Summer in the mountains

Chalet block in summer

Chatel offers great value for money and a warm, sunny climate during the summer season.  Guests at the apartment benefit from the Portes du Soleil Multipass subscription, which gives them FREE access to a mountain of activities and cut price access to other selected facilities for a cover charge of only EUR2 per person per day.


Multipass 2013

FREE Multipass activities in Chatel in summer include:

  • The new Forme d'O swimming pool, spa, gym and wellness centre
  • The little sightseeing train
  • Ski lifts for pedestrians
  • Tennis courts
  • The Valley shuttle
  • Skating rink
  • Miniature golf

Multipass reduced price activites in Chatel for 2013 include

  • Fantasticable
  • Bob-sleigh run
  • The Fee du Bien Être (spa)
  • Montagne'Arc (archery)
  • Pitch and Putt
  • Morclan 2000 cinema

The Mulitpass can be used at similar venues at other villages throughout the Portes du Soleil.

Further details of the Multipass can be found here.


Mountain Biking

Mountain biking in ChatelChatel lies at the heart of the Portes du Soleil, which is a mecca for freeride, downhill and XCountry mountain bikers.  The apartment is situated at the centre of Chatel, within easy reach of the Super Chatel trails or free navettes to the Pre la Joux mountain biking centre.

Via an extensive network of linked ski lifts, the Portes du Soleil offers mountain bikers:

  • 650km of signposted MTB tracks
  • 10 dedicated DH tracks
  • 5 bikeparks
  • MTB Trial zones
  • 24 lifts open to mountain bikers

Download here the mountain bike guide.


Walking, hiking

Chatel and the surrounding mountains offer superb walking for all abilities.  France's famous GR5 (Grand Randonee 5) trail, which routes 2300km from the Hook of Holland to the Mediterranean at Nice, passes through the Mont de Grange nature reserve which overlooks Chatel.

For those of lesser ability or wishing to take it easy, in summer, Chatel’s ski lifts offer pedestrian access to the peaks of the mountains for only EUR1/day with the apartment's Multipass subscription. Visit the famous goat village (above) in Lindarets, just 3 lifts and a few hundred metres' walk from Chatel’s Pre la Joux ski area.

A short 3km hike from the top of the Plaine Dranse chair is Col du Bassachaux and the excellent Haute Bise restaurant (below) with superb, panoramic views over Chatel and Montriond.

Restaurant Haute Bise at Col du Bassachaux


Other summer activities in and around Chatel:

Archery, White water rafting, Tree-top adventures, Paragliding, Tennis, Climbing, Via ferrata, Horse riding, Mini-golf, Swimming pools, Fishing.

  • 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
Guest Comments
Nous avons été enchantés une fois encore de notre séjour à Chatel. Nous aimerions encore revenir l an prochain !! — H Duval, 22 Feb 2015
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