For many reasons Chatel's reputation keeps growing and growing. If you are looking for a snow sure resort, plus a romantically quaint French village, tucked away from the crowds, then you have found the hidden gem of the Alps.
The snow cover in Chatel is excellent in comparison to other alpine resorts, this is due to the 3 factors, the latest snow making techniques, the proximity of Lac Leman (lake effect snow drops here first and gets trapped in the valley), plus the terrain shape (the slopes are not exposed to the sun from sunrise to sunset).
All of these combinations give wonderful consistent snow depths, ensuring Christmas is always with snow on the slopes.
In the World's largest ski area, the Portes Du Soliel, it's the best kept secret that Chatel and Avoriaz are always the first to open and the last to close.
This Winter, Chatel is due to open for the last weekend of November, just don't let the crowds know!
Explore the piste terrain in Chatel as it's amongst the very best in the Portes Du Soliel, 130kms all linked by chair lift, with some serious reds in Linga and some more gentle yet fun terrain in Pre La Joux.
If you love powder and know where to look (check our advanced off-piste camp), then you will be rewarded sweetly in Chatel with untouched powder, delightful open powder fields, epic tree lines and cliff drops, plus steep and deep lines galore.
In Super Chatel the Smooth Park has plenty of choice and variety for everyone, with creative and super flowy lines from top to bottom. Or take 2 lifts to the Burton Stash, Avoriaz parks and half pipe.
There's even a boardercross track in Super Chatel if you fancy challenging your friends to who is fastest! If you want to win, check out our advanced SBX camps.
Chatel is a beautiful village that retains the French charm with authentic bars, chalets and restaurants. Locals mix casually with holiday makers ensuring good vibes and times throughout your holiday.
The village comes to life from the evening to the early morning with DJ's and live music to get you celebrating the days triumphs.
However, if you fancy keeping it relaxed and chilled, check out the new health spa, the bowling, the cinema or even an over night at a mountain refuge.