The winter sports resort Châtel is located at 1,191 m altitude in the Northern Savoyard Alps and close to the Swiss border. The traditional village has only developed to a real winter sports gem throughout the past few years and therefore still has a lot of its original charm. Châtel benefits greatly from the larger, neighbouring resorts of the ski area Portes fu Soleil: it offers perfect access to winter sports and further services, but at the same time it can provide tranquillity and relaxation many people are looking for during their holiday. The small chalets are designed with lots of wood and the many churches and chapels dominate the resort character. The locals still lay a lot of emphasis on hand-made products and so you can find many small shops or visit the markets where you can find these originally made objects. Local festivities let you take part in this amazing traditional culture. A visit to the spa facilities in the newly built public swimming pool or the local farms is also highly recommendable.
Remember if you don't find quite what you are looking for you can always give us a call. We are ready to help you find your perfect alpine holiday. Or perhaps you might like to consider an alternative destination? For example have you considered Mayrhofen in Austria? - The Mayrhofen ski resort offers relatively reliable snow on local slopes and access to other good areas nearby including a glacier. Or perhaps as a possible alternative suggestion how about Livigno in Italy? - When hiring a ski chalet in Livigno you will enjoy a great combination of low prices thanks to its duty free status and high altitude that is relatively snow-sure, all set in a pleasant alpine ambience near to the Swiss border. [Less]