Enjoy great links to the 12 ski resorts of the Portes du Soleil from this stylish chalet
- Semi-detached chalet
- Slopes 500 m, Village 600 m
- Ski bus 100 m
- Newly built chalet with mountain views
- Furnished balconies and hot tub
- Close to village and lifts
Chalet Amarou ...
After a wonderful day in the mountains, you'll look forward to returning to this delightful and newly built chalet, where you can relax in the hot tub as the sun goes down, or with a drink on the balcony as you enjoy the beautiful view over the rooftops to the mountains.
This contemporary, semi-detached chalet for six is just a 600m walk from the Super Châtel lift and the centre of Châtel, a popular ski village in the Portes du Soleil ski area. If you’d rather save yourself the walk, the ski bus stops 100m from your door.
Châtel has a great selection of shops, bars and restaurants, as well as two cinemas, an ice-skating rink and a ten-pin bowling alley, so
Outside the ski season, the area is a paradise for walkers, bikers and nature lovers. You could also try white water sports on the River Dranse, or enjoy fishing or a picnic at the Lac de Vonnes.
Chalet Amarou can be booked with neighbouring Chalet Lula, to accommodate groups of up to 14 people.
About the property ...
Accommodation at Chalet Amarou is set over three floors, with three double bedrooms and two bathrooms.
There's a garage on the ground floor of the chalet, as well as a useful ski and bike store.
Take the stairs up to the first floor, where you'll find the three bedrooms, two of which can be arranged with twin or kingsize beds. One of the bedrooms has an en suite shower room, and there's another bathroom with a bath and separate shower which is shared by the other two bedrooms. There's also a separate WC. Two of the bedrooms also have access to the hot tub balcony - a wonderful place to relax and enjoy the view.
The beds are all made up with quality bed linen and topped with cosy throws, so you'll be nice and warm whatever the weather.
The top floor has been devoted to the living area, to make the most of the beautiful view. The spacious, modern kitchen at the back of the property has everything you need to cook up a delicious meal and there's plenty of room to sit down together at the dining table in front of the fire. There's also a breakfast bar - perfect for grabbing a quick snack or for enjoying a drink while you keep the cook company!
The huge front and side windows fill the seating area with light and open on to the furnished balcony, which has amazing views over the rooftops to the valley and mountains. Fire up the barbecue and enjoy dinner out here or just wrap up in a throw and come outside for a bit of stargazing! Inside, sink into the soft, L-shaped sofa with a book, or get together to watch a film to round off your perfect day in the mountains.
About the area ...
Châtel is one of the 12 resorts in the huge Portes du Soleil area, and offers great access to Avoriaz, Torgon and Morgins. You’ll have the choice of 300 ski slopes and 197 lifts, and they’re all covered by the Portes du Soleil ski pass.
Situated at the end of the beautiful Abondance Valley, Châtel's altitude and location between the Alps and Lake Geneva means it enjoys a great snow record. There's a snowpark, boarder cross course and great terrain for beginners at Super-Châtel, but also plenty to test intermediates and experts in the Linga/Pre-la-Joux sector and further afield on the Swiss side of the border.
And if cross-country skiing is more your thing, you'll find 49km of trails to explore around Châtel.
As a traditional farming village, Châtel is ‘open’ all year round, and there’s a great choice of shops, bars and restaurants for you to visit.
Outside the ski season, waterfalls and woods of the Abondance valley are popular with walkers - you can hike to a mountain restaurant for lunch or visit a farm and pick up some delicious local cheese. Cyclists will appreciate the quieter roads around the resort - both the challenging cols which feature regularly in the Tour de France and the more relaxing valley routes. The Châtel bike park offers 20 downhill tracks, and there are plenty of bike shops and hire points in the village.
Walkers and trail runners can explore 48 circuits and 400km of paths, while families looking for child-friendly walks will appreciate the footpath around the lake. There is plenty going on at Lac de Vonnes, with fishing, paddle-boarding, discovery trails and a great playground.
Châtel has been awarded the Famille Plus label, so you can be sure that children will always be well catered for, with a full programme of activities in summer and in winter.
Older children will love the Fantasticable - an adrenalin-filled flight on two zip wires, which will see you flying over the hamlet of Plagne-Dranse at almost 100kmph! Other adventurous options include paragliding, rock-climbing, via ferrata, whitewater rafting and kayaking. There's no time to be bored!
If you're looking for a stylish, practical chalet with access to the huge Portes du Soleil ski area, Chalet Amarou could be just right for you. Check your dates against our availability calendar - if you need a little time to make up your mind we can hold up to two weeks for you for 24 hours, with no obligation.
But don't leave it too long - this beautiful chalet in a great location is certain to get booked up quickly!
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The OVO Network Review
Chalet Amarou is a contemporary, semi-detached chalet for 6, with spacious accommodations set over three floors.
With three bedrooms and two bathrooms, it's a great choice for a family or a group of friends. All of the bedrooms can be arranged with kingsize or twin beds, for flexible sleeping arrangements, and two of the bedrooms open on to the hot tub balcony - you'll have to draw straws for those!
Putting the stylish living area on the top floor means it is full of light and enjoys great views. Whatever season you visit, you'll love relaxing on the balcony, perhaps with a drink before dinner or even enjoying a barbecue together.
Huge windows and sliding doors mean you'll always enjoy the changing view in the living area - it's a real head turner. The central fireplace means it's always cosy in the winter.
The stylish kitchen is at the back of the property, but there's room at the breakfast bar to sit down with a drink and keep the cook company.
Chalet Amarou is just a short walk from the centre of the Portes du Soleil ski village of Châtel, with its lifts, shops, bars and restaurants. Outside the ski season, there’s plenty to do, with great walking and biking trails, watersports on the Dranse river and swimming in the Lac de Vonnes.
Groups of up to 14 might like to consider booking Chalet Amarou with Chalet Lula, next door, which sleeps 8. It's a great solution for families who want to ski and socialise together, but don't necessarily want to spend all their time with each other!
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From the owner
Madelon & Max
We are delighted to introduce you to Amarou, our charming semi-detached chalet located in the heart of Châtel. Amarou is not just a chalet; it's a warm and inviting home where we have hand-picked every detail to create a unique atmosphere.
Amarou is a home where the doors are always open to welcome family and friends. The large dining table is the perfect gathering spot for hosting memorable dinners, and the spacious couch invites you to unwind after a day full of adventures.
What sets Amarou apart are its exceptional features. Imagine soaking in the hot tub with a breathtaking view of the surrounding mountains.
The floor-to-ceiling windows in the living room bring the outside in, allowing you to appreciate the beauty that surrounds you. Plus, being within walking distance of the village, shops, and the ski lift makes Amarou incredibly convenient for your mountain getaway.
Speaking of skiing, Châtel is at the heart of the incredible Portes du Soleil, the largest ski area in Europe, offering over 600 kilometers of slopes. Whether you're a beginner or an advanced skier, Châtel caters to all skill levels.
And for those thrill-seeking guests, there are plenty of powder routes waiting to be explored. Even after 40 years we are still discovering new routes.
Amarou is an experience, and we can't wait to share it with you. So come, make yourself at home, and let us be your gateway to the perfect mountain retreat!
Max & Madelon
Who is the owner?
OVO Network is the official booking partner for Chalet Amarou.
Your booking will be made directly with Madelon & Max, who will also take and hold your payment until your arrival.