Skiing in Châtel

The perfect winter ski resort for all skiing abilities

Skiing in Châtel - Come and enjoy amazing slopes for all abilities

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.

Why choose Châtel for your ski holiday?

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:

  • a magnificent ski area with 83km of superb pistes
  • 42 lifts, 46 slopes
  • well-maintained open pistes and tree lined runs
  • wide selection of nursery slopes for beginners
  • super reds and challenging blacks for intermediates and advanced skiers
  • fantastic Boardercross, snow park and a tobogganing area at Super-Châtel
  • superb mountain restaurants and bars for coffee and snacks.

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.


Hassle-Free Equipment Hire For Skiing In Châtel

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,

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.’s service includes:

  • Quality skiing and snowboarding equipment, maintained by high quality technology
  • English speaking, highly trained staff with thorough knowledge of all equipment
  • All equipment delivered to your chalet at a time to suit you
  • Return visits, if you want to change anything
  • All equipment collected from the chalet at the end of your ski holiday

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’.

Lift Passes For Skiing In Châtel & Portes du Soleil – Mid December to End of April Full area Lift passes

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.

Châtel Outdoor Activities For You To Experience

Skiing in Châtel  - Lessons and Ski Schools

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

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 Ski Passes

Châtel Liberte Ski Pass: great for a beginner or anyone wishing to stay local

Example: Prices for 6 days 2020-2021:

  • Adult 20-64  €219    
  • Teen 16-19 / Senior 65+  €197   
  • Child 5-15  €164    
  • Children 4 and under are free. 

Portes Du Soleil Ski Pass: giving access to all 12 resorts in both France and Switzerland

Example: Prices for 6 days 2020-2021:

  • Adult  20-64  €295  
  • Teen/Senior 16-19 / 5+  €266   
  • Child 5-15 €221   
  • Children 4 and under are free.

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.

Châtel Summer Breaks

Châtel makes the perfect summer holiday destination as well for the adventurous outdoor type and those that enjoy beautiful scenery and hiking. Take a look at our Châtel summer page here; you can of course also stay with us throughout the summer months.

Fancy a ski holiday in Châtel? - book now

Just 90 minutes from Geneva airport, skiing in Châtel offers everything you need from a great ski holiday.  Check out our availability and prices.

Phone 0033 (0)65 83 88 850

To book Chalet Aaron, please confirm your dates in an email and we will send you a booking form.

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