Altitude: 930 Meters

Abondance in short

  • Suitable for beginners and families
  • Easy access to Les Portes du Soleil ski area
  • Great local gastronomical specialities
  • Pleasant après-ski atmosphere

The ski resort of Abondance is located in the beautiful French departement of Haute-Savoie, 4 km from the ski resort of Châtel and 30 km from Lake Geneva. The village is located to the south of Lake Geneva, on the River Dranse, and offers lots of opportunities for fun and active ski holidays. A small ski area for beginners and the vast and more challenging Les Portes du Soleil ski area are both easy to reach from the resort. Pleasant apres-ski, good cross-country skiing and hiking, visits to local museums or the chance to taste the delicious Abondance cheese... There's certainly plenty to see and do besides skiing in Abondance.

The ski area of Abondance is called l'Essert and is just perfect for beginners and families. There are plenty of skiing and snowboarding lesson options, for all ages. Prices in Abondance have been literally frozen for years, making it a relatively cheap ski holiday destination. The resort has a lot to offer in the way of delicious food with its irresistable local specialities - you must be a cheese fan though! Abondance cheese, for example, is very popular for making the local cheese fondue and is an absolute must after a challenging day on the pistes. The ski area of Les Portes du Soleil is half an hour's drive away from Abondance and offers 650 kilometres of varied, sunny slopes for those looking for more choice and more of a challenge on their ski holidays!

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 Apres-ski & entertainment Abondance

Restaurants 1 Theatre -
Bars & cafes 15 Casino -
Nightclubs & discos - Concert hall -
Cinema -  

 Ski school and ski lessons Abondance

No. of ski schools 1Private ski lessons € 40
No. of ski instructors 15Ski lessons6 Days, 12 Hours, € 32
Area for beginners - Snowboarding lessons6 Days, 12 Hours, € 32
Ski lessons in Cross-country skiing -

 Facilities Abondance

No. of hotels 4 Supermarkets 2
Total no. of hotel beds 60 Banks
Total no. of beds 5500

 Tourist information for Abondance

Abondance Tourisme
0033 - 0450 - 730290

 Distances from Abondance

Railway station
Thonon approx. 27 km by bus
Genève approx. 60 km
From the motorway:approx. 35 km 45 minuten by car

 Abondance for families and children

Childcare Magic carpet -
Playground Ski lift for children
Merry-go-round -

  Leisure & sports activities Abondance

Public sauna - Footpaths 5 km
Fitness centreTorchlight descent -
Public solarium - Indoor ice rink -
Massage Outdoor ice rink
Spa & wellness - Curling -
Indoor swimming pool - Snow rafting -
Hot air ballooning - Dog sledding
Paragliding Snowmobile tours -
Indoor tennis court Toboggan run
Squash court -

Ski blog about Abondance

7 August 2020 by Danielle in 'Ski areas''

Geneva is a wonderful jumping-off point for many ski resorts. Located on the border between France, Switzerland and Germany, it is within short reach of some of the best skiing in the Alps. And with many budget airlines offering cheap flights into Geneva, there has never been a better time to plan your ski holiday starting from this international city. Once you’ve landed, renting a car is an easy way to get to your destination with all your ski gear, but it’s also possible to take trains. Here i... More ›
(Photo: © Spalder by Thijs Termeer)

6 July 2019 by Danielle in 'Ski areas''

Les Portes du Soleil is an enormous linked ski area that spans the French-Swiss border. You might have heard of some of its better-known resorts, such as Avoriaz or Morzine. But there are many more ski resorts to discover in this vast ski area: Abondance, Champéry, Châtel, La Chapelle d'Abondance, Les Gets, Montriond, Morgins, St-Jean-d'Aulps, Torgon en Val d'Illiez-Champoussin & Les Crosets. With a Portes du Soleil ski pass, you can ski in all 12 resorts, a total of 600km of runs! This can ... More ›

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Les Portes du Soleil

Les Portes du Soleil
Total slopes 600 (km)
Blue slopes 320 km
Red slopes 210 km
Black slopes 70 km
Off-piste 0 km
Lifts (196 )
Drag lifts 102
Chair lifts 81
Gondola lifts 13
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