Châtel, France

Ski Facts

resort altitude: 1200m
ski area: Portes du Soleil
height at summit: 2200m (chatel)
2470m (portes du soleil)
marked runs: 650km
snow park: yes
snow rating:

Travel Facts:

nearest airports: chambery 2½hrs
geneva 1½hrs
lyon 3½hrs
rail: thonon (42km)

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Châtel Ski, Snowboard & Summer Holidays

Situated close to the Swiss border, a rustic, Savoyard village which still retains traditional charm and atmosphere, and set in the heart of one of the largest ski areas in the world - the Portes du Soleil.

Ski holidays in Châtel:

Châtel is located within the main Portes du Soleil circuit and so offers a great deal of skiing and boarding. It's own local slopes are also well worth investigating. It has been developed in recent years but still manages to retain most of its traditional, rustic charm.

Summer holidays in Châtel:

Close to Lake Geneva, Châtel is one of those typical Savoyard communities, where you can still buy local cheeses from the farmers who make them. Just a few kilometres away is La Chapelle d'Abondance. A good alpine holiday base. Evian, Yvoire, Annecy, Geneva are all within easy reach.

Winter activities include:

ice skating, cinema, parapenting, winter-walking trails, bowling, toboggan run, cross country skiing, sleigh rides.

Summer activities include:

tennis, mountain biking, walking, summer tobogganing, parapenting, Via Ferrata, climbing, watersports.

More info:

Eating out: nice selection and reasonable number of restaurants - local specialities, steaks, good fish restaurant called La Ripaille.
Apres ski: bars, some with live music. Busier at weekends with lots of French and Swiss visitors driving in.
Non skiers: some walks, some activities organised by tourist office. With a car, it is possible to visit more of local area - Geneva, Evian, Yvoire, or slightly further afield to Annecy. accommodation - click here