Welcome to Châtel

Chalet la Fontaine 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.


Each bedroom can be configured as a double or a twin room. Each has an en-suite or private bathroom. 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.

Chalet la Fontaine

The chalet is conveniently located opposite the bus stop. This means you can access the Gabelou and Portes du Soleil ski lifts quickly, with minimum fuss. 

Luxury Chalet

In 2020 a complete renovation took place. T
raditional ‘vieux bois’ (old wood) has been used throughout to give the property a luxurious, high-end finish.

It comprises four double bedrooms with space for 8-10 guests and the ground floor offers a brand new heated boot room. On the middle floor, the large open plan living room is the perfect space to socialize. The generous dining table is the ideal setting for a hearty breakfast or your evening meal. The large windows and balcony doors create a lovely, light space where you can admire the spectacular mountain views. After the sun sets, the fireplace transforms the area into a cosy space, perfect for relaxing on the sofa.

There’s a fully-equipped kitchen with modern appliances and a bar area for an aperitif before dinner. 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)

Discover more about Châtel

Chalet la Fontaine 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. 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 ABChatel 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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Sleeps 8-10 guests

4 double bedrooms, 3 en-suites, 1 family bathroom


Heated Bootroom

Heated storage area for skis and boots


Smart 55" TV

Plus Netflix, DVD player and selection of DVDs



Cosy log fireplace



WiFi throughout, plus USB charging points


Modern Kitchen

Luxury, modern kitchen with Nespresso coffee machine


Panoramic Views

Southwest facing chalet with views of the valley


Off Street Parking

Large driveway with ample parking