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Challange Des Moniteurs

Challange Des Moniteurs

Come to Chatel to witness some of the best ski instructors in the world battle it out in the 66th Challange Des Moniteurs. 2500 ESF competitors will arrive in Chatel on the 18th April to compete against each other in various disciplines such as Alpine skiing, Cross country skiing, telemark, ski and snowboard X and […]

Chatel – New Ski Lifts Opening

Chatel – New Ski Lifts Opening

Tim Smith invites you to take advantage of the new lift system right in the heart of the Portes du Soleil connecting Super Chatel and Linga ski area. Finally the two excellent ski areas are just a short ski or chair lift ride away giving you the option of breathtaking views in Super Chatel overlooking […]

MTB season

MTB season

MTB season – Starting this weekend! It really does come around quickly! No sooner have we shelved our ski kit at the end of the winter than the lifts are set to open again for summer mountain biking. As ever, Les Gets is the first resort to open in the Portes du Soleil and the […]

Rock the Pistes

Rock the Pistes

The Rock the Pistes festival, held across the resorts of the Portes du Soleil is back, this year taking place from 14th to 21st March. With the concerts staged right on the piste in the heart of the ski area, accessible by ski or snowboard they are free to everyone – you just need your […]

Autumn in the Alps

Autumn in the Alps

Autumn, the season of mists and mellow fruitfulness. Those of us lucky enough to live or have second homes in the Alps are able to enjoy this less celebrated season in a different but no less enjoyable way. In September the tourists disappear and the kids go back to school leaving us to enjoy the remainder […]

Chatel beats mega-resort Zermatt’s annual average snowfall!

Chatel beats mega-resort Zermatt’s annual average snowfall!

‘This is not philosophy. This is physics’ said Albert Einstein, when explaining that everything in the universe is made of energy. And so it is with the snow-sure ski resort of Chatel.

Chalet Lac de Vonnes

Alpine Angels clients, Tracy and Darren, bought their chalet in Chatel in 2004 which they have since run as a base for their successful catered chalet business. They are now ready to move on and so their chalet is on the market: “7 years ago we came to the Portes du Soliel with Alpine Angels […]

Learn to sail in Châtel – July & August

In July and August this year the village of Châtel will be holding sailing lessons on the lake. While it initially took us a moment to get our heads around leaning to sail in the French Alps, in a ski resort, sailing is just one of hundreds of wonderful sporting activities on offer in the […]

Châtel – 14 May – Vide Grenier

Missing out on a good old fashion car boot sale? A Sunday morning car boot sale is one of Britain’s great traditions and something that, when we initially moved to France, we hugely missed. Rummaging through trestle tables of old tea pots, china cups, and dog-eared books; clambering over chairs, around tea chests, under bookshelves; […]

Christophe Maé – Châtel 23rd April 2011

Christophe Maé – Châtel 23rd April 2011

If you happen to be in Châtel in April and you fancy indulging in a bit of French life (other than skis, cheese and wonderful wine) then buy yourself a ticket for Christophe Maé’s concert. Christophe Maé is one of France’s most famous singers. He was Male Artist of the Year, Concert of the Year […]

Neiges Etoilées- Catering Festival

Neiges Etoilées- Catering Festival

The ski resort of Châtel is hosting an incredible catering festival from 28th January to 30th January 2011. In fact, to say that “Neiges étoilées” is just a catering festival seems somehow unfair. The main theme of the weekend is a big cooking challenge that will occur on Saturday 29th at the bottom of Châtel’s […]

Châtel – Ski Memory – 24 February

Many of the ski resorts offer weekly ski events detailing the history of skiing, the various clothing worn through the ages, the different styles and shapes of skis. But Châtel does it on a whole different level. On 24th February the Linga stadium will be lit-up and becomes an outdoor theatre. Described as a ‘ballet […]