Chatel is located between Lake Geneva and Mont-Blanc, in the picturesque Abondance valley, on a south facing slope near the border of Switzerland. At Peak Retreats we love Chatel because it is an authentic French mountain village in an exceptional setting, and perfect for Portes du Soleil skiing. Chatel is traditionally a farming village, and still has 38 working farms.

Chatel’s position in the most northern part of the French Alps, as well as the effects of Lake Geneva, provides a microclimate with optimal snowfall and excellent ski conditions.
From Chatel you can ski by direct link in the ski resort of Avoriaz, as well as several Swiss resorts, and the huge Portes du Soleil area. With a Chatel ski pass you have access to 130km of pistes and over 50 ski lifts. There is no need to stick to the same pistes in Chatel. Chatel offers both open and wooded slopes, and some of the best runs of intermediates.

Chatel, Portes du Soleil

Try snowsports by moonlight, and ski on the piste in the Linga stadium as it is transformed into a sound and light show every Thursday 7.30-9.30pm The Smooth Park in Super-Chatel offers something for beginners through to experienced freestylers inc. rails, kickers, hips and boardercross

The Chatel chalets have been designed to blend in with the mountain style, and complement the village ambience. Chatel boasts a great selection of traditional French restaurants, as well as a range of bars with live music nights and a buzzing après-ski atmosphere. Also near the Chatel chalets is a late night bowling alley, ice rink, regular entertainment, cinema shops, and speciality food shops which sell French sausages and cheeses.

Chatel, Portes du Soleil

Peak Retreats offer self-catering ski apartments in Chatel, including 4* prestige residence Les Chalets d’Angele, and brand new Grand Lodge.

Les Chalets d'Angele, Chatel