Discover Châtel in the French Alps, Haute-Savoie (74)

What to Do in Châtel

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In Châtel, there’s a wide range of activities, from hiking to exceptional ski slopes. Both in summer and winter, this Savoyard town offers breathtaking panoramas.

If you like cycling, Fun Bike offers a BMX and laser biathlon experience for adults and children. The Châtel Bike Park also welcomes mountain bikers of all levels, with varied terrain. During the ski season, the Châtel ski area is a must-visit destination, with options for all levels and efficient ski lifts.

For thrilling experiences, try the zip line that flies over the valley at 100 km/h. If you prefer a more peaceful aerial experience, opt for paragliding or a hot air balloon ride, offering stunning views of the Abondance valley and the village.

The more athletic can venture out in canoes and kayaks on the Dranse river. Adventure enthusiasts will enjoy canyoning or hydrospeed. These activities are available for all ages and levels.

For a relaxing break, the Forme d’O aquatic center offers swimming pools and wellness facilities.

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Châtel Resorts: An Ideal Place for Skiing


The ski area of Châtel in Haute-Savoie spans two massifs: Super-Châtel/Barbossine and Linga/Pré la Joux/Plaine Dranse. Connected by the Portes du Soleil and Gabelou chairlifts, these areas include 44 slopes and 41 ski lifts, offering a comprehensive range of options for skiers of all levels.

For Beginners and Children

The Super-Châtel sector is ideal for beginners and children, with numerous green and blue slopes. It also features:

  • A snowpark
  • A DVA park
  • A speed track

Accessible via the Super-Châtel gondola in the village center, this sector is also directly linked to the Swiss resorts of Morgins and Torgon. From there, one can reach the ski area of La Chapelle d’Abondance, completing the unique experience offered by this sector.

For Intermediate and Advanced Skiers

The Linga/Pré la Joux/Plaine Dranse sector is suitable for intermediate and advanced skiers with its long red and black runs. This area is directly connected to the Avoriaz ski area, allowing for even more extensive exploration.

Espace Liberté

The Espace Liberté domain additionally encompasses the resorts of Châtel, Torgon, La Chapelle d’Abondance, and the Corbeau sector of Morgins. It has 63 ski lifts and 82 slopes, further expanding the options for skiers.

The village of Châtel is not just a ski resort; it is an authentic commune that has managed to preserve its charm and Savoyard identity, making every season in Châtel an unforgettable experience.

Village Events

Throughout the year, Châtel hosts a multitude of activities and events, ranging from nature hikes to lively evenings, as well as various cultural and sports outings. Among these key events:

  • Arrival of Santa Claus: on December 24th, Santa Claus parades through the village in the evening, offering treats to both children and adults.
  • New Year’s Eve in Châtel: to welcome the new year, the church square hosts a large celebration, complete with a fireworks display.
  • Bastille Day on July 14th: the church square lights up with a magnificent fireworks display, followed by a popular dance.
  • Rock the Pistes Festival: this week-long festival attracts internationally renowned artists who perform in the heart of the mountains.

These events, among others like community dinners, guided tours, and contests, make Châtel a dynamic and festive place, regardless of the time of year. So, you’ll have no trouble finding an activity that you’ll enjoy during your stay.

Reservation: The Benefits of Chalet Rental


In Châtel, chalet rentals offer an authentic alpine experience that combines comfort, privacy, and easy access to a multitude of activities. Here’s why you should consider booking with us:

  • Authenticity and charm: The chalets in Châtel are often built in a traditional architectural style, blending rustic wood and modern elements, immersing you in a typically Savoyard atmosphere.
  • Flexibility: Renting a chalet gives you the freedom to tailor your stay, whether you’re traveling with family, friends, or as a couple. We offer an apartment for 6 people and another that can accommodate up to 8 people.
  • Strategic location: Our apartments are located close to ski slopes, hiking trails, and other major attractions in Châtel, allowing you to maximize your vacation time.
  • Savings: Renting a chalet can be more economical when traveling in a group. Additionally, the option to cook at home can significantly reduce the costs of dining out.
  • Immersive experience: Living in a chalet gives you the opportunity to immerse yourself in the local culture, visit village markets, and taste regional specialties in the comfort of your own space.
  • Events and activities: The location of our apartments allows you to easily participate in the many events and activities offered by the village, from the National Day celebrations to music festivals.

Booking in Châtel means choosing a rich, comfortable, and unforgettable holiday experience.