I stayed here with 7 friends to celebrate various 40th birthdays and what a good decision that proved to be. I got in touch with Rob (owner) via a ski forum and he proved extremely helpful throughout the booking process. He put me in touch with a transfer firm (Magic Transfers) and ski/boot hire place (Vertical Horizons) and both proved reasonable as well as providing an excellent and efficient service.
The Linga lift is only a short walk away from the Renard or there is easy access to the two other Chatel lifts via a free and regular bus service. We went in January and the skiing was excellent with fresh snow falling every night, which always helps.
The Chatel region proved more than sufficient for us as we only went for a short break but there were excellent links to the whole of the Portes du Soleil region if you have the time to go a little further afield.
After a long days skiing we would spend several hours in the bar of the Hotel. We could have used the free Tunnel Bar Minibus to take us into town but with the food and service being as good as it is at the Renard there really wasnt any need.
The food deserves a special mention as it was superb. Clean plates were guaranteed when the 8 of us sat down. What I would say is make sure you are hungry and you will not be disappointed.
We will hopefully be back again next year. Thanks again to all at the Renard and apologies to Room 1 if we enjoyed ourselves a little too much for your liking.
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- Whether you are passing through the region on your way to Italy or the South of France, or intending to spend some time discovering the Haute Savoie, Le Renard offers you the warmest welcome in the region. Its cosy accommodation and comfortable restaurant offers the ideal base for skiing in Chatel and mountain biking in Chatel and its superb countryside. ... more less
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