Chatel is a beautiful and bustling village. It’s alpine charm and friendly atmosphere is why I have chosen to make it my home.
Chatel is part of the vast Portes du Soleil ski area. More peaceful than the more well known resorts of Morzine and Avoriaz, Chatel has quieter pistes and shorter lift queues. With off-piste skiing and tree runs as well as a huge number of slopes of all levels, Chatel ticks all the boxes. The winding green path for beginners is equipped with fun challenges for children along the way. On the beginner slopes a covered ‘magic carpet lift’ keeps children warm and comfortable as they learn.
Feel free to ask about instructor recommendations for all levels.
Chatel is proud owner of the Famille + award for resorts in France. This means a number of child friendly activities are put on each week ranging from visits from the Milka cow to indoor games and crafts.
Families are well catered for in terms of facilities too with a fun indoor and outdoor swimming pool, a large soft play centre and a carousel in the town centre. A short walk (15 min) away is one of my favourite activites- outdoor softplay with a foam igloo, slides and snowball throwing competition.
If you take an afternoon or two off the slopes with your children I am more than happy to suggest local activities for family fun.
The resort is only 1 1/2 hours from Geneva airport so no never-ending bus journeys ant the end of a travel day. Chatel is still an active farming village rather than a purpose built resort. This has helped it to retain much of its culture. Perhaps you want to see how the world famous Abondance cheese is made- or maybe just eat it in one of the huge number of Savoyarde inspired restaurants.
I am happy to provide recommendations for transfer options as well as great places to eat and drink.