For many reasons Chatel's reputation keeps growing and growing. If you are looking for a snow sure resort, a quaint romantic traditional village tucked away from the crowds, with the best runs and off-piste there is, 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 consistent snow depths, ensuring Christmas is always on with snow on the slopes.
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 the weekend 7th and 8th of December, just don't let the crowds know!
Explore the 130kms piste terrain in Chatel as it's amongst the very best in the Portes Du Soliel 650kms. In Linga there are serious reds for high speeds and carving, in Pre La Joux gentle fun terrain for jibbing around and in Super Chatel a mixture of open slopes and a local park.
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, epic tree lines and cliff drops, plus steep and deep lines galore.
The Smooth Park in Super Chatel has plenty of choice with creative and super flowy lines from top to bottom for every snowboarder. Check out other parks just over the mountain,only 2 lifts to 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.