Useful Links
  • Katie Dobson would love to help you get the absolute most out of your skiing. She has the highest international qualification and 17 years experience, every session is dedicated to enjoyment and improvement.
Blue Chilli is an independant ski and snowboard school based in Chatel, Portes du Soleil. They operate three main starting points, Super Chatel, Linga & Pres la Joux plus numerous others further down the Valley d'Abondance which lets them choose the terrain best suited to your needs.
Ski Transfers
  • Magic Transfers – Airport transfers from Geneva airport to Chatel, la Chapelle and Abondance
Other useful links
  • Bubbles Dive Center
  • Tourist Office Chatel
  • Ski Chatel
  • Ice Drive Training

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A selection of our Novice Skis

Men / Unisex

K2 Strike

If you're just getting into skiing, the K2 Strike offers a great start. K2 uses MOD technology which absorbs vibrations and impact along the ski to give you a stronger edge-hold and more control. With Catch-Free Rocker, you'll feel stable in a variety of conditions and experience nearly effortless turns.

HEAD Ambition 75

The Head Ambition is a confidence building ski that helps skiers enjoy the whole mountain from first turns to last lifts.  It’s the perfect ski for aspiring skiers to start having winter adventures.  Will forgive your faults and trust your turns.


Carving clean, fast turns just got easier.  The S/MAX 4 is a clean-turning, precise but forgiving ski that makes it easy to flow from turn to turn.  More fun, less work.

HEAD V Shape V2

Learning to ski has never been easier.  The V-Shape V2 is your gateway to the world of skiing. From the beginning you will feel confident with each new piste you take making confident turns in no time at all.

Salomon Focus

Great piste ski from Salomon, nice and flexible, feels smooth underfoot and responsive enough to give the ability to progress quickly while enjoying speeding around the slopes of the Portes du Soleil.

Atomic ETL

The Atomic ETL - "EASY TO LEARN".  Ideal for beginners and those looking to progress.  With a flex zone in the binding area to make it easier to bend the ski with less power.



For women who believe skiing is about more than just chasing the perfect turn, Salomon's S/MAX 4 is designed to provide the perfect balance of confidence and fun for long, enjoyable days at the resort.. Its unique shape lets you focus on enjoying your day and exploring every slope with ease.

HEAD Easy Joy

Discover how easy learning can be.  From day one, the Easy Joy gives beginners a feeling of security.  It's the ski you can trust, accompanying you on your first attempts at skiing.  You’ll soon feel more confident and will become more daring.

Atomic Cloud

Every element of the Atomic Cloud has been designed to suit the way women ski, and it’s absolutely ideal for beginners and novices. It has a lightweight body making it easier even for lighter skiers to initiate turns.  It lets you ski gracefully with minimum effort, and you won’t be tired out by the end of the day.

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