Chatel reviews

Posted 31st July 2018

Chatel reviews

Chatel Reviews


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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Clare Richards  February 2019

Big thank you to Paddy and our hosts Becks and Joe for a fantastic week. The service was outstanding and so lovely to have hosts who made you feel like the chalet was your home. We have stayed in many catered chalets and have always been very happy (we do our research!) but this was the best service to date. Joe and Becks went out of their way to ensure the menu met all our needs and were great fun to be around. Eli, our driver, was brilliant - always happy and made us laugh. He even helped put the kids boots on every morning! The location is really good - easy walk into town and several options for ski lifts in the morning. We would recommend skiing in Switzerland during peak times as you can still experience pretty empty slopes! Great value for money

polly appleton  January 2019

Absolutely fantastic week. The chalet was gorgeous, spacious and lovely bedrooms. Paddy was a great host. The skis were delivered to the chalet which saved so much hassle as were the ski passes. Paddy booked our restaurants before we arrived. Cannot recommend more highly!! We will come back.

Rupert Weiss  March 2019

A very high end chalet. Staff very friendly and couldn’t do too much for us. Top notch food. Very highly recommended.

leigh farrell  March 2019

Les Clarines is a beautiful contemporary Chalet with amazing views of Châtel village and the surrounding mountains. Paddy gave us a wonderful welcome and we really enjoyed our stay. The hot tub was a bonus! We will definitely be back :)

julia vindis  February 2019

Great week in a wonderful house, lots of room for all the family. fantastic service, Skis, lift passes, and food , arranged by Paddy, were delivered to the house completely stress free. Thank you Paddy for all your help to make it a memorable week.

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