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Châtel ski area
1) General information about the Châtel ski area
- Part of one of the largest ski regions in the world
- family-friendly atmosphere
- Snow-sure location
- excellent snow park for freestyle lovers
2) Châtel ski area map
3) Skiing in the Châtel ski areaIn Châtel, skiing fun literally begins right on the doorstep. For example, the valley station of the neighboring Super-Châtel is right in the village. In addition, a regularly commuting ski bus brings winter sports enthusiasts to the Linga and Pré la Joux lifts around 2 km away in no time at all. The “Châtel” ski pass also includes the slopes of La Chapelle d’Abondance as well as Torgon and Morgins in Switzerland. With this large selection of slopes with different levels of difficulty, variety and a good mood are guaranteed. Whether a leisurely descent through the mountain forests or an exuberant deep snow adventure, in the ski paradise of Châtel and the Portes du Soleil, guests experience their individual winter sports dream. If you want, you can try the speed run on the blue Bellevue slope in Super-Châtel / Chalet Neuf. For freestylers, there are plenty of interesting challenges to master in the “Smoothpark” in Super-Châtel. In addition to classic kickers, rails, slide boxes and hips, the “Smoothpark” offers opportunities for boarder cross. The quarter pipe and the big airbag promise special fun. Winter sports enthusiasts can also purchase the “Portes du Soleil” ski pass in addition to the “Châtel” ski pass. This means that you can enjoy the entire ski paradise with its 12 stations to the fullest.
4) Expert evaluationThe Châtel ski area is extremely child and family-friendly. Together with the high level of snow reliability and the excellent connection to the Portes du Soleil ski region, this is what the experts think, giving the winter sports resort an overall rating of 4.3 stars. The test report for the Châtel ski area consists of the categories top evaluation criteria, evaluation criteria for special interests and other evaluation criteria. These sub-areas are included in the overall rating with their respective weighting.
5) Off-piste activities“Small but nice” is the motto for après-ski in the Châtel ski area. Many cozy bars and restaurants in the area offer attractive opportunities to end the evening. Our experts award three stars in this category. Mountain restaurants, huts and gastronomy are also well received by the testers. Here, Châtel receives four stars. A popular meeting place, for example, is “L’Avalanche”. With regular events such as live music, DJs and theme parties, this location especially attracts younger partygoers. Facilities such as “Le Sloopy’s”, the “Nazca Bar” and the “Lion d’Or” offer further possibilities for celebrations. At Christmas time, the Châtel ski area is all about the Advent atmosphere, sparkling lights and the magic of Christmas. Because at “Châtel Christmas” in December, Christmas markets, concerts, children’s entertainment, cinema and stories transform the mountain village into a glittering winter wonderland. A real insider tip for winter sports enthusiasts who want to get in the mood for the holidays. In contrast, the annual “Rock des Pistes” festival is all about rock and pop. The crème de la crème of the French and international scene meets at this time on the ski slopes for an impressive festival with free concerts. This is a unique opportunity to celebrate the end of the season once again.
6) Locations in the ski areaThe mountain village of Châtel impresses with its traditional, rustic charm, which it has retained to this day. Chalets with wood paneling and traditional farms with ornate wooden balconies line the paths. For this, the municipality was given the title “Pays d’Art et d’Histoire” (Land of Art and History). Since 1985, this award has been given to localities that are actively committed to preserving their architecture and their cultural heritage. Those interested can experience a piece of Alpine tradition in the local cheese dairy. Here you can watch the cheese being made. The company’s products are served in the surrounding restaurants as cheese platters or fondue. Another place of interest is the “La Vieille Douane” information center about the smuggling trade in the mountains. Here visitors get an insight into the cat-and-mouse game of the customs officers with the local smugglers’ gangs. Furthermore, the listed church of St. Lorenz in the historic town center is worth a visit. The neighboring town of Abondance has another cultural highlight with its old abbey from the 12th century.
7) Arrival in the Châtel ski areaSince the Châtel ski area is located in the middle of the mountains, the easiest way for winter sports enthusiasts to travel there is by car. Via Munich you can take the A96 motorway towards Lindau and then via Bregenz onto the A1 to Zurich and Bern. From there you can take the A9 and A12 motorways to St. Triphon and up to Morgins and Châtel. For car-free travel by train, the train stations Monthey and Aigle on the Swiss side and Thonon-les-Bains on the French side are ideal. From there, the journey continues comfortably by rental car or taxi to the Châtel ski area. There is also a bus from these three train stations to the ski region and the mountain village. It is also possible to arrive by plane. There are very good connections from Germany and Austria to Geneva Airport, which is around 80 km away. Alternatively, the airports of Annecy-Meythet in approx. 110 km or Chambéry in 160 km away are suitable.
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