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Latest Snow Report

Issued: 17 Apr

  • Last Snowfall: 5 April 2015
  • Snow Depth (upper): 155 cm
  • Snow Depth (lower): 45 cm
  • Piste: Wet
  • Off-piste: Limited

Today’s Weather (1701 m)

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5 SSW5
5 °C F-Level
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5 N5
7 °C F-Level
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5 N5
6 °C F-Level

Chatel, in France (in the Haute Savoie region and part of the Portes du Soleil ski area), is a large resort with 45 lifts and 130km of piste that offers skiers an incredible 1000 metres (3280 feet) of vertical descent. Chatel has 49 pistes with a total length of 130 kilometers. Chatel is great for beginner skiers and snowboarders but there is some superb terrain for both expert and intermediates. Chatel has easy links to Avoriaz and the Swiss resorts Torgon and Morgins plus the whole of the Portes du Soleil. There are 49 kilometers (31 miles) of cross country ski trails at Chatel. For snowboarders, there is a terrain park and boarder cross track. The nearest airport is at Geneva and the nearest train station to Chatel is at Monthey.

Resorts close to Chatel include: Morgins - Les Portes du Soleil (4 km), Morgins (4 km), La Chapelle d'Abondance (5 km), Champéry (6 km), Champoussin (6 km),

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Piste info

  • Trails (Pistes): 49
  • Beginner: 32%
  • Intermediate: 53%
  • Advanced: 15%
  • Cross-country: 49 km
  • Snowmaking: Yes
  • Acres of ski: -
  • Terrain Parks: 1
  • Halfpipes: -


  • Restaurants: 17
  • Bars: -
  • Slopeside accommodation: -

Mountain info

  • Vertical Drop: 1000 m


  • Gondolas / Cable Cars: 2
  • Toplift: m


NEW! Announcements & News from the Chatel ski resort manager

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  • Season opens: 13 Dec 2014
  • Season closes: 19 Apr 2015

Chatel will open at weekends on the 6th & 7th December and then every day with the rest of the Portes du Soleil on the 13th December 2014

Chatel will close on the 19th April 2015

Information supplied 25 Nov 2014

Visitor Reviews of Chatel

David from United Kingdom writes:

I feel a bit sorry for other reviewers who recently wrote about Chatel. Holidaying over New Year 2014/15 was challenging to say the least. However, nine tenths of what they experienced (I’ll come back to the last 10th later) was down to the weather, specifically the lack of snow, which affected the whole region. To be honest, without the modest snowfall the week after Christmas the result would have been absolute carnage; resort operators were more than a little worried.
Chatel, because of its north facing slopes and significant investment in snow making, actually had some albeit not as much as normal. Many nearby resorts were basically unskiable with resultant overcrowding as skiers came in from elsewhere. On the cost front, a further attraction of Chatel, is the relatively low prices with prices for food, drink, accommodation and lift passes substantially less than most stations with similar skiing. Anyone who doesn’t see this has clearly never skied in Verbier or Trois Vallees.

Comments that the resort lacks investment are simply wrong, but where I do agree with others is that there is an issue with the behaviour of some (by no means all) lift staff. Personally, I find that a simple “bonjour” actually makes a difference but it is something that all European ski resorts should look to North America for best practice.
Chatel is a great resort with fabulous skiing and friendly natives. Don’t let others put you off.

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City Forecasts
Closest to Chatel

city forecasts
Thonon-les-Bains, France 30 km
Lausanne, Switzerland 33 km
Sion, Switzerland 39 km
Annemasse, France 47 km
Geneva, Switzerland 55 km

Surf Breaks
Closest to Chatel

surf forecast
Cogoleto, Italy 252 km
Voltri, Italy 253 km
Acque-Calde (Savona), Italy 254 km
Varazze, Italy 254 km
Multido (Genoa), Italy 257 km

Resorts and Mountain Peaks Surrounding Chatel

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Mountain Peaks
Closest to Chatel

mountain forecasts
Pointe de Bellevue, Switzerland 4 km
Mont de Grange, France 5 km
Le Linleu, Switzerland 6 km
Tete du Geant, France 6 km
Pointe de l-Au, France 7 km