Châtel's Ski Lifts: Ski Pass Prices, Offers & FAQ's:



There are various options and offers available when purchasing either a Chatel or Portes Du Soleil ski pass, with discounts available for children, families, juniors and also those over 65. Children under the age of 5 can ski for free, but you will need a proof of age for them (eg passport). The lift pass uses a hand free system.

The passes can be purchased from the lift offices which are at the bottom of each of Chatel's main ski areas, the main lift office in the centre of Chatel (by the school) or online...


Should I Buy A Chatel or Portes Du Soleil Lift Pass?:

The Chatel ski pass itself covers some other areas too, meaning that a rather impressive 58 lifts serving 72 pistes (130km) are accessible. Despite this, many people of intermediate skiing or riding ability and above will often purchase the lift pass for the Portes Du Soleil, to give them the ability to travel deeper into the vast Portes Du Soleil area.


Main Season Prices:

The main part of the season runs from 19th December 2015 until April 2016 and prices for these are available at:


Early & Late Season Offers:

For the weeks before the 19th December 2015 and late season offers, there are normally reduced rates available and these can be found at the following link:


Special Offers:

Details on the latest special offers on Chatel ski passes can be found at:


Weekend Passes:

Weekend Special offers on Chatel ski passes can be found at:



When purchasing your lift pass, you can also purchase "Snow-Risk" Insurance for periods of 1 to 21 days. This covers search and rescue and medical expenses and costs 17 euros for 6 days.

For periods of longer than 21 days, then the "Cartes Neige" year round cover might be worth considering at approximately 75 euros for an adult and this is available from the Chatel Ski Club or ESF office.

If travelling from the UK, a ski insurance policy can be taken out before you travel and this is likely to have repatriation cover in any worst case scenario - this is important as the locally purchased insurances in resort normally only cover repatriation within France.


Where to buy

Your pass can be purchased at one of the several list pass offices or online at:


Lift & Piste Maps:

You can pick up a free printed version of the area at any of the ski lift offices or tourist office. To view the Chatel and Portes Du Soleil areas online - click here.


What Happens If I Lose My Lift Pass?:

When purchasing your lift pass, make sure you get a receipt, this means that if you lose your pass, the list office can simply cancel your old one, so that it will no longer work with the hands free system at the entry to the lifts and they can then issue you a new pass. With the recent introduction of hands free lift pass systems, it is best to keep the pass in a zipped up pocket of your jacket or trousers for the holiday, where it can't get lost as there is no reason for you to take it out when going through the ski lift entrance!


Can I Use The Ski Lifts As A Pedestrian?:

Yes, some of them, including the telecabines at Super-Chatel and Linga and also the Barbossine and Pierre-Longue chairlifts. Prices for these are discounted and available for a one way trip, a return or several. Details at the lift offices.