Châtel is a wonderful resort located on the French side of the Portes du Soleil ski domain. This ski area is one of the largest in Europe with 12 linked ski resorts: 8 French such as Avoriaz, Morzine, Champéry and 4 Swiss resorts. Châtel has a collection of beautiful luxury chalets suited for all, whether for families or looking for a quiet location to escape and relax.

Destination information

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Key Facts

  • Skiing Elevation: 950-2,466m 
  • Green: 13%
  • Red: 37%
  • Geneve Airport (1h 20m)
  • Resort Height: 1200m
  • Pistes: 650km
  • Blue: 40%
  • Black: 10%

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Châtel Resort Info

Châtel, a charming French Savoyard village that sits right on the border with Switzerland and is only 90 minutes transfer from Geneva airport. Part of the massive Portes du Soleil ski domain with over 650 km of pistes in both France and Switzerland, Châtel offers access to a fantastic variety of skiing for all abilities.

Châtel is a beautiful village in the French Alps full of traditional mountain charm and breathtaking scenery. Originally a small farming community, Châtel has grown over the years to become a world-class ski resort

As a ski resort Châtel is hard to beat in our opinion, with an ideal combination of great snow, fast access to skiing and a massive area to explore, as well as the charm and beauty of an authentic alpine village. As part of the huge Portes du Soleil ski domain the area offers over 650km of pistes in 12 interlinked resorts and 2 countries – a truly unique experience!

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Recommended Restaurants

Mountain Restaurants

There are more than 20 mountain restaurants on the pistes and at the base of the runs down by the village. Most are small to medium-sized family-run establishments with home cooking using locally sourced ingredients.

Hotel Le Schuss 

+33 (0)4 50 73 24 53

At the base of the Linga piste which runs a buffet style lunch – perfect if you want to minimise your time off the slopes.  

La Ferme des Pistes 

+33 (0)4 50 81 35 81

Restaurants in Town

There are around 60 places to choose from to eat, including hotel restaurants, in and around the village. Almost all of these serve traditional Savoyard cuisine as well as international dishes, with the inevitable selection of Italian establishments too.

 Le Vieux Four 

+33 (0)4 50 73 30 56

Generally regarded as one of the best in resort.

Le Fiacre 

+33 (0)4 50 73 30

 La Galettière

 +33 (0)4 50 73 24 99).