Châtel and the Portes du Soleil are always improving the lifts and pistes in the ski domain and this year there is exciting news for Châtel , the Pierre Longue 4 man chairlift will be replaced by a 6 man faster chairlift.
The Pierre Longue lift is the gateway to the Portes du Soleil, linking the popular Pre La Joux car park to the Plaine Dranse ski area of Châtel as well as the link to Avoriaz. Those of you that visit out of school holidays will have found the lift to be suitable but in the holiday weeks, there can be a bottle neck here particularly at the beginning of ski school lessons. The new lift will be a welcome improvement to the area and ready for skiing in the winter 2019 season.
It will be interesting to see how this new lift reduces the time to get to Avoriaz…it is already quicker to get from Châtel to Avoriaz than from Morzine and now it will be even more speedy!