At night, when all the world's asleep, the snow-compacters are at work preparing the slopes for the next day.
Every day fourteen of the most modern machines criss-cross the Châtel ski slopes restoring and maintaining their quality.
These specially tracked machines, are capable of climbing the steep slopes in the area. They are powered by 12,000 cm3 engines developing 360 CV (French HP). On the even steeper slopes, winched machines are used, attached to a 700 m cable thus overcoming the problems ordinary tracked vehicles would otherwise experience.
Attached to firmly-installed anchors at selected points on all the ski slopes, the introduction of these machines has revolutionised ski slope maintenance and quality.
The drivers have become veritable "pilots", and thanks to them the ski slopes are now wide boulevards providing maximum thrills for all.