The Abondance valley is home to territorial gems such as Abondance and La Chapelle d’Abondance, two human-sized resorts still preserved from mass tourism. Two villages where life is good, just a few miles off the Portes du Soleil domain. Here, charming quaintness meets wild nature, only a 30-minute drive away from Thonon or Evian, making these two villages an ideal relaxing place.
1. Abondance, an authentic gem
At an altitude of 930 m, everything about Abondance is an invitation to sit back and relax. Skiing remains a favourite winter activity, in a small area where one likes to take their time, even when it comes to gliding down the slopes. What matters in Abondance isn’t to be the best, but to have a whale of a time. Unlike the bigger resorts near it, here at Abondance, a small, authentic village-resort, we love taking things slow.
But don’t let that thought deter your inner ski racer! Abondance has a whole lot to offer in that aspect, with a ski area of 17 km of slopes, from green to red ones, with a shuttle bus connection to the Portes du Soleil. There is plenty to do to keep yourself a busy bee, in the winter AND in the summer: hiking trails, ice-skating, dog-sledding, archery, biathlon… There is something for everyone, made all the more attractive by a preserved environment, far from the hustle and bustle of big resorts, and perfect to recharge your batteries.
2. La Chapelle d’Abondance, a warm and intimate resort
In the vicinity of Abondance, La Chapelle d’Abondance village offers an idyllic venue for family weekends and holidays. This warm, intimate ski resort has 35 km of slopes with a direct access to the Portes du Soleil. There, you can enjoy a human-sized ski-area within the ‘Chapelle Liberté’ area, boasting 130 km of slopes.
Closer to bigger domains like Morgins or Châtel, La Chapelle d’Abondance has kept its identity and private atmosphere. Nonetheless a dynamic village-resort, there is never a dull moment here at La Chapelle d’Abondance! Winter or summer, you can discover its terroir, its history, its preserved nature, or enjoy a fun work out!
3. Two village-resorts worth investing for a second home
Why, do you ask? First of all, for the typical Savoyard architecture found in this part of the Alpine region. Great wooden farms, leaning against the mountain, with gable roofs and balcony railings. Farms that have seen the passing of time, unchanged, immutable, farms where history is found in every nook and cranny, carved deep into the wood. Some of said farms have been restored to accommodate large apartments equipped with every modern comfort. The new constructions built over the years were inspired by this architecture in order to blend into the village and preserve its rustic, alpine charm.
Secondly, because both villages are perfect to wind down and relax: every possible activity available, in the summer and the winter, without the overwhelming frenzy of big resorts. The Portes du Soleil ski area is accessible whenever you like, for a limitless outing. A unique atmosphere, warm and friendly, where sharing is key. Close to Thonon, Evian, and Switzerland. And a real estate market much more affordable than only a few kilometres above, with just as many rental opportunities.
So, ready to discover the Abondance valley with us? Being locals, our territory expertise allows us to explore with you the best opportunities and to build together your dream project.