The winter sports resort Châtel is located at 1,191 m altitude in the Northern Savoyard Alps and close to the Swiss border. The traditional village has only developed to a real winter sports gem throughout the past few years and therefore still has a lot of its original charm. Châtel benefits greatly from the larger, neighbouring resorts of the ski area Portes fu Soleil: it offers perfect access to winter sports and further services, but at the same time it can provide tranquillity and relaxation many people are looking for during their holiday. The small chalets are designed with lots of wood and the many churches and chapels dominate the resort character. The locals still lay a lot of emphasis on hand-made products and so you can find many small shops or visit the markets where you can find these originally made objects. Local festivities let you take part in this amazing traditional culture. A visit to the spa facilities in the newly built public swimming pool or the local farms is also highly recommendable.
Remember if you don't find quite what you are looking for you can always give us a call. We are ready to help you find your perfect alpine holiday. Or perhaps you might like to consider an alternative destination? For example have you considered Sestriere in Italy? - The Sestriere ski resort is Europe’s first purpose built resort, which was designed and built in the 1930’s and hosted the 2006 winter Olympics. With high altitude west facing slopes, Sestriere was built for snow. Check out our sister site www.ski-apartments-italy.co.uk for some great deals on chalets and apartment rentals in Sestriere. Or perhaps as a possible alternative suggestion how about Zell am See in Austria? - The Zell am See alpine resort offers a real one off. A charming lakeside town with varied local slopes and a very worthwhile glacier option in nearby Kaprun. [Less]