Portes du Soleil - Chatel
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Summary
The best adjective to describe Châtel is ‘unspoilt'. It is a charming and traditional Savoyard village which has managed to maintain its alpine architecture and many of its original features. Only 75km from Geneva, Châtel is ideal for those seeking quality away from the big name resorts.
Description
Châtel is 1 of 14 resorts in the heart of the Portes du Soleil region. The village is located in the Abondance Valley on the border with Switzerland. Its close proximity to Thonon and Evian (35km away), between Lac Léman and Mont Blanc makes it a great holiday destination for your winter break.

The Portes du Soleil is the largest area of linked ski resorts in the world with over 650km of ski area, 288 marked slopes, 211 lifts, 8 snow parks and 11km of snow canons. It's entirely possible to ski/board for a week and not visit the same slope twice.

Aprés ski mainly revolves around the many colourful bars and good quality restaurants. There are also plenty of other activities available in this delightful village such as bowling, two cinemas and ice-skating. The bustling village centre with its many shops and weekly market selling regional specialities has a friendly, welcoming atmosphere.

Quite simply, Châtel is one of the Alps best kept secrets!


Resort News
The resort opens for the winter season on Saturday 12th December 2009 and closes on Sunday 23rd April 2010
Distances to Airports
Chatel to Sion (Switzerland) is 1 hr 1 min
Chatel to Geneva (Switzerland) is 1 hr 35 mins
Chatel to Berne (Switzerland) is 1 hr 45 mins
Chatel to Chambéry (France) is 2 hrs 5 mins
Chatel to Zurich (Switzerland) is 2 hrs 45 mins
Chatel to Lyon (France) is 2 hrs 45 mins
Chatel to Grenoble (France) is 2 hrs 50 mins
Chatel to Turin (Italy) is 3 hrs 5 mins

 


Skiing Facts
Resort height:
1200m
Green runs
34
Blue runs
100
Red runs
100
Black runs
26


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