Our ski shops in Chatel

The ski resort of Châtel

For your stay in the department of Haute-Savoie, discover the charm of the village resort of Châtel. Nestled at an altitude of 1,200 m, on the Franco-Swiss border, Chatel welcomes you winter and summer in a friendly and authentic climate in the heart of the Chablais massif. Located in the Abondance Valley, you will be seduced by spectacular scenery with imposing mountains, pine forests and panoramic views of the surrounding valley. The resort is also located close to the Swiss border, offering an authentic alpine atmosphere.

Charm and authenticity

The ski resort of Châtel, a small mountain village with typical charm, combines both the warm atmosphere of a local community and the elegance of an internationally renowned ski destination. With its traditional wooden chalets, decorated with flowery balconies, and cobbled streets, Châtel evokes a sense of timelessness. The locals welcome you with a warm smile, and friendliness reigns in cafes and shops.

A unique atmosphere

What distinguishes Châtel is its harmonious blend of tradition and modernity. Walking in the streets of the village is to immerse yourself in an atmosphere where history meets the present. The inhabitants are proud to preserve their mountain heritage while being open to new influences and experiences. This fusion creates a unique atmosphere that envelops you as soon as you arrive.

Diversified winter activities

Beyond skiing, Châtel offers a multitude of activities for all tastes. From snowshoeing through snow-covered trails to tobogganing on the toboggan runs to the village’s picturesque ice rink, the possibilities are endless. Thrill seekers can also try snowboarding or freeriding on the virgin slopes. The advantage of Châtel lies in its diversity of activities that allow each family member to find his happiness. Snowshoeing is an enchanting way to discover the snowy landscapes of Châtel. Walking gently through snow-covered forests, frozen meadows and quiet trails connects you to nature in a unique way. It is an activity that combines physical exercise with quiet contemplation, ideal for those who wish to explore the mountain at a more leisurely pace.

A mountain gastronomy

Mountain cuisine occupies a special place in Châtel. Enjoy traditional Savoyard dishes such as cheese fondue, raclette and tartiflette at local restaurants. Local products and authentic recipes will satisfy the most demanding palates after a busy day on the slopes. The mountain cuisine in Châtel is much more than just a meal. It is an experience for the senses, a celebration of local flavors and the art of eating well. Cheese fondue, for example, is a friendly tradition where melting cheese is shared with friends around a table. Raclette, with its melted cheese served on potatoes and accompanied by cold cuts, is a comforting treat after a day of skiing.

Events and festivities

Châtel is also animated by a series of events throughout the winter season. From ski and snowboard competitions to enchanting Christmas markets and cultural festivals, every week brings its share of entertainment to enhance your stay. The calendar of events in Châtel is as varied as it is captivating. High-level sports competitions attract ski and snowboard enthusiasts, while Christmas markets transport visitors to a world of winter magic. Cultural festivals highlight art, music and dance, creating a festive and vibrant atmosphere.

The ski area of Châtel

At the heart of the Portes du Soleil ski area, Chatel is known as one of the largest in Europe with access to French and Swiss resorts. In total, 286 ski slopes are available throughout the Portes du Soleil area, thanks to the use of a single ski pass for the entire area. Connecting Morzine, Avoriaz and Les Gets, Les Portes du Soleil is a huge playground with a wide variety of slopes for all skiers. In addition to skiing and snowboarding, Châtel offers a multitude of winter activities. You can go snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, sledding, paragliding or enjoy dog sledding. The resort also has a snowpark for freestyle enthusiasts. For your ski hire in Châtel, Precision Ski Rent equips you at the best price thanks to the online reservation of your ski equipment. From beginner skiers to experts, you will find the biggest ski brands at attractive prices.

Range and variety of slopes

The Châtel ski area is part of the gigantic Portes du Soleil, one of the largest interconnected ski areas in the world. With more than 600 kilometres of pistes accessible to all levels, you can explore new pistes every day. Beginners will find gentle slopes ideal for learning, while experts can compete with technical descents.

The ski empire

Châtel, as the jewel of the Portes du Soleil, offers a variety of playgrounds for skiers and snowboarders of all backgrounds. From beginners to experts, everyone can find tracks that match their skill level and preferences. The soft and wide slopes are perfect for those who are new to skiing, while the technical descents and freeride areas excite the most seasoned.

Teaching and supervision

Châtel’s ski schools offer courses adapted to all levels, from children to adults. Experienced instructors will guide you to improve your skills, gain confidence and make the most of your days on the slopes.

Learn with confidence

Beginners can feel reassured knowing they will be in good hands in Châtel. The ski schools are equipped with competent and patient instructors, ready to guide you in your first steps on the snow. Children will also have the opportunity to participate in fun and educational lessons, where they will learn the basics of skiing while having fun.

Modern facilities

Châtel constantly invests in its infrastructures to guarantee an optimal skiing experience. Modern and efficient lifts will allow you to spend less time queuing and more time hitting the slopes.

Technology at the service of pleasure

Châtel knows that time spent on the slopes is precious. This is why the resort puts a special emphasis on modern ski lifts that minimize waiting times and maximize pleasure. The chairlifts and gondolas are designed to take you quickly to the summits, allowing you to make the most of your day of skiing.

Off-piste skiing and freeride areas

For off-piste enthusiasts, Châtel offers specially designed areas for freeride in complete safety. Accompanied by experienced guides, explore pristine routes and enjoy the ultimate feeling of freedom in the powder.

The freedom of the freeride

Thrill seekers will be delighted by the off-piste skiing options in Châtel. The freeride areas offer the possibility to leave the marked slopes and explore virgin terrain. However, it is important to note that freeriding involves risks, which is why it is highly recommended to follow the advice of experienced local guides and get acquainted with the safety rules.

Reach Châtel

It is easy!

Châtel is easily accessible by car from the main towns in the area. The airports of Geneva and Lyon are nearby, offering international connections for travelers from around the world. Shuttles and transfer services are also available to simplify your journey.

The art of facilitating travel

Châtel has set up simple access options so you can quickly enjoy your stay. If you choose to travel by car, the roads are well maintained and easy to navigate. In addition, the international airports of Geneva and Lyon are within a reasonable distance, making travel easier for visitors from around the world.

Equipment rental

To make the most of your skiing experience in Châtel, choose to rent ski equipment on site. The rental shops offer a wide range of equipment, from skis to snowboards to shoes and helmets, ensuring comfort and safety throughout your stay.  For your ski hire in Châtel, it is our ski shop of Châtel Ski Republic L'atelier du ski that will welcome you in its premises of Haute-Savoie.

The comfort of the rental

If you don’t have your own equipment, don’t worry. Our ski hire shop offers a varied range of quality equipment. Whether you are a beginner or an expert, you will find the equipment that suits you best. Renting is not only convenient, but it also allows you to test different types of equipment to find the one that suits you best.

Online booking

For your ski hire in Châtel, our shop offers online reservations, which allows you to save time and guarantee the availability of the desired equipment on arrival. Compare offers, choose the options that best suit your needs and get ready to hit the slopes as soon as you arrive.

Foresight pays

Online booking saves you last minute worries. Even before arriving in Châtel, you can book the equipment you need, ensuring you have everything you need from day one. This is a simple step that can make a big difference in the quality of your skiing experience.

Local councils

The experts of our ski equipment rental shop are passionate about mountains and skiing. Do not hesitate to ask their advice to choose the equipment adapted to your level and your preferences. Their personalized recommendations will help make your skiing experience in Châtel exceptional.

Tailored advice

Locals are the best source of tips to make the most of your skiing experience. The experts at our ski hire shop know the mountains like the back of their hand and can recommend the best equipment based on snow conditions, skill level and preferences. Their advice can really make the difference between an ordinary day on the slopes and an extraordinary day.

Châtel is much more than just a ski resort. It is a complete experience that combines the beauty of the Alps, the diversity of winter activities, a vast and exciting ski area, and a warm welcome. Book now your ski equipment in Châtel and immerse yourself in the winter adventure of your dreams, in the heart of one of the most popular regions of the French Alps. Every moment spent in Châtel is an invitation to explore, learn and live an experience that will remain engraved in your memory for years to come. 

We are also present in other resorts to offer ski rental in Haute-Savoie: as in Avoriaz, Chamonix, Chamonix-Argentière, La Chapelle d'Abondance, La Grande Terche - Saint Jean d'Aulps, Le Grand Bornand, Les Carroz d'Arâches, Les Contamines Montjoie, Les Gets, Morillon, Morzine and Samoëns.