Chatel is located in northern French Alps on the French/Swiss border. It is a beautiful village and a popular ski resort. All the buildings are made by traditional values and a desire for comfort, so the village still retains many of its traditional alpine characteristics. The countryside here is as magnificent as the old chalets in the valley. This successful combination has earned Abondance valley`s wider recognition as a “Pays d`Art et d`Histoire” destination.
Chatel ski resort
People are coming to Chatel ski resort to experience a magical world on these snowy mountains. You just have to get The Lift Pass and ski in the whole Portes du Soleil ski area with 11 different resorts. 85 km of pistes - 11 green, 18 blue, 15 red, 5 black - are located 2000 m above sea level, so the problems with snow isn’t a routine here. Actually, Chatel is divided into two large sectors – two large gondolas. The open snow fields on the slopes, densely forested areas and rocky pinnacles amuse people with beautiful scenery. Snowboarding enthusiasts often use Chatel only as a base and goes boarding in other Portes du Soleil areas, although there is a snow-park with half-pipe here as well. Currently, there are 6 active ski schools and multiple snowboarding schools. It is possible to rent and buy equipment if it is needed.
Although Chatel is a famous winter destination, it is also a popular mountain bike resort which opens for cyclists between June and September. There are attractions over the summer months too – windsurfing, sailing, white water rafting, kayaking, paragliding, hiking or simply relaxing in the sun. In August there are two celebrations:
- Fete de la St. Laurent – St. Laurent is the patron of Chatel. The village organises a carnival atmosphere with live entertainment.
- Fete de la Belle Dimanche - is the farmer's tribute to the "beautiful Sunday" and is held up in the Plaine Dranse.
Mostly dominated by French visitors, this tends to be a very lively resort, with plenty of après-ski options. Many of clubs and bars are opened till 4 am. Some of the best bars are Scottish Tunnel bar, Pelican bar and l`avalanche. There is something for everyone – romantic movie for couples in the local cinema, bowling for families and massage for those seeking relaxation. The atmosphere in Chatel is a perfect mixture of a tranquil way of life and fun. Explore the limitless snow and go wherever your mood and your skis take you!
Chatel transfers opportunities
Various airports are within reasonable distance from Chatel resort:
- Geneva Airport (1h 35min)
- Chambery Airport (2h)
- Grenoble Airport and Lyon Airport (2h 50min)
There are a lot of companies offering Chatel transfer services. By choosing Alps2Alps proposed Chatel transfer, you will receive a high-quality service from the airport to Chatel ski resort for a low cost. You can choose private or shared Chatel transfer for your travel. Book your Chatel transfer and have amazing holidays!