Chatel is a very pretty Savoyard village unspoilt by purpose built high-rise apartments. It boasts shops with an abundance of regional and local produce and a large 'Intermarche' supermarket (500 m from chalet) for your requirements. A wide choice of restaurants, with a friendly welcome, impeccable service and in attractive décors in keeping with the Savoyard environment can be found in and around the village and slopes. The village provides various other activities to enhance your stay, including tenpin bowling, ice skating, cinema, discotheques and fitness centre. Apres-ski can be enjoyed in one of the many bars, restaurants or cafes.
'Les Marmottons', the local playgroup, will look after your children (aged 2 to 8) from 8:30 to 17:30 Sunday through Friday.
The Châtel ski area extends across two massifs: Super-Châtel/Barbossine and Linga/ Pré-La-Joux/Plaine Dranse, and not forgetting the village lifts too. From Châtel there are direct links to Avoriaz and the Swiss resorts of Torgon and Morgins, giving you access to the huge Portes du Soleil ski area. With the Châtel ski pass you can ski around the resort as well as at Torgon, the “Corbeau” sector of Morgins and the “Braitaz” sector of La Chapelle d'Abondance. Enjoy hassle-free snow sports with the 'hands-free' ski pass that is read in your pocket as you pass. More than 200 ski lifts including 45 in the Châtel ski area alone. It's better than an amusement park. In the winter more than 300 people are busy running and maintaining the ski lifts.
All ski areas provide sufficient parking even at peak times.