Chatel is the alpine ski resort you imagine, with traditional buildings and several chapels and churches. The resort’s first cable car (Vonnes cable car) was built in 1947 and since then. The resort has developed into part of the huge Portes du Soleil ski area. Being part of the Portes du Soleil ski area means you explore a lot of terrains. Those include passing through some famous resorts such as Avoriaz and Morzine.
If you take a plane, the nearest airport is Geneva, and then you only need a 1 hour 30 transfer. This is an advantage for those traveling with children who may agitate after the flight. You can drive to the resort from the UK, which takes 12 hours (estimated from London). If you are traveling on your own, you can use it to visit other places along the way. Such as Strasbourg or Colmar, if you are on the A4 and A35. If you take another road, either Dijon or Paris.