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:
All of these combinations give wonderful consistent snow depths, ensuring Christmas is always with snow on the slopes.
The best kept secret is that Chatel and Avoriaz are first open and last to close in the World's largest ski area the Portes Du Soleil.
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, no hiking through villages here. There are serious reds in Linga and some more gentle yet fun terrain in Pre La Joux, plus a local 'no attitude' snow park in Super Chatel.
If you love powder and know where to look (check our advanced off-piste camp), then you will be rewarded sweetly in Chatel with delightful open powder fields, untouched powder with 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 that French charm for your holiday with authentic bars, chalets and restaurants. Locals mix casually with holiday makers ensuring good vibes throughout.
From the evening to the early morning the village comes to live with DJ's and live music to get you celebrating the days triumphs.
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.