Chatel Ski Schools Off-piste Touring, Ski Lessons & Mountain Guiding in Chatel - Portes du Soleil

There are several Chatel ski schools and ski touring guide companies each offering a comprehensive ranges of lessons for all ages and abilities for both skiing and snow boarding.

Chatel is ideal for learning to ski and snowboard as the ski lessons are on the gentle slopes providing progressive terrain through the rolling meadows with good lift and piste linked connections to blue and red pistes.

For intermediates and experts, the guided off-piste tours are are not to be missed offering spectacular deep powder terrain around the Portes du Soleil.

Guided Summer Activities

Some of the ski schools operate during the warm summer months. Although there is no summer skiing in any of the resorts around the Portes du Soleil, there are plenty of activities for all ages such as...

  • White water rafting
  • Guided via ferrata
  • Guided mountain biking
  • Mountain climbing courses

Ski Guiding & Touring

To experience the full extent of what Chatel and the Portes du Soleil area has to offer, why not try some touring. Expert local guides will navigate you around the high mountain trails in safety taking you on an adventure around one of the world's largest ski carousels with 8 French and 4 Swiss ski resorts all linked together giving 650km of pistes!

Ski tour around the Portes du Soleil - 1 day

Whilst not technically difficult, the sheer amount of skiing required to get around the whole circuit make this ski tour suitable for intermediate and advanced skiers - that is, if you want to get back to your resort before the lifts close!

You can go round the circuit in either direction but the easiest starting point is to head up to Super Chatel and make your way to Portes de Culet above Morgins. At this point, you have spectacular views of the Dents du Midi before dropping down in to Switzerland. The Swiss sector is less crowded and you pass through the rustic village of Champoussin and the ski-in, ski-out resort of Les Crosets.

From here, the ski tour takes you on to the beautiful village of Champery and towards The Wall, the steepest run in the Portes du Soleil bringing you back in to France. The last leg of the circuit takes you to Avoriaz from where you drop down in to Morzine and head back to Chatel - a long day but well worth it.

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Ski School Chatel - ESF

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Childrens lessons & creche
Private and group lessons
Ski & snowboard tours
Snow shoeing
Freestyle & off-piste clinics
Cross country
Multi lingual instructors

Our Chatel ski school - Ecole Ski Francais School provides private ski lessons and clinics for all levels of skier and boarder from absolute beginners to experts. Our instructors are multi-lingual and provide private or group lessons ranging from 1 hour, half day or full day.

Our expert local instructors also offer guided ski tours for those who enjoy freestyle skiing and boarding. The ski area is vast and if you are a good intermediate or expert skier or boarder, this is the best way to discover the fantastic off-piste opportunities around the Portes du Soleil.

Chatel Ski School

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Kids ski lessons
Private lessons
Group lessons
Off-piste guided tours
English speaking instructors
Summer activities