Châtel is one of just a few French ski resorts that have access to a large ski domain while being less than 90 minutes from Geneva Airport. This authentic, family-friendly resort is part of the sprawling Les Portes du Soleil ski domain which boasts 650km of groomed pistes and encompasses 12 resorts between France and Switzerland.
There are two main ski areas, Super-Châtel and Linga, and the 84 local slopes are an intermediate’s dream as 66% of them are blue or red. For advanced skiers, there are six black pistes in the local area and some steeper red runs in the Linga area. Beginners are not forgotten either and there is a good selection of nursery slopes close to the village centre as well as several ski schools.
An authentic dual-season resort where the summer months are just as lively as the ski season, owning a property in Châtel is a fantastic lifestyle investment for those looking for a home away from home where they can enjoy holidays throughout the year.
Whilst Châtel has matured over the years, properties here are still competitively priced when compared to other resorts in the Portes du Soleil. In Châtel, prices range from €6,000 to €10,000 per sqm whilst prices in nearby Les Gets vary from €8,000 to €13,000 per sqm. Plus, there is still potential for capital appreciation as this resort continues to grow in popularity.
Châtel is a charming village with access to a vast linked ski area. The traditional architecture, coupled with great après ski make this an attractive year-round ski resort for property investors.
Châtel has a well-developed infrastructure, which is a significant advantage for potential property owners. The resort has 83 lifts, providing easy access to the ski slopes and surrounding areas, and a shuttle bus service connects different parts of the resort.
The recently built Linga-Pres-La-Joux gondola has improved transport links between different ski areas and villages, reducing travel times. The town also has a range of amenities, including shops, restaurants, and a cinema.
The infrastructure benefits potential property owners as it enhances the accessibility and convenience of the resort, making it an attractive place to own a property, whether for personal use or as an investment.
Châtel has a rich history dating back to the 12th century when it was a farming village. Over time, it became a popular tourist destination due to its stunning alpine scenery and skiing opportunities.
The town has retained its traditional Savoyard architecture, with many of the properties in the area reflecting this style. This history benefits potential property owners as it adds to the charm and character of the town, making it an appealing place to own a property.
Properties in the area also have the potential to increase in value over time as Châtel's reputation as a desirable resort continues to grow.
Châtel, a family-friendly resort with the Famille Plus label, offers a range of enjoyable activities both on and off the slopes.
Kids can explore the Milka Purple Piste and ice-skate in the village centre, while adults can indulge in hiking and mountain biking. With the multi-pass, you can access 22 lifts, Forme d’O aqua centre, tennis and other activities, as well as receive discounts on various attractions.
The Châtel Bike Park has 20 downhill trails, a children’s area, and a space for stunts and jumps. For thrill-seekers, the Fantasticable zip line reaches 60 mph and offers a breathtaking view.
Close to the Swiss border just 90 minutes from Geneva Airport.