Nearest Airports:

  • Geneva 1½hrs
  • Chambery 2½hrs
  • Lyon 3½hrs

Chatel altitude 1200m

Châtel is located within the main Portes du Soleil circuit with access to 650km of pistes.

The Châtel ski domain itself offers a wide range of superb holidays and magnificent opportunities for skiing, both for those who come for the life and scenery on the mountain and those looking for that ultimate experience on the slopes.


It extends across two massifs: Super-Châtel / Barbossine and Linga / Pré-La-Joux / Plaine Dranse, and not forgetting the village lift  too and comprises 46 ski slopes : 6 black, 14 red, 17 blue and 9 green with a total length of 83 km and 43 ski-lifts.
From Châtel there are direct links to the resorts of Avoriaz, Torgon and Morgins, giving you access to the huge Portes du Soleil ski area. It is also valid throughout the Swiss resort of Torgon, in the Corbeau sector of the Swiss resort of Morgins and the La Braitaz sector at La Chapelle d’Abondance (including the Panthiaz gondola lift). So with a Châtel ski pass you can use 56 ski lifts and 66 pistes totalling some 130 km (80 miles). If you prefer to ski a vast area, go for the Portes du Soleil ski pass!

Châtel is a truly charming village and resort. The design of its chalets is driven by traditional values and a desire for comfort, a successful combination that has earned Abondance valley’s traditional farms wider recognition as a “Pays d’Art et d’Histoire” destination.

The Portes Du Soleil Ski Area

In Châtel, families and friends visit in the winter to experience a magical world that features all the benefits of the “Famille Plus Montagne” label. On the slopes there’s fresh snow and boundless skiing to look forward to, all in simply gorgeous surroundings. Lovers of skiing and wide open snow fields will be more than content with Châtel’s 130km of groomed pistes at the heart of the Portes du Soleil winter network. Feel free to explore the limitless snow; go wherever your mood – and your skis – take you!

In the Smoothpark of Super- Châtel, rails, kickers, slide boxes, hips, boardercross and more await both beginner and experienced freestylers!

In the heart of the biggest Mountain Bike area in Europe

Although famous as a winter destination, Châtel is also a very popular mountain bike resort with the ski lifts opening between June and September for cyclists. Other attractions over the summer months include numerous activities on nearby Lake Geneva, white-water rafting, horse riding, kayaking, paragliding, the zip wire; Fantasticable, walking or simply relaxing in the sun.

In Châtel, to make people want to practice mountain biking is the subject of all the attentions and leads the professionals to propose a ludic and teaching approach which makes it possible to the interested parties to begin or for improving.
From mountain biking excursion, accompanied or not by a monitor, on the 90km of marked paths of the resort, to the 4x or the Pré-la-Joux bike park, in Châtel you’ll be satisfied, whatever your level is.
And every year, new services come to be added to those already existing in order to widen the VTT offer.
Châtel is also a part of the Portes du Soleil area, which means that you’ll be able to ride from one resort to the other using lifts and marked tracks, just as skier do in winter time.

From Mountain biking excursions, accompanied or not by a guide, on the 90km of marked paths of the resort to the Pre-la-joux bike park. Whatever your level you’ll find something to suit…

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