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Chatel Ski Resort Guide

Chatel Ski Resort Guide

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Latest Snow Report

Issued: 27 Jan

  • Last Snowfall: 27 January 2015
  • Snow Depth (upper): 110 cm
  • Snow Depth (lower): 60 cm
  • Piste: Excellent
  • Off-piste: Fresh

Today’s Weather (1701 m)

light snow
15 NNE15
-6 °C F-Level
partially cloudy
10 NNE10
-7 °C F-Level
partially cloudy
5 NW5
-5 °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

Jon from France from France writes:

Chatel ski area is over priced and a rip-off. They hiked their prices this year but, by January 11th, are still not fully functional but offer only a small reduction in prices; the children's tariffs are only 4 euros cheaper than the adult prices. In addition, three of the main lifts were not running in the morning, resulting in huge queues for a one-man button lift.

There is over-crowding on the pistes which results in dangerous situations as people come close to collision out of frustration to maintain their speed at all costs. There appears to be no piste security policing this.

Pistes are poorly prepared and the lift staff are ignorant and badly trained. One chair lift operator continued to brush ice high up off the canopy of the loading area as we slid forward onto the moving conveyor belt, resulting in everyone getting covered in small sharp pieces of ice - nice one Chatel, top marks there for customer care then! There is evidently an attitude problem towards the heavily paying customer. The whole experience makes you feel bad and with children in tow it is not enjoyable.

My advice: go elsewhere, try one of the smaller family orientated resorts nearby where they are glad of the custom and prices are more realistic to what you are getting.

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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