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La Chapelle d'Abondance
La Chapelle d'Abondance welcomes you in a natural and green setting that will satisfy the whole family. This traditional village located in Haute-Savoie in the Chablais massif is adorned with pretty wooden farms and authentic buildings full of charm. It is in 1959 that the very first ski lift was created, that of Clos Baron, also used in the summer to bring down the milk from the mountain pastures. In 2003, the Minister of Culture awarded the Pays d'Art et d'Histoire label to La Chapelle d'Abondance for its commitment to the conservation of its heritage.
In a very sunny valley, the ski resort of La Chapelle d'Abondance is surrounded by forests that spread out on the slopes. Dominated by the Mont de Grange and the Cornettes de Bise (2433 and 2432 m), the resort enjoys an imposing and exceptional nature.
La Chapelle d'Abondance is part of the Portes du Soleil linking 12 French and Swiss resorts, considered to be the largest cross-border domain in the world. With nearly 450 km of slopes, this Franco-Swiss area will take you on a journey through preserved natural spaces and will delight all mountain lovers. Discover a wooded nature and slalom between the fir trees while benefiting from exceptional snow cover throughout the season.
The ski area of La Chapelle d'Abondance is spread over two sectors, Braitaz and Crêt-Béni. On the Braitaz sector, large forest slopes await you and plunge you into a snowy and magical world. Linked with Switzerland, this 800-metre vertical drop ski area will delight beginners who wish to consolidate their technical bases. As for the Crêt-Béni sector, it is equipped with a boardercross as well as a toboggan run to spend unforgettable moments with the family.
Explore the limitless virgin slopes with privileged places located on the domain. Cross great natural spaces and conquer the summits by discovering the freeride and freerando areas of the resort.
Moreover, for all cross-country skiing enthusiasts, a large Nordic area is available to you. From 1000 to 1500 metres above sea level, 8 runs are waiting to be raced down in alternative cross-country skiing or skating. Discover tracks for all levels on marked trails. And if the adventure tempts you, you can try your hand at orienteering or biathlon!
Finally, many off-ski activities await you, such as a dog-sled ride. Go for a walk or try your hand at driving a dog team under the supervision of a musher. And for those who love the great outdoors, go snowshoeing on the groomed trails and enjoy the beauty of the scenery. Book your ski equipment online and discover all our ski hire shops in La Chapelle d'Abondance on our website.
Located in Haute-Savoie, La Chapelle d'Abondance is close to Lake Geneva. Only 20 minutes from the Swiss border, it is easily accessible. The train stations of Thonon les Bains, Monthey and Geneva are regularly served, then bus lines make the connections to the station. From Geneva airport, the Léman Express is a bus line that serves the station in only 7 minutes