Chatel Ski Resort
The Chatel Ski Resort is ideally located at the starting point of the Franco-Swiss ski domain Portes du Soleil, which has over 285 marked trails and 196 modern ski lifts. Skiing in Chatel offers you with some of the best trails in Europe, with the possibility to ski across to the Swiss sector and many swiss resorts such as Morgins. There are many exciting things on offer in the resort and surrounding valley, which makes Chatel the next best place for your ski holidays.
Chatel Ski Season
The ski season in Chatel / Portes du Soleil starts in mid-December and runs right through to mid-April, starting again in Summer from mid-June until mid-September. The ski lifts are operational throughout both seasons.
Chatel Ski Lifts
There are endless opportunities to ski in France and across to the Swiss Alps from Chatel. Super Chatel ski lift is located in the centre of the village, and takes you straight up to the Barbossine and Corbeau sector where you can ski across to Morgins, or across to Linga and eventually Plaine Dranse, Avoriaz and Morzine. Two excellent boardercross parks are located within easy access from La Chapelle via the ski lifts Panthiaz to Braitaz, or in Crete Beni domain. Check out all the ski lifts, snow conditions and Porte du Soleil linked ski areas via the Chatel Interactive ski map.
Runs for All Experience Levels and Piste Map
With a total of 12 interconnected resorts, you can access them all with just 1 pass. Check out the best deals available for Portes du Soleil, or shop for your specific lift and cross-country ski passes for Chatel.
Fun on the Slopes; Ski & Snow Activities
Whether you are on the slopes or taking a break to explore the surrounding village, there are many activities unique to the Village of Chatel. The region is well known for it’s nordic skiing tracks, snowshoeing adventures and husky sledging in the Abondance Valley. It is also a great opportunity to try out Biathlon, or speed down the mountains in a luge! Taking a day off the slopes can be enjoyed in one of the many wellness areas in the resort, water park or fitness centres. In the Summer season, everything else is on offer; mountain biking, hiking, trail running, paragliding and water sports, including fishing! You will find something to satisfy everyone in the family.
Ski School for All Ages
ESF ski school is present throughout all of the Portes du Soleil ski domain. There are instructors working specifically in the Village of Chatel, where private or group bookings and weekly passes can be arranged. For the more adventurous, you can ski all over the domain with your own personal instructor. All of the usual disciplines are available for you to learn more about and take lessons in!
Off-Piste; Discover Chatel Village
Village Amenities and Entertainment
The village of Chatel has all you need for the perfect family holiday. Events are regularly organised for children, there are special nature walks, cultural centre, library, bowling alley and even an escape room. There are a number of bars and outdoor entertainment venues that hosts events throughout both seasons. You can even visit an igloo bar or one of the local breweries. Not to mention the local restaurants, serving products directly sourced from the farms in the region. Experience the escape room.
The Abondance valley where Chatel is located has many farms and local producers that offer tours which are great for the family. This is a great way to learn more about the history of the area, taste great local cheese and wine of the area.
Luxury Ski Chalets in Chatel:
Become an Owner in Chatel - La Chapelle d'Abondance
Le Flocon Blanc
Our new residence Le Flocon Blanc comprises just 39 apartments, from 2 to 5 bedrooms, all with parking, cellars and ski lockers. Located in the heart of the village, with unimpeded mountain views, the residence has been inspired by the architecture of the area, in particular, the farms in the Abondance Valley. You find all the necessary comfort to spend pleasant stays with family or friends!