What do in Chatel?

Fill up on ideas and activities to satisfy all your desires

To make your stay in one of our apartments or chalets in Chatel even more enjoyable, we have selected for you original activities and the biggest events taking place in the resort, as well as a few must-try addresses!

What to do in Chatel during winter?

The Portes du Soleil area offers a multitude of activities to do during the winter season. For the ski resort of Chatel in particular, it's time to discover 45 exceptional slopes that sit between 1,100 and 2,200 metres above sea level. Downhill skiing, cross-country skiing, sledging or snowshoeing, you are spoilt for choice. You can also try heliskiing, freeriding or the "ski tour" for a holiday full of unforgettable moments in the Alps.

For more sensations, opt for an original activity like Snake Gliss or night skiing. Practising on the illuminated slopes of Linga during one of the nights you will spend in the heart of the resort of Chatel will make you discover the village from another angle. Another fun and useful thing to do in this French resort is to visit the DVA Park. Here you can see how to use an avalanche transceiver correctly.

On the other hand, the Forme d'O aquatic centre in Chatel offers you a relaxing immersion in a variety of activities. Located at the foot of the slopes, the outdoor swimming pool of this aquatic centre (heated to 32°C) offers you a breathtaking view of the surrounding mountains, but above all an exceptional setting in the middle of the snow.

In any case, Emerald Stay can guide you to the best apartment or chalet rental in Chatel, France, to help you build pleasant memories in the Alps. So, let us guide you through the dates, the number of bedrooms in the self-catered accommodation and its location within the village.

Whether you are looking for a modern apartment with a balcony offering a privileged view or a contemporary luxury chalet with cosy bedrooms and bathrooms, you will certainly find what you are looking for in our rentals. 

What to do in Chatel during summer?

The French Alps are also excellent for summer holidays. This is especially true if you choose the Portes du Soleil area for your stay. Emerald Stay will help you to finalise the rental of an exceptional apartment or chalet, depending on your holiday dates and other requirements. For an activity-packed holiday in the resort of Chatel, you can take advantage of all that the mountains have to offer.

The snowshoe trails become mountain bike trails during the summer season. You will certainly have the opportunity to pedal in the middle of nature. The ski lifts will take you to the altitude you want. The bike park is also there to satisfy your desire for thrills. Col des Portes du Soleil, Abondance pump track, Zauberhafter See, Brochaux waterfall, Fontaine Blanche..., the mountain bike circuits are as numerous as they are varied.

For hiking enthusiasts, the trails of the Chatel resort are just as interesting. It will be a chance for you to discover the natural wealth of the Haute-Savoie. Each outing will reward you with a breathtaking view from the best spots in Chatel. From the Col du Saix viewpoint, the Chatel-Veron lookout, Lac Vert, Lac de Vonnes, etc., you will enjoy breathtaking views.

Want to make your stay in the Alps even more original? Discover the Fantasticable in Chatel. In safety, fly over the hamlet of Plaine-Dranse at a maximum height of 240 m on a cable that can reach a distance of 1,325 m. Consider a tandem paragliding flight over the Abondance valley for even more excitement.