Châtel's Ski Lifts: Ski Pass Prices, Offers & FAQ's:



There are various options and offers available when purchasing either a Chatel or Portes Du Soleil ski pass, with discounts available for children, families, juniors and also those over 65. Children under the age of 5 can ski for free, but you will need a proof of age for them (eg passport). The lift pass uses a hand free system.

The passes can be purchased from the lift offices which are at the bottom of each of Chatel's main ski areas, the main lift office in the centre of Chatel (by the school) or online...


Should I Buy A Chatel or Portes Du Soleil Lift Pass?:

The Chatel ski pass (Espace Liberte) covers some other areas too, meaning that a rather impressive 61 lifts serving 73 pistes (130km) are accessible in the sli areas of Chatel, La Chapelle d'Abondance and Torgon. Despite this, many people of intermediate skiing or riding ability and above will often purchase the lift pass for the Portes Du Soleil, to give them the ability to travel deeper into the vast Portes Du Soleil area.


Where to buy

Your pass can be purchased at one of the several list pass offices or online at:


Lift & Piste Maps:

You can pick up a free printed version of the area at any of the ski lift offices or tourist office. To view the Chatel and Portes Du Soleil areas online - click here.


What Happens If I Lose My Lift Pass?:

When purchasing your lift pass, make sure you get a receipt, this means that if you lose your pass, the list office can simply cancel your old one, so that it will no longer work with the hands free system at the entry to the lifts and they can then issue you a new pass. With the recent introduction of hands free lift pass systems, it is best to keep the pass in a zipped up pocket of your jacket or trousers for the holiday, where it can't get lost as there is no reason for you to take it out when going through the ski lift entrance!


Can I Use The Ski Lifts As A Pedestrian?:

Yes, some of them, including the telecabines at Super-Chatel and Linga and also the Barbossine and Pierre-Longue chairlifts. Prices for these are discounted and available for a one way trip, a return or several. Details at the lift offices.