Winter Acitvities
Châtel is a charming alpine village, in the heart of the Portes du Soleil with 650kms of pistes and 266 ski runs in 12 resorts in France and Switzerland. With skiing and boarding to suit all levels, the Portes du Soleil is among the best, the largest, and most varied in the world providing fun for all the family.

There are so many different places to ski and secret places to discover in France and Switzerland and it is great fun skiing two countries in one day. Much of the Portes du Soleil is forested and there are some wonderful long scenic runs through the trees including the famous Grande Paradis in Champery and the Tovassiere blue run from Avoriaz to Morgins. Châtel also offers easy access to Avoriaz (1800-2466m) which has an excellent snow record. The Portes du Soleil also offers some challenging black runs including the world famous "Wall" (Chavanette) in Avoriaz and some wonderful off pistes opportunities.

Chalet Neuf
The Portes du Soleil is spread over such a vast area that usually there is a quiet area to ski even at busy times. Super Châtel is a great area for adults and children to learn and is easily accessible from the centre of Châtel.

Key facts winter
  • 12 ski areas
  • Pistes: 650km
  • Ski runs: 266
  • Ski lifts: 194
  • Snowparks: 9
  • Half-pipes: 3
  • Snow cannons: 694

1 Ski Area - 12 Resorts - 1 Lift Pass

fr Abondance, Avoriaz, La Chapelle d'abondance, Châtel, Les Gets, Montriond, Morzine, St Jean d'Aulps
ch Champéry, Morgins, Torgon, Val d'Illiez-Les Crosets-Champoussin

Summer Acitvities
Permanent downhill trails
Summer offers a huge variety of exciting activities for families including walking, cycling, mountain biking, adventure trails, slide activities, tennis, swimming, golf, sailing, waterskiing, white-water rafting, climbing, via ferrata, paragliding, roller-blading, go-carting, horse-riding, fishing, a spa, waterpark and Lake Geneva is only a 40 minute drive away.

Châtel also offers the Fantasticable - flying through the air at 60mph in a harness, 240mtrs above ground - the only ride of its kind in the world. There are also many and varied cultural activities around Châtel and Lake Geneva throughout the summer, including the world famous Montreux Jazz Festival. You can also visit the centuries old farming villages with beautifully preserved chapels, such as Abondance and Chapelle d'Abondance only a 20 minute drive from the chalet.

Mountain Biking
Mountain Biking Châtel offers a huge range of facilities for every mountain bike discipline whether you are a an expert or beginner...

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Walking Châtel offers a wonderful base for walks in the mountains to explore the nature and beauty and the ever-changing scenery...

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Châtel Aquatics Centre
Châtel Aquatics Centre Forme D'O - three centres in one, including indoor and outdoor swimming facilities, spa and gym....

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Family/Children Châtel is a paradise for active family holidays. From sports and entertainment to fun trails and playgrounds...

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