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Châtel

Châtel Ski Resort Guide

Châtel, France

Rated: 3/5 (from 6 ratings)

Ski Area Highlights
Recommended ForBeginners, Snowboarders, Snowfall and Apres-Ski!
Total Piste Length53 miles
Highest Lift7,218ft
Resort Height3,937ft
 Nearest AirportsSion and Geneva
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Châtel

The French ski resort of Châtel is in the French Alps at an altitude of 3,937ft, with 53 miles of marked runs.

Summary

Châtel is part of the Portes du Soleil ski area with access to 249 miles of downhill skiing, with 285 marked pistes, served by a total of 196 ski lifts. In addition to the skiing in Châtel itself (53 miles of pisted ski runs), the appropriate ski Lift Pass will allow you to ski or snowboard in the other Portes du Soleil ski resorts of Abondance, Avoriaz, La Chapelle d'Abondance, La Grande Terche, Les Gets, Montriond, Morzine and Saint Jean d'Aulps.

With ski lifts as high as 7,218ft, snow cover is generally reliable.

Skiing

Châtel offers good sking, particularly, for Intermediate and Beginner skiers.

Snowboarding

Châtel offers some good boarding and there are a variety of Snow and Terrain Parks in Châtel.

Notable Ski Runs

The longest possible descent in Châtel is 4 miles long.

Snow and Weather

When will it snow in Châtel?

There is currently no significant snow in the 7-day forecast for Châtel.

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Ski Area Stats

Châtel Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats
Black Pistes
Expert Trails
 5 
Red Pistes
Intermediate Runs
15
Blue Pistes
Easy Trails
18
Green Pistes
Beginner Runs
11
Downhill
Total Length
53 miles
Cross Country
Total Length
30 miles
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts
41

Portes du Soleil Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats
Black Pistes
Expert Trails
32
Red Pistes
Intermediate Runs
100
Blue Pistes
Easy Trails
122
Green Pistes
Beginner Runs
31
Downhill
Total Length
249 miles
Cross Country
Total Length
151 miles
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts
196

Altitudes

Châtel Ski Area Heights

Lift Heights and Resort Altitude
Highest Lift7,218ft
Resort Altitude (Châtel)3,937ft
Lowest Trail3,609ft
Max Vertical3,609ft

Ratings & Suitability

Ratings for Châtel
Intermediate Skiers
Beginners
Snowboarding
Snow
Apres-Ski

Ski Rental in Châtel

Ski Rental Shops in Châtel.

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Ski Lessons in Châtel

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To choose a Ski School, and book Group Ski Lessons or a Private Instructor, see Châtel Ski Schools and Châtel Ski Instructors.

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Location and Map

Where is Châtel?

This ski resort is in the French Alps in Portes du Soleil, Haute-Savoie.

Map

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How to get there

 By Air

The nearest airport to Châtel is Sion, 57 minutes drive away.

Geneva, Annecy, Berne, Chambery, Basel, Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg, Zurich, Lyon St-Exupéry and Grenoble airports are all within three hours drive.

Sion is just one hours drive away, in good driving conditions, so you can be on the piste quickly.

Infrastructure

Ski Lift Capacity

The 41 ski lifts are able to uplift 41,630 skiers and snowboarders every hour.

Snow Making

Snow-making is available, on 2 miles of ski runs, with 237 snow cannons.

Season Dates

When is Châtel open?

We don't currently have confirmed season dates, but hope to soon.

Usual opening is late December, and usual closing is Late April.

NOTE:- Ski area, lift and piste opening is subject to Current Snow Conditions.

COVID-19 / Coronavirus

We don't yet have specific details of the COVID-19 precautions being taken in Châtel, but they are likely to include most of the following :-

  • Face masks required on lifts, and in shops.
  • Social distancing in public areas.
  • Reduced lift capacity.
  • Extensive disinfection / sanitization.

French Ski Resort COVID-19 Measures describes further measures that may also be applied.

Visit the Châtel Tourist Office for the latest.

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