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Latest Snow Report

Issued: 18 Dec

  • Last Snowfall: 18 December 2014
  • Snow Depth (upper): 40 cm
  • Snow Depth (lower): 5 cm
  • Piste: Closed
  • Off-piste: Not Enough Snow

Today’s Weather (1701 m)

light rain
10 W10
4 °C F-Level
partially cloudy
15 WSW15
4 °C F-Level
15 WSW15
3 °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

Steve from United Kingdom writes:

Chatel is a cracking place for people who are interested in hitting the slopes hard and exploring every day of their holiday. Probably not for hardcore clubbers but great for couples/more chilled out groups of mates etc / families.

It doesn't have the huge nightlife of a VT or such like but there are loads of restaurants and bars (and a couple of "clubs"). One of the main negatives of Chatel is that it is split between Linga/Pre la Joux and the village area/Super Chatel/Petit Chatel. It is only a 10 min bus journey but it can put people off. I believe a new lift is being built during the summer to link it all together! If you go...make your way to the Petit Chatel ski area...this is almost deserted most of the time!

Chatel is also a great entrance to the Portes du Soleil. The PDS is massive. It just keeps going. It isn't as well linked up as the 3Vs but its incredibly good fun to go off exploring for the day, in Switzerland, and then come back through Avoriaz.

I've been to Chatel 3 times and definitely will be returning a 4th time.

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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