The skiing area

Châtel, a charming resort, located in the heart of the fabulous Portes du Soleil ski area in the Vallée d'Abondance.

The Portes du Soleil ski area: one of the largest ski areas in Europe: 600km of skiing, 300 slopes and 197 ski lifts.
One single ski pass covers 12 interlinked French and Swiss ski resorts:
8 French resorts: Avoriaz, Morzine, Montriond, Les Gets, Saint Jean d’Aulps, Abondance, La Chapelle d’Abondance and Châtel.
4 Swiss resorts: Champéry, Torgon, Morgins, Les Crosets, Val d’Illiez and Champoussin.

The Espace Liberté ski area, your wide and varied playgroung - 130km of skiing, 81 slopes and 63 ski lifts.
Set off to explore a ski area with a wide range of slopes, for your pleasure!
- The both mountain massif of Châtel: Super Châtel/Barbossine and Linga/Pré-la-Joux
- La Chapelle d'Abondance resort
- The Swiss resort Torgon
- The Corbeau Area of the Swiss resort Morgins


Thanks to the opening of 2 chairlifts :
  • 6-man detachable chairlift "Portes du Soleil " Vonnes – Super-Châtel,
  • 4-man detachable chairlift "Gabelou" Vonnes - Linga

Access to Super-Châtel: the Super-Châtel telecabin is located in the centre of the village, 100m from the church. The south-facing Super-Châtel ski area has a special area designed for beginners.

Access to Barbossine: the Petit-Châtel chairlift is located at 1.6km from the village, in Petit-Châtel.
The Super-Châtel and Barbossine areas are linked. From Super-Châtel and Barbossine area, you can reach La Chapelle d'Abondance (in France), Morgins and Torgon (in Switzerland).

Access to Linga: the Linga telecabin is located at the bottom of the resort, 1.8km from the village.

Access to Pré-la-Joux: The Pierre-Longue and Pré-la-Joux chairlifts are located in Pré-la-Joux (at the end of the valley, 6 km from the centre of the village).
You can link the Linga and Pré-la-Joux ski areas with your skis on. This area is ideal for all levels, beginners and experienced skiers. There's a slope to suit everyone.
The Linga/Pré La Joux provides direct access to the French Portes du Soleil resorts of Avoriaz, Morzine and Les Gets.