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Information about the ski area
|Highest point:||2,200 m|
|Lowest point:||1,100 m|
|Altitude ski resort:||1,191 m|
|Lifts in total:||39|
|Pistes in total:||83 km|
|Ski routes:||5 km|
Ski vacations Châtel - fun in the snow at the gateway to the sun!
Portes du SoleilLes Portes du Soleil is located at the French-Swiss border, south of Lake Geneva. At times of high visibility it is possible to see the nearby Mont Blanc (4,807 m), Lake Geneva, as well as the neighbouring mountain chain Dents du Midi. This extremely diverse winter sport region, in the midst of jagged mountain masses, encompasses 12 ski stations, 8 of which lie in the French high Savoyard mountains and 4 of which lie in the Swiss Valais. No matter whether looking for a quiet family-friendly village or a bustling party zone, every tourist will be satisfied. The first-class ski area - which is one of the most extensive ones worldwide with 650 km of piste - is an absolute must-see for every skier. The higher altitudes are very snow sure while the lower ones are assisted by snow canons.
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of emphasis on hand-made products and so you can find many small shops or visit the markets where you can find these originally made objects.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.