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Châtel Les Portes du Soleil - Haute-Savoie (74)

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Bourg Saint Maurice
Champagny en Vanoise
Châtel
Contamines-Montjoie
Flaine
Fréjus
La Plagne
La Rosière
La Toussuire
L'Alpe d'Huez
Le Corbier
Le Grand Bornand
Les Carroz
Les Deux Alpes
Les Gets
Les Houches
Les Menuires
Les Saisies
Manigod
Megève
Montgenèvre
Notre Dame de Bellecombe
Oz - Vaujany
Peisey-Vallandry
Praz-sur-Arly
Sainte-Foy Tarentaise
Samoëns
Tignes
Val Cenis
Valmorel
Vars
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Children - 13 years
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Châtel
Châtel
Châtel
Châtel
Châtel

Your holiday cocoon between France and Switzerland

47
Restaurants
7
Bar
64
Shops
At 1200 meters high, come and discover Châtel, the last village from La Vallée d'Abondance. The cross-border ski area of Les Portes du Soleil, one of the biggest ski area in Europe with its 650 km of slopes, will charm children and adults. Châtel is located in the heart of a medium altitude resort where everyone will be pleased with a large range of possibilities: for those who are coming for contemplation and the scenery and those who are looking for an ultimate experience on the slopes... Châtel is also a village with a real mountain spirit: old chalets, hundred-year-old farms, chapels, great local food, traditional works, conviviality and friendly way of life... Come and feel the mountain spirit!
alpine ski

The ski area of Les Portes du Soleil, for winter sports enthusiasts

286 slopes
197 ski lifts
34 slopes
119 slopes
101 slopes
32 slopes

Other sliding areas

30 snowparks, skicross, boardercross, freestyle zone, family snow games zone


cross-country skiing

The Nordic area is based in La Chapelle d'Abondance and offers you  Nordic routes, 8 cross-country skiing slopes, 1 biathlon firing point, 1 initiation slope et 1 leisure activities area. Enough to satisfy novices or confirmed !

For a successful stay
the resort offers a multitude of activities 7 activities

Night skiing
nocturne
The CGH selection
Discover the ski differently down the slopes night under the stars
Heliskiing
The CGH selection
Possible in Italy and Switzerland, heliskiing allows you to exit the ski areas and make your own trail in virgin snow
Cross-country skiing
et nordique
The CGH selection
Alternative or skating, cross country skiing is an activity that allows you to mix nature and sports at your own pace
Paragliding
en hiver
The CGH selection
The mountain view from the sky. Tandem or flying lessons, enjoy these magical moments in the air.
Walking
Sentiers pédestres en hiver
The CGH selection
Take time to relax in the country side on marked trails of the ski resort
Ice skating
The CGH selection
Favorite activity of children in the winter, ice skating allows the whole family to have fun on outdoor rinks
Snowshoeing
à neige
The CGH selection
Equipped with snowshoes, discover the landscapes and wild life of the mountain with the many secure trails from the ski resort

Practical Information
in the ski resort

Access to the station

By air From Geneva International Airport at 76 km.
By car Coming from the West side (compared with Leman Lake, Geneva’s side) and from the motorways A40 and A41, take direction Annemasse and then, Thonon/ Evian. Afterwards, take Châtel's exit (n°1) and follow skiing resort’s direction (Avoriaz, Châtel, Morzine, Montriond…). Take Abondance direction till the village La Ville du Nant. You will reach a roundabout and then, turn on the right to use the D230 and go ahead for about 3 km. In Châtel, after the 2 stars hotel Le Kandahar, use the road on the left, the residence is located few meters after. OR Coming from the East side (compared with Leman Lake, Lausanne's side), go along the lake, Evian’s direction and then, at Evian’s entrance, follow skiing resort's direction (Avoriaz, Châtel, Morzine, Montriond…). Take Abondance direction till the village La Ville du Nant. You will reach a roundabout and then, turn on the right to use the D230 and go ahead for about 3 km. In Châtel, after the 2 stars hotel Le Kandahar, use the road on the left, the residence is located few meters after.
By train From the TGV train station of Thonon les Bains at 38 km or From Aigle (switzerland) and Buski (only during school holidays)

Testimony of Jean-François VuarandThe resort happily combines tradition and modernity

Châtel, Les Chalets d
HIS STATION
 
A stone's throw from Switzerland, middle mountain, Châtel is located in the Vallée d’Abondance labeled Pays d’Art and History in the heart of the fabulous international ski area connected to the Gates of the Sun. The resort happily combines tradition and modernity. The characteristic farmhouses with chiseled balconies and chalets rub shoulders with harmonizes modern infrastructure and equipment or even new generation that make Châtel an ideal destination for a stay with family or friends.
 
Summer and winter, Châtel offers nearly 60 daily activities! The village station allows holidaymakers to discover its specificities, its heritage and to practice fun and sporting activities and leisure, thus putting the mountains within reach of all ! The many events scheduled over the two seasons are in adequacy with the offer such as, for example, the Belle Dimanche in the mountain pastures Plaine-Dranse in summer and the international gastronomy festival “Les Starry Snows” in winter.
 
HER FAVORITES
 
Traditions:
Snack at the farm at village in winter and in mountain pastures in summer: go and meet the farmers on their places of activity to know everything about their way of live to the rhythm of the seasons while tasting the typical products, and the production Abondance cheese (AOC). The Old Customs: mountain smuggling interpretation centre: Châtel and its region are on the border with Switzerland, which a few years ago favored decades trade on both sides of this border located on the nearby peaks. Anecdotes and situations are explained and illustrated in a space on three levels, without forgetting the temporary exhibition which changes every year in June.
And also, the aquatic center Forme d'O, Châtel Aventures and its 7 acrobatic courses, the Fantasticable, the ice rink, the new slides (snakeglisse, airboard, yooner, snowracer), ski taxi in winter, workshops and other activities for children… Without forgetting, the discotheque, the cinemas, the pubs, the restaurants…
Director of Châtel Tourism
Jean-Francois Vuarand, a native of the country, has been director of Châtel Tourisme since 1999 but before occupying this position, he went through each department of the entity touristic. He therefore knows all the facets of it. Likewise, the least geographical, historical, heritage, tourist and human corners not only from the resort but also from the Abondance Valley.

Rent your ski holiday apartment in Châtel

Châtel is a sublime village resort with preserved mountain architecture and where the charm immediately operates. And when it comes to skiing, ski lovers will have a blast: enjoy the Franco-Swiss ski area Les Portes du Soleil, one of the largest in the world! No less than 306 slopes and 195 lifts will delight both experienced and novice skiers. In terms of activities, young and old will find their happiness: fantasticable, paragliding, mountain biking on snow or snowshoeing ... This is the opportunity to try new things. And for a magical stay, CGH Résidences & Spas 4 * offers its Les Chalets d'Angèle residence, warmly decorated, with comfortable and fully equipped apartments. The heated swimming pool, the children's pool, the spas and the sauna are freely accessible for moments of pure relaxation after a day in the great outdoors. You can even treat yourself to a treatment or massage at the residence's Ô des Cimes wellness center. CGH quality is also a team always available and at your service before, during and even after your stay, as well as personalized services. Do not wait any longer, book your incredible winter sports holiday.
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