Chatel is a charming village-resort in the Chablais, located on the French-Swiss border.
The style of its chalets - whose design is led by a respect for tradition and comfort - is inspired by the traditional farmsteads still found in the Abondance valley, which has been recognised as a "Pays d'Art et d'Histoire" venue.
In winter, an endless powder reserve
In Chatel, enjoy winter and experience our fairytale world with family or friends, thanks to our "Famille Plus Montagne" guarantee.
Make your first turns in fresh snow and enjoy unique and thrilling moments in a dream setting.
For true lovers of skiing and wide-open spaces, there are 130km of marked slopes to discover in the heart of the Portes du Soleil. Let yourself decide how far to explore our infinitely white spaces, where adventure is wherever your eyes and skis can take you.
In summer, a world-renowned Bike Park
Chatel's Bike Park is dedicated to MTB fans and located on the Pre-la-Joux/Plaine Dranse sector. There are around 20 perfectly shaped tracks, adapted to all levels, that will keep the most demanding riders happy, as well as beginners.
You can also try electric MTB... Come the summer, everything's possible! Chatel is a giant adventure playground. Diverse, massively entertaining, unexpected and surprising, the mountains exist in all shapes and sizes.
In short, they're ideal for sports, leisure activities and entertainment for all, along with concerts and cultural tours to satisfy children and adults. Festivities continue all summer: move, shake and swing in Chatel!
With festivals and concerts to set the tempo, your holidays are sure to be fun and happy!
The summer events diary is packed with shows, competitions and all kinds of events.
So take time to enjoy it all!
Accommodation in Châtel :
21 Classified Hotel including :
1 9 11
103 Furnished (classés. 20000 lits au total.)
5 Tourist homes
classés. 20000 lits au total.
Chambres d'hôtes, centres de vacances, maisons familiales, auberges de jeunesses, hébergements Gîtes de France
1 Camping car parking
From Saturday 2 to Sunday 3 July 2016.
Teams participate in a trial where implementation to pass different obstacles to get a good seat!
Sunday 7 August 2016.
During one day in Summer time local people and their guests are meeting to celebrate the village festival “La Saint Laurent” (name of the patron saint of the parish).
Sunday 9 October 2016 between 9 AM and 1 PM.
Hike all the trails edge of Dranse, on foot, by bike, stroller or else! A great initiative to support without restraint, to support breast cancer screening activities.
From Saturday 17 to Sunday 25 December 2016, daily.
All week long Santa Claus's friends will propose you various entertainments!
Saturday 31 December 2016 between 5 PM and 7 PM.
Come to celebrate with us these event!
From Sunday 29 January to Friday 3 February 2017. Closed on wednesday.
Châtel is hosting a European Cup for Laidies gathering several alpine skiing competition during the week.
From Saturday 4 to Sunday 5 March 2017.
The NGO Oxfam France and the intermunicipality of vallée d'Abondance will organize f a solidarity snowshoes trail : the Oxfam Wintertrail.
Saturday 11 March 2017.
This traditional rendez vous is a Slalom in two runs for minimes to masters categories, which means 150 racers.
Saturday 11 March 2017.
The Razorsnowbike includes a MTB competition and freestyle shows, demonstrations and Board testing.
Monday 20 March 2017 between 12.45 PM and 3.30 PM.
Since 2011, the Rock The Pistes festival welcomes the big names of the French-Swiss and international rock scene for exceptional concerts, on the ski area, at an average height of 1 800 meters.
Sunday 2 April 2017.
Moguls skiing competition for juniors born between 2002 and 2008.