: Arc en Ciel,Petit Chatel
: Barboissine lift
Chatel is a pretty, traditional style village just over the Swiss border and at the top of the Abondance Valley which eventually winds its way down to Lake Leman, at Thonon Les Bains.
Chatel is at the centre of the Portes du Soleil ski area linking 14 ski resorts in France and Switzerland. There are 3 major ski lift areas in Chatel;-Super Chatel is a telecabine lift from the centre of the village, Linga is also a telecabine at the bottom of the villge, along the valley floor and the Pre-la Joux lift area is a short drive to the top of the valley. There are large car parks at both and the free ski buses also drop off here.
Chatel has all the amenities you would require, there are numerous restaurants and bars, ski equipment and hire shops, supermarkets,bakeries, a cinema, chemist and several shops selling traditional Savoyard food, toys, pottery etc.
The chalet is above the village, approx 1/1.5km from the centre.