At the heart of the ‘Portes du Soleil’, discover Châtel, a charming typical village of the Alps.

The resort, with its many ski slopes and lifts that straddle the border, offers the originality of being able to ski into Switzerland.


The hotel ELIOVA L’EAU VIVE is located 100m from the Linga ski lifts, which connect to the ‘Portes du Soleil’ ski area. Free shuttles to the centre of the resort.
This hotel is particularly recommended for skiers wishing to be accommodated at the foot of the ski lifts.
Its warm atmosphere is also relaxing and restful.

Facilities and Services :

Restaurant, Bar, lounge with newspapers, ski storage. All Public and Private spaces non-smoking.

The Rooms :

On floors 1 and 2, 28 bedrooms with 2, 3 or 4 beds with a private bathroom, with shower and toilet. All rooms are non-smoking.

Flat screen TV by satellite in all bedrooms.

We inform you that our hotel is not yet able to accommodate guests with disabilities, especially people with reduced mobility.

Restauration :

Opportunity to stay in bed & breakfast, half board.

If you would like lunch on the slopes, packed lunches are available on request (please order the day before at the reception desk).

Free! Wi-Fi is available throughout the hotel free of charge.

Free! Free private parking is possible on site (limited number of spaces, no reservation in advance)

Credit cards accepted: Visa, Eurocard / Mastercard.
Pets are not allowed in our hotels.

  • Region: HAUTE SAVOIE (74)
  • Ski area : Les Portes du Soleil
  • Altitude : 1200/2400 mètres
  • Area : Hôtel Eliova L’Eau Vive
  • Open periods: from 19/12/2015 du 10/04/2016
  • Latitude : 46.255565
  • Longitude : 6.823497


Highway, Paris or Dijon, Besançon, Lausanne …, Lyon, Annecy, Geneva.

GPS coordinates : Latitude 46.255565 Longitude 6.823497


Station of “Thonon les bains” in 39 km, connection by coach. More informations :


International airport of Geneva Cointrin.



Welcome to the Natural Reserve of Powdery snow!

The Portes du Soleil: Ski area spanning 12 resorts and 2 countries – France and Switzerland – 650km of great skiing!

The ski area is one of the most diverse in the world, a true invitation to travel, to change scenery from summit to summit, from valley to valley…
280 ski slopes of all levels: 26 black, 105 red, 112 blue and 37 green. 194 ski lifts to easily and quickly travel from one resort to another with a single pass. 9 snow parks. 694 snow cannons: guaranteed snow throughout the season!
Cross-country skiers will love the Vallée d’Abondance and its 57km of trails. 40km of marked trails are also available for lovers of nature, either on foot or by snowshoe.
Free shuttles.
Sledding – ice diving – tea time at the farm. Toboggan runs at altitude, accessible with a pedestrian pass.


Our guests enjoy special rates for renting ski equipment with our partner CREPY SPORTS (shop opposite the hotel).

Activities at the resort


At the resort: ski schools, day childcare for children from 14 months.


Cinema, disco, fitness area, bowling, ice skating rink.

And for families…

At the hotel :

To help you out, ELIOVA has thought of your comfort: we’ve created a ‘baby space’ with baby bath and changing table. Also available (ask before arrival for availability): high chair, cot, booster seat and bottle warmer.
In the restaurant, warming baby bottles and jars can be done with the available microwave oven.

At the resort :

For information on family services at the resort, our special family activities calendar, suitable ski areas and discount passes, childcare, etc. please click on the following link: and go to the ‘ACTIVITIES’ section.

Photo gallerie of the Hotel  L’Eau Vive** in Châtel