Welcome to Châtel

Our self-catered chalet is in Châtel, a charming French village on the Swiss border, a 90 minute drive from Geneva airport

Adventure Awaits

Discover the amazing Portes du Soleil, with 650 km of pistes it’s one of the largest linked ski areas in the world.

Step Inside

Chalet la Fontaine is tastefully decorated and comfortably sleeps 8-10 in 4 double bedrooms on the top floor. On the middle floor there’s a well-equipped kitchen, open plan lounge, dinning area, a cosy log fire, a bar area and 2 bathrooms.


Each bedroom can be configured as a double or a twin room and 2 rooms have additional single beds. The 4 rooms comfortably sleep 8-10 guests.

Summer Time

In the summer Châtel is the perfect base for walking, hiking, trail running, rock climbing, mountain biking, paragliding, white water rafting, fishing and a whole lot more.

Alpine Lakes

Just one of the many alpine lakes you can discover on a summer holiday in Châtel

The Chalet

Chalet la Fontaine is undergoing the final stages of a full renovation. 

Using traditional ‘vieux bois’ old wood throughout, the chalet has a luxurious and warm finish.  It comprises four double bedrooms. The chalet offers space for 8-10 guests and the ground floor also offers a brand new heated boot room. On the middle floor there’s a brand new ‘vieux bois’ old wood kitchen and modern appliances suitable for your self-catered ski holiday. The open plan lounge offers a dining room with a cosy log fire, a bar area and a single toilet. The chalet is perfect for groups of friends, couples or families who are looking for exclusive use of a chalet. The lounge is equipped with a smart TV / DVD player and free Wi-Fi is available throughout along with USB charging points.


  • Room 1 – Twin or a double bed with en-suite bathroom
  • Room 2 – Twin or double bed + bunk beds (family bathroom on middle floor)
  • Room 3 – Twin or a double bed with en-suite bathroom
  • Room 4 – Twin or a double bed with en-suite (ground floor)
Chalet la Fontaine

The Chalet

Chalet la Fontaine is tastefully decorated and comfortably sleeps 8-10 in 4 double bedrooms upstairs.


more about

Our self-catered chalet is in Châtel, a charming French village on the Swiss border. Located just a 90 minute drive from Geneva airport, Châtel offers access to the amazing Portes du Soleil, with 650 km of pistes it’s one of the largest linked ski areas in the world.

The ski bus stop is opposite the chalet. The nearest ski lifts are Gabelou and Portes du Soleil which are just minutes away on the free bus.

The area is suitable for groups of friends, couples and families. For childcare options check out Châtel Childcare.

Shops, Bars and Restaurants

Shops, bars and restaurants in Châtel are easily accessible and Nazca bar is only a 5 minute stroll away, perfect for après-ski. Choose from one of the lovely restaurants for dinner or stock the cupboards with produce from the village shops and cook at home. For lunch, you’ll be spoiled for choice on the slopes, there are around 90 restaurants dotted around so you won’t go hungry!




Read about the best restaurants in Châtel on TripAdvisor

Flights and Transfers

We recommend you fly to Geneva airport which is just 90 minutes’ drive to Châtel.

UK – Jet2 – Geneva from Edinburgh, Leeds/Bradford, Manchester, Birmingham, London Stansted and East Mids.

British Airways – Geneva from London Gatwick, Heathrow and City.

easyJet – Geneva from Manchester, Liverpool, Birmingham, Bristol, London, Luton, London Stansted, Newcastle and Edinburgh.

Dubai – Emirates Airline to Geneva

Abu Dhabi – Etihad Airways to Geneva

Getting to Châtel in the Portes du Soleil is much easier and cheaper than you might think. Pre-book your ski transfer from Geneva airport with Chatel Transfers. Prices for a shared transfer cost from €100 approx per person, from Geneva to Châtel return.

Snowcompare.com is another useful website you can check out too. The company works with local transfer partners so customers get the best deal. You can search, compare and book the best ski transfer deals from Geneva.

Ski Hire

No skis? No problem! There are lots of rental shops in Châtel. If you book online with SkiHire2u  in advance, a team member will deliver your skis or snowboard to the door!



Alternative ski hire – Ski Hire Sport 2000, Intersport and Richard Sports.

Ski Lessons

If you are keen to book lessons, we recommend you make arrangements in advance. Contact ESI Châtel for more information on ski school and private lessons.

Ski Passes

Save time and hassle –  buy your ski pass online and get straight on the piste! Visit skipass-chatel.com

Châtel Liberte ski pass – 73 slopes, 61 lifts, 130km of skiing

6 day pass (approx) Adult €199 |  Children €149 |  Youths/senior €179

This covers Châtel (Barbossine, Super-Châtel, Linga and Pre-la-Joux), La Chapelle d’Abondance, Torgon and some of Morgins in Switzerland too (Corbeaeu sector).

Portes du Soleil ski pass– Covers 12 resorts of the Portes du Soleil

266 pistes catering for all levels, 195 lifts, 10 snowparks, 89 slopeside restaurants

6 day pass (approx) Adults €260 | Children €195 | Youth/senior €234

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Equipped Kitchen

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