16/03/2021: Today's Updates...
Bonjour from Chatel.
There was further snowfall during yesterday afternoon and overnight, with an additional 8cm of snow on our measuring surface. The total snowfall since late Sunday afternoon is 46cm and the total since Saturday evening is 58.5cm - so it has been a significant snow event in the village.
The fresh snow pack has eased down under its own weight and currently stands at just under 40cm.
Snow flurries currently coming and going.
Further snowfall is expected this evening and overnight into tomorrow!
... and the Arome chart from www.meteociel.fr for the next snowfall... (take off a couple of cm's from the values as this chart runs from midnight last night)...
The French National Championships for the alpine skiing have been moved to the PDS, with Chatel hosting the Super G and Downhill events.
The provisional schedule is as follows: 23 mars : Ladies downhill training – Châtel 24 mars : Ladies Downhill – Châtel 25 mars : Ladies Super G – Châtel 26 mars : Ladies GS – Saint Jean d’Aulps 27 mars : Ladies & Mens Slalom – Les Gets 28 mars : Mens GS – Saint Jean d’Aulps 29 mars : Mens Super G – Châtel 30 mars : Mens downhill training Châtel 31 mars : Mens Downhill – Châtel
Those who bought PDS season passes in the "flash sale" from the Chatel ski pass website last spring, should now be receiving emails giving options to either roll them over to next season, receiving a credit note or getting a refund. This applies to unused passes.
Most updates and photos this season are posted on the WhatsApp members group
Link to the page which tracks the snowfalls in Chatel over the season:
The lifts on the ski area are closed until further notice.
Bars, restaurants and cafes are expected to remain closed until further notice (takeaway services allowed).
Although confinement has ended in France - an overnight curfew is in place from 6pm to 6am.
Private gatherings indoors should be kept to a maximum of 6 adults according to advice from the French government.
Travel between regions in France is allowed.