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  • 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.
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  • Magic Transfers – Airport transfers from Geneva airport to Chatel, la Chapelle and Abondance
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  • Bubbles Dive Center
  • Tourist Office Chatel
  • Ski Chatel
  • Ice Drive Training

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A selection of our Intermediate Skis

Men / Unisex

XDR 80

Ski different terrain throughout the day.  The progressive rockered tip and C/FX dampening help XDR 80 shine everywhere, with a smooth ride, stability and playfulness that defy what you expect of lightweight skis.  This ski is just right for all intermediate skiers.  It rides great in deep powder however, it is also fun on the groomers.


The V-Shape range from HEAD is dedicated to all-mountain use and offers skis that are both powerful and lightweight. The new V-SHAPE V4 XL is a model designed for intermediate skiers who want to enjoy whatever the conditions. You will be able to carve beautiful curves on the freshly groomed slopes as in the bumps of end of afternoon or even the days of fresh snow.  

Vantage 79C

A ski that grips and floats in any conditions.  An all-mountain ski in a do-it-all width makes a friend for the whole season.  It’s a great transition ski for those looking to build their off-piste experience, but still want to enjoy on-piste carving control.  If you want to grab the same ski every time, grab the one that takes less work and makes you ski better: The Vantage 97 C.      

S Force 7

The S/FORCE 7 is the perfect ski for on-piste skiers looking for stability even at higher speeds, so you can carve your way down the slopes in different snow conditions.  The Force 7 delivers power to the edge and maximises your skiing sensations.  "Feel the Blast."

Redster X5

The Atomic Redster X5 is an all-round performance ski that’s easy to handle at any speed.  Our Atomic Redster X series are piste skis with a radius halfway between GS and slalom – making them super versatile for all types of pistes.  "The X marks the spot"


The V-Shape 6 is perfect for experienced skiers.  It's like finding the friend you've always been looking for.   A friend who can handle any terrain.   A true friend who stays the course, no matter what.  You can put your foot down on piste, or smoothly master off-piste terrain.  In the process, you will become a better skier.


Aira 76

The AIRA 76 is proof that lightweight doesn't have to mean light performance, this women's all-mountain ski is a svelte performer.  Skis like the Aira 76 are important because they focus mostly on the fun factor of skiing.  That’s, after all, the whole point!   The Aira 76 will take you all over the mountain, can link fun carving turns, and most importantly will keep a smile glued to your face.

Vantage 75C W

The stylish Atomic Vantage 75 C W is a slightly more forgiving ski for up-and-coming and intermediate female skiers.  A ski with a fantastic blend of on-piste stability and all-mountain agility.  The thinner 75mm waist is totally at home in harder snow. A great ski that’s easy to control – letting you be the one doing the skiing.

Pure Joy

The Pure Joy is the perfect ski for intermediate skiers.  A fun ski that's easy to handle, very smooth and forgiving.  The trendy ski for improvers to progress to the next level and beyond.    

Salomon S/MAX 8 W

The Salomon S/Max 8 is perfect for female intermediate skiers.  Take this lively and pleasant ski to lay down tracks with lots of fun!  You’ll be able to ski seamlessly and relaxed - the best conditions to progress and refine your technique!  Learn how to distribute your weight, master the steeps, the speeds and refine your carved turns!  Make the most of this reassuring ski to feel sheer pleasure!

HEAD Light Joy

The Joy Series is Head’s line of women-specific skis that have made waves for their ability to provide a smooth-skiing ride for skiers of all levels and styles.  The skis are designed just for women and take pride in being an extremely lightweight and agile ski.  The skis are loaded with the technology and style to help you feel empowered on the slopes, bringing joy to all that ride them.

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