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Abondance in short

  • Height: 930 metres
  • 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!

Review of Abondance review
  • Winter hiking
  • Cross-country skiing
  • Aprés-ski
  • Family/children
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Weather in Abondance


Regular sunshine with some clouds

Regular sunshine with some clouds
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Frost line

1937 metres


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Cloudy, grey and drizzling

Cloudy, grey and drizzling
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Frost line

1358 metres


2 mm
La Chapelle d’Abondance
Après-ski & nightlife in Abondance
Restaurants 1
Bars & cafés 15
Concert Hall
Ski schools & ski lessons in Abondance
Number of Ski Schools 1
Number of Ski Instructors 15
Instruction slope
Ski lessons in Nederlands
Private ski lessons 40
Ski lessons 6 days, 12 hours, € 32,00
Snowboard lessons 6 days, 12 hours, € 32,00
Cross-country skiing
Book your ski school online in Abondance
Facilities in Abondance
Number of hotels 4
Number of hotel beds 60
Number of tourist beds 60
Supermarkets 2
Tourist information for Abondance
Name Abondance Tourisme
Telephone 730290
Distance to Abondance
Distance from Brussels approx. km
Airport Genève approx. 60 km with bus service
Train station Thonon approx. 27 km with bus service
From the highway approx. 35 km
Abondance for the children
Childcare from 3 months
Number of hours of childcare 4 hours a day
Price without lunch
Price with lunch
Children's Carousel
Magic Carpet
Child Lift 1
Adventure Park
Mascot Name
After skiing in Abondance
Public sauna
Fitness Centre
Public solarium
Spa & Wellness
Indoor pool
Balloon flight
Indoor tennis
Squash court
Hiking trails
Torchlight Tours
Indoor skating rink
Ice skating rink
Snow rafting
Dog sledge
Toboggan run