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Charlie 26 posted Dec-2008

anyone been to chatel go end of jan any tips cheers charlie

AlpineWurzel
reply to 'chatel france'
posted Dec-2008

Im also of to Chatel a week Sunday, any info and advice would be great.
Edited 1 time. Last update at 16-Dec-2008

RossF
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posted Dec-2008

I hear an awesome new company *Whitedot are based out of Chatel this season

Salski
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posted Dec-2008

We went for 10 days at the end of January 2006 - loads of snow & a great base to explore the PDS. If you're beginners, then you should find that the Chatel pass gives you a big enough ski area. If you're looking to explore further afield then go for the full PDS pass. Initially we were based in Linga a short way out of Chatel, which gave us easy access to Avoriaz. We were then moved to a different chalet in Chatel itself, which was much handier for Super Chatel, Torgon & Morgins. However, regular buses run between Chatel, Linga & Pre la Joux so you can easily access the different areas.

I remember we covered miles & miles that holiday & each area had a very different feel to it. It's best to decide on where you want to ski each day & explore that area - you can easily find yourself tired & a long way from home! We took the TS Chavanette from Avoriaz down over the 'Swiss Wall'. It was quite a scary experience getting onto a lift that was going down - especially with a seven year old. There were people attempting to ski down the Wall who should definitely have been on the lift

We were in a catered (allegedly) chalet so can't recommend any places to eat. I've just had a quick flick through my photos to remind myself of what a fantastic time we had. It was pretty quiet everywhere too. Have a great time!
The plan is.... there's no plan!

Charlie 26
reply to 'chatel france'
posted Dec-2008

thanks for the reply,i have heard about the wall its something i would like to try but my wife is not sure is it just steep and long or moguls all the way down cheers

Bandit
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posted Dec-2008

charlie 26 wrote:thanks for the reply,i have heard about the wall its something i would like to try but my wife is not sure is it just steep and long or moguls all the way down cheers


Your wife can descend on the chair if she wishes. The Swiss Wall, is about a kilometre long, it's a pretty relentless pitch and can be everything in your comment, as well as very icy. It is classed as an itinerary by the resort.

My suggestion for you is to take the chair down the Wall 1st time, and have a good look at the terrain, and see how everyone else is coping. As the chair runs directly beside the slope, if you do ski it, you will likely receive "style marks" from your passing audience (I know I did)

This is it....



Admin I'm sorry if it is a bit big, but I don't know how to shrink it
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RossF
reply to 'chatel france'
posted Dec-2008

It is a good picture, pitch wise how steep is it?

Bandit
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posted Dec-2008

RossF wrote:It is a good picture, pitch wise how steep is it?


From memory, I think it's about 37 degrees. What seems to be the "killer" for most is the length.

I can't take credit for the photo, it came from:
http://www.blorange.com/

It's a super photo though

Topic last updated on 24-December-2008 at 12:26

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