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Skiing in Chatel, Portes-du-Soleil

The skiing in Chatel is incredible. You can access 650km of piste, 220 lifts and an endless number of fabulous slope-side restaurants and bars.

We invite all our guests to come out on the slopes with us where we can point you in the direction of pistes for all standards. Super Chatel, just 300m from your chalet, is the perfect area for beginners and families with plenty of gentle nursery slopes and stunning panoramic views taking in Mont Blanc. Its snow-park and boarder cross course are worth a visit too.

From the Pre La Joux area you can launch straight into the heart of Chatel which has the best snow making infrastructure in the Portes Du Soleil. This additional snow coverage and its North facing slopes ensure great skiing from December through to April.


“With the Portes du Soleil handsfree ski pass you are totally free to ski, at Châtel, Avoriaz, Morzine, Les Gets, Saint Jean d’Aulps, Montriond, Abondance and La Chapelle d’Abondance on the French side, and at Morgins, Torgon, Champoussin, Les Crosets and Champéry on the Swiss side.” – Chatel.com


Portes du Soleil Piste Map

For the more adventurous skier Happy Valley & The Donkeys in Chatel offer fun off-piste action – immense fun on a powder day. If you’d like to learn more about off-piste skiing and mountain safety then ask us about our off-piste clinics in conjunction with Ortovox.

When you’ve skied Chatel drop down into Linderet Valley for a coffee or vin chaud before heading up to explore Avoriaz. A wide range of piste and good snow conditions awaits along with one of the best snow parks in the Alps, and, opened in 2008, the Burton Stash. The Stash contains many hidden lines comprising of all natural hits, monster rails, pillow lines, wall rides and cliff drops you’ll be exploring it all day guaranteed.

For those that prefer to carve then the Coupe Du Monde is a must do run. The 80’s World cup downhill offers super fast, exhilarating skiing. However, for those who like to test themselves on steep moguls, the infamous Swiss Wall (or La Chavanette) is the place to go. With a length of 1km, a vertical drop of 331m and an initial inclination of 55 degrees it will challenge all but the very best.

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