Châtel, Portes du Soleil
A traditional French village; perfectly preserved in the vast, unspoiled Portes du Soleil.
Châtel is a far cry from the purpose built resorts often associated with the larger ski areas. With over 650 km of perfectly interlinked skiing, the Portes du Soleil is actually the largest ski area in Europe and includes the other well-known French resorts of Morzine, Avoriaz and Les Gets and the Swiss resorts of Champéry, Morgins and Torgon. For those wanting a challenge, there is the world famous 'Swiss Wall' to test your nerve, or if you prefer your skiing a little more sedate there are the gentle slopes of Les Gets. Wherever you choose to ski, the whole area is beautifully linked.
In summer the pistes transform to perfect pastures for walking and cycling. Chatel really is a year round resort with a wealth of activities for the summer and breath taking picnic spots.
The chalet has a commanding position high in the resort, offering breathtaking views over the village. During winter, the lifts are easily accessible and during the summer, the swimming pool doors open up to help connect you with your surroundings.
Châtel still operates as a farming village and is therefore open all year round and has excellent shops, restaurants and bars within walking distance.
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How To Get There
Châtel is only 90 minutes drive from Geneva International Airport which is serviced by Air France, British Airways, Easyjet and Swiss. Transfers to and from Geneva International Airport are included subject to terms & conditions.
For those driving from the UK, Châtel can be reached without encountering the large Alpine tunnels, which can save half a day compared to many other European ski destinations.