La Chapelle d'Abondance Ski Resort
La Chapelle d’Abondance ski resort, France is a picturesque village resort on the French-Swiss border, 10 kilometers from the first Swiss resort Morgins and only 5 km from the village centre of Chatel. It is one of the many villages connected to the world class Portes du Soleil domain.
The area has maintained its authentic village atmosphere due to the number of farms in the area that continue to preserve their traditions in the Abondance Valley.
Ski Holidays & Season Dates
The ski season in La Chapelle d'Abondance / Portes du Soleil starts in mid-December and runs right through to mid-April, starting again in Summer from mid-June until mid-September.
La Chapelle d’Abondance Map and Ski Area
The village is ideally located at the starting point of the Franco-Swiss ski domain Portes du Soleil, which has over 285 marked trails, ski runs and 196 modern ski lifts. You can also benefit from its own ski area of La Chapelle Liberté, with over 130 km of slopes, designed for all ski levels, it is perfect for beginners and children.
Ski Passes & Lessons
With a total of 12 interconnected resorts, you can access them all with just 1 pass. Check out the best deals available for the ski lessons in the Portes du Soleil ski area, or for your specific lift and cross-country ski passes for La Chapelle.
ESF is present throughout all of the Portes du Soleil ski domain. There are instructors working specifically in La Chapelle, which is a great idea for the young ones to learn to ski at this ski school in a peaceful setting.
For the more adventurous, you can ski the Portes du Soleil domain in private or group lessons with your instructor. All of the usual disciplines are available, with some of the best known areas to ski cross-country.
What to Do in La Chapelle d'Abondance Ski Resort
More than Just a Ski Destination
The Abondance valley has many farms and local producers, many offer tours, so you can visit their farms and purchase products directly.
This makes up a large part of the heritage of this area, adding to the exceptional family atmosphere of the village. There are not many ski resorts where you can visit a local cheese maker!
For those looking for a day off the slopes, there are various activities to try, such as nordic skiing, snowshoeing, husky sledding, even visit an igloo bar or one of the local breweries. Not to mention the local restaurants, serving products directly sourced from the farms in the region. In Summer, everything else is on offer; mountain biking, hiking, trail running, paragliding and water sports, including fishing! You will find something to satisfy everyone in the family.
Getting to La Chapelle d'Abondance Ski Resort
La Chapelle d'Abondance is a 90 minute drive from Geneva Airport.
Airport Transfers to La Chapelle d'Abondance Ski Resort
The main transfer service operating from Geneva is Le Leman Express. You can access the timetables in the link, which operates 5 trains per hour to Thonon les Bains. From here it is easy to take a local taxi, or shuttle service operating in the seasons.
You can also organise a taxi or shuttle service direct from the airport.
Become a Homeowner in La Chapelle d'Abondance
Le Flocon Blanc
Are you looking to buy your own slice of heaven in the form of a La Chapelle d’Abondance property?
Our new residence Le Flocon Blanc comprises just 39 apartments, from 2 to 5 bedrooms, all with parking, cellars and ski lockers. Located in the heart of the village, with unimpeded mountain views, the residence has been inspired by the architecture of the area, in particular the farms in the Apondance Valley.
You find all the necessary comfort to spend pleasant stays with family or friends!