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Abondance resort information:

930 - 2466 metres.
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Abondance, Richebourg and La Chapelle d'Abondance are situated a few minutes from the resort of Chatel and the Portes du Soleil. Typical Savoie villages, they offer the opportunity to stay in traditional surroundings yet with easy access to fantastic skiing. With more than 100 years of hotel and craft traditions, the villages appeal to those who appreciate local culture and regional specialities such as the famous Abondance cheese, the Reblochon, and various meat delicacies.

There are regular bus shuttles to the village of Chatel to connect with the extensive lift network.

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Abondance in summer:

There are lots of activities in the summer such as hiking, horse-riding or mountain biking allowing visitors to explore the fabulous lakes and mountains. You can also play tennis, go paraponting, rafting, swimming, fishing or simply relax and take in the beauty of the surroundings.

Abondance in winter:Abondance village

The ski area offers excellent skiing for all levels. You can explore the Abondance valley by cross country ski runs which follow the Dranse river which runs through the valley. It is possible to go alpine skiing in the area of Essert to Abondance and from Cret Benit to La Chapelle d'Abondance. Links to the huge Portes du Soleil ski area by cable car from Panthiaz (Chapelle d'Abondance).

Access: Abondance is one of the easier areas in the Alps to reach with Geneva Abondance in winteronly 70km (42 miles) away.  There's a weekend bus service to and from the airport. The nearest rail station is at Thonon-Les-Bains, 15km (9 miles) distant which is served by TGV from Paris.  Taxis or a bus service (up to six times daily on Saturdays) link the station to the resort.

Drivers from the north should arrive on the A40 motorway towards Geneva, taking the Annemasse exit.  Follow the road to Thonon and then on to Abondance.

A regular ski bus runs throughout the area from 8.30am to 9.30pm.  The bus service is free.  Seven different routes are followed indicated by different colour codes.

Information on the ski resort Abondance:

Going out / Aprs ski :
  Restaurants : 5, Theatre
Sport & Fitness all year :
  Indoor tennis
Sport & Fitness winter :
  Cross country skiing, Toboggan, Dog sleigh, Snow scooter
Ski school :
  Ski and Snowboard school : 1, Instructors : 20, Group ski lessons
Children :
  Childcare service, Childrens' ski piste with ski lift
Other activities :
  Torch lit descents. 

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