Luxury Ski Chalets in Chatel, France

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Chatel is part of the extensive Portes du Soleil ski area, which links several French and Swiss ski resorts including Morzine, Avoriaz. The vast ski area has a good range of slopes to suit all abilities. As well as some challenging runs for intermediate and advanced skiers there are some excellent ski schools and easy slopes for the less experienced skiers on a luxury ski holiday too.

As a result, our luxury ski chalets in Chatel have become a favourite for ski-loving families. Chatel is a pretty alpine village with a great selection of typically Savoyard restaurants both on and off the mountain.

Chalet Aurore
Chatel, France

Alpine luxe is the order of the day at this luxury ski chalet in Châtel, France. Nestled charmingly in the snow, close to the Lac de Vonnes, it is the quintessential chocolate box chalet. Chalet Aurore’s stunning interior won’t disappoint either....

4 Bedrooms
Sleeps 8 - 10
From €10,750 per week

Chaletneuf du Tenne
Chatel, France

Chaletneuf du Tenne is just above the beautiful mountain village of Châtel with truly spectacular views in all directions. It is the highest and finest luxury ski chalet in the resort and just a stone’s throw from the piste, so you can ski back to...

4 Bedrooms
Sleeps 8 - 14
From €11,950 per week

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Chalet La Folie
Chatel, France

Perched just above the village, this luxury ski chalet is situated just a few minutes walk to Chatel and is almost ski-in/ski-out of with only a 100m walk to the nearest lift, meaning you can be up on the slopes in no time each morning. Local...

4 Bedrooms
Sleeps 6 - 8
Price : On request

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Chalet Grand Coeur
Chatel, France

Staying at Chalet Grand Coeur in Châtel, you are truly in prime position. Each morning, you’ll enjoy your morning croissants and café au lait whilst gazing out of the windows at the snow-capped pistes – perfect if you’re the sort of skier who hates...

5 Bedrooms
Sleeps 10
From £8,250 per week

Luxury Chalets with Hot Tubs

Chalet Cannelle
Chatel, France

Stunning, stylish, yet oh so comfortable, you’ll feel right at home at Chalet Cannelle, a true gem of a luxury ski chalet. Nestled in a peaceful hamlet close to the charming ski resort of Chatel, it’s hard to believe that this luxurious chalet...

5 Bedrooms
Sleeps 10 - 16
From €7,920 per week

Luxury Chalets with Hot Tubs

Chalet Soleil
Chatel, France

Some luxury ski chalets have plenty of ‘wow factor’, but very little practicality (white linen sofas when you are a red wine drinker with exuberant children, for example?). So it’s good to see that Chalet Soleil has mastered the art of blending hip...

6 Bedrooms
Sleeps 12
From £12,000 per week

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La Grange au Merle
Chatel, France

This traditional Savoyarde farmhouse has been tastefully renovated with a warm and cosy feel and offers all the modern facilities one would expect from a luxury ski chalet. Professionally staffed, your private chef will prepare meals using the...

6 Bedrooms
Sleeps 10 - 12
From £7,500 per week

Luxury Chalets with Hot Tubs

Chalet Douze Etoiles
Chatel, France

Thoroughly modern yet with classic style, this luxury ski chalet in Chatel is a perfect blend of new and old. Traditional woods, a palette of checks and neutrals interlaced with warm reds and all the extras you’d expect from a luxury chalet –...

6 Bedrooms
Sleeps 12
From €12,500 per week

Luxury Ski-in/Ski-out Chalets

Luxury Chalets with Hot Tubs

Destination Guide: Chatel

About Chatel

Chatel is a little-known French resort which began as a quaint farming village and has grown steadily to become a first rate ski hub for a luxury ski holiday, brimming with authentic charm. Oak-beamed, Savoyard restaurants compete to serve up the most enticing, hearty regional dishes, and local cheeses such as Abondance, and melt-in-the-mouth charcuterie are displayed in charming little shops.

Perched at the upper reaches of the valley, Chatel has a vibrant character, and there’s a free ski bus service around the village sprawl. The French Tourist Board has awarded Chatel their Famille Plus rating, which means it is particularly well suited to families on a luxury ski holiday. The plentiful ski schools, nursery facilities and general friendliness bear this out. In Winter, the adrenaline-fuelled thrills include sledge runs, husky trails and a multitude of snow sports. In Summer, the invigorating pursuits include cycling, hiking and fishing.

As one of 12 ski resorts in the extensive Portes du Soleil ski area, Chatel offers plenty of luxury ski chalets as well as easy ski access to Avoriaz and Morzine, and the Swiss resorts of Champery and Morgins. There is everything from beginner slopes to near-vertical descents such as the famous Swiss Wall. Boarders and freestyle skiers love the jumps, rails and half pipes of the Smoothpark, and you can go night skiing on Thursdays. For beginners, there are plenty of nursery slopes at Super Chatel, Les Marmottons and Pre La Joux.

Best places to eat and drink in Chatel

Highly praised chef Sebastien Selle presents a sublime gourmet menu at La Table d’Antoine, including magret de canard and fillet of sea bass, and the restaurant even runs its own shuttle minibus, perfect if a driver service is not included at your luxury ski chalet.

A great après ski buzz can be found at The Tunnel bar if you fancy an evening out of your luxury ski chalet, the Lion Bar and the Avalanche, and Le Vieux Four, Le Pierrier and Le Fiacre are three of Chatel’s best farmhouse style restaurants serving Haute Savoie cuisine in a charming setting.

Up on the slopes there’s a good choice of traditional alpine eateries such as the eccentric Chez Babeth – Le Vieux Chalet, which resembles a fairytale grotto serving hearty fare and also a variety other self service options for those looking for a quick stop.

Best time to visit Chatel

The ski season in Chatel starts around 21 December and goes right through to 27 April. Many lifts are also open in the summer for walking and cycling through the alpine meadows when on a summer chalet holiday.

Getting there:

Chatel is one and a half hours from Geneva airport by car, and an hour from Sion airport.

What we love about Chatel

Moonlight skiing every Thursday night is an unforgettable Chatel experience. We love gliding down the Linga slope in the eerie glow of floodlights, to the sound of music. It’s magical.

Quick facts:

Ski area: Portes du Soleil
Altitude: 1100m
Highest lift: 2466m
Total pistes: 650km
Total lifts: 196

Luxury Ski Chalets in Chatel, France

 

Founded in the 15th Century, Chatel in the pretty Haute Savoie region of the French Alps is a farming community that is not only proud of but intent on maintaining its charm and heritage.

 

Whilst well on its way to becoming one of the Alps’ great ski destinations for a luxury ski holiday, Châtel still has over 30 working farms dotted around the valley and can boast one of the finest cheeses in France, AOC Abondance. 

 

Littered with untouched barns, farmhouses from yesteryear and of course an abundance of luxury ski chalets, Châtel is a beautiful village perched high up the Abondance Valley in the Port du Soleil. Châtel is also one of the nearest ski resorts to the UK, Holland and Belgium making it a pleasant and not too long a drive for those wishing to make a road trip of it. Being in such extraordinarily beautiful scenery you wouldn't think you were only an hour and a half from Geneva Airport too.

 

In order to respect Châtel’s chocolate box feel and look, there are strict guidelines on new builds here too; they must retain a similar style and size to their ancestors and not be more than five storeys high. Therefore you won’t see any concrete apartment blocks around this pretty town, just chalet style buildings blending nicely into the hillside. 

 

Infamous for being the first port of call for smugglers bringing all manner of goods into the country from nearby Switzerland, Châtel has celebrated this with a number of museums and galleries offering praise to the efforts of Les Contrabandiers. 

 

Châtel has been gradually growing its skiing prowess over the last decade and thanks to smart snow cannons throughout the valley and a recently installed lift system, Châtel is becoming known as the quaint Alpine resort with all the amenities of its better known and larger counterparts; at a fraction of the cost for a luxury ski holiday. Linking the Super Châtel ski area to Linga, the aptly named Portes Du Soleil chairlift will whisk you south over an extraordinarily precarious but spectacular peak enabling skiers to hop on their nearest lift wherever in the village they wish and access the vast Portes Du Soleil ski area. 

 

Ski In Ski Out Chalets in Châtel

 

Chalet Douze Etoile, Chatel 

 

Douze Etoiles is a recently built six bedroom chalet offering all the mod cons you would expect from a luxury ski chalet in the Firefly Collection. After locking up your skis in the garage, marvelled at the view from the front aspect and popped your boots on the warmer, the alloy staircase will transport you up to the large open-plan living area. A stylish designer kitchen overlooks a unique round dining table located perfectly in a type of turret the south-facing corner of the building sports. The wrap around sofa soaks up all the warmth emanating from the suspended wrought iron droplet log burner which will no doubt be a favourite feature of your luxury ski holiday. 

 

The kids have their own space too; a cosy tv area with comfy sofas and state of the art entertainment system will keep them happy whilst you sup away on one of the host’s cocktails and chef’s canapés. 

 

Located only a couple of hundred metres from the Super Châtel cable car and the same distance away from the village centre, this beautifully designed luxury ski chalet couldn't be better placed. Parked up at the bottom of the Super Châtel ski domaine, Chalet Douze Etoiles can be skied back to at the end of your day and its separate outbuilding houses your own private well-being suite comprising hot tub with LED starred ceiling, sauna and shower room representing the perfect place to unwind after a day’s skiing.  

 

La Grange au Merle, Chatel 

 

There are renovated farmhouses in Chatel, quite a few in fact but few compare in finish to Grange Au Merle. This luxury ski chalet has six immaculately presented en-suite bedrooms all finished with a combination of aged wood and varying coloured walls complementing the carefully chosen throws and soft furnishings. 

 

The main double height living area is bright and airy with huge windows flooding the mountain vista into the room. A glorious stone and wood fireplace provides the centrepiece but the well-stocked corner bar will be a popular spot at this luxury ski chalet I’m sure.

 

Another popular place will be the hot tub on the west-facing terrace. There are few finer settings in Châtel to enjoy a large glass of something naughty whilst relaxing in sumptuous 40 degree bubbles as the sun dips away down the valley. 

 

Located a ten minute walk from the centre of Châtel and the Super Châtel cable car, La Grange has stunning views across the village and to Linga ski area too. Hosted by Michelin trained staff and offering a full concierge service for your every need, Chalet La Grange Au Merle is one of the classiest luxury ski chalets in the Portes Du Soleil. 

 

Chalets With Pools in Châtel

 

Chaletneuf Du Tenne, Chatel

 

If you were going to build your dream luxury chalet in the Abondance Valley you would undoubtedly have chosen the location of Chaletneuf Du Tenne. Offering unrivalled views down the valley to Richebourg, across the village to Linga and up the hill to Pré La Joux ski area, Chaletneuf Du Tenne really is the perfect place for your luxury ski holiday. 

 

A large terrace is the first place you’ll stop after your concierge has delivered you to the door. The pause here will be a lengthy one as the view is stunning. You’ll then walk past the pièce de résistance as you enter the building. Set on the ground floor, the 15m heated swimming pool is surrounded with patio doors exploiting the view beyond offering you and your family the best place in Châtel to splash around before and after a day on the mountain on your luxury ski holiday. 

 

Upstairs the panoramic 180 degree view only gets better. Floor to ceiling windows allow you feel at one with Châtel’s highly protected nature reserve, the Mont De Grange across the valley and a central fireplace and deep comfy sofas at this luxury ski chalet offer the perfect respite whilst your personal team of staff bring you the apèritif du soir. 

 

There are two exceptionally prepared en suite-double bedrooms upstairs each with private balconies and two family rooms with adjoining snuggly children’s cabins to give the little monsters and, more importantly, you a little separation on your luxury ski holiday. 

 

Chaletneuf Du Tenne is run as casual but professional and therefore meant to feel like your home from home. The kitchen is operated by a team of highly trained, super friendly staff offering arguably the best cuisine in the valley but don't be afraid to come in; you are more than welcome to sup your aperitif with them whilst they prepare another culinary delight for you on your luxury ski holiday. 

 

With a concierge service on hand to take you whenever and wherever you wish to go at this luxury ski chalet, your experience at Chaletneuf Du Tenne will be one you’ll want to repeat year after year.

 

Chalet Soleil, Chatel

 

If you could design a playboy pad that suited your new family, you’ll find little to compare to Chalet Soleil. Combining exceptional mod cons and state of art entertainment throughout, Maison Blanche et Vert (as it is also known) is a luxury ski chalet both your friends and family will enjoy year round.

 

Located in the fashionable Petit Chatel area of Châtel, thus receiving more sunshine than anywhere else, this fine six bedroom chalet has more features than a couple of paragraphs will do justice to. Designed and built to a spectacular standard, this luxury ski chalet offers the guest a team of discreet but highly trained staff, a gymnasium, a cinema room, underground parking, concierge service but, as always the centrepiece has to be the 15m swimming pool.

 

Uniquely clad in slate, the swimming pool has bi-fold doors on three sides allowing you to be at one with nature whether it be summer or winter. The pool also offers swim-against wave action allowing you to swim to your heart’s content without having to do that dramatic underwater spin professional swimmers make look so easy. 

 

Couple all this with exceptional cuisine, fine hospitality in an exquisite setting and you have a luxury ski chalet not just perfect for your friends and family but one worthy of Olympians. 

 

Catered Chalets in Chatel

 

Chalet Cannelle, Chatel

 

As catered chalets go, Chalet Cannelle is right up there. Offering the guest a luxury experience throughout, the reputation Cannelle has for its cuisine is fast becoming the talk of the town. Created by the owner himself, the dishes on offer at this luxury ski chalet are of a standard many can only dream about but only a select few can sample. 

 

Cuisine isn't all this wonderful old converted farmhouse offers its distinguished residents. Five beautifully presented bedrooms and even a cracking sunken outdoor hot tub only go to enhance this ancient old cow shed. 

 

Views up the Mont De Grange are ubiquitous at this luxury ski chalet but no more prevalent than in the vast double height living space. With its roaring fire and friendly staff bringing you fine cocktails and canapés before the chef serves up his daily masterpieces, Chalet Cannelle is fast becoming one of the most popular luxury catered ski chalets in Châtel. 

 

Self Catered Chalets in Chatel

Chalet La Folie, Chatel

 

If your luxury ski holiday could be done your way you’d struggle to find a better positioned or prettier chalet than La Folie in Châtel. This old farmhouse just up the road from Châtel centre was converted to such a high standard it set the bench mark for how things ought to be done around here. 

 

The ancient beams have all been exposed and beautifully aged wood covers the barn walls. A large stone fireplace and hearth form the gathering point to this cute room whilst the long balcony provides the perfect place to watch the sun come up across the valley in the morning and set to the west on a luxury ski holiday here. 

 

The timber theme is continued even into the kitchen where bespoke mature wood doors adorn the cupboards and fascias, set off lavishly with dark granite worktops and top of the range appliances. The four bedrooms below are equally stunning and faux fur throws and rugs add some rugged alpine warmth to the proceedings. 

 

Upstairs in this luxury ski chalet there is a snug room for the kids with Apple TV and super fast internet to keep the kids entertained whilst you relax in front of the roaring fire with a glass of bubbly.

 

La Folie is the perfect place for your family to enjoy a self-catered luxury ski holiday within a short walk of the town centre and the ability to ski in and out makes it unique in Châtel. La Folie also houses a sauna to soothe those aching ski legs and garaged parking will avoid you clearing the snow in the mornings.