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Chatel Ski Resort, France






Key Features

  • Off-piste
  • Families
  • Good for après
  • Groups
  • Short Transfers
  • Good for ski-in / ski-out

"Chatel is nestled in a scenic wooded valley and is exactly what you might imagine from a traditional French ski resort - historic architecture, chapels, churches and a town steeped ski history. The resort has grown to become part of the massive Portes du Soleil ski area with the likes of Avoriaz and Les Gets."

Rob, Marketing

Resort Facts

  • Resort height: 1,200m
  • Highest lift: 2,400m
  • No. of lifts: 195
  • No. of slopes: 306
  • Total piste: 650km
  • Transfer times:

    Grenoble: 2hrs 50mins

    Geneva: 1hr 30mins


Overview of Chatel

Chatel is one of our newest French resorts which you'll find close to the Swiss border. The resort is nestled in a valley surrounded by trees and is particularly scenic during the winter months after being iced with a layer of snow.

Chatel is exactly what you might imagine from an alpine ski resort - with traditional architecture as well as various chapels and churches. The first lift in the resort (The Vonnes drag lift) was built in 1947 and since then the resort has grown and also become part of the massive Portes du Soleil ski area. Being part of the Portes du Soleil ski area means you have the opportunity to explore a vast amount of terrain including through some well known resorts such as Avoriaz and Morzine.

If flying the closest airport is Geneva and then you just have a 1 hour 30 (approx) transfer. This is an added bonus for those travelling with children who may be restless after the flight. You could alternatively self-drive to the resort from the UK which would take around 12 hours (estimate from London). If you were to self-drive you could use this to visit other places on the way, such as Strasbourg or Colmar if going via the A4 and A35. Or Dijon or Paris if going via other highways.

3 Things We Love About Chatel

  1. Family-oriented resort, with a good variety of non-ski activities from sledging and bowling to paragliding and a laser show.
  2. Rapid links to Avoriaz and the rest of the massive Portes du Soleil area, with its 650km of piste.
  3. Classic Savoyard village that is located on the border with Switzerland, allowing you to ski both countries in a day.

Learn more about Porte de Soleil

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    Ski hire in Chatel

    Organising ski hire has never been easier. Select your preferred departure date and see what discounts we offer when you pre-book. (Please note helmets are not included. Please call if you'd like to hire one).

    Beginner Intermediate Advanced
    Adult   (14+ yrs) Skis | Poles £149 £184 £213
    Ski | Poles | Boots £173 £213 £244
    Snowboard £149 £184 £213
    Snowboard | Boots £173 £213 £244
    Child   (4-13 yrs) Skis | Poles £101
    Ski | Poles | Boots £125
    Snowboard £101
    Snowboard | Boots £125

    Discounts are available with our Ski-All-In packages when booking your lift pass and ski hire at the same time. Please call our sales team for details or book via Manage My Booking.

      To get the very best value for your money it's best to pre-book your equipment hire with Skiworld before your holiday as we have not only secured the best prices but selected specific shops close to your accommodation.

      1. Hand-Picked Rental Shops - Every year, we hand-pick our rental shops based on location and service and negotiate great discounts to keep your holiday price low.
      2. Convenient Locations - We allocate all our ski accommodation within easy reach of ski hire shops for your convenience.
      3. Excellent Range & Service - All our rental shops offer an excellent range of equipment for all abilities and have fully trained technicians on-site to offer advice and guidance so you will be confident taking your equipment out onto the slopes.
      4. Exchange Service - Equipment changes are sometimes possible, depending on resort and ski hire supplier. In case of problems with your hire, you may be able to swap the model of your equipment or swap between skis or board during your ski holiday, often providing they are in the same quality level (e.g. advanced)
      5. Skiworld Support - We have staff in all resorts where there are Skiworld chalets, plus our team in London contactable via our 24-hour helpline, email or live chat should you need any help with your ski hire booking, when booked with us.
      6. Expert Advice - Before you travel, you can talk to one of our Ski Specialists about the amount of skiing you've done and the type of skiing you're looking to do, and they'll be happy to recommend your appropriate level of ski hire.
      7. Easy to Upgrade - Easy to Upgrade - If you wish to upgrade the level of your equipment and boot hire before you travel, just give us a call on 0330 102 8004

      Beginner Skis

      You don't have to be a skiing expert to enjoy the slopes. We offer a diverse range of skis designed for beginners, perfect for easy green and blue runs. These skis are ideal for exploring the slopes with gear that prioritises safety and user-friendliness.

      Beginner Snowboards

      For novices or inexperienced snowboarders is possible to select materials from our range of beginner-friendly snowboards tailored for easy green and blue runs. These boards are safe and easy to use, making them ideal for those just starting out on the mountainside.

      Intermediate Skis

      If you are looking to enhance your skills, you should explore our selection of intermediate skis. These skis provide a balanced compromise between forgiving beginner-level skiing and advanced downhill performance. Hit the slopes equipped with models that are both comfortable and enable you to maximise your enjoyment of varied ski terrain.

      Intermediate Snowboards

      Ready to take your snowboarding skills to the next level? Delve into our assortment of intermediate snowboards. Offering a balanced blend between forgiving beginner boards and advanced performance, these snowboards equip you with comfort and control to maximize your enjoyment of the terrain.

      Advanced Skis

      Choosing advanced skis is perfect if you are enthusiastic about mastering any slope. They can enhance and improve your technical skills, enabling you to fully enjoy your time on the snow. Embracing the slopes with advanced materials will ensure exhilarating and high-performance ski adventures.

      Advanced Snowboards

      If you're eager to conquer any slope, consider opting for advanced snowboards. Designed to enhance your technical prowess, these boards ensure you fully immerse yourself in the snowboarding experience. Discover the mountains with expert materials for an exhilarating and superior snowboarding experience.

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      Lift passes in Chatel

      A lift pass is a necessity for every ski holiday and often a sizeable chunk of your holiday budget. As a result, and using our 40 years of experience, we have sought great value prices for you.

      Six Day Full Area Pass
      Senior   (65-99 yrs) £261
      Adult   (20-64 yrs) £290
      Youth   (16-19 yrs) £261
      Child   (5-15 yrs) £218

      Discounts are available with our Ski-All-In packages when booking your lift pass and ski hire at the same time. Please call our sales team for details or book via Manage My Booking.

      Ski lessons in Chatel

        What level do you need?

        • Beginner – Never skied before or just a little dry slope experience.
        • Intermediate – Has completed the beginner ski level lessons or can control own speed, change direction on blue/gradual slopes and can bring skis together when turning.
        • Advanced – Has completed intermediate ski lessons or can finish turns with confidence, has good control of speed on red runs and is looking to attempt and master blacks.
        • Kids Club – A safe and secure environment for young ones to gain their first experience on snow and skiing. Kids club is the best place for children to get used to the equipment and slopes whilst having fun.

        Find Out More About Ski Lessons and Guiding

        We pride ourselves on working with top-rated and endorsed ski schools in all resorts.

        • Quality - Working with English-speaking ski schools which maintain good group sizes and can cater for all abilities
        • Convenience - You can select the ski schools which are most conveniently located to your accommodation
        • Satisfaction - We only choose to work with the best ski schools in resort and ask for your feedback to ensure the highest standards are being maintained
        • Less hassle - Visit Manage My Booking once you've booked your holiday and save yourself the time and effort of shopping around.
        • Better value - By pre-booking your lessons we can ensure that you get the best possible price, locking in the cost

        Find Out More About Ski Lessons and Guiding

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