Châtel is a charming resort located on the French side of the Portes du Soleil ski domain. The area offers access to one of the largest ski areas in Europe, linked with 14 resorts such as Morzine, Avoriaz, Champéry and les Crozets Val d'Illiez. This traditional ski village houses a collection of beautiful luxury chalets perfect for families or groups looking for a quiet location in which to relax.
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This picturesque ski resort is situated in the Portes du Soleil region between France and Switzerland. While famous for its ski offerings, Châtel has a storied agricultural background. Fresh local produce abounds and has significantly influenced the local dining scene, making this a sought-after destination for gourmet food lovers as well as winter sports enthusiasts.
This sprawling region is criss-crossed with some 650km of pistes, with an additional 49km of cross-country trails. Within the Châtel region alone, there are around 130km worth of pistes to enjoy. The resort is equipped with 45 lifts, and the ski range covers 1,000 vertical metres. The village is also home to the Smooth Park, where beginner to intermediate freestylers can hone their skills. There’s also a free ski bus connecting the village to the pistes. With so much to offer, it’s no wonder that Châtel has blossomed into such a popular winter sports destination.
Perhaps best of all, Châtel is only an hour’s drive from Geneva. The ease of accessibility makes this a popular destination even for quick weekend retreats and short holidays.
Experience Luxury Skiing in Châtel
As mentioned, Châtel’s roots are in farming rather than winter sports, and there’s still a traditional atmosphere about the town. It sits on south-facing slopes above Abondance Valley, and it’s hemmed in by pine trees. All of this grants Châtel a rustic, sunny ambiance that makes it popular with holidaymakers.
Gastronomy in Châtel is second-to-none. A farm-to-table concept prevails here, with an assortment of artisanal foods and unbelievably fresh produce on offer. A culinary highlight of a holiday in Châtel is ‘High Tea on the Farm’, during which guests can taste local delicacies and even learn a bit about how the local Abondance cheese is made.
Many of the farm buildings located throughout the area are quite historic—some even hundreds of years old. The Ministry of Tourism in France has granted Châtel the ‘Famille Plus’ badge, highlighting the wealth of family-friendly activities on offer. However, there is plenty in Châtel to entertain travellers of any ilk, including a satisfying après-ski night scene.
Luxury Ski Chalets in Châtel
We have curated a short list of the finest properties around the village in order to provide our customers with access to the finest Châtel luxury chalets available. You can browse the offerings here on this page with the assurance that each one was selected because has something special offer those staying here.
But when you book a property through The Oxford Ski Company, you enjoy so much more than mere access to the best chalets in the region. We are committed to creating a warm customer-service atmosphere, and we can assist you in planning every detail of your escape to Châtel.
We have access to the best deals in the region, and we work tirelessly to ensure that the properties we connect you with are perfectly suited to your needs and preferences. Best of all, we’ll partner you with a travel planning consultant who will tend to every detail on your behalf. Contact The Oxford Ski Company today to learn more.
- Our favourite run: Piste 29, a long run from the top of Linga.
- Best off-piste: The Stash, a great off piste area with natural jumps
- Mountain Lunch: Chalet Babeth – Le Vieux Chalet
- Après Ski: The Tunnel Bar
- Dinner: L’Escalier
- Non-skiers: High Tea on the Farm. A chance to taste the local delicacies or see how the famous Abondance cheese is made.
- Ski School: BASS & ESF
- Private Guides: BASS & ESF
- Transfers: Professional Transfers
- Domaine: Portes du Soleil
- Resort Height: 1200m
- Skiing Elevation: 950-2,466m
- Pistes: 650km
- Green: 13%
- Blue: 40%
- Red: 37%
- Black: 10%
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1hr 20m / 80 km
1hr 43m / 130 km
What makes us different?
We have been designing and delivering luxury ski holidays for 22 years. Our experience in the industry is unparalleled. You can trust us to create the perfect trip for you and your family.
Our team live and breathe skiing and are passionate about the destinations we sell. We work with only the best chalet and hotel providers. All are regularly inspected to ensure our exacting standards are met.
Each Oxford Ski Company booking includes our complimentary pre-arrival concierge service. Your specialist will help arrange the all-important finer details that are part of planning the perfect ski holiday.