Chatel Valley
Ideal for families, Châtel is a wonderful resort for winter and summer activities situated in a picturesque valley just over one hour from Geneva.

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.

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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 Grand 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. The Portes du Soleil is spread over such a vast area that usually there is a quiet area to ski even at peak times. Super Châtel is a great area for adults and children to learn and is easily accessible from the centre of Châtel. Other winter activities include cross-country skiing, snow-shoeing, skating or just pottering around the charming village of Châtel.

Summer activities include a huge variety of exciting activities for families including walking, cycling, mountain-biking, tennis, swimming, golf, sailing, waterskiing, white-water rafting, rock-climbing, paragliding, roller-blading, go-carting, horse-riding, fishing, and is only a 40 minute drive to Lake Geneva, the largest lake in Western Europe.

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.

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