Convenient Access from Geneva: Châtel, Only 90 Minutes Away
Save time and maximize your skiing experience by choosing a French ski resort close to an airport with a short transfer time. Châtel, located in the Portes du Soleil, offers the perfect solution. Just a 90-minute drive from Geneva, you can quickly and easily reach Chalet la Fontaine, ensuring more time on the slopes. Get your quote today with Ibex transfers.
A Premier Ski Destination in Europe with Extensive Terrain
Châtel grants access to the renowned Portes du Soleil ski area. It offers an incredible 650km of diverse skiing opportunities suitable for all skill levels. With a single pass, you can explore 12 resorts. These include: Morzine-Avoriaz, Les Gets, Champéry, Les Crosets, and Champoussin in Switzerland. From beginners to experts, there’s something for everyone. Snowboarders will also be delighted with the numerous snow parks. They feature half-pipes and rails in various resorts across the area.
Unwind with Après-Ski Delights
After a thrilling day on the slopes, indulge in the cherished tradition of après-ski. Whether you prefer warming up with a cup of vin chaud (hot wine) or savoring craft beers around a hot tub, Châtel offers a delightful choice of après-ski experiences. Take a leisurely stroll to L’avalanche bar, just a 7-minute walk from Chalet la Fontaine. Or explore other inviting bars and restaurants nearby.
The Perfect Ski Chalet for Every Occasion
Imagine the joy of removing your ski boots and returning to a cozy ski chalet with an inviting open fire. After a day of adventure in the Portes du Soleil, there is no better place to be. Rent Chalet la Fontaine for a week and enjoy the comfort of 4 double bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, a kitchen and a lounge area. Enjoy quiet evenings at home or dine out in the village, just a short walk away. This chalet is ideal for large groups, families and couples.
Relaxation and Recreation at the Village’s Swimming Pool and Spa
Nestled in the heart of the village, with breathtaking mountain views, Châtel offers a serene oasis for relaxation, pampering and fun. Rest your tired legs, treat yourself to a rejuvenating massage or take a refreshing dip in the indoor/outdoor pool. Open 7 days a week during the season, the Aquatic Centre Forme d’O is in the centre of Châtel.
Thrilling Adventures on the Fantasticable Zip Line
For adrenaline enthusiasts seeking an exhilarating experience, the Fantasticable zip line is not to be missed! It will take you soaring high above the valley at speeds of up to 100 kmph. Harness up and fly through the air, from the top of the Chaux Fleurie chairlift to the mountain’s opposite side. Enjoy breathtaking views up to 240m above the hamlet of Plaine Dranse. It’s an unforgettable way to witness the beauty of the Portes du Soleil.
Guaranteed Snow with an Impressive Snow Cannon System
The Portes du Soleil has made significant investments in snow cannons. This ensures exceptional snow conditions throughout the ski season. With approximately 237 snow cannons covering 21 pistes and 75 hectares, skiing is guaranteed from mid-December until the end of April. The cannons propel water from nearby reservoirs into the air, transforming it into snow upon contact with the cold temperatures.
Immerse Yourself in the Beauty of a Traditional French Alpine Village
Châtel has thoughtfully preserved its old farming town charm while embracing development. Immerse yourself in the authentic atmosphere and embrace local traditions. Explore local delicacies like Abondance cheese and other regional products. Since the installation of the first drag-lift from the village to Lac du Vonnes, Châtel has grown into a captivating resort nestled in the majestic French Alps.
Exceptional Value for Unforgettable Skiing Holidays
Skiing holidays in the Alps are renowned for their costs, but Châtel offers excellent value. Especially when compared to more popular resorts such as Morzine, Val d’Isere, Courchevel and Meribel. Enjoy remarkable savings on accommodation prices without compromising on quality. Châtel promises to make your ski holiday a memorable and affordable experience.
Experience the Summer Magic of the French Alps
When the snow melts, the Portes du Soleil region comes alive with an abundance of activities. Embark on scenic walks, challenging hikes, or thrilling mountain biking adventures along the extensive network of 850km mountain bike trails. Alternatively, rent a car and explore the surrounding areas, immersing yourself in the stunning alpine scenery. Summer in the French Alps offers a captivating escape for nature enthusiasts and adventure seekers alike.
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