The Skiing - Over 650km of Pistes

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    Fresh powder over in Torgon, Switzerland.

    Fresh powder over in Torgon, Switzerland.
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    Portes du Soleil offer lots of tree runs.

    Portes du Soleil offer lots of tree runs.
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    Plenty of off-piste for the adventurous.

    Plenty of off-piste for the adventurous.
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    Stunning views of the Pointe de Chesery.

    Stunning views of the Pointe de Chesery.

Around 40 years ago a group of passionate skiers wanted to open one of the largest linked ski areas in Europe, and they did……the Portes du Soleil ski area was created offering a winter sports playground covering 12 resorts in 2 countries – France and Switzerland.

With a massive 650km’s of pistes (not to mention the numerous km’s of off-piste!), the area offers superb skiing and snowboarding for all ages and levels. From spacious and wide slopes for beginners, cruising runs for intermediates, and challenging black runs and off-piste skiing for the more advanced skiers, the huge Portes du Soleil ski area and stunning scenery is shouting out to be explored.

Chatel itself offers a mix of open and wooded slopes suitable for all abilities. Nestled between Lake Geneva and Mont Blanc, the area around Chatel creates its own micro climate thus giving the area an amazing snow record – don’t be fooled by a higher resort having better snow, this is not always the case! With easy access to Avoriaz, Morzine and the Swiss side of the Portes du Soleil ski area, Chatel is an extremely convenient location. Perhaps ski France one day and then Switzerland the next, the choice is yours!

Please click on the link for the ski map.

Other winter activities that can be enjoyed in the area are cross country skiing, snow-shoeing, ice skating, ice fishing and much more!

Key facts:

latest news Part 2 30th October 13
A nice 2 part article about catered and self-catered ski holidays ! special offers Now fully booked for 2013/14 23rd February 14
We are now fully booked for this season, we are now taking bookings for 2015