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About ChatelA traditional alpine village in the Portes du Soleil.
What is the skiing like in Chatel for beginners?
Chatel is perfect for novices and has several beginner-friendly areas like Super-Châtel and Pre-la-Joux, with gentle green and blue pistes. These areas offer wide, tree-lined runs that are perfect for gaining confidence. As beginners progress, they can explore the longer runs connecting to the broader Portes du Soleil ski area.
What is the skiing like in Chatel for intermediate?
Intermediate skiers are spoiled for choice in Châtel. Given its position within the Portes du Soleil, intermediates have access to a wide range of blue and red pistes that crisscross through the different resorts. The runs in the Linga and Pré-la-Joux sectors are particularly popular and there is even the occasional black run that confident intermediates can try out.
What is the skiing like in Chatel for experts?
Although known for its intermediate slopes, advanced skiers will find challenging terrain to tackle in Chatel. The off-piste opportunities are vast, especially when venturing deeper into the Portes du Soleil area. The black runs at Linga and the couloirs near Pas de Morgins are highlights for many expert skiers.
When is the best time to ski in Chatel?
Châtel is usually open from mid December till mid April. The months of January and February can see heavy snowfall, offering optimal skiing conditions, however, in February it can be very busy with the school holidays.