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Skiing in La Chapelle d'Abondance

La Chapelle D'abondance, the call of nature

Part of the Chablais alpine massif, the traditional village of La Chapelle d'Abondance offers you a green setting that will delight both sports and relaxation enthusiasts. It is in Haute Savoie, in the Portes du Soleil area, that the resort of la Chapelle d'Abondance welcomes you in summer and winter. In summer, the resort offers 750 km of trails, passing between Switzerland and France, to be walked or biked, as well as a local cuisine combining know-how and originality that you will soon fall in love with. In winter, La Chapelle d'Abondance will make you discover these 650 km of ski slopes, adapted to all levels of difficulty through the fabulous Portes du Soleil area. Labelled "Pays d'Art et d'Histoire" in 2003 by the Minister of Culture, the Abondance valley enjoys its rich, preserved and wild environment. Surrounded by mountain pastures and grandiose landscapes, the family village built its first ski lift in 1959. At the time, it was mainly used to bring down milk in the summer. Proud of its authentic habitat and its pretty wooden chalets, the Abondance valley perpetuates its traditional architecture in total harmony with the nature that surrounds it. La Chapelle d'Abondance is a very sunny destination that plunges you into an enchanted universe as soon as you arrive. You will be amazed by the beauty of the landscapes and the call of the mountains. The Mont de Grange (2 433 m) and the Cornettes de Bise (2 432 m) silently watch over the valley and its inhabitants. Omnipresent forests, a rich and diversified fauna and flora, you will not want to leave! For your next skiing holidays, come and discover the charm of an authentic village of Haute-Savoie in the heart of a grandiose and preserved nature. 

La Chapelle d'Abondance - Les Portes du Soleil

This huge Franco-Swiss ski area connects 12 resorts: Abondance, Avoriaz, Châtel, La Chapelle d'Abondance, Les Gets, Montriond, Morzine-Avoriaz, St Jean d'Aulps, Champéry, Morgins, Torgon, Val-d'Illiez - Les Crosets - Champoussin. Les Portes du Soleil is a unique ski area in the world that will seduce all mountain lovers and snow sports enthusiasts. From the French alpine slopes to the Swiss slopes, enjoy a unique skiing holiday! With 306 slopes, 195 lifts and 600 km of skiing, Les Portes du Soleil invented skiing without borders.

You will evolve on a Chablaisian and Valaisan alpine territory, a cross-border domain ideal for all levels of skiing. In the heart of a wooded nature and a natural powder reserve, Les Portes du Soleil will make you live unique moments of skiing with family or friends. Offering a unique panorama over the entire valley, this ski area is a skier's paradise. Benefiting from an exceptional natural snow cover throughout the winter, Les Portes du Soleil propsoe innovative and high-performance ski lifts and ski slopes of great quality. Downhill skiing, freeride, rauqette walks, cross-country skiing, you will fall under the spell of an easily accessible area. 

Skiing for all the family

Combining great skiing and authentic village, La Chapelle d'Abondance seduces young and old alike. Gateway to the Portes du Soleil, it offers direct access to many sports activities and a large ski area for every level of skiing. From beginner slopes in the forest to more challenging slopes on the ridges, you will benefit from a wide variety of slopes. The La Chapelle d'Abondance ski area extends over two sectors, Braitaz and Crêt-Béni. Tracks between the fir trees, large white spaces, authentic landscapes, this ski resort plunges you into the heart of a rich and splendid nature. In the heart of Haute-Savoie, La Chapelle d'Abondance is a paradise for all nature lovers. Nestled on the Chablais alpine massif, it is a real natural treasure. This wild ski area will allow you to escape the time of your stay!

Come and discover with your family the playful Penguin piste to overcome the obstacles and enjoy a photo point! With its 13 cross-country ski runs, the Nordic area that La Chapelle d'Abondance offers will delight lovers of alternative steps and skating. From green runs to black runs, every skier will find what he or she is looking for. Finally, set off to explore every nook and cranny of the ski area on ski touring. Ski down virgin slopes, powder fields and reach the top of the ridges in a silent and unspoilt nature. Throughout the winter, you can discover the joys of a snowshoe walk on winter trails to discover animal tracks. You can also enjoy a dog-sled ride and learn how to drive a dog team. 

Ski hire in La Chapelle d'Abondance

To travel light and not get bogged down in the car, take advantage of exceptional discounts on our site with the online booking of your ski equipment. By filling in your dates of stay, we can offer you a wide range of quality ski equipment for your winter holidays. If you are a beginner skier, opt for the Initiation range with skis that are easy to handle and fun. If you are an expert skier, the Performance range will meet your expectations. This way, you can enjoy the whole ski area with equipment adapted to your level. Thanks to online booking, you can take advantage of Early Booking and very attractive prices for the whole family. Enjoy a large choice of skis and snowboards for the whole family with the biggest brands specialised in board sports. In just a few clicks, you book your equipment and as soon as you arrive, come and pick it up in the shop! With Ski Republic, you are sure to ski with quality equipment, regularly maintained, for maximum pleasure on the slopes. Book as early as possible to take advantage of attractive prices and select one of our shops close to your residence to collect your equipment quickly and easily. To take advantage of the great Portes du Soleil ski area, find all our offers on ski hire Avoriaz and the other ski resorts in Haute-Savoie. 

Our rental shop in La Chapelle d'Abondance

In our Rappes Sport ski rental shop, our team of mountain sports professionals will be delighted to welcome you in a warm and friendly environment. Located in the centre of the resort, our La Chapelle d'Abondance Ski Republic rental shop is ideally placed to collect your ski equipment. Thanks to our dynamic and smiling team, you will benefit from our personalized service and advice when buying ski accessories. To make your skiing holiday unforgettable, we are at your disposal to help you find what you are looking for. Throughout your holiday, our rental shop maintains your ski equipment to offer you a 100% safe skiing experience. To spend an unforgettable winter holiday at La Chapelle d'Abondance, trust Ski Republic, specialist and professional ski rental! 

Come to La Chapelle d'Abondance

Situated 65 km from Geneva, to reach the Abondance valley by car from France, you have to follow Thonon-les-Bains and the road to Bioge. From Switzerland, take the direction of Monthey, then Morgins until the border at the pass before Châtel. The railway station of Thonon les Bains is served all year round and bus connections are available to reach the resort. Finally, from Geneva airport, the Léman Express provides the link to the railway station, other shuttles are available from Geneva.