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Skiing & Snowboarding in Châtel

Châtel is a pretty alpine village situated in the heart of the vast Portes du Soleil ski area and boasts some outstanding skiing and snowboarding including the super-fun Smoothpark snowpark.

Châtel Skiing & Snowboarding Guide

Amazing tree runs, good snow record and a decent snowpark.
Access to the Portes du Soleil, but it's a bit of a trek to Avoriaz.


Summit 2200 m

Vertical Drop 1000 m

Base 1200 m

Lifts (43)

Cable Cars 2

Chair Lifts 13

Drag Lifts 28

The Snowboarding

Freeriding Powder runs through the trees abound if you know where to look.

Freestyle A gem of a snowpark in Super Châtel, plus a boardercross track.

Pistes 83 km of pistes and access to the vast Portes du Soleil.

Beginner Pistes 9

Intermediate Pistes 16

Advanced Pistes 15

Expert Pistes 6

Total Riding 83 km
(Portes du Soleil - 650 km)

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Practical Information

Resort Opening

12 December to 19 April

Resort Prices

37.70 € Day Pass, 179.00 € 6-Day Pass

Nearest Airport

Geneva (1 h 20 min)

Tourist Office

Office de Tourisme
14 Route de Thonon
74390 Châtel

Phone: +33 (0)4 50 73 22 44

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Châtel Skiing & Snowboarding Gallery

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  • Snowboarding in Chatel, Portes du Soleil, France

    © Sylvain Cochard

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    © Sylvain Cochard

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The skiing and snowboarding terrain

The Châtel Smoothpark snowpark is super fun to ride because it's so easily accessible for all abilities, but has features for more advanced riders too. Everyone can have fun and improve at their own pace. Set up as a slopestyle course, the features are arranged in succession and are well-maintained. There's some nice table top jumps and one of the best rail set ups in the Portes du Soleil. There's also an airbag and a boardercross course. Access the park via the Chaterelle piste in the Super Châtel area.

Where to stay

Alpine Breaks run two catered chalets in Châtel, Chalet Lac de Vonnes and Chalet Linga. Both are centrally located in Châtel, one is slightly closer to the village centre and the other offers ski-in, ski-out convenience.

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