Outside of the ski season summer is the busiest time of the year in Chatel, with plenty of activities in the surrounding mountains. The town begins to get busy again in June and continues to stay busy till the lifts close again in September.
When Is Summer In Chatel?
Summer runs from June till mid September. This is also the time when the lifts are open for the mountain biking season, and is the warmest time of year.
What Is The Weather Like In Summer?
Generally the weather in Chatel during summer is warm and sunny. The temperature can reach into the mid thirties on exceptionally hot days and generally stays around the mid twenties for most of the summer. The weather can change quickly though and there are usually a few impressive thunder storms throughout the summer months, so it is always a god idea to check the forecast before heading up the mountain in order to be prepared for whatever might come your way. By the end of summer the average temperature is generally dropping although there are still plenty of warm days. It is rare for there to be any snow during the summer months though, as the temperature would have to drop sharply for this to happen.
What Activities Are There In Summer?
Mountain biking is one of the most popular summer activities in Chatel. There is a bike park in Linga which is well maintained and contains runs for all abilities. There are also dirt jumps of various sizes, including some very large jumps as well as a pump track at the bottom of the lifts. The lift system links up with the runs in Avoriaz, which can also link up with Morzine and Les Gets. When returning to Morzine or Avoriaz from Morgins it is also necessary to ride down to Chatel and catch the bus to Linga. There are also plenty of options for road biking, with the Col Du Corbier as well as the proximity to Lake Geneva. For something that doesnít involve two wheels there are also plenty of hikes around the area with Alpine meadows and mountains to explore.
When Do The Lifts Open?
The lifts generally open at the end of May, although the link with Avoriaz will not be open this early, and they close mid September.