In brief - One of the resorts linked into the 650km of the Portes du Soleil, Chatel remains an essentially French resort. It offers enjoyable restaurants, but nightlife as a whole is fairly quiet but first rate. Ski school and childcare are excellent, making families very welcome. Overall, Chatel is a wonderfully traditional resort. The quiet nature of the place is ideal for families and those seeking relief from the rowdier après-ski crowds. There are some excellent intermediate runs and the superb ski tuition will soon have you whizzing down the more advanced slopes in no time at all.