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Chabanon, the closest station to Marseille

4 hours drive from Lyon and only 2 hours drive from Marseille, Chabanon is a typical ski resort of the Selonnet mountain. The village has 478 inhabitants and has a long slope for the practice of sliding sports.

Culminating at an altitude of 2,028 m, the ski resort offers 35 runs and 14 lifts for all ski and snowboard fans. If you are looking for a place to ski, snowboard, sled, etc., choose Chabanon.

A special feature: night skiing in Chabanon

If you are looking for new sensationThe village resort of Chabanon offers you to discover night skiing. Skiing after sunset, with spotlights or torches to light your way. It started as a way for the staff of the resort to spend some time on the slopes at the end of the day, but now many resorts are opening also night skiing to customers.

A destination for a low cost vacation

Chabanon is an interesting destination for spend your vacations with your family. The region has several establishments and resorts to accommodate you. With sumptuous scenery and beautiful landscapes, Chabanon offers a wide range of activities to make everyone happy.

Whether you are looking for sensation strong, looking for a more active exoticChabanon offers not only an epic skiing and snowboarding track, but also other exciting activities such as Nordic activities, dog sledding and Goering skiing, etc. In short, it is one of the resorts to spend vacations in the mountains at low prices.

The Chabanon ski area in a few figures

Ski resortChabanon
Name of the MassifMassif des Monges
DepartmentAlpes de Haute-Provence
MountainSouthern Alps
? The ski area ?
Size of the village’s ski area without connection (in klm):40
Size of the village ski area with connection (in klm):40
Longest downhill ski run (in km)3
Name of the ski areaChabanon
Connected station(s)No
? Altitude of ski area ?
Altitude at the bottom of the ski area (in m)1 550
Altitude at the top of the ski area (in m)2 050
Average altitude of the ski area (in m)1 800
Total vertical drop of the domain (in m)500
Surface area of artificial snow (in ha)30
? Number of ski runs ?
Number of green trails9
Number of blue trails12
Number of red trails10
Number of black runs5
Total number of downhill ski runs35
? Ski lifts ?
Ski lifts10
Children’s treadmill0
Fixed grip chairlifts1
Detachable Chairlifts0
Cable cars0
Total number of lifts11
? Nordic ski area ?
Number of cross-country ski trails (or Nordic area)4
Size of the Nordic ski area (in klm):25
?️ Services in the station ?️
Presence of a snowpark:No
Presence of an aquatic complex and spaYes (summer)
Trails accessible on foot from the village :Yes
Number of year-round inhabitants (including low-lying village)450
Slogan of the stationThe closest ski resort to Marseille
? Access to the resort ?
Nearest train station:Chorges
Bus shuttle to a train station:No
Distance from Paris (in kilometers)740
? Price survey in the station ?
Price of the ski pass (1 day) in high season (access to the entire ski area) 25 €
Price of the weekly pass (6 days) in high season (access to the whole ski area) 130 €
Ski equipment rental rate per week (adult) 90 €
Ski equipment rental rate per week (child) 40 €
Rental studio 2 persons (school vacations) 320 €
Family apartment rental 4 persons (school vacations) 500 €
Total cost of stay for 2 adults (excluding transportation and food) 760 €
Total cost of stay for 2 adults and 2 children (excluding transportation and food) 1 163 €
? Average real estate rate ?
Average price per m2 of an apartment 1 550 €
Average price per m2 of a chalet 1 900 €
Average price of a 60m2 apartment 93 000 €
Average price of a 100m2 chalet 190 000 €
? Station evaluation on 7 criteria ?
Score on the average snowmaking capacity of the massif / 108
Note on the ratio between the size of the ski area vs. the price of the stay / 108
Note of the ski area and ski lifts / 106
Note on the diversity of activities offered (except skiing) / 107
Note on the charm and interest of the Village / 107
Note on the average cost of a stay / 109
Average rating of internet users out of /107
? Station average via 7 criteria ?
Final average score according to / 107,4
Final ranking according to Skidata.io79th position out of 232 stations in France

Chabanon in 19 Questions / Answers

  • What are the winter activities in Chabanon?

The resort of Chabanon is a very rich in activities, especially in winter it offers activities such as:

Snowshoe hiking This activity is accessible from 7 years old and allows you to discover the fauna and flora of Chabanon. During this activity you can meet fox, roe deer, Blachon etc..

Paragliding Paragliding : this activity will make you take height. You will discover a unique panorama of Chabonon and you will be full of strong sensation.

Yooner This activity is perfect for those who love strong sensations. You can discover new sensations of sliding.

Paintball Paintball : accessible from 12 years old, this activity will make you spend unforgettable moments in family or between friends.

  • What are the summer activities at Chabanon resort?

The Chabanon resort also offers many summer activities such as:

MOUNTAIN BIKING This activity puts at your disposal electrically assisted mountain bikes. Accessible to all you can enjoy the relief of Chabanon.

Hiking This activity will allow you to explore the fauna and flora of Chabanon in the summer. In addition the station has trails for all levels.

Minigolf This resort also offers a mini-golf course open to all, it is perfect to please your children who will have a great time.

Paintball Paintball : just like in winter, the resort also offers paintball. Accessible from 12 years old, this activity will make you spend unforgettable moments with your family or friends.

  • What to visit in Chabanon and its surroundings ?

Among these places that you must visit in Chabanon, we can mention : The Ecomuseums, The Church Of St Martin, The Church of Our Lady of Nazareth, The Battery of Dormillouse.

  • Where to eat in Chabanon ?

The resort of Chabanon offers more than 10 restaurants among which we can mention Les Alisiers, Les Claperies, La Gaudina.

Chabanon offers a number of different accommodations such as the Hotel Les Relais de la Forge, At The Poet, Yelloh ! Village L’Etoile Des Neiges.

  • What is the size of the Chabanon ski area?

The ski area of the Chabanon resort has a size of 40 kilometers, divided into 35 slopes. Of these runs, the longest is 2 kilometers long. It also has 25 kilometers of cross-country ski trails.

  • What is the altitude of Chabanon?

This area has an altitude between 1550 meters and 2050 meters high.

  • What is the price of the Chabanon package?

Their packages start from 25 euros per day, and 130 euros per week.

  • What is the average price of a rental apartment in Chabanon?

For a furnished studio for 2 people, the average price found is 320, and for an apartment for 4 people, the average price found per week is 500.

  • Does the resort of Chabanon have a bike park?

Yes, it has a 23 kilometer Bike Park with 5 trails, the longest of which measures 5.2 kilometers.

  • How to get to Chabanon by train ?

You can easily get there by being at the Chorges train station. Then you just have to take a cab to get to the station.

  • What is the postal code of Chabanon ?

The zip code of Chabanon is 04140.

  • In which department is located the station of Chabanon ?

Chabanon station is located in the department of Alpes de Haute Provence.

  • Does the resort of Chabanon have a tourist office ?

The station of Chabanon is part of the tourist office of Chabanon. It is located at Station de Chabanon, 04140 Selonnet.

  • Are there any webcam on Chabanon ?

Yes, there is a webcam, which you can find at this web address

  • Where to find information about the weather in Chabanon ?

You can find the latest weather report from the Chabanon station at

  • What is the opening date of the ski lifts in Chabanon?

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

  • Is there an ESF school in Chabanon ?

Yes, it is at Station de Chabanon, 04140 Selonnet, France.

What is’s opinion on Chabanon?

In the end, gives the average rating of 7.42/10 to Chabanon station, which ranks it 79th in France. Its strong points are: the proposed activities, the charm of the resort, the cost of a stay.

Map of the ski slopes of Chabanon

chabanon ski slopes map
Chabanon – Map of the ski runs
chabanon resort map
Chabanon – Station map
chabanon snowshoe map
Chabanon – Snowshoeing map of 7klm.

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