Plaine Dranse, Châtel Châtel is the last village in the Abondance valley. It is located in the Haute-Savoie at the border with Switzerland. Its cottages and traditional houses make it a charming and not overly large ski resort.

The resort is family friendly with a ski area suitable for any type of skier, extending over the two mountain ranges of Linga/Pre la Joux and Barbossine/ Super-Châtel where you will find a snow park and a specially equipped area for beginners.

The ski area of Châtel offers skiers 83 km of slopes served by 43 lifts. The Châtel ski pass also allows you to ski on all the slopes of the Swiss resort of Torgon, in a part of the ski resort of La Chapelle d'Abondance and in the Swiss ski resort of Morgins for a total of 130 km of slopes.

Châtel is also at the heart of the Franco-Swiss ski area Les Portes du Soleil with its 650km of slopes and 196 lifts. This area is one of the largest in Europe and has 12 linked resorts: Abondance, Avoriaz, Châtel, La Chapelle, Les Gets, Montriond, Morzine and St Jean d'Aulps in France; Champéry, Crosets-Champoussin-Val d'Illiez, Morgins and Torgon in Switzerland.

Downhill skiing

  • Maximum altitude: 2200 m
  • Minimum altitude: 1200 m
  • Number of ski lifts: 43 (gondola lifts: 2, chairlifts: 13, drag lifts: 28)
  • Number of ski runs: 46 (black: 6, red: 15, blue: 16, green: 9)
  • Total distance: 83 km
  • Dedicated activity areas: 1 (snow park)
  • Piste map

Snow conditions

Last updated: Sunday, 24 September 2023 at 13:12

Downhill ski area

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  • Black runs open: / 6
  • Red runs open: / 15
  • Blue runs open: / 16
  • Green runs open: / 9
  • Runs open : 0 / 46
  • Lifts open: / 43


Last updated: Sunday, 24 September 2023 at 13:12

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Dates for 2022-23 winter season

  • Opening: Saturday 17 December 2022
  • Closing: Saturday 22 April 2023

Distance by car

  • Genève to Châtel: 72 kilometres (45 miles). Estimated time: 1 hour 37 minutes
  • Annecy to Châtel: 113 kilometres (70 miles). Estimated time: 1 hour 53 minutes
  • Chambéry to Châtel: 160 kilometres (99 miles). Estimated time: 2 hours 13 minutes

Reduced price ski passes for Châtel

Official website of the resort

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