Châtel & Portes du Soleil ski areas

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 45 ski slopes and 42 ski lifts.


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:  82 ski slopes and 63 ski lifts.  

Portes du Soleil MOBILE APP

Comes with a host of features for the 12 resorts that make up this francoswiss ski area, including an interactive piste map, your GPS location on the piste in real time and suggested skiing routes.
Under “Resorts”, select Châtel for real-time piste and lift opening hours, weather info, snow conditions, resort restaurants and what’s on. You can even top up your ski pass from your phone (providing you have a ‘Hands-Free’ pass and 3G, 4G or WiFi internet connection).

Portes du Soleil Mobile app on App Store              Portes du Soleil Mobile App on Google Play
Liaison Super-Châtel /Linga

The Châtel ski area in a few figures

Altitude: Minimum: 1100 m Maximum: 2200 m
Slopes: green  9
  blue 15
  red 15
  black 6
  Total 45
Ski lifts: gondolas 2
  chairlifts 13
  skilifts 24
  rope, carpet 3
  Total 42
Facilities: 1 snowpark 1 boarder cross
  295 snow guns 14 piste grooming machines
  44 ski patrol  
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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, 195 high-tech ski lifts and 306 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  38
  blue 131
  red 105
  black 38
  Total 306
Ski lifts: cable cars 3
  gondolas 10
  chairlifts 78
  skilifts 102
  ropes, carpets 2
  Total 195
Facilities: 10 snowpark 10 boarder cross
  1535 snow guns 83 piste grooming machines
  191 ski patrol