Welcome to ChatelSnowReport.com, reporting to you throughout the year, from the wonderful village of Châtel in the Portes du Soleil area of the French Alps. The aim of the site is to bring you regular updates on snow conditons, as well as keeping a close eye on the forecasts and also to bring a taste of the amazing trails for running and hiking in the area.

We hope you enjoy the area as much as we do...

Châtel sits at the head of the picturesque Abondance valley, in the vast and world famous Portes du Soleil skiing area, in the Chablais area of the Haute Savoie region of France.

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Châtel has retained its traditional savoyarde character and architecture and is a beautiful place to visit in both summer and winter. There is a mix on the hillsides and valley bottoms of old and new chalets, barns and farm buidlings, giving Châtel a charming and "authentic" air, which feels different to some of the other more purpose built ski resorts that are found in the French Alps. The Chatel ski areas are excellent, offering skiing and snowboarding for all abilities along with easy links to the rest of the vast ski area that is the Portes du Soleil.

 
     

 

 

 

Chatel Snow Safety   Latest Snow / Trail Reports
 

We are out and about at some point on the vast majority of days throughout the year, so check out our photos and words from the ski area, back country and trails. We'll also be keeping an eye on the forecast for snow and reporting from the pistes...

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Chatel Ski Resort Guide   Chatel Resort Info
 

A basic guide designed to provide you with useful information on your stay in Chatel including information on the local free bus service, parking in the village, emergency numbers and loads more.

For more information on the various mountain and winter sports activities, use the menu at the top of every page.

     

 

Chatel Ski & Snowboard Rental   Ski & Snowboard Area
 

Chatel offers a fantastic range of pistes for all levels of ability and is of course, also part of one of the largst ski areas in the world, the Portes du Soleil. Here we provide some info on the areas, including the smaller and less known resorts in the area.

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Chatel Ski & Snowboard Rental   Safety On The Snow
 

Safety on the mountain is of paramount importance, whether it is on or off piste. In this section, we have brought together various information on how to stay safe and the equipment required to do so.

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Chatel Transfers & travel   Trail Running In Chatel & The Portes Du Soleil
 

Trail running is an increasingly popular sport and we are noticing more and more people taking to the trails in the area. There are now plenty of well markd trails in the area which are part of the local trail running app and there is also thr well established and very well signposted network of mountain walking trails...

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Chatel Transfers & travel   Trail Running Race Reports
 

There are lots of races within an hour and a half of Chatel each summer and we have provided a list of these and also some words on our personal experiences of them. Famous races close by include the Trail Dents Du Midi, Sierre-Zinal and UTMB...

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