About Chatel

Chatel is a charming French farming village and still relatively a hidden gem in the French alps. Famous for it's local cheese, Abondance AOP, which is a must when visiting. It offers many famous regional dishes, from it's local berthoud, to tartiflette to fondue, you are sure to find tasty fuel after your day on the slopes.


On the border of Switzerland it offers easy access to the Portes du Soliel, yet still holds it's own with some of the best snow conditions and slopes found in the vast area.

how are snow conditions in chatel?

Chatel has excellent snow conditions, specially in comparison to other resorts at a similar altitude. Every season the lifts open early in December and close at the end of April.


The reputation of Chatel as a snow sure resort keeps growing and growing for people who visit, even from neighbouring resorts.

Where to snowboard in Chatel?

There are 4 main areas to explore the 130 kilometres of slopes that Chatel has to offer, all lift connected:

  • Pre La Joux - Fun blue and red terrain for carving and jibbing.
  • Super Chatel - For the local snow park and snowboard cross.
  • Linga - Steep slopes for short turns and high speed descents.
  • Petit Chatel - Scenic area with sunny slopes.

There's also another 520 kilometres of slopes linked to Chatel in the Portes du Soliel, which spans France and Switzerland!

how are the Snow parks in Chatel?

The Smooth Park is located in Super Chatel and has super flowy variety of lines. Enjoy everything, from boxes, to rails to jumps on a top to bottom descent for every snowboarder. Plus, there's also a snowboard cross course at the side for speedsters!


It's also only a 2 lift journey to Avoriaz, where you will find the Burton Stash, a terrain park with natural jibbing elements, plus and other fun snow parks. 

what to do in the evening?

Depending on what you want from the evening and night, there is plenty for everyone.

  • Float and relax in the new health spa.
  • Get cosy in one of the more quiet local, romantic cafes.
  • Party with friends at apres, in a variety of bars.
  • Dance the night away at the nightclub.
  • Enjoy fine wine and French food in the cafes restaurants.
  • Work more on your physique with the Chatel Tonic club.
  • Visit the local cinema to catch a movie.
  • Check the event calendar for up to date information for what's on in Chatel: https://en.chatel.com/diary-all-entertainment.html

how to get to chatel?

  1. Fly - Geneva is the closest and easiest option. There is also Zurich and Basel.
  2. Organise a transfer from the airport with our friends at Chatel transfer: https://www.chateltransfer.com/
  3. Take a train or bus to Thonon-les-Bains, then a bus up the valley.
  4. Hire a car.

where is torr snowboarding located?

This map shows our home office location.

Our meeting point is in the Pre la Joux area, at the very top of the car park, next to the map with time and temperature.

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