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Work is underway on Chatel’s new Aquatic Centre

We are sad to see the Chatel pool being demolished. However, this is making way for a brand new aquatic due to open in summer 2014. And if this video is anything to go by, it should be very impressive!

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May 1st, 2013 Chatel, Local news

Winter 2012/2013 – the story so far…

We are almost mid season, and it feels like it hasn’t stopped snowing for weeks! Snow depths in the Portes du Soleil are impressive – nearly 4 m at the top of the domain. And temperatures are low so the snow is staying good. This season is certainly becoming one to remember. It started off [...]

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Save money this year – ski in Chatel

Looking for a budget ski holiday this year? Why not try Chatel, in the giant Portes du Soleil ski area of France and Switzerland. The resort is close to Geneva Airport (great for budget flights with Easyjet), and is also one of the first resorts you reach when driving from Calais. With the greatly improved [...]

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Stunning time lapse photography of the French Alps

Here is a beautiful time lapse sequence of Chatel, taken by Matt Wilmshurst. Enjoy…  

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Aug 14th, 2012 Chatel, Videos

Critérium du Dauphiné 2012 Chatel

Some great pictures from yesterday’s Critérium du Dauphiné 2012 stage which finished in Chatel.

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Great end of season conditions in the Portes du Soleil

After a mild and sunny March, I was just about ready to hang up my skis and get my bike out for the summer. However, winter has returned with a vengeance - heavy snow  on the mountain (even a light covering in the village of Chatel) and cold temperatures and more snow forecast for the rest of [...]

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Chatel Razorsnowbike 2012 video

Great POV video from last weekend’s Chatel Razorsnowbike Derby – a crazy downhill mountain bike race on snow;

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Snow update – the season so far…

Wow, what a season it has been so far. We had huge dumps of snow at the end of December and throughout January, followed by a couple of weeks of Siberian temperatures. The snow is fantastic, over 3 m at the top of the Portes du Soleil. And once again this area has benefited most from the [...]

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Chatel Snow Report

If you are interested in skiing, and you have an internet connection, I am sure it won’t have escaped your notice that it has been snowing in the Alps. Here in Chatel and the Portes du Soleil, it has been dumping it down for days. The freezing level is low and the snow depths are [...]

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Goodbye to the Rochassons chairlift…

Au revoir Rochassons… from Service Com Mairie de Châtel on Vimeo.

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Sep 7th, 2011 Chatel, Local news

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