Getting to Châtel
Châtel is just 1.5 hours from Geneva or 1 hour from Sion. It is also very feasible to drive from Calais in about 9 hours. Alternatively trains will get you to Aigle which is about a 40 minute transfer from Châtel.
We have put together a list of links which hopefully you will find useful in planning your trip.
www.snowjet.co.uk Just weekends in the winter season
Professional Transfers http://www.professionaltransfers.com/
Magic Transfers www.magic-transfers.com
Alpaca Transfers http://www.alpacatransfers.com/
Letting the train take the strain
www.cff.ch -trains from Geneva to Aigle
www.tgv-lyria.com from Paris to Aigle
The efficient trains in France and Switzerland can get you to Aigle and from there, there is a shorter transfer than from Geneva (c. 40 minutes).
Travelling by Car
If you are doing the journey without an overnight stop we suggest from Calais taking the auto-route virtually all the way -via Reims, Troyes, Dijon, Dole and down to Bourg en Bresse then Geneva. Come off at junction 14 Annemasse then follow signs for Thonon and then Valley d’Abondance and Chatel. We are happy to provide more detailed driving instructions.
An alternative route would be towards Dijon then across the beautiful Jura mountains at Besacon down to Lausanne then east around Lake Geneva on the swiss autoroute towards Montreux and then across the pass at Morgins. This route involves buying a pass for the swiss motorways.