admire it in all its splendor.

Laser Game Laser Game: This activity is perfect for all those who love war games. It will allow you to experience real adventure emotions and you will need strategy if you want to win.

  • What to visit in and around La Giettaz?

Among these places that you must visit in La Giettaz, we can mention : The Cascade du Dard, Aravis Pass, The Avaris Chain, the Church of Val d’Arly.

  • Where to eat in La Giettaz ?

The resort of La Giettaz offers more than 30 restaurants among which we can mention : La Chalet Savoyard, The Aravis Gate, Bistro Les 2 Mules.

  • Where to sleep in La Giettaz ?

La Giettaz offers a number of different accommodations such as the Hotel Flor’AlpesThe Chalet Des Rhodos, Between Earth And Sky.

  • How big is the ski area of La Giettaz?

The ski area of the resort of La Giettaz has a size of 442 kilometers, divided into 66 trails. Of these runs, the longest is 5.6 kilometers. It also has 2 kilometers of cross-country ski trails.

  • What is the altitude of La Giettaz?

This area has an altitude between 1200 meters and 1930 meters high.

  • What is the price of the La Giettaz ski pass?

Their packages start at 45 euros per day.

  • What is the average price of a rental apartment in La Giettaz?

For a furnished studio for 2 people, the average price is 500, and for an apartment for 4 people, the average price per week is 700 (see figures on

  • Does the resort of La Giettaz have a bike park?

No, it does not have a Bike Park.

  • How to get to La Giettaz by train ?

You can easily get there by being at the station of Sallanches-Combloux-Megère. Then you have to take a Bus or a Taxi to get to the station.

  • What is the postal code of La Giettaz ?

The zip code of La Giettaz is 73590.

  • In which department is located the station of La Giettaz ?

The resort of La Giettaz is located in the department of Savoie.

  • Does the resort of La Giettaz have a tourist office?

The resort of La Giettaz is part of the tourist office of La Giettaz en Aravis. It is located at 1262 Route du Col des Aravis, 73590 La Giettaz, France.

  • Are there any webcam in La Giettaz ?

Yes, there is a webcam, which you can find at this web address

  • Where can I find information about the weather in La Giettaz ?

You can find the latest weather report from the La Giettaz station at

  • What is the opening date of the ski lifts in La Giettaz?

In La Giettaz, the ski lifts usually open the first week of December, until the beginning of April, but it all depends on the snow conditions of the massif.

  • Is there an ESF school in La Giettaz ?

Yes, it is at the address D132, 73590 La Giettaz, France.

What is’s opinion about La Giettaz?

In the end, gives the average rating of 7.71/10 to the resort of La Giettaz, which places it among the 54e French ranks. Its strengths are : the average snowfall, lhe size of the domain in relation to the rates, the ski area.

Map of the ski slopes of La Giettaz

La Giettaz - Ski slope map
La Giettaz – Ski slope map
Portes du Mont-Blanc - Ski slope map
Portes du Mont-Blanc – Ski slope map

Note that the resort is close to Les Contamines, Saint-Gervais and Megeve, in the Evasion Mont-Blanc domain.


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