Stay a little higher up in Petit Chatel
The medium-altitude French ski resort of Châtel is located in the Abondance Valley in Haute-Savoie. This charming village is divided into various quarters including Petit-Châtel which is up above the village and affords one of the best views of the pretty winter sports resort of Châtel and the Abondance Valley. The mountain views and sunsets are one of the advantages of staying in Petit Châtel. Would you like to stay at a hotel in Châtel rather than in a holiday rental for a change? Among the 25 hotels in Châtel Réservation’s portfolio, 3 are located in Petit-Châtel: two 2-star hotels: Le Bienvenu and Les Triolets and one 3-star hotel: l'Arc en Ciel. These hotels propose a half board package, and you can enjoy use of the pool at the Arc en Ciel hotel and Les Triolets, plus WIFI is available at all three hotels.
Petit Chatel: calm and close to the ski slopes
Petit Châtel is a very tranquil area of the village, around 2 km from the centre, with the Petit Châtel / Barbossine chairlift at its heart. Access to the slopes couldn’t be easier: take the Petit Châtel chairlift and head off in the direction of the Chapelle d’Abondance or Super Châtel. The ski areas are interconnected. The Arc en Ciel hotel is located just 50 metres from the Petit Châtel chairlift, Hôtel Le Bienvenu 300 metres and Hôtel Les Triolets 600 metres. You can either walk to the slopes or take the free bus.
Stay in Petit Chatel and explore Chatel and the Portes du Soleil ski areas
For your holiday in the French Alps, we suggest that you stay at a hotel in the area of Petit Châtel, as your base for exploring the Portes du Soleil. After a hearty breakfast at the hotel, pop on your skis and head for the Petit Châtel chairlift. This chairlift offers quick access to two other Portes du Soleil ski resorts: La Chapelle d'Abondance and Torgon in Switzerland. Skiing in France is great but with the Portes du Soleil ski pass, you can ski in both France AND Switzerland! In the evening, at nightfall, follow the trails that begin in Petit Châtel and discover Châtel under a starlit sky surrounded by silence! You’ll go home with your head filled with images and memories of your holiday in the French mountains.