Agenda of Châtel (22 photos)

Not on your holiday agenda ! 

Châtel organizes every year, a variety of events ranging from the traditional festival to the music scene and sports events !

You will find all the agenda of Châtel on the website of chatel.com


Do not miss this winter 2019/2020 ! 

  • CHÂTEL FAIRY TALES ! - from 22th December 2019 to 5st January 2020 (Every Day) 
Because Christmas in the mountains is magical, we organize an enchanting program for you: a walk around the lake in sound and light, fireworks, entertainment for children, shows...
And of course, you will meet Santa's friends for various activities before he comes to Châtel on December 24th!
 
  • FATHER XMAS ARRIVES IN CHÂTEL ! - tuesday 24th December 2019
Father Xmas arrives in Châtel !!!
Father Xmas knows very well the route to Châtel, coming from so far away from Rovaniemi, his village in Lapland, travelling by dogsled. That's why he'll deserve a warm welcome from you, and the ESF ski teachers will be there as well to welcome him.
As he knows that you'll be excepting for him to come he'll surely have some sweets to give ! Rivari and his elfes will offer mulled wine and hot chocolate to everyone....
5.30 pm-7 pm: Mulled wine and hot chocolate. Presentation of the animation program of the week.
6 pm: Santa Claus is coming to Lake Vonnes with ESF instructors.
6.30 pm.: Fireworks.

Merry Christmas in Châtel !
 
  • NEW YAER'S EVE FIREWORKS - tuesday 31th December 2019 
Come to celebrate with us these event!
Program:
- 6pm to 6.30pm: Presentation of the week's entertainment program.
- 6pm to 8pm: Live music with DJ.
- 6pm to 8 pm: Hot chocolate and mulled wine offered to all, with the mascots of Châtel and the ESF ski teachers.
- 7.30 pm: Fireworks.
Happy New Year!
 
  • RAZORSNOWBIKE - saturday 25th January 2020
The Razorsnowbike : an MTB competition on snow gathers several competitions: a derby, a dual slalom and a 8X. Open to amateurs and professionals.
 
  • NEIGES ÉTOILÉES - Gastronomic Festival ! - from tuesday 04th to saturday 08th February 2020
"Neiges Etoilées" is a big gastronomic festival with as a main time a coockery challenge.
It will group together a large number of culinary actors around a cooking competition and diverse animations on the theme of gastronomy.
The event proposes various facets to answer to the tastes and to the waits of all, for the youngerst and the oldest. By the variety, Neiges Etoilées is as original as innovative and has for objective to make discover the local cooking and the professional cooking to the public.
This event will gather chefs which will be in confrontation during a culinary challenge where they can choose to highlight their talents and their originality, the whole under the warned eye of personalities stemming from the world of the gastronomy.
Beside this challenge numerous activities and entertainments are proposed to the public as cooking lessons, workshops for children...
Among the numerous meetings of the festival, the “frosted” breakfast will doubtless be an unforgettable experience for all. Just imagine having breakfast at the top of the slopes with a fantastic view over the village of Châtel, prepared by a chef and served on a bar made of snow!
For these four days, your papillae will not miss to be exhilarated by the numerous tastings which will be proposed to you, but also and especially during the evening of Friday evening!
 
  • THE FARMER'S PARTY  -  wednesday 12th February 2020
The Farmer's Din, the traditional rendez vous with the famers!
Schedule (to be confirmed):
7pm: music in the church square.
7.30pm: departure of the float from Linga. Arrival in the church squate at 8pm. Uphill to Vonnes, return at Linga.
7.30pm: Cheese making demonstration, sale, musical entertainment with the band Les Bamboués
8pm: begining of entertainment in the Châtelaine room with:
- Cheese competition: the audience will vote for the best Abondance Cheese.
- Demonstration of cheese making
- Cheese sale
- Little farm: veal, hens, goats
- Wooden games
- Exhibition about vacherin cheese.
- Game: guess the weight of an Abondance Cheese. The person who will guess the weight will win the cheese. (€1 participation for the benefit of the 'Association des Petits Princes).
- Results the competition and awardings.
- Drink offered to all.
 
  • CHÂTEL CLASSIC - from monday 17th to thursday 20th February 2020
Classical and Jazz music festival at the Church of Châtel, under Elena Rozanova's artistic direction.
For a week, world-famous artists make an appointment with you to Châtel for concerts and meeting.
 
  • SNOWBOWL - sunday 23rd February 2020
American football tournament on snow during which 4 teams will compete against each other.
A game of 7 against 7 on a 30m long by 15 wide field.
The 10-minute matches will be officiated by official referees.
 
  • 3rd BLESSING OF SKIERS - thursday 05th March 2020
Night Mass at altitude at the Chapelle de Plaine Dranse and blessing of the skiers.
Free ascent from 6:30 pm by the Pierre-Longue chairlift.
Descent at 8:15 pm by chairlift for pedestrians and torchlight descent for skiers (sale of torches and registration at Châtel Tourisme).
Alpine horns, accordion, mulled wine and tea.
 
  • 10th ROCK THE PISTES FESTIVAL -  from 22nd to 28th March 2020 (Every Day) - www.rockthepistes.com
Experience pure riding and great music in the Portes du Soleil during our week-long festi-val on the slopes!
Don’t miss the 10th Rock The Pistes Festival from 22-28 March 2020! 
Come along for a pure sensation explosion! Put on your ski boots and join us up on the slopes in the PORTES DU SOLEIL for concerts in amazing and unforgettable venues...at altitude!

There are concerts for all skiers and snowboarders every day, performed on pop-up stages all over the ski area, followed by apres-ski gigs in resort to keep the fun going longer! More than 35 shows are scheduled all week in this LIVE extravaganza!

You can be part of this festival (that’s unique in Europe) with your “Pass Ski Concert” ticket – it’s a magic snow’n’music combo!
The “Pass Ski Concert” ticket is available from all ski lift ticket offices in all 12 village-resorts in the Portes du Soleil.
Festival facts:5 major artists who perform on the slopes at 1.30pm (shows start at 12.30pm with a DJ set) + 30 apres-ski gigs in the heart of your resort with up-and-coming acts from the international music scene!
          SCHEDULE 2020 :
Châtel - Monday 16th March 2020          DELUXE (French band - Electro-pop)


Do not miss this summer 2019 !

The MTB Pass'Portes du Soleil is a mountain-bike ride ranging from 1000 to 2250m in altitude, in both France and Switzerland, where you can discover the fabulous Portes du Soleil MTB terrain and its grandiose scenery.
The 80 km circuit use 15th lifts. Different variations will be organized for mountain bikers wishing to cycle up hill. The trek takes one day, and participants can choose whether to ride it on Friday, Saturday or Sunday.
 
  • FRENCH NATIONAL DAY - tuesday 14th July 2019 
A big fire works on music is organized on lake Vonnes and after a big public dance is taking place on the church square.
 
  • CHÂTEL REBOUL JAM BY SCOTT - date not communicated
Team Scott and the ski lift company organize the Châtel Reboul Jam in Pré-la-Joux.
On the program of multiple events: slopestyle, DH race, slalom, long jump, "slow" race... Slopestyle...
 
  • THE St LAURENT VILLAGE FESTIVAL - date not communicated
During one day in Summer time local people and their guests are meeting to celebrate the village festival “La Saint Laurent” (name of the patron saint of the parish).
The high point of the day is certainly the floats procession made by various associations and societies of Châtel.
It’s the opportunity for local people to show up traditional activities and old trades thanks to wonderful floats especially build for that day with big care and lots of details.
Folk and music bands will ensure the entertainment of the procession which always brings together a large audience in the centre of the village and on the church square….
 
  • CHÂTEL IS GOING BACK TO THE CHILDHOOD (FESTIVAL) -  date not communicated
Châtel offers an exceptional week for children!
Every day of the week, in the heart of the village of Châtel, entertainment and shows will be offered free of charge (shows, workshops, games, snacks),
 
  • PARTY AT LAKE VONNE- date not communicated
A whole day to enjoy with family or friends at lake Vonnes!
 
  •  44th BELLE DIMANCHE - date not communicated
This festival is taking place in Plaine Dranse where shepherds and their animals are gathering with craftmen, musicians, folk bands for the pleasure of our visitors.
 
  •  CYCLO THOMAS VOECKLER By MARTA - date not communicated
After a successful inaugural event in Avoriaz 1800, the Cyclo Thomas Voeckler is spreading its wings to take in the fabulous Portes du Soleil ski & bike territory. 4 routes from 40km to 120km are on offer over the weekend so that everyone can push their limits and make the most of the roads and the area’s mythical mountain passes.
The Cyclo Thomas Voeckler is a sporting challenge as well as an adventure for visitors, since you can ride either “timed” or “touring”.
Former professional cyclist Thomas Voeckler is behind this event and as part of the organising team will of course be attending. He will be on hand to share his experience and passion for bikes. You can chat, swap riding stories and even tackle a mountain pass or two with him!
 
  •   4th HISTORIC ASCENT OF CHÂTEL - date not communicated 
This event is a demonstration, on closed road, for vintage cars and cars of exception.
Reserved exclusively for vehicles registered before 01/01/1990 according to FFSA regulations.
This Historic Ascent will be based on the conviviality, with as only objective the notion of pleasure, in the mutual respect of the participants and the spectators.
The sports part will be managed by the "Peugeot Historic Organization", having to its credit numerous big tests, and the festive part will be assured by the Association Rally Val. 

Events in picture... 


châtel in winter

châtel in winter

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châtel christmas

châtel christmas

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new year in châtel

new year in châtel

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razorsnowbike châtel

razorsnowbike châtel

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Neiges étoilées | châtel | gastronomic festival | campsite l'oustalet

Neiges étoilées | châtel | gastronomic festival | campsite l'oustalet

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farmer's party at châtel

farmer's party at châtel

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châtel classic festival

châtel classic festival

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snowbowl châtel

snowbowl châtel

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blessing of skiers

blessing of skiers

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Rock the Pistes Festival | campsite l'oustalet | châtel | portes du soleil | events

Rock the Pistes Festival | campsite l'oustalet | châtel | portes du soleil | events

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rock the pistes festival

rock the pistes festival

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Pass'Portes du Soleil MTB | campsite l'oustalet | châtel

Pass'Portes du Soleil MTB | campsite l'oustalet | châtel

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Pass'Portes du Soleil MTB | campsite l'oustalet | châtel | 1

Pass'Portes du Soleil MTB | campsite l'oustalet | châtel | 1

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French national day | 14 July | campsite l'oustalet | Châtel

French national day | 14 July | campsite l'oustalet | Châtel

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Fête de la Saint Laurent | campsite l'oustalet | Châtel

Fête de la Saint Laurent | campsite l'oustalet | Châtel

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Fête de la Saint Laurent | campsite l'oustalet | Châtel | 1

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Châtel goes back to childhood

Châtel goes back to childhood

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Fête de la Belle Dimanche | campsite l'oustalet | châtel | 1

Fête de la Belle Dimanche | campsite l'oustalet | châtel | 1

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Fête de la Belle Dimanche | campsite l'oustalet | châtel | 2

Fête de la Belle Dimanche | campsite l'oustalet | châtel | 2

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Fête de la Belle Dimanche | campsite l'oustalet | châtel | 3

Fête de la Belle Dimanche | campsite l'oustalet | châtel | 3

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Cyclo thomas voeckler by marta Portes du soleil

Cyclo thomas voeckler by marta Portes du soleil

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