Skiing Essentials

Arrangements we can make for you

Ski holidays involve lots of extra bits and pieces. Part of our service to you is to make these things as straight forward as possible. Here are the key ingredients that we will arrange for you, with all the equipment, passes and lesson cards either fitted at or waiting for you at the chalet.  Where possible we have negotiated special deals with our partners to provide guests a great service at an advantageous price.  It couldn't be simpler!

Skiing Essentials

We can arrange for you

Ski holidays involve lots of extra bits and pieces. Part of our service to you is to make these things as straight forward as possible. Here are the key ingredients that we will arrange for you, with all the equipment, passes and lesson cards either fitted at or waiting for you at the chalet.  Where possible we have negotiated special deals with our partners to provide guests a great service at an advantageous price.  It couldn't be simpler!

ski tips hired from skihire2u

Ski, Board & Equipment Hire

Delivered and fitted at the chalet

We will arrange with our partner firm Ski Hire2U for your pre-booked equipment to be delivered and fitted in comfort at the chalet so that you can get to the pistes without delay. If you have your own equipment we can also arrange for service and repair, all from the comfort of our very own boot room.

ski tips hired from skihire2u

Ski & Board Hire

Fitted at the chalet

We will arrange with our partner firm Ski Hire2U for your pre-booked equipment to be delivered and fitted in comfort at the chalet so that you can get to the pistes without delay. If you have your own equipment we can also arrange for service and repair, all from the comfort of our very own boot room.

Portes du Soleil lift

Ski Passes

Waiting for you on arrival

Have your ski pass ready and waiting for you on arrival at the chalet so you can head straight for the slopes.  We can book Châtel or Portes du Soleil Passes for individual days or for the whole week.  Just let us know what suits, or please ask us if you are not sure.

Portes du Soleil lift

Ski Passes

Waiting for your arrival

Have your ski pass ready and waiting for you on arrival at the chalet so you can head straight for the slopes.  We can book Châtel or Portes du Soleil Passes for individual days or for the whole week.  Just let us know what suits, or please ask us if you are not sure.

ESI ski instructors and children

Ski & Snowboard Lessons and Guiding

Ready for you

Whether adult or child, beginner or expert, there is an instructor or ski guide for every level. Châtel offers a good range of ski schools with lessons in English, French and Dutch and we partner with ESF, ESI and BASS to help arrange these for you. There are private or group lessons, one off catch-up or every day as well as mountain guiding on offer. It is highly recommended to book early, especially in busy weeks, to avoid disappointment.

ESI ski instructors and children

Lessons and Guiding

Ready for you

Whether adult or child, beginner or expert, there is an instructor or ski guide for every level. Châtel offers a good range of ski schools with lessons in English, French and Dutch and we partner with ESF, ESI and BASS to help arrange these for you. There are private or group lessons, one off catch-up or every day as well as mountain guiding on offer. It is highly recommended to book early, especially in busy weeks, to avoid disappointment.

Piste sign post beside a chairlift

Resort Orientation with a Guide

New to Châtel?

Whether you are new to the resort of Châtel or just want a reminder, we can arrange a tour of the pistes, possibly with some fun detours through the forests, with one of our partner instructor guides. For two to three hours on a Sunday afternoon (giving you a chance to regain your ski legs in the morning) your guide can take you down fun pistes and point out lovely restaurants. It is a great way to orientate yourself and plan the rest of your stay.

Piste sign post beside a chairlift

Resort Orientation with a Guide

New to Châtel?

Whether you are new to the resort of Châtel or just want a reminder, we can arrange a tour of the pistes, possibly with some fun detours through the forests, with one of our partner instructor guides. For two to three hours on a Sunday afternoon (giving you a chance to regain your ski legs in the morning) your guide can take you down fun pistes and point out lovely restaurants. It is a great way to orientate yourself and plan the rest of your stay.

Magic transfers logo

Private Airport Transfers

From Geneva direct to the chalet

You will be met at the airport by a professional, english speaking driver from our partner Magic Transfers, who will transport you from the city into the mountains of the Chablis Massiff and Vallee d’Abondance. The journey from Geneva to Châtel takes around 90 minutes. Just enough time to enjoy the beautiful scenery before you are delivered to the door of our chalet, La Grange au Merle.

Magic transfers logo

Private Transfers

From Geneva to the chalet

You will be met at the airport by a professional, english speaking driver from our partner Magic Transfers, who will transport you from the city into the mountains of the Chablis Massiff and Vallee d’Abondance. The journey from Geneva to Châtel takes around 90 minutes. Just enough time to enjoy the beautiful scenery before you are delivered to the door of our chalet, La Grange au Merle.