Welcome to ChatelWeb.com, reporting to you throughout the year, from the wonderful resort of Châtel in the Portes du Soleil. We'll be bringing you daily updates on snow conditions, as well as a snow forecast, photos, videos and lots, lots more...

Châtel sits at the head of the picturesque Abondance valley, in the vast and world famous Portes du Soleil skiing area, in the Chablais area of the Haute Savoie region of France.

Chatel Snow  

Châtel has retained its traditional savoyarde character and architecture and is a beautiful place to visit in both summer and winter. There is a mix on the hillsides and valley bottoms of old and new chalets, barns and farm buidlings, giving Châtel a charming and "authentic" air, which feels different to some of the other more purpose built ski resorts that are found in the French Alps. The Chatel ski areas are excellent, offering skiing and snowboarding for all abilities along with easy links to the rest of the vast ski area that is the Portes du Soleil.



Chatel Snow Forecast  

Latest Chatel Snow Forecast - updated 26/03/2017: 7.15am


Perhaps One Or Two Showers...

Bonjour from Chatel. There has been a bit of rain and sleet overnight in Chatel with a dusting of snow higher up. The air temperature is currently near to 3C in the village. After today's changeable conditions, which should also see lighter winds than yesterday, the weather looks like returning to spring weather mode for the coming days with plenty of sunshine and mild daytime temperatures...click here for forecast page...



Chatel Snow Report  

Latest Chatel Snow Report - updated 25/03/2017: 6.40pm


Day 99 - Foehn + Sunshine = A Baking Day...

A combination of sunshine and foehn winds brought temperatures of 18C to the village area today, with a real taste of summer, however, the foehn was strong and gusty at all elevations of the ski area and village, though fortunately, lift operations appeared to be able to carry on as normal. The snow first thing at PLJ was very varied with some hard-pack areas and others softer... click here for the full report & photos...





Chatel Ski Resort Guide   Chatel Resort Guide

Our resort guide is designed to provide you with useful information on your stay in Chatel including information on the local free bus service, parking in the village, emergency numbers and loads more.

For more information on the various mountain and winter sports activities, use the menu at the top of every page.



Chatel Families   Children & Families

Chatel is regarded as a family friendly resort with activities and entertainments arranged specifically for kids, plus all the child care facilities you would expect in a major ski resort. It has been awarded "Family Plus" status ...

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Chatel Transfers & travel   Transfers & Travel

Getting to Chatel and to your ski accommodation is quite straightforward as it is only about 1.5 hours away from Geneva airport and there are various methods to get from there to Chatel...


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Chatel Ski & Snowboard Rental   Ski & Board Rental

There are a large number of shops in Chatel where you can rent ski snowboards and boots. In fact you are spoilt for choice. Some companies now offer delivery and fitting in the comfort of your own accommodation.


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Chatel Ski & Snowboard Schools   Ski & Board Schools

Chatel has several excellent school for teaching both skiing and snowboarding, along with some other mountain activities too that you might not have considered trying.


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Chatel Snow Safety   Safety On The Snow

Safety on the mountain is of paramount importance, whether it is on or off piste. In this section, we have brought together various information on how to stay safe and the equipment required to do so.


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