A friendship pact since 1990
The Ville de Mont-Tremblant and the Commune de Châtel in Haute-Savoie, France, have been twinned since September 1990.
Châtel is located in Haute-Savoie, on the Swiss border, at 1,200 metres of altitude. Châtel is, like Mont Tremblant, a popular tourist destination both summer and winter. The Châtel ski area is part of the 14 ski centres of the Portes du Soleil, a vast ski area.
The municipalities of Mont-Tremblant and Châtel resemble each other quite markedly in terms of economics and social and community issues. Early in the last century, on both sides of the Atlantic, the agricultural sector was the most important. Then in the ‘40s came the birth of alpine skiing. The tourist industry continued to grow over the years to become, in Mont-Tremblant as in Châtel, the largest industry. Since that time, winter sports, summer activities, nature and the landscape have made both Mont-Tremblant and Châtel famous.
Since 1990, people from Châtel and Mont-Tremblant have visited each other several times, the young people of the two municipalities have enjoyed wonderful experiences thanks to student exchanges and of course, there’s free skiing at Châtel thanks to an agreement between the Commune de Châtel and Mont Tremblant Resort.