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!

The Châtel ski area extends across Super-Châtel / Barbossine and Linga / Pre la Joux/ Plaine Dranse sectors linked together with Portes du Soleil and Gabelou chairlifts. It offers 41 ski lifts and 44 ski slopes.

On the Super-Châtel sector, ideal for beginners with its many green and blue slopes, you'll find a snowpark, a DVA park and a speed slope.
This sector is directly linked with the Swiss ski resorts of Morgins (via the Chalet Neuf skilift) and Torgon (via the Tour de Don skilift). From Torgon you can then reach the Chapelle d'Abondance ski area.
It is accessible either by the Super-Châtel cable car located in the centre of the village, or by the Barbossine chairlift at Petit-Châtel or by the Portes du Soleil chairlift at Vonnes.

The Linga / Pré la Joux / Plaine Dranse sector will delight intermediate and advanced skiers with its many long red and black slopes. It is directly linked with the Avoriaz ski area from the top of Rochassons chairlift via the red slope of "Chaux Fleurie" or the bleue slope "Grand Plan".
At the bottom of the sector, at Pré la Joux, a carpet, two skilifts and the Pierre Longue chairlift are serving green slopes ideal for beginners.
Without forgetting the fun slope La Belette which is a delight for children.
It is accessible either by the Linga gondola or by the Pré la Joux and Pierre Longue chairlifts at Pre la Joux, or by the Gabelou chairlift at Vonnes.

The Espace Liberté ski area

The Espace Liberté ski area extends across Châtel, La Chapelle d'Abondance, the Swiss resort of Torgon and the Corbeau sector of the Swiss resort of Morgins.
It offers:  76 ski slopes, 2 kindergarten and 59 ski lifts.  
Liaison Super-Châtel /Linga

The Châtel ski area in a few figures

Altitude: Minimum: 1100 m Maximum: 2200 m
Slopes: green 8
  blue 15
  red 15
  black 6
  Total 44
Ski lifts: gondolas 2
  chairlifts 13
  skilifts 24
  rope, carpet 2
  Total 41
Facilities: 1 snowpark 1 boarder cross
  300 snow guns 16 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, 208 high-tech ski lifts and 307 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  39
  blue 131
  red 105
  black 33
  Total 308
Ski lifts: cable cars 3
  gondolas 10
  chairlifts 78
  skilifts 96
  ropes, carpets 22
  Total 209
Facilities: 10 snowpark 10 boarder cross
  1535 snow guns 83 piste grooming machines
  191 ski patrol