Les Gets Insider Guide Philly Waygood is a good friend of the Powderbeds team and works for the UK owned ski transfer company Alp-Line based in Les Gets.

Philly spent many years in the travel industry in the UK working for Ski Independence before moving out to the Alps around three years ago.

Loving the photo Philly!

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An artist's impression of the exterior of Les Fermes Emiguy, Les Gets, France

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How long have you lived in Les Gets?
Since 2009

What is your favourite thing about the resort?
Everything is so easily accessible  - both for skiing and summer activities.  The main village is compact and so easy to walk around.

Where’s your favourite place to eat on mountain?
La Grande Ourse which is on the top of Mont Chery.   Great food and amazing views on a clear day - all the way over to Mont Blanc.  You can also have your evening meal meal there with travel to and from it in a piste basher.

And where’s the best food in town?
I have enjoyed some lovely meals at Les Copeaux, and for an infomal, relaxed dinner I would recommend La Taniere.

Where would you ski on a powder day?
The whole ski area is worth exploring - it's HUGE

What is your favourite run in the ski area?
I love the red runs on Mont Chery - they tend to be empty and a long and wide - perfect for those carving turns!
 

Any advice for families coming to the resort?
There is an ice rink in the middle of town and also an arts and craft shop where little children can get involved.  Les Gets has a regular bus service to Morzine and this year a new indoor swimming pool is opening, which will be great for those bad weather days!

Where do you like to go for a few drinks after a hard day skiing?
I have always been a fan of Bar Bush and The Irish Bar, however, there are a few new places opening up for the 2011/12 season - JC's Sports Bar (was the Dublin Inn) - equipped with 3D TVs; Ba Bar - directly outside the Bel Alpe Hotel; and Morzine's original fish 'n chip shop, Mamma's is opening a branch in the Boomerang in Les Gets as well as a Spanish Tapas bar called QUE-TAL.

Where would you take beginners?
Definitely, the Les Gets ski area.  It's accessible from a bubble lift and there are magic carpets and big wide runs.