The Châtel Concept
Ever since 1985, Châtel Travel has been organising alpine holidays according to a successful formula that seems to appeal to a large portion of winter sport enthusiasts. By combining the good parts of staying at a hotel with the advantages offered by an apartment or chalet, your alpine holiday can be made all the more enjoyable and remain affordable at the same time.
STYLISH, COMFORTABLE CHALETS
The basic idea is this: a large, stylish chalet, located on or at walking distance from the slopes, in a large skiing area where snow is guaranteed. Every chalet has a cosy common room, the Stube. This is the central room where all guests meet. Here, a tasty breakfast will be waiting for you in the morning and after skiing there will be tea, although naturally, a warm glass of Glühwein is also an option. In the evening after dinner, the Stube is the place to meet for pleasant conversation or a game while enjoying a cup of coffee or a drink from the ‘honesty bar’.
The Châtel Concept combines the advantages of having your ‘own’ chalet with a complete arrangement based on half-board. All arrangements are based on 7 x lodging/breakfast and 6 x dinner/coffee/tea. For most chalets, the 3-course dinner (set menu or à la carte) is served at an outside location. In three of our chalets, dinner is prepared by chalet staff: Sölden (Haus Innerwald), Jochberg and Grossarl.
DUTCH CHALET STAFF
One or two carefully selected Dutch chalet hosts (also English speaking) stay at each chalet. Apart from silently taking care of the chalet’s household and preparing your luxury breakfast, afternoon tea and coffee, they also serve as your hosts and can answer all your questions. They can arrange discounts on skiing passes or equipment rentals, organise activities such as a Berghütte meal or a toboggan night and can also act (as per agreement) as babysitters or guides. And... you won’t have to look for him/her, because they will be living right with you in the chalet. One day each week, the chalet staff is off-duty after breakfast. On this day, no dinner is served in the nearby restaurant or chalet.
THE BEST SKIING AREAS IN AUSTRIA AND FRANCE
Names such as Sölden, Europa Sportregion, Arlberg, Fiss, Sportwelt Amadé, and Kitzbühel speak for themselves!
SINGLE ROOM BOOKING (STARTING AT AUTUMM)
Going on holiday as a couple or in a small group? If so, you can book one or multiple rooms within a chalet. You will meet the other chalet guests in a relaxed and free environment. In the last few years, Châtel Travel has been receiving more and more international guests next to the Dutch ones! The way Châtel Travel works allows you to freely meet other guests and plan ski trips together if you wish. Our Norwegian guests, for example, might be persuaded to teach you the fine art of Telemark skiing!
If you’ve already decided to go on holiday together, Châtel offers you the possibility of booking an entire chalet. Thus, holding a family reunion in the snow, going on a trip with your club or taking the entire company to celebrate that target you’ve just made: Châtel is perfectly capable of accommodating you and is happy to advise you on which chalet/area best meets your group’s criteria. This will change depending on whether there are, for example, children in the group, amateur skiers and/or professional and cross-country skiers, those who like to party and hit the after-ski bars, and so forth. They are all factors that we can take into account in order to make your holiday a great one.
The Châtel formula certainly also works for families with children. For example, our chalet staff can (as per agreement) babysit your children for a night. In the chalets that serve dinner, it is also possible to have dinner served for the children first, with the parents dining after their children go to bed. Naturally, every chalet is equipped with 1 child-size bed and 1 highchair.
Our chalets are well accessible by car. Those who travel by train can get off at Bludenz (Gaschurn), Landeck (Fiss), Ötztal Bahnhf (Sölden and Huben), Kitzbühel (Jochberg), Zell am See (Zell am See and Hinterglemm) or St. Johann im Pongau (Großarl). To reach Stuben, get off at the Langen station, which is 3 kilometres away and one stop before St. Anton am Arlberg. Additionally, there are various shuttle bus services that can take you to your destination. Contact Châtel Travel for more information on these.
The prices as listed with the chalet descriptions are per person or for a weeks’ half-board stay
(7 x breakfast, 6 x dinner, 6 x afternoon tea), including a room with ‘personal’ shower/bath tub/toilet and excluding travel costs. A complete overview of our prices is found here.