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New lifts for 2015 season give Châtel the edge over other resorts

Posted on 13 October 2015

Skiing in Châtel is about to get a whole lot better when new lifts open this season, giving the French resort access to the world’s largest international linked ski area and making it highly attractive to owners of ski property.

Two brand new ski lifts will link the massifs of Super-Châtel and Linga to provide skiers with easy access to 650 kilometres of slopes on a total of 285 pistes in 12 French and Swiss ski resorts.

Together, the resorts occupy the world’s largest international linked ski area, the Portes du Soleil, located between Lake Geneva and Mont-Blanc. The upgrade includes a new blue run, going from Super Châtel down to Vonnes in the valley, and will make doing a circular tour of the Portes du Soleil much easier.

The news is welcomed by Skiingproperty.com and one leading developer selling properties in a new residence in Châtel said recently: “Apartments for sale in the first phase proved so popular when it opened for business at the end of 2013 that two new chalets together containing a further 35 apartments have been built. All but six of them have been sold and news of the new ski lifts has prompted huge interest in them.”

People who love the outdoor life visit Châtel all year round. Snowboarding and bobsleighing can be enjoyed in addition to skiing. In summer activities like hiking, biking and riding are on the doorstep. Nearby rafting, fishing and paragliding are available. Châtel, in the Haute Savoie region of the French Alps, is one of the most popular resorts in the Portes du Soleil and being just 90 minutes from Geneva Airport makes it easily accessible.

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