About Chatel

Chatel is located in the Abondance valley, and is a traditional farming village. It produces the fabulous French cheese, Abondance AOP. Which is a hard cheese, tasting very much like the fresh pastures, where the cows graze from when it is not winter. Definitely worth a try when you visit.

Chatel is still a relatively hidden gem in the French alps.

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:

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

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

how are snow conditions in chatel?

Chatel has excellent snow conditions, specially in comparison to resorts at a similar altitude. In a typical season the lifts open early in December and close almost 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.

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 in chatel?

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.
  • Play a game of 10 pin bowling, or pool at the bowling alley.
  • 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 airport. Basel is second.
  2. Organise a transfer from the airport to Chatel: 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?

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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.