Portes Du Soleil, France

Chatel, Portes Du Soleil


Chatel is Located on the French side of the Swiss/French border, in the Portes du Soleil ski region, Châtel is the perfect location for those of you looking to purchase property in the French Alps. This beautiful, traditional Alpine resort is a more relaxed location than the larger resorts, with a wealth of amenities for the local community to enjoy at all times of the year. Purchasing a villa or chalet in Châtel, means you have access to a vast area from a central location. The Portes du Soleil area offers residents over 600km of slopes and easy access to 12 Alpine villages in both France and Switzerland, meaning the options for skiing and adventure are almost limitless. The village of Châtel boasts incredible views over the surrounding mountains and countryside and allows you to take advantage of 61 ski lifts and 130km through the use of the Espace Liberté ski-pass. The pass connects Châtel – Super – Châtel/Barbossine and Linga/Pré-la-joux as well as the Corbeau area of Morgins and Torgon which are situated on the Swiss side of the border. We really believe you could not find a better location in which to invest, there is a great choice in Chatel Properties for Sale. Châtel has long been a firm favourite for those just starting their adventure in skiing, as well as being a superb base for families of all sizes, ages and abilities. All of the slopes in Châtel lie above the village itself, with the Petit Châtel area giving skiers superb access to the Swiss region. The village of Châtel is incredibly relaxed with a true community feeling and an architectural style that is in keeping with a more traditional Alpine environment. Settle in an area that encompasses beautiful villas, chalet style hotels and apartments, and working farms that truly add to the community feel of the area.

The beauty of Châtel lies in its unpretentious nature, whilst still offering superior luxury at every turn. The slopes situated above the village are some of the quietest in the area, meaning you will rarely have to queue for a ski lift. At peak season, the area is of course slightly busier, however the well-planned routes offered by local buses help to alleviate any queues.

As well as the superb skiing on offer during the winter months, summer in Châtel also offers an abundance of activities for visitors and residents to enjoy. With a world-renowned bike park right on your doorstep, the excitement never stops in this magnificent location. A shuttle-bus operates from the village centre, which services La Chapelle d’Abondance on a regular basis and the weekly Châtel market is a big draw for those in the surrounding areas.

Residents and visitors to Châtel can access the Portes du Soleil circuit by taking the Gabelou six seater chairlift. From here you can take the blue run down to the Linga chairlift or avail of the regular shuttle bus service to Pré la Joux. Both of these areas offer superb wooded areas, which are ideal for those who may be less experienced. From here you can access Plaine Dranse and Les Lindarets, where you will find several lifts to Avoriaz, Châtel and Les Crosets in Switzerland.

Access to all that the Portes du Soleil area offers could not be easier from Châtel, meaning that this really is the ideal location in which to purchase a luxury villa, chalet or apartment.

Chatel Properties for Sale can be found from Invest Property Chic please contact us for more details.

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Closest Airport

Geneva 1hr.40mins


1100 m

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