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Comfortable ski chalet with 2 x double and 3 x twin rooms sleeping up to 10. First Floor - 3 bedrooms and one bathroom with shower over bath, sink and WC; one shower room with sink and WC & one other separate WC. Ground Floor - One bedroom with en suite bathroom & one bedroom with en suite shower room.
The cosy dining and living room, with log fire, opens onto a balcony with lovely views along the Pre la Joux valley. The chalet stands in its own grounds with garden at rear & ample off road private parking.
Located near the Linga ski area where the telecabine and highspeed chair lift access the PdS ski area. A short walk to bus stops, providing frequent (free) buses throughout the day, to all ski areas and the village. The village centre can be reached on foot in approx 15 mins.
Although the chalet is offered on self catered basis we are here in resort and can help you with arranging: - Geneva airport transfers - Provision of linen, towels and logs if required - Ordering & collection of lift passes - Ski school, creche etc - Ski hire
The Skiing: Chatel is situated on the border and there is easy ski access from France into Switzerland, covering up to 12 resorts, all available on one lift pass. The massive Portes du Soleil ski domain offers 650 kms of skiing, with 265 pistes & 198 lifts more than enough to explore in one week!
Chatel has pistes suitable for all levels of skier with 11 greens, 16 blues, 16 reds & 5 blacks. For those looking for something different there is also a Smoothpark with rails, kickers, slide boxes, boarder cross & more for both beginners & experienced freestylers.
There has been massive investment over recent years in modern snow cannons, to ensure snow coverage throughout the season. Chatel can now make up to 500,000 m3 of snow from a reservoir holding 250,000 m3 of water!
Chalet L'Optraken is within walking distance of the Linga ski lifts which quickly link in to the Avoriaz lifts on the French side or into Les Crosets on the Swiss side, or take a free bus to Pre la Joux & start there.
Travel to Chatel: Geneva airport is only 90 minutes away. Geneva airport has plenty of car hire or we can help you to arrange a private transfer (payable locally).
If you are driving Chatel is approx 10 hrs from Calais.
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Although the chalet is situated in a quiet location, in the area known as Loy in Chatel, we are still close to a number of amenities. There is a restaurant, bread shop, small supermarket, ski shop & childrens sledging area along the road. There are also other restaurants within easy walking distance, a couple of which offer take away food. We are opposite the kindergarten ski school for 3 yrs+. The bus stops for the free shuttles are a short walk away.
Ski: Chatel is a charming traditional farming village on the vast Portes du Soleil ski domain. The Portes du Soleil streches over France & Switzerland with 650 km of pistes & 194 ski lifts.
Chatel lies on the French/Swiss border and has 83 km of pistes & 47 ski lifts. Over the last few years a number of the chair lifts have been updated with highspeed lifts. This year (2009) 'Linga 2' above the Linga telecabine is being changed. The old, slow 3 person chair is being replaced by high speed chair lift. This should greatly improve the situation at Linga first thing in the morning! The whole Chatel area also now has many more snow cannons should they be needed.