Châtel Mountain Bike Park: Cruise the trails !

In Pré-la-Joux is a special area dedicated to mountain biking fanatics which is reached via the Pierre Longue and/or Rochassons chairlifts.

It offers 21 mountain biking trails (20 of which are downhill runs) for every levels and there are several fun areas for new school riding disciplines.
You’ll find 6 North-Shore-style zones, a Mountain Style Face (freeride/freestyle area), a kid’s shore, a drop zone with a big air bag, and pump tracks.

HERE ARE THE CHARACTERISTICS OF THE RUNS:

3 green trails

The « Eterlou » : 300 m difference in height, about 2,3 km long
The « Panoramic », 300 m difference in height, about 2 ,8 Km long
The « Blues & Rock », 360 m difference in height, about 2,5 Km long equiped whith the shore

4 blue trails
The « People », 360 m difference in height, about 2,5 Km long
The « Serpentine », 360 m difference in height, about 3 Km long
The« Vink line », 300 m difference in height, about 1,8 Km long
The « Fluid », 360 m difference in height, about 2,5 Km long

4 red trails
The « Ric et Rac », 360 m difference in height, about 2,3 Km long
The « Komatrautrail », 360 m difference in height, about 3 Km long
The « Vorachatak », 300 m difference in height, about 1,5 Km long
The « Ride Humble », 150 m difference in height, about 1Km long

9 black trails
The « Dré dans l’pentu », 360 m difference in height, about 2,5 Km long, simple blak
The « Gueps », 360 m difference in height, about 2,5 Km long, simple black
The « Bike Patrol », 360 m difference in height, about 2,5 Km long, simple black
The « Haute tension », 300 m difference in height, about 1 Km long, double black
The «Châ Nada», shore run accessible via the Serpentine, double black
The « Coup de fouet », 360 m difference in height, about 2,5 Km long, simple black
The « Air Voltage », 360 m difference in height, about 2,5 Km long, triple noire
The « Black Shore », 150 m difference in height, about 1 Km long, triple noire
The «Zougouloukata»,150 m difference in height, about 1 Km long, triple black

North Shores

Except the “Black Shore”, they are all accessed by the blue Blues & Rock and offer wooden bridges, crossing over natural obstacles of all types. They range in difficulty from « have a go » to « only for the brave ».

The Drop Zone
A place where you find Pump-Tracks , Big Air Bag, Dual… The perfect place to finish your riding day!

The Face
This black zone , main place of the Bike Cast during Châtel Bike Festival is accessed by the SX or Vorachatak red  slopes and mixes modules and natural features, A MTB “triple black” playground for expert riders only!

THE KID’S SHORE:
A new shore especially for kids: they find there every existing stunt, adapted to them. This new shore is at the end of the green trail of the “Serpentine”.

Best-Of

The Vink Line

Reshaped as it could be the sister of the whistler’s A-line, the VinkLine has more tables, more berms, more jumps and even more jumps!

ZOUGOULOUKATA

The most hardcore trail at the bikepark! This triple black has big technical doubles and a massive 10m river gap! Stay off the brakes if you want to clear everything!

The « HAUTE TENSION»

This black trail has been completely redesigned for summer 2015. This black trail starts off with a technical top section which then flows seamlessly into a bermfest! A super fun and challenging trail!

KOMATRAUTRAIL

This red trail starts from the first hairpin of the road going down from Plane Dranse. A technical singletrack from top to bottom with a few drops and jumps thrown in for good measure. Good riders only!

Extras

– There is a bike wash area at the bottom of Pierre-Longue chairlift

– The 20 tracks are looked after by the “Bike patrol”, 9 guys who are there to help in any way, just look out for the riders riding their mountain cycles and ask their help or advice.
-There’s a Slopestyle & a Pump track

 

OPENINGS

SUMMER 17

Pré la Joux side:

Week-end only, June 10-11 / 17/18:

Pierre Longue Chairlift : From 10.00 am to 04.30 pm (last way up) – 04.45 pm (last way down)

Rochassons Chairlift : From 10.15 am to 04.15 pm (last way up) – 04.30 pm (last way down)
EVERYDAY:

· From June 23rd to July 7th and from August 21st to september 3rd:

Pierre Longue Chairlift : from 09.15 am to 04.45 pm (last way up) – 05.15 pm (last way down)

Télésiège des Rochassons : from 09.30 am to 04.50 pm (last way up) – 05.00 pm (last way down)

· From July 8th to August 20th :

Pierre Longue Chairlift : From 09.00 am to 04.45 pm (last way up) – 05.15 pm (last way down)

Rochassons Chairlift : From 09.15 am to 04.50 pm (last way up) – 05.00 pm (last way down)
Super Châtel side :

· Everyday from June 23rd to September 3rd :

Super Chatel Gondola : From 09.00 am to 04h45 pm (last way up) – 05.15 pm (last way down)

· Everyday from June 23rd to august 3rd :

Morclan Chairlift : From 09.30 am to 04.15 pm (last way up) – 04.45 pm (last way down)
The Châtel lifts are open everyday depending of the weather.