Chalet des Roues is a recently modernised and refurbished chalet with spacious accommodation uniquely set on 5 demi-levels. It is ideally situated just 5 minutes walk from the village centre.
The entrance hall leads to a large fully equipped kitchen with a table seating 4 people.There is also a large double bedroom on this level.
A small flight of stairs leads up to the living area featuring a large picture window opening on to the balcony which gives the room a light and airy feel. There is a dining area with a table seating 8 people and a relaxation area with sofa and chairs.
Upstairs from here are 2 twin rooms ideal for younger people with a shared shower and WC.
Downstairs from the hall is another double bedroom with en-suite shower and WC.
Another flight of stairs leads down to the large cellar area which features a big TV room with sofa and flat screen TV with British SKY TV Freeview. You will also find a large bathroom with WC, washing machine, tumble dryer and a large heated boot room accessed from inside and out. The chalet is fully equipped with Wifi.
Skiing: The Portes du Soleil incorporates the resorts of Chatel, Avoriaz, Morzine, Les Gets, Saint Jean d'Aulpes, Montriond, Abondance, Le Chapelle d'Abondance in France and Morgins, Torgon, Champoussin, Les Crosets, and Champery in Switzerland. It has roughly 200 lifts serving 650 kilometres of piste, providing runs for all abilities with a height range of 950 - 2400 metres. The Portes du Soleil lift pass covers all of these resorts.
The resort of Chatel also provides its own ski area, covered by a local ski pass, with 45 lifts serving 49 individual pistes covering 83 kilometres from 1100 - 2200 metres. This year a new lift and piste will link the Super Chatel area with Linga making skiing from the village centre even more attractive.
There are plenty of ski hire shops and a free bus service taking you to whichever area you want to ski. There is a bus stop right outside the chalet.
Chatel is an 'all year round resort' and the Summer is equally as enjoyable and breathtaking as the winter with open meadows filled with alpine flowers and a host of activities to undertake and sites to see. Chatel is an established centre for mountain biking and bikes may be hired from many of the local 'ski' shops. The chalet however is not really equipped for serious mountain bikers who need to clean bikes and themselves every evening after a long muddy day on the mountain!
Chatel village: Chatel town square is 5 minutes walk from Chalet des Roues. This is a real advantage, especially during high season. You can either walk up the road, or for an even shorter walk take the path from the back of the chalet which emerges higher up the road leading to the village.
The village itself has a wide variety of small shops, many selling local produce and specialities. There is a street market on Wednesday mornings. The two supermarkets are ideal for those holidaying on a self-catered basis and have large selections of basic and the more exotic foods. There is also a large 'Intermarche' store a short drive or bus ride away.
The Haute-Savoie is well known for its cuisine and the twenty or so restaurants and bars in the local area cater for all tastes and budgets.
Chatel has ‘Famille Plus' status, a national tourism distinction awarded to French towns and villages for the hospitality and services they provide for families with children. There is a brand new swimming and hydro-therapy complex in the village ideal for families.
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