Agenda of Châtel (24 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 summer 2022 !

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.
  In an idyllic and preserved setting, between Lake Geneva and the Chablais mountains, the Châtel Chablais Léman Race 2022 will once again offer breathtaking scenery. The 4th edition of the event will take place on the roads of the Tour de France 2022 (final stage between Aigle and Châtel) and will therefore offer everyone the opportunity to test themselves on the route of the world’s greatest race.
 
  • CHÂTEL, ARRIVALTOWN OF TH TOUR DE FRANCE 2022 ! - Sunday 10th July 2022 - www.letour.fr
Finally our Tour!  Stage 9 : Aigle(CH) > Châtel(FR)
It is now official, Châtel, labelled "Ville à Vélo du Tour de France - 3 bikes", will have its own Tour in 2022!
Indeed, the resort, located on the border with Switzerland, in the Abondance valley and in the heart of the Portes du Soleil domain, is the arrival town of the Tour de France on Sunday 10th July for the stage Aigle-Châtel, with the main difficulties the Col de La Croix, the Col des Mosses and the final with the Pas de Morgins.

Details of the circuit of this 9th stage, mountain stage of 183km:
Aigle (CH) - Montreux (CH) - Côte de Chexbres (CH) - Châtel-St-Denis (CH) - Bulle (CH) - Rossinière (CH) - Col des Mosses (CH) - Les Diablerets (CH) - Col de la Croix (CH) - Aigle (CH) - Monthey (CH) - Pas de Morgins (CH) - Châtel (FR)
 
  • FRENCH NATIONAL DAY - Thursday 14th July 2022 
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 IS GOING BACK TO THE CHILDHOOD (FESTIVAL) -  From Sunday 17th July to Friday 22nd July 2022
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). 
 
  • THE St LAURENT VILLAGE FESTIVAL - Sunday 7th August 2022
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….
  • MTB FRENCH CU- From Friday 12th to Sunday 14th August 2022
Schedule in progress
 
  •  44th BELLE DIMANCHE - Sunday 21th August 2022
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.
 
  •   ALPINE CHÂTEL SHOW - Saturday 03rd and Sunday 04th September 
This 1st meeting is above all intended to be a convivial event, bringing together Alpine owners of all generations and from all over France.

Many activities will take place during these two days, show with racing cars, road-book ride, signing session, photos by the lake, festive evening...


Do not miss this winter 2022/2023 ! 

  • CHÂTEL FAIRY TALES ! - Date not communicated
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 ! - Saturday 24th December 2022
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 - Saturday 31th December 2022
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 - Date not communicated
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 ! - Date not communicated
"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  -  Date not communicated
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 - Date not communicated
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 - Date not communicated
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.
 
  • 4th BLESSING OF SKIERS - Date not communicated
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.
 
Experience pure riding and great music in the Portes du Soleil during our week-long festi-val on the slopes!
Don’t miss the 11th Rock The Pistes Festival in March! 
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!

Events in picture... 


châtel in winter

châtel in winter

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new year in 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

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snowbowl châtel

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blessing of skiers

blessing of skiers

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rock the pistes festival

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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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