Chatel is a charming ski resort based in the Northern French Alps, literally on the border with Switzerland. Chatel is a traditional farming town which has developed into a World class ski resort in the heart of the Portes du Soeil. With over 650km of pistes there is an abundance of skiing for all abilities and the breath-taking scenery will stay with you long after your visit.
At Nine & Tenne we are proud to be Chatel exclusive and have been skiing here for over 25 years. The resort and infrastructure has developed over this time, however the area still retains its Savoyard charm. We love Chatel with it’s unique style and beautiful mountains. We love the fact it’s still relatively undiscovered, we love the local cheese and we love the unlimited ski terrain. So as you can see we are a bit biased and we think it’s a good idea to be impartial when giving advice to people looking to holiday in the area. As such we have put together a few impartial reviews to give you some help and advice when planning your next ski holiday.
The Telegraph – Chatel resort guide
Unlike most resorts linked to major ski areas, Châtel remains relatively unspoiled and retains a very French feel, with a life outside tourism, there are still around 30 working farms.
This guide is taken from Where to Ski and Snowboard, edited by Chris Gill and Dave Watts
On the snow – Chatel Overview
Enjoy the unique atmosphere of Châtel, a traditional styled mountain village which, in winter, transforms into ski resort. The village has been carefully developed in order to keep all the old charm and character but at the same time offering all the modern amenities of a new ski resort.
Snow forecast – Independent reviews by people who have stayed in Chatel
Chatel is arguably the best sector in the PDS. Great variety of pistes, charming village, relaxed atmosphere, excellent restaurants, great for families, beautiful views, good value and only 75 minutes from Geneva. Links well into snow sure Avoriaz. Some great off-piste. Chatel has invested heavily in new lifts and the new link from the village to Linga is fantastic.
Mountain Passions –Chatel
With its neat scatter of individual chalets huddled against the mountainside, Châtel provides a traditional alternative to purpose-built ski villages.
Ski club of Great Britain – Chatel resort guide
Snow Magazine – Chatel review
Chatel ski resort is one of the principal resorts in the vast French-Swiss cross-border Portes du Soleil ski area. Chatel is still a working farming community and so retains much of its rustic Alpine village charm, making it a great ski holiday destination for families and couples.
We know your holiday time is precious and we know it’s important to choose the right ski resort especially if you are the group organiser and everybody is expecting greatness. As such if you have any questions about Chatel and the ski area please do not hesitate to get in touch. We will be happy to share our local knowledge and help you choose the perfect place for your next ski holiday.
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