Châtel

23Jun2014

Why Chatel is a great ski resort

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Chatel is a charming Savoyard village and world-class ski resort. It is largely undiscovered by many British skiers, primarily because there are no major tour operators based here. However it is unquestionably a hidden treasure sitting in the heart of one of the largest ski areas in the world.   Here we list five reasons
16Jun2014

Skiing in Chatel – questions & answers

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There’s a lot of information to take on board when booking a ski holiday. Here are some of the most frequently asked questions we receive from prospective guests. Hope this might help if you’re thinking about your next ski holiday in Chatel!   Q) What’s the difference between a Chatel ski pass and a Portes
12May2014

Chalet L’Hermitage Chatel

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We’re delighted to introduce the beautiful Chalet L’Hermitage to our winter collection for 2014/15.   Situated just above the centre of Chatel, Hermitage is a luxurious and comfortable ski chalet with 7 large ensuite bedrooms, spacious living areas and amazing views.       L’Hermitage is the perfect choice of ski accommodation for both families
18Apr2014

How to make Tartiflette

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For one last winter treat (and especially if you’re missing the mountains) – why not create a bit of the alpine experience at home by making a yummy tartiflette!  Really easy to make, great for a crowd and completely delicious!     There are lots of variations to this recipe but the basics are: potatoes,
17Apr2014

New aquatic centre for Châtel – ‘Forme d’O’ opening this summer

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With just over a week until the ski lifts close, our thoughts are turning to the summer season!  With endless outdoor activities on offer, Châtel is a great destination for summer holidays.   This year an exciting new development will add to it’s appeal – the ‘Forme d’O’ aquatic centre.  This state of the art water
25Mar2014

Why is the snow SO good in Châtel?

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Châtel boasts one of the best snow records in Europe, but it isn’t the highest ski resort in the World – with the resort at 1250m and the skiing reaching about 2000m, rising to 2500m in neighboring Avoriaz. So if it’s not all about altitude, what factors influence the area’s fantastic snow record?    
13Mar2014

Chalets in Châtel

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History of chalets in Châtel   Typical alpine chalets make up the majority of the accommodation in Châtel and the surrounding area of the Abondance valley. But Châtel wasn’t always a ski resort – the origins of the area are firmly in agriculture, and the word ‘chalet’ originally referred to the hut of a herder
06Mar2014

Châtel Snow and Weather Report, 6th February 2014

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It’s been a fantastic season for snow in Châtel with fresh snow every week since the beginning of January. As such there is a deep base and the top layer has been fresh every week. Conditions at the moment are perfect on all slopes and off piste.   The snow depth on upper slopes is
10Feb2014

Châtel Snow and Weather Report, 10th February 2014

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Over the past week about 1 meter of fresh snow has fallen in Châtel, and conditions on all slopes and off piste is excellent.  In fact Avoriaz has more snow than all other French resorts.   Resort Upper Slopes Lower Slopes Avoriaz 210cm 140cm Val Thorens 175cm 95cm Tignes 170cm 90cm Meribel 125cm 85cm Chamonix