Lift Passes, Lessons & Equipment Hire

Organising a group of people to go on a winter sports holiday can take a lot of work so we’re here to take some of the stress out of it.  We can pre-book your equipment hire, lesson and lift passes for you in advance so everything is ready for you on arrival.

Equipment Hire

We can help you pre-book your equipment hire, essential especially if you are travelling at peak times.  Our recommended hire shop, Vertical Horizons, offers you a wide range of skis and snowboards to suit your size and ability.  They take great care to make sure your boots fit correctly and if something’s not quite right, they’ll try another pair until they find one that is.


Whether it’s your very first time on skis, you are looking to perfect your bumps or even try your hand at a bit of freestyle, we can help you find an instructor to fit your needs.  All the instructors we work with speak English and have been working in Chatel and the Portes Du Soleil area for more years than they would like to admit!  Their local knowledge and expertise makes a lesson or guided day money well spent for even the most accomplished of skiers.

Lift Passes

In Chatel, you will have the choice of 2 passes.

  • The Chatel lift pass is recommended to beginners and those who may not wish to venture too far.
  • The Portes du Soleil lift pass covers the user for every lift in the vast Portes du Soleil area.

All passes are electronic so there’s no need to take them out of your pocket! You will find the Portes du Soleil ski pass one of the most reasonably priced passes in the Alps.

We can take your order for your passes anytime from when you book your holiday to the day before you arrive.  You can pay in cash, by cheque or by card.  They will be ready for you without you having to leave the chalet.