Châtel is a charming alpine village with traditional architecture and a friendly atmosphere.
But what makes it extra special is its location in the heart of the largest linked ski area in the world, Les Portes du Soleil. With 197 lifts, 306 ski slopes and 650km of varied pistes, 30 snow parks, 99 mountain restaurants, you’ll have access to some of the best unspoilt skiing in the Alps, where no day’s skiing is ever the same.
Imagine breakfast in France, lunch in Switzerland and breathtaking views of Dents du Midi and Mont Blanc mountains. Skiing in Châtel offers it all!
Châtel is just 1 of the 12 resorts in Les Portes du Soleil, giving you chance to experience varied and exhilarating skiing in both France and Switzerland. Easy access between countries means you can spend days exploring and never have to do the same run twice!
And if you fancy just skiing in the Châtel domain, you’ll still have a great time. Covering the 3 mountain regions of Super-Châtel, Barbossine and Le Linga/Pre-la-Joux, Châtel offers:
Not sure which ski areas would suit you best? As experienced skiers who’ve spent 19 years in the area, we’re more than happy to help you out.
To make sure your ski holiday is as relaxing as possible, we’ve built up a great relationship with a local, mobile ski hire supplier, SkiHire2U.com.
No more queuing in a ski hire shop, just sit back and relax while they come direct to your Chalet Aaron for a fitting, 7 days a week. SkiHire2U.com’s service includes:
And there is a 10% discount for all Alpine Quests’ clients! To make a booking just fill out this form and select Chalet Aaron under ‘Accommodation’.
Full area Portes du Soleil Lift Passes are great value for money, and are easy to use as they are ‘hands free’. Just pop them in your pocket, and you’re ready to go.
If you would like your ski passes to be ready when you arrive for your ski holiday, for Châtel or Portes du Soleil, just email us your requirements. Prices are the same as at the kiosk, and are paid for on arrival in Euros cash, bank Transfer, or French cheque.
Whether you’re a complete beginner or wish to improve your technique, Châtel is a great place for ski and snowboarding lessons. Over the last 16 years, we’ve worked closely with a number of English speaking private instructors who offer both private and group lessons.
Peak season (Christmas, New Year, February Half-term and Easter) is always in high demand, so please book early to avoid disappointment. We are happy to make reservations for you. Just email us for further details.
ESI Pro Skiing – Lessons in skiing and snowboarding for adults and children http://www.esichatel.com/
Ski Lessons for children
If you’re coming with little ones, there are a number of places they can learn to ski and make new friends.
Village Des Marmottons – ‘Club des Piou Piou’: ski school especially for children aged 3-6 years.
ESF Chatel :different classes for different age groups
Chatel Childcare: A fun-loving, qualified nanny with 21 years of childcare experience
If your planning a trip, consider our wonderful catered chalet in Châtel, the perfect base for your Summer holiday adventures. Learn more here.
Châtel Liberte Ski Pass: great for a beginner or anyone wishing to stay local
Prices for 6 days 2020-2021:
Portes Du Soleil Ski Pass: giving access to all 12 resorts in both France and Switzerland
Prices for 6 days 2020-2021:
If you’re a non-skier, but fancy watching the family ski or meeting them for lunch, you can purchase a return lift pass for the 2 village lifts.