ABOUT THE AREA
LA CHAPELLE D'ABONDANCE
High in the mountains of Haute-Savoie, the village of La Chapelle d'Abondance offers a warm welcome to all.
Located in Northern French Alps, but only 90 minutes from Geneva airport, the village lies at the heart of a traditional farming valley in Haute-Savoie. Nestling below the lofty peaks of the "Cornettes de Bise" and the "Mont de Grange" which rise to almost 8.000 feet, the Abondance Valley is a swathe of verdant mountain pasture amongst the Alpine Peaks of the Chablais Massif. The swift waters of the River Dranse run trough the valley, enriching the fertile pasture land before flowing out into Lac Leman (Lake Geneva) near Evian.
Winter and summer, the delights of the "Valley d'Abondance" will spoil all mountain lovers..
Winter shrouds the mountains in snow, and La Chapelle becomes a gateway to the vast Portes du Soleil ski area with some 650 km of marked pistes, 35 km of cross-country ski trails and 85 km of snowshoe trails. With many original dishes to savour, do make sure you try some of the fabulous savoyard specialities and cheese, which carry the distinct flavour of the local soil.
Crêt-Béni ski area
In the heart of La Chapelle d'Abondance, Crêt-Béni ski area is a firm favourite with families and offers a great choice of tree lined pistes on the flanks of Mont de Grange. You will find a 6 seat express chairlift ready to speed you on your way, whilst our brand new snow cannon system helps ensure we can offer plenty of skiing even if mother nature has held back. Beginners will find a choice of wide and gentle, green and blue pistes, some of which descend from the very top of the lift system right to the edge of the village. Meanwhile the red runs are steep enough to provide experienced skiers some real challenges.
Meanwhile, the snow park will be a firm favourite with Boarders with a range of natural bumps and artificial rails, pipes and other features to test your skills.
Braitaz ski area
Braitaz ski area is perched high up on the opposite side of the valley. The village shuttle bus links to the Panthiaz car park where a telecabin awaits to speed you to tree lined slopes on the flanks of Mont Linleu. This area also links with the Torgon ski area in Switzerland, which is covered by the "La Chapelle/Torgon" pass.
Braitaz is also the gateway to the vast Portes du Soleil ski area, 650 km of runs in 12 resorts
In France : La Chapelle d'Abondance, Abondance, Châtel, Avoriaz, Morzine, Les Gets, Montriond, Saint-Jean-d'Aulps
In Switzerland : Torgon, Morgins, Champoussin-Val-d'Illiez, Champéry-Les Crosets.
26 black slopes, 106 red, 107 blue, 34 green.
Free resident car parking
Free high-speed internet
Free Wifi access
Bus stop outside
Linen and towels provided
Tea & coffee making facilities
West facing balcony