We have just come back from three days in Chatel, staying with friends in a chalet. It was out of Chatel so I have no idea what the town was like. It has been bitterly cold, particularly yesterday when there was a howling gale and the link lifts to Avoriaz were closed. I was wearing five layers under my ski jacket plus face mask, ear muffs, goggles. We skied in Super Chatel which is a bit lower and more protected and found a bit of off piste. Most of the off piste had been skied out. Today was a little warmer to the extent that I took off my inner gloves. We only skied in the morning as it's about a two hour drive from Megeve. It's nice to be home!