Luxury Ski Chalets Châtel
A charming, old-fashioned farming village turned ski resort! Châtel, the village-resort in the Chablais on the French-Swiss border, lies at 1,200 metres within the Portes du Soleil ski sports region. The highest point of skiing is about 2,200 metres, but many of the lower slopes are north-facing and do retain the snow throughout the season. The skiing is extensive and varied, with easy access to Morzine Avoriaz if you've got a thing about concrete. There are plenty of great restaurants and bars. Maison Blanche et Verte is the most exclusive luxury ski chalet in Châtel to rent.
Various alternative outdoor activities such as ice diving, snowshoe hikes, ice skating, night skiing or even the snow park with its half pipes and boardercross provide sufficient variety in addition to the normal ski offer. Moreover, the more adventurous can prove themselves by ice climbing, snowshoeing, ski touring, sledging and paragliding.
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CHÂTEL RESORT INFO
Altitude: 1,200m | Summit: 2,220m | Vertical Drop: 1,000m | Pistes: 83km | Green: 9 | Blue: 15 | Red: 15 | Black: 6 | Lifts: 60 | Draglifts: 24 | Chairlifts: 13 | Other Mountain Lifts: 3 | Mountain lifts for walkers: 5 | Mountain lifts for handiski: 15 | Gondolas/Cable Cars: 2 | Cross Country: 49km | Terrain Parks: 1 Restaurants: 17
Thanks to its location between Lake Geneva and Mont Blanc - and favoured by the microclimate of this region - Les Portes du Soleil guarantee exceptional snow reliability from mid-November to the end of April, with snow depths averaging up to eight metres a year.
LES PORTES DU SOLEIL INFO
Ski Elevation: 900-2,466m | Pistes: 650km | Green: 62 | Blue: 195 | Red: 166 | Black: 56 | Skiing areas: Vallée d'Aulps, Vallée d'Abondance, Vallée d'Illiez | Lifts: 197 | Draglifts: 103 | Chairlifts: 79 | Carpetlifts: 2 | Cable Cars/Gondolas: 13 | Highest lift: 2,350m | Longest Run: Chamossière-Morzine 11km | Cross Country: 280km | Snowparks: 11 | Mountain huts: 99