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CHATEL, FRANCE

Ski Holidays in Chatel, France

The Portes du Soleil is one of the largest interlinked ski areas in the world (it has over 400 miles of ski slopes, well-served by 208 ski-lifts all accessible using a single, inclusive card) and includes Chatel, an old farming village, and other ski resorts including Abondance, Avoriaz, Morzine, Les Gets, Champery and Torgan.

Chatel and the neighbouring resort of La Chapelle have turned themselves into important ski holiday destinations. They provide a good base for skiing the circuit. Situated at the end of the picturesque and rural Abondance valley they are easily accessible from Geneva and the motorway system.

Resort Statistics

Chatel Ski Resort
Level Rating Runs
Beginners 153
Intermediates 127
Advanced 28
Snowboarders
Total Runs 308
Resort features Ice Rink Walking Trails Parapenting Snowshoeing High altitude skiing Traditional village resort
Resort Statistics
Altitude 1200m
Km of Piste 650km
Directions of Slopes N, S, E, W
Longest Run 8km
Drag Lifts 114
Ski Lifts 206
Snow Parks 1
Highest Lift 2350m
Uphill Capacity 41630
Chairlifts 78
Gondolas/Cable cars 14

Skiing in Chatel

Skiing in Chatel is divided into two parts: Super Chatel, offers the best skiing for beginners and links with Torgon, and Morgins and Champoussin over the Swiss border; and Linga, where most of the slopes face north and so keep their snow longer, is a little way out of the village, but has a mixture of advanced and intermediate skiing. From here, or a little further along the valley at Pre la Joux, it is easy to ski to Avoriaz.

Situated among the evergreens of Super Châtel, and directly linked by the gondola lift and the new ski-tow "Les Bossons" , the large Rossignol snowpark playground includes differents finest possibilities as a slopstyle, an 800 m run boardercross and an 120 m run halfpipe.

Snow Conditions in Chatel

With over 237 snow making facilites in Chatel skiers are guaranteed snowfall throughout the entire season.

Après-ski, restaurants and other activities in Chatel

With a good selection of bars and restaurants and a good après ski atmosphere, ski holidays in Chatel are great for everyone.

Other activities include:

  • Snowshoeing
  • Hiking Trails
  • Skating Rink
  • Floodlit Skiing
  • High Mountain Trips
  • Cheese Making
  • Water Park
  • Under Ice Fishing
  • Themed Trails
  • Paragliding
  • Airboarding
  • Snake Gliss
  • Yooner
  • Heliskiing
  • Fantasticable

Transfer time in Chatel 

There are many international airports that surround the Chatel ski resort including Geneva (GVA), Berne (BRN) and Sion (SIR) all just a few hours drive away.