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La Chapelle d'Abondance Ski Resort Guide

Ski France

La Chapelle d'Abondance Ski Resort Guide

La Chapelle d'Abondance Ski Resort Guide

Gateway to La Chapelle d'Abondance photo

La Chapelle d'Abondance

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Les Cornettes - La Chapelle d'Abondance photo

La Chapelle d'Abondance

Photo credit: Matthew no surname supplied

Abondance Sunday Market, La Chapelle d'Abondance photo

La Chapelle d'Abondance

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Slope Stats

  • 1792m

  • 792m

  • 1000m

  • Acres of ski:-
  • Pistes:-
  • Snowmaking:-
  • Halfpipes:-
  • Terrain Parks:-
  • X-Country:35 km
  • beginner-
  • intermediate-
  • advanced-

As the starting point for the Portes du Soleil ski region, La Chapelle d'Abondance offers 650 km of alpine ski pistes, snow shoe trails and 35 km of Nordic ski pistes. La Chapelle d'Abondance is an all year round village - offering a range of outdoor summer pursuits including mountain biking and hiking for all abilities. The village is unspoilt by modern tourism offering the rustic charm expected of French mountain life yet, offers all the facilities expected when skiing - including an ESF ski school, ski hire shops, supermarket, bars and traditional restaurants. La Chapelle is perfectly situated for access to the main Portes Du Soleil ski runs, however, has 2 of its own ski areas. These are perfect for beginners and intermediate skiers - particularly families. A single pass links both areas and offers 22 lifts and 75km of runs combined.


  • Nearest Airport:Geneva
  • Nearest Train Station:-
  • Tourist Office Phone:0033(0)450 735 141
  • Tourist Office
  • Slopeside accommodation:-
  •   10
  •   4


  • Season opens:
  • Season closes:
  • Lifts:22
  •   1

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Friday, December 24, 2010

Entertainment all day for children on the theme of Christmas and Santa's arrival
Dogsled rides and carriage
18H Torchlight by the ESF instructors at Cret-Beni
Wine and hot chocolate offered skilift Dahu
21H Christmas Mass in the Church of St. Maurice

Friday, December 31, 2010

18H Torchlight by the ESF instructors at Cret-Beni
and fireworks

From Sunday, January 9 to Friday, January 14, 2011

9th National Games of Winter Transplant and dialysis
association with the Trans-Health


This weekend will see lifts in the Chatel area opening for the weekend. This is 2 weeks early!!!! Check out the website for special offers for lift passes.

For more information go to the officical website

8th -19th January 2011

Sunday the 9th of January: Vallée d’Abondance (La Chapelle, Abondance, Morgins, Châtel, Avoriaz)

- 09.30am: Mass Start departure at La Panthiaz at La Chapelle d’Abondance
- 10.30am – 11.30am: crossing Abondance and entertaining at Ludoffaz
- 11.00am – 12.00pm: passing through La Panthiaz at La Chapelle d’Abondance
- 11.15am – 12.15pm: passing through Linga at Châtel
- 12.15pm – 01.15pm: arrival at Morgins in the village center
- 05.30pm – 06.30pm: departure from Châtel at the bottom of Linga trails
- 08.30pm – 09.30pm: arrival at Avoriaz at « quartier Falaise »


Winter Events in Chatel/ La Chapelle Area

* 11th Dec 2010 - Chatel Ski Resort Opens
* Xmas & New Year - Festive Events and fireworks
* 8th - 11th Jan 2011 - Grande Odyssee 2011 International Dog Sled Race
* January & March - Various International Alpine competitions
* 20th - 24th March - Chatel 3Style Days - not to be missed!
* 2nd - 9th April 2011 - Various Music Concerts on the pistes


The lifts will open again shortly. Ask locally for
details about the Multipass 1 euro per day offer to
use the lifts or visit for more

Super Châtel Telecabine 25/06 - 29/08
TC Super Châtel : 9h - 16h45
TS Morclan : 9h30 - 16h15

Morclan Chairlift
Pierre Longue Chairlift 25/06 - 29/08
+ 12, 13, 19 & 20/06 et 3, 4, 5, 10, 11 & 12/09
TS Pierre Longue : 10h - 16h30
TS Rochassons : 10h15 - 16h15

La Panthiaz Telacabine
5/07 - 28/08 (le mercredi uniquement)


26-27th June 2010 - Mountain Bike Festival
An event where more than 4000 mountain bike riders
will ride from 1000m – 2250m on tracks that link France
and Switzerland, to celebrate the start of the summer


2nd - 4th July 2010 - Chatel Mountain Style Contest

15th - 16th August 2010 - Alps Open Tour MTB


28th – 29th August 2010 – 4x4 Trial competition,


11th - 12th September 2010 - Mountain Bike World Cup Final,


8 - 11 January 2011 Sleddog Race - Now in its sixth year,
the Grand Odyssey Savoie Mont Blanc was the dream of
adventurer Nicolas Vanier. The first race takes place
in Portes du Soleil with the start and finish points in
the centre of many of the resorts.


Information supplied 11 Dec 2010

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  • Issued:19 Jun
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Today’s Weather (1396 m)view full snow forecast

5 ESE5
17 °CF-Level
5 NW5
18 °CF-Level
10 NW10
20 °CF-Level

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Visitor Reviews of La Chapelle d'Abondance

Hannah Cooper from United Kingdom writes:

I just stayed in La Chapelle d'Abondance. We were looking for a rest after a hectic year and wanted to try the mountains in France for the first time!!

We selected Chalet Le Dragon as our base in La Chapelle d'Abondance. The chalet was lovely and Matt & Emma looked after us really well. I think we had the best room in the Chalet as it had a huge bed and enormous en-suite and views of the mountains from the balcony.

We had a superb time exploring the valley and all its activities. On our more active days we climbed the Via Ferrata and also did some rafting on the Dranse with Frogs Rafting.

Exploring La Chapelle we found ample restaurants serving a range of foods. The Cornettes was superb and had enough choice on the menu to feed an army!! It wasn't the cheapest but was well worth it!
The village is also well placed for walks into the mountains. There are sign posts everywhere with different walks to do.

We went further on a couple of days and ventured down to Evian and Yvoire. We highly recommend the medieval town of Yvoire for lunch on a hot day!

All in all, we got the holiday we wanted and actually realised that the mountains are an option for a holiday in the future.

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