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The authentic village of Abondance

Abondance is a small typical village of Savoieand whatever the season, is a place terribly authentic. This is a village montagnard traditionalwith its narrow streets, its stone and wooden chalets, its square and its church. We are very far from a village resort, created only for the tourism mass tourism.

It is also used to produce the famous cheese of Abondance, a cow’s milk cheese with raw milk, thanks to the cattle breeds of abundance and montbéliarde.

Within the Chablais massif

With its 1 000 m of altitude, Abondance is distinguished by the mountains of the Pic de la Corne and the Mont de Grange. The former is at an altitude of 2,084 m while the latter is at 2,432 m.

The village of Abondance offers panoramic views contemplative on the surrounding mountain, whether in winter, with its snow-covered mountains, or in summer, with its alpine pastures. Moreover, the valley has resisted to the urbanization and when you take your backpack, you can quickly find yourself alone, in the middle of a preserved nature.

The ski slopes of Abondance

First of all, it should be noted thatAbundance belongs to the ski area of « Portes du Soleil », which is mathematically the largest ski area in the world, with its 600 klm of slopes.

Nevertheless, all the tracks are not perfectly connected, at least, it will be necessary to take a shuttle bus, and it is not not possible to connect the other ski slopes by foot.

If we count only the slopes present in the village, we find 17 km of trails divided into 15 sections. The longest trail is 1 km. In addition, 53% are considered blue runs and 27% green runs. Red runs account for 13% of the resort, while green runs account for 7% are black runs

The minimum height of 950 m, against a maximum altitude of 1730 m. This is the point of the resort, with a average altitude of 1 340mwhich does not make it the resort with the best snow probability, its skiable area is not very high.

The different activities

If the ski is the main activity of the site, visitors have a wide range of possibilities, summer and winter. In summer in particular, it is a paradise for the hikers, on foot or with snowshoeswith a wide range of possible paths.

Note that the Nordic area present on the spot is consequent, with 37 klm of cross-country ski tracks, or skating, for 7 tracks presenting different difficulties.

Besides, and whatever the season, visitors can appreciate the beauty and the calm of the lake of Geneva, only 10klm away. Finally, the Switzerland is very close, and it is possible to make a day trip there.

The ski area of Abondance

⛷️ Ski resort ⛷️Abundance
MassifMassif du Chablais
MountainNorthern Alps
? Ski area ?
Size of the village ski area (in klm):17
Size of the village ski area with connection(s) (in klm):600
Longest downhill ski run (in km)8
Name of the ski areaLes Portes du Soleil
Connected resort(s)Chapelle d’Abondance, Avoriaz, les Gets, Morzine, Chatel
❄ Altitude of ski area ❄
Altitude at the bottom of the ski area (in m)950
Altitude at the top of the ski area (in m)1 730
Average altitude of the ski area (in m)1 340
Total height of the domain (in m)780
Surface area of artificial snow (in ha)20
? Difficulty of ski trails ?
Number of green runs4
Number of blue trails8
Number of red trails2
Number of black runs1
Total number of downhill ski trails15
? Lifts ?
Ski lifts8
Children’s treadmill0
Fixed grip chairlifts0
Detachable Chairlifts0
Cable cars0
Total number of lifts9
? Nordic area ?
Number of cross-country ski trails (or Nordic area)7
Size of the Nordic ski area (in klm):36
?️ Services in the station ?️
Presence of a snowpark:Yes
Presence of an aquatic complex & spa :Yes
Trails accessible on foot from the village :Yes
Number of year-round inhabitants (including low-lying village)1250
Slogan of the stationWhen Lake Geneva inspires you
? Access to the station ?
Nearest train station: Thonon les Bains
Shuttle bus to a train station:Yes
Distance from Paris (in kilometers)603
? Price survey in the station ?
Price list of the ski pass (1 day) in high season (access to the entire ski area) 57 €
Price of the week pass (6 days) in high season (access to the whole ski area) 285 €
Ski equipment rental rate per week (adult) 110 €
Ski equipment rental rate per week (child) 60 €
Rental studio 2 persons (school vacations) 850 €
Family apartment rental 4 persons (school vacations) 1 150 €
Cost of stay for 2 adults (excluding transport and food) 1 640 €
Statement cost of stay 2 adults & 2 children (excluding transport & food) 2 374 €
? Average real estate rate ?
Average price per m2 of an apartment 2 600 €
Average price per m2 of a chalet 3 250 €
Average price of a 60m2 apartment 156 000 €
Average price of a 100m2 chalet 325 000 €
? Station evaluation on 7 criteria ?
Score on the average snowmaking capacity of the massif / 106
Note on the ratio between the size of the ski area vs. the price of the stay / 106
Evaluation note of the ski area and ski lifts / 109
Note on the diversity of activities (except skiing) / 108
Note on the charm and interest of the Village / 109
Note on the average cost of a stay / 105
Score on the average evaluation of Internet users /107
? Station average via 7 criteria ?
Final average score according to / 107,1
? Ranking according to ? 113th position out of 232 stations in France

Map of the ski slopes of Abondance

Map of the ski slopes
Abondance Chatel - Ski trail map
Abondance – Cross-country ski trail map


Abondance is located 30 km from Lake Geneva in the Haute-Savoie, accessible by road, or the train station Thonon-les-bains, of which a shuttle offers a link from the station.

Questions and Answers

What are the winter activities in Abondance?

The resort of Abondance is very rich in activities, especially in winter it offers activities like :

Driving on ice This activity allows you to drive your car or an available vehicle on the ice. For this activity, instructors will give you tips to make sure everything is safe.

Natural ice rink Perfect for children, this activity located at 2 steps from the center of the village will delight you. In addition, musical and thematic evenings are regularly organized.

Snowshoe hikes The resort of Abondance offers you its valley rich in immaculate scenery. This activity is done with experienced guides for more security.

Alpine Skiing: accessible from the gondolas, this area is linked to the Portes du Soleil and the Montagnes. From its 17 kilometers it offers all the pleasures of the glide to the professionals as to the beginners.

What are the activities in summer at the resort of Abondance ?

The resort of Abondance also offers many summer activities such as :

Excursions This activity is carried out with experienced guides for more security.

Via ferrata The via ferrata is a wall where you can observe peregrine falcons. This protected area is accessible to children over 140 centimeters.

Climbing and high mountain Abondance : the resort of Abondance has a climbing school, you can climb the Mont Chauffé and the Mont Brion.

Whitewater This activity offers all kinds of activities related to water such as Rafting (inflatable boat for 6 to 8 people) and many others.

What to visit in Abondance and its surroundings ?

Among these places that you must visit in Abondance, we can mention : the Abbey of Abondance, the House of Adondance cheese, the abbey churchthe Lake of Plagnes and wonders of the chablais which are classified Geopark UNESCO.

Where to eat in Abondance ?

The resort of Abondance offers about ten restaurants among which we can quote : the Chaudron, The sunny one and the Savoyard table.

Where to sleep in Abondance ?

Abondance offers many different accommodations such as the Hotel Macchi, Snow Flower or again Les Gentianettes Hotel & SPA.

How big is the ski area of Abondance ?

The ski area of the resort of Abondance has a size of 17 kilometers, divided into 15 trails. Among these slopes, the longest measures one kilometer.

What is the altitude of Abondance?

This area has an altitude between 950 meters and 1730 meters high.

What is the price of the Abondance ski pass?

Their packages start at 15 euros per day.

What is the average price of a rental apartment in Abondance?

For a furnished studio for 2 people, the average price is 850€, and for an apartment for 4 people, the average price per week is 1150€ (see the figures on

How to get to Abondance by train ?

You can easily get there from the train station of Thonon-les-Bains or the Swiss stations of Aigle, Monthey and Geneva. You can also use the ColomBus shuttle which serves the whole valley.

What is the postal code of Abondance ?

The postal code of Abondance is 74360.

In which department is located the station of Abondance ?

The resort of Abondance is located in the department of Haute-Savoie.

Does the resort of Abondance have a tourist office ?

The resort of Abondance is part of the tourist office Pays d’Evian Vallée d’Abondance. It is located at 851 avenue des Rives du Léman -CS 10084.

What is the opening date of the ski lifts in Abondance ?

In Abondance, the lifts usually open the first week of December, until the beginning of April, but it all depends on the snow conditions of the massif.

Is there an ESF school in Abondance ?

Indeed, an ESF school exists at the address : Chef-Lieu, 74360 Abondance.

What is’s opinion about Abondance ?

In the end, gives the average rating of 7.1/10 to the resort of Abondance, which ranks it 113th in France. Its strong points are: the charm of the village, the beauty of its landscapes, and its connection with « Les Portes du Soleil ».


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