Posted on 07 January 2014
Looking for a ski home somewhere that offers more exciting ways to descend the slopes than simply on skis or a snowboard? If so, Châtel in the Savoie region of the French Alps could be ideal for you, thanks to the introduction there of a selection of exhilarating, slope-based activities.
For starters, there is snake-glisse, in which small toboggans are joined to each other as they sweep down the mountain, with your family or friends in tow. Or you might prefer yooning, a variation of old-fashioned sledging, except the sledge has only one runner, making it that much quicker and precarious.
However, real speed freaks should opt for airboarding or snow bodyboarding, which takes place in the Pré la Joux ski area. To fly down the 5-kilometre Pierre-Longue chairlift slope on a new inflatable snowboard costs around €20, but you can also book half or whole day sessions. Marginally calmer activities available in Châtel include dogsledding and enjoying any of the Spa and wellness facilities, or a trip to the cinema or bowling alley.
Meanwhile, on the slopes Châtel, which is part of the Portes du Soleil ski area, added to its extensive ski area this season, by adding a new slalom course in its Super Châtel area. Elsewhere, riders who attend the snowboarding Smoothpark can now film themselves there, and upload their videos for sharing on the major social networks. The video system uses clever chip technology which is triggered when the snowboarder passes through the porch of the module on which the cameras are positioned.
If Châtel sounds like your kind of resort, why not browse property for sale there on Skiingproperty.com.