Portes du Soleil Events Calendar

Saturday 07 September to Sunday 08 September 2013


Châtel is the French stage of the competition for the fifth year running.  About 400 riders are expected for the competition and will compete on the Bike Patrol black run, a very technical trail espacially reshaped for the event.

The walking track that goes along the trail is also well prepared and secured so that the public can appreciate close up, the exploits of the riders...


Friday 30 August to Saturday 31 August 2013


Considered as a Tour de France for young riders, the competition draws its inspiration from that event, with a one-week race in the same locations. Thus, it features stages in the plains, in the mountains, as well as a time-trial.

Chatel hosts the arrival of stage 5, Morzine - Chatel and on Saturday, the departure of the final stage, Chatel - Plateau des Glières.


Sunday 18 August 2013 - Belle Dimanche

The Belle Dimanche is the high pasture and farmers' festival. As every year, it take place in Plaine Dranse area of Chatel, where all day long, farmers and cattle are mixing with tradesmen, musicians and folk's bands, for the pleasure of young and old.

Abondance cheese making,bell market, traditionnal crafts :wood-turning, woodcarving, uhpholstering (such as basket weaving, dove carving, engraving...), entertainment with folk bands, brass band and alpine horns, special entertainment for children, helicopter rides from Col de Bassachaux with Mont Blanc Hélicoptère....


28-30 June 2013 - Passportes du Soleil

The Portes du Soleil opens up to moutain bikers with a special festival.  The 2013 edition brings the Salon, an exhibition of all things MTB to Chatel.


Portes du Soleil MTB trail

Monday 3rd June 2013 - 
Châtel hosts the 2nd stage of the Critérium du Dauphiné


20-24 March 2013 - Rock the Pistes Festival

Free concerts on the pistes of the Portes du Soleil


  • 150m walk from village square
  • SW-facing balcony with panoramic views
  • 300m from Super Chatel Chair
  • 46m2, sleeps 4/6, 2 bedrooms
  • 1 double bed, 2x bunk beds, 1 double sofa-bed
  • 42" flat-screen TV, DVD player, hi-fi with Iphone dock, mini PC computer
  • Free, fast WiFi
  • Fully equipped kitchen with dishwasher
  • Media player with over 50 recent Hollywood movies
  • Netflix
  • Mountain bike storage
  • Interior parking space allocated in private garage
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