Châtel & Portes du Soleil ski areas

Domaine skiable

The Châtel ski area.


The Châtel ski area offers a wide range of superb holidays and magnificent opportunities for skiing, both for those who come for the life and scenery on the mountain and those looking for that ultimate experience on the slopes!

It extends across Super-Châtel / Barbossine and Linga/Pré-la-Joux/Plaine-Dranse sectors linked together with the Portes du Soleil and Gabelou chairlifts and offers 46 ski slopes and 42 ski lifts.

New for winter 2018.2019

This winter our holidaymakers will have the pleasure of testing the brand new Pierre-Longue chairlift!
The current Pierre-Longue 4-seater detachable chairlift from Leitner will be replaced by a 6-seater detachable chairlift from Poma. The flow will increase from 2600 to 3000 people / hour. Work will begin on August 20 for an opening in December.

Links

Châtel is directly linked to the Portes du Soleil ski domain via, Avoriaz , Torgon and Morgins.
  • Torgon: from Super-Châtel, one can take the Tour du Don ski lift directly to Torgon, the Swiss resort.
     
  • Morgins: from Super-Châtel, the Chalet Neuf ski lift provides a link to Morgins via the pistes.
     
  • La Chapelle d’Abondance: from the Barbossine sector, take the Col de Croix red piste to Torgon, the Swiss resort, then the Djeu des Têtes ski lift, followed by the Conches 2000 ski lift. Several alternatives are then available to the Panthiaz gondola which gives access to La Chapelle d’Abondance.
     
  • A regular shuttle provides a link to the Crêt Béni sector of La Chapelle, and will also take you back to Châtel.
     
  • Avoriaz: Avoriaz can be reached directly via the ski slopes. From Pré-la-Joux take the Pierre-Longue and then Rochassons chair lifts. When you reach the crest take the red Chaux-Fleuri piste or the blue Grand Plan piste to Avoriaz.

The Espace Liberté ski area


The Espace Liberté extends across Châtel, La Chapelle d'Abondance, the Swiss resort of Torgon and the Corbeau sector of the Swiss resort of Morgins.
It offers:  73 ski slopes and 61 ski lifts.

See the ski map
Liaison Super-Châtel /Linga

The ski area in a few figures

 
Altitude: Minimum: 1100 m Maximum: 2200 m
Slopes: green  9
  blue 16
  red 15
  black 6
  Total 46
Ski lifts: gondolas 2
  chairlifts 13
  skilifts 24
  rope, carpet 3
  Total 42
Facilities: 1 snowpark 1 boarder cross
  300 snow guns 16 piste grooming machines
  40 ski patrol  
Vue sur les Dents du Midi

The Portes du Soleil ski area.


The cross-border ski area of the Portes du Soleil has an international vocation, offering you the very best skiing in twelve resorts, 197 high-tech ski lifts and 300 pistes: ski your heart out! Snow and sun are there in force, and they don’t stick to the border. With the Portes du Soleil «handsfree » ski pass you are totally free to ski, at Châtel, Avoriaz, Morzine, Les Gets, Saint Jean d’Aulps, Montriond, Abondance and La Chapelle d’Abondance on the French side, and at Morgins, Torgon, Champoussin, Les Crosets and Champéry on the Swiss side.

The ski area in a few figures.

 
Altitude: Minimum: 950 m Maximum: 2400 m
Slopes: green  37
  blue 123
  red 110
  black 30
  Total 300
Ski lifts: cable cars 4
  gondolas 9
  chairlifts 78
  skilifts 102
  ropes, carpets 4
  Total 197
Facilities: 10 snowpark 4 boarder cross
  2 half-pipe 100 piste grooming machines
  174 ski patrol 1300 snow guns