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With over 650 km of marked pistes and about 200 lifts in total, spread over 14 valleys, Portes du Soleil is one of the two largest ski areas in the world. There are slopes for beginners and for advanced skiers.


Although famous as a winter destination Châtel is not only about skiing. In the  summer, with the blanket of snow gone, the valley transforms and, along with spectacular scenery and glorious weather, the mountains bring a host of activities for everyone to enjoy, from complete relaxation to extreme sports, making Châtel the perfect place for a family summer vacation.

In summer there are free shuttles at your dispodal to travel around the village, or to reach the lifts, bike park, sleigh-run and the Fantasticable.

Things to do in summer in Châtel:


  • Walking the many mountain and forest paths of the region

  • Mountain biking the varied terrain with 350km of sign-posted single tracks,16

       permanent downhill runs, 4 bike parks, MTB trail areas

  • 3 peaks challenge – Dent d’Oche (2221m), Cornettes de Bise (2432m) & Mont de    

       Grange (2433m)

  • Fantasticable’ experience -strung to a metal wire and fly between mountaintops 1200

       feet off the ground!

  • Parapente (mountain paragliding)

  • Rock climbing

  • Via Ferrata – a mountain route which is equipped with fixed cables, stemples, ladders

       and bridges

  • Horse & pony riding

  • Fishing

  • Windsurfing, sailing, white water rafting, canoeing & kayaking

  • Bobluge and Devilkart

  • Swimming & Spa in the new built Aquatic Centre with Indoor and outdoor scenic

       pools,  2  traditionnal hammams,  3 saunas, massages, beauty treatments etc..                                   

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