The rustic Les Fermes de Chatel is composed of three large chalet-style four-storey buildings built for the 2015/16 season. Each chalet, thanks to the extensive use of high quality natural materials with a lot of wood and stone has an appealing traditional Savoyard look and feel. This excellent ski in ski out option can be booked as accommodation only, with UK flights and transfers or with a Eurotunnel crossing, if driving there.
The complex hosts a total of 87 tastefully decorated high quality comfortable 1 to 4 bedroom apartments transmitting a lovely warm atmosphere, each one is composed with separated bedrooms, a living area with double sofa bed, kitchenette, and front balconies offering pretty views overlooking the typical Savoyard resort of Chatel, as well as back windows giving the opportunity to check the situation of the slopes. The kitchens features 4 ceramic hobs, microwave, refrigerator, dishwasher, coffee machine, kettle and in the living areas, there is a flat screen Satellite TV.
An excellent indoor heated swimming pool with great panoramic windows can help to relax after a days skiing in the Portes du Soleil area, a wellness area including hot tub, spa and massage areas and even a fitness room complete the perfect package. In the complex you can also find a welcoming lounge area with an open fireplace and a nice lounge bar. One covered parking is also included for each apartment.
Attractive apartments, traditionally decorated and efficiently equipped. Beautiful spa and wellness ares, with indoor pool boasting great views from the panoramic windows. Best position in Chatel at the bottom of the slopes, next to the Super Chatel cable car and 1-minute walk from the resort centre, with the ski school 250m away.
Les Fermes de Chatel is ideally located at the bottom of the slopes and can be accessed directly from the back of the chalets. With the Super Chatel Gondola just around the corner there is no easier way to start a day skiing in the amazing Portes du Soleil. Equally easy is to explore the romantic and traditional mountain village of Chatel with the centre of resort, its shops and restaurants located just one-minute walk away from the chalets.
3 Bedroom (sleeps 2-8) 63m2
Two bedrooms with a double bed, one bedroom with twin beds, living area with double sofa bed, open plan kitchen, balcony, one bathroom, one shower room and two WC.
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France is the most popular Alpine country for British skiers and snowboarders and generally offers a more modern aspect of skiing in relation to towns and villages with many villages built around convenience for skiers and boarders alike.
There are of course a number of traditional French ski resorts. Courchevel is a key gateway to the vast area of the ‘Les Trois Vallæcopy;es’ which claims to be the biggest linked ski region in the world. Its rival is the Portes du Soleil network of ski areas (with Avoriaz and Morzine at its heart) which spreads across the French border into Switzerland.Pretty much the same size as the 3 Valleys, but both argue as to which is the largest, but its a close call.
The Three Valleys is dominated by four major resorts: Courchevel, Mæcopy;ribel, Les Menuires and Val Thorens – the highest ski resort in the Alps. Each of these four resorts has more than enough terrain to keep a skier or boarder happily and easily occupied for a week or more during a skiing holiday in France, so the opportunity to ski all four, as well as La Tania and St Martin de Belleville, provides innumerable options.
In the Portes du Soleil, neighbouring Avoriaz and Morzine are gateways to a dozen or more family ski resorts in France and Switzerland. Chamonix, dominated by the Mont Blanc Massif, is another major attraction with several resorts scattered along the valley, including Argentière, rated by some keen off-piste skiers and boarders as one of the best ski resorts in France – or the entire Alps for that matter. They will also be keen to try the Vallæcopy;e Blanche – a classic off-piste descent – with a high-mountain guide.
Another resort overlooked by the impressive Mont Blanc is Flaine, linked with a handful of resorts including Les Carroz and Samoens, with some of the most extensive slopes in France. That’s even more true of the Tignes-Val d’Isère Ski Area – the linked areas of Val d’Isère and Tignes – formerly called Espace Killy after the celebrated Olympic triple-gold medallist Jean-Claude Killy. Together these neighbouring resorts provide some of the most exciting skiing in France, particularly for off-piste enthusiasts. Tignes has the added advantage of regular glacier skiing on the Grande Motte glacier and like Val Thorens is regarded as THE most snow sure French resorts.
Two more giants of the French skiing world which are co joined and undoubtedly among the best family ski resorts in France, are La Plagne and Les Arcs.The area is known as Paradiski, linked by a huge cable car. La Plagne has a dozen or so linked hamlets and villages spread across slopes in all directions, while Les Arcs too, like Courchevel, has a handful of ski villages and satellite resorts at various altitudes.Arc 1950 and Vallandry are favourites.
La Clusaz is a traditional pretty village with some great skiing and ideal for people looking for a short transfer from Geneva.Great for families, short breaks or just for a week its a lovely traditional village we rate highly.Megeve, also offering a short transfer from Geneva, is a larger traditional village with a modern twang and again rates highly on our list for aesthetic beauty and convenience.Definitely another must see and ski resort.
Further south in the French Alps and accessed via flights to Grenoble and Lyon, are two more great resorts: Les Deux Alpes and Alpe d’Huez. High and snow sure and in the same part of the world, one the same ski pass, is the fabulous Serre Chevalier ski network, linked with the UNESCO world heritage site of Briançon and enjoying the wonderful Roman baths in Montier.
Montgenèvre also deserves a mention and if flying into Turin, the transfers are short, plus you have the opportunity to ski in both France and Italy during your ski holiday. Montgenèvre also boasts some of the best snow conditions in the French alps. Family friendly and snow sure La Rosiere also shares the same pass with La Thuile also in Italy and comes recommended especially as peak times as its quieter than other French ski resorts.