THE ADDRESS Magazine Summer 2014 - Page 160

sports lovers consider this paradise. From day and night downhill skiing and cross-country skiing, to telemarking, snowboarding, snowshoeing and dogsledding in winter, to hiking and paragliding in summer, the list of activities is nearly endless. The combination of ample sunshine and a wealth of activities makes Les Portes du Soleil an irresistible summer destination. There are 650 kilometres of mountain biking trails, with ten permanent downhill tracks, including steep, fast descent runs that offer lots of routes and jumps in the resort of Les Gets, considered the mountain biking capital of the Alps. Les Gets epitomises the Savoy region. It has retained its spirit as a mountain village with typical architecture of stone and wood chalets and a rich cultural heritage. The exquisite 160 mountain community has been kept very traditional through a strict planning regime. Aside from its charming atmosphere and dual season activities, one of Les Gets’ biggest draws is the fact that it is just an hour from Geneva International Airport, making it quick and easy to get to, as compared to other popular Alpine ski resorts. This exclusive boutique collection is limited to just five residences, offering modern luxury with great quality, quiet and private location, as well as lovely views, all in a warm, inviting and timeless style. The residences’ ambience is elegantly casual, enhanced by traditional features and materials that evoke the classic Alpine architecture that has defined these mountain regions for centuries.