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.
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.
When visiting Chatel you won't be short of ski runs as the resort is part of the Portes du Soleil ski area. This means with the full area lift pass you'll have access to an impressive 650km of terrain. As well as venturing out into the full area there's variety of runs close to the resort which would be well suited to beginners or for those looking to slowly work your way up to mass exploration.
The Chatel ski area will provide you with 45 slopes, accessible via 42 lifts. This includes 9 green, 15 blue, 15 red and 6 black runs, therefore great for skiers and snowboarders of all levels. There is also a snowpark and should the snow be a bit thin then there are 295 snow cannons to top it up.
The Portes du Soleil Ski Area is directly linked to Chatel providing 306 runs to enjoy. These include 38 green, 131 blue, 105 red and 38 black. There are also 10 snowparks and 1535 snow cannons throughout the entire area.
As well as skiing and snowboarding there are various other non-ski activities to enjoy, including:
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).
|Child (6-13 yrs)||Skis | Poles||£101 £86||
Save an additional £20 per person with our Ski-All-In discount when you book your ski hire at the same time as purchasing any lift pass!
£20 per person
|Ski | Poles | Boots||£123 £105|
|Snowboard | Boots||£123 £105|
|Adult (14+ yrs)||Skis | Poles||£106 £90||£152 £129||£187 £159||£218 £185|
|Ski | Poles | Boots||£128 £109||£176 £150||£218 £185||£250 £213|
|Snowboard||£152 £129||£187 £159|
|Snowboard | Boots||£176 £150||£218 £185|
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 35 years of experience, we have sought great value prices for you, so browse via resort and date to see how much you can save!
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No matter what level you are – first time skier to seasoned pro, everyone can find ski tutorial to suit their level. Browse our ski lessons via date to see our current rates. Prices based on morning lessons – subject to availability.
Ski school is available to book as part of your holiday package. Please call our ski experts on 0330 102 8004 if you need any assistance.
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