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The charming resort on the Franco-Swiss border

Located between Lake Geneva and Mont-Blanc, Châtel offers an ideal setting for an unforgettable mountain holiday in France. Between emotions and thrills, you have found your winter destination to spend your holidays in the French alps!

Mountain range located between Lake Geneva and Mont-Blanc

The Family in the spotlight

Châtel - Lake Vonnes

Resorts in winter landscape in Châtel

What we like about Châtel

A charming village resort integrated into the fabulous Portes du Soleil ski area in France, Châtel has won over a family clientele looking for a magical mountain and skiing atmosphere with exciting offers and activities.

A stone's throw from the Franco-Swiss border, at an altitude of 1,200 m, is the mountain village with old-fashioned charm. Here the traditional farms of the Abondance valley bring local character and authenticity. The chalets also stand majestically with gable roofs and balconies with ornate balustrades.

Time seems to have stood still in Châtel to retain only the best Haut-Savoyard architecture. But make no mistake: the resort is bursting with dynamism when it comes to livening up vacationers' stays.

Backing onto the great Portes du Soleil ski area and endowed with a world-renowned bike park, Châtel has no difficulty attracting outdoor sports enthusiasts. No more than satisfying the slightest wishes of families with its festivities that punctuate the summer season schedule and its fun activities, designed to entertain young and old.

A resolutely family resort

Creating memories together motivates tourism and hospitality professionals every day in Châtel, a good resort resolutely geared towards families.

Châtel resort is committed to pampering children and parents, who come to enjoy pleasures such as discovering restaurants in the mountains and relax in a great setting conducive to escape. In addition to all the services provided by the Portes du Soleil area, the resort rivals the imagination to make you want to come back. In Châtel, children are king: a nursery for the little ones, snacks on the farm, mini-golf, ski slopes, adventure course, indoor play areas, rides, shows and even face and body treatments await your children and teenagers for moments of relaxation and well-being. There is no doubt that the resort deserves its reputation as a favourite destination for families!

Ecotourism is another area dear to the heart of the resort that is committed to an approach favouring a more respectful stay in the mountains and turning towards nature. Châtel holds the Station Verte and Flocon vert labels, certifying its best virtuous process.

Finally, all the super efforts made by the resort to satisfy its visitors are recognized by the Quality Tourism label, a state mark awarded to tourism professionals in recognition of the quality of their welcome and their services.

A welcoming resort

To welcome its visitors, Châtel has more than 23,000 beds in 135 accommodations, including 103 furnished tourist accommodations, a category in which Emerald Stay chalet properties appear.

Châtel, cradle of the Portes du Soleil

The first Châtel ski lift saw the light of day in 1946, but in the 1950s, the village was transformed into a winter sports resort. Baptized Super-Châtel is the cradle of the Portes du Soleil domain.

A history of smuggling

A former customs town, Châtel retains its customs post, now transformed into an exhibition hall on the theme of contraband, from the past. Fantastic stories and tasty anecdotes await you in the alps!

Stronger than skiing

Spice up your ski day in the snow by taking the Fantasticable. You will zipline over the village of Plaine-Dranse at a speed of around 100 km / h before putting on your skis on arrival. Great thrills guaranteed for skiers!