La Chapelle D’Abondance

Posted 25th January 2020

La Chapelle D’Abondance

La Chapelle D’Abondance


The traditional alpine resort of La Chapelle D’Abondance is situated in the heart of the Abondance valley, just 5 minutes drive from neighbouring Chatel.  This authentic old farming village feels very traditional – with many of the businesses being run by fourth or fifth generation local families.


While less developed than Chatel, La Chapelle does offer its very own ski slopes, a range of shops and bars, and an excellent choice of restaurants including the stylish L’Atelier de Jacky and Les Cornettes Hotel which has welcomed guests since 1897 and serves some of the best Savoyard specialities in the whole valley.


For skiing, there is easy access on one side of the valley to the vast Portes du Soleil ski domain with over 650km of pistes, and La Chapelle’s own pistes are a joy to ski with varying terrain– from pretty treelined runs to wide open fields and challenging off piste.  On the opposite side of the valley sits the beautiful mountain range of the Mont de Grange.  At the foot is a self-contained ski area – Cret Beni, which includes a great beginner area and ESF centre, as well as some fantastic steep runs further up the mountain.


La Chapelle D’Abondance is the area’s centre for cross country skiing – starting on the ‘flats’ with 35km of nordic trails linking Chatel, La Chapelle and Abondance.


The ‘flats’ are also a favourite area for walking and snow-shoeing, with easy access and multiple routes to choose from across the lower part of the Mont de Grange nature reserve.  If you fancy something a bit different La Chapelle is also home to the valley’s huskies! You really feel like you’re in the mountains when you’re wrapped up on a sled being pulled by these gorgeous dogs.  Alternatively, take a horse-drawn carriage through the snow taking in the beautiful views of the River Dranse, the slopes of Super Chatel and the imposing Dents du Midi mountain range in the distance.


If you’re staying in La Chapelle an evening at the Fer Rouge is a must!  This unique bar is actually a microbrewery, serving its own beers in a fun and welcoming environment.  The restaurant upstairs serves Savoyard favourites as well as more modern dishes.

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Asmr Sparkle  February 2020

Hi Paddy A fantastic week in the chalet - as you know flights were cancelled and you could not have been more helpful - thank you! Matt and Naomi were wonderful - you can be proud of them. The chalet was superb and met all our expectations - a fantastic family holiday. Thank you

Olivia Siddons  March 2020

What a fabulous Chalet with all of the home comforts & more. The staff were absolutely lovely, very efficient and Paddy couldn’t have been more helpful. The food was delicious and the we slept like logs in the comfy beds. Thank so much guys. Hopefully see you again soon. The Siddons Family x

Nigel Dinnes  March 2020

We were 7 people and had a wonderful week at 21@The View. The accommodation was fabulous and very well equipped - the photos describe the place perfectly. Paddy kindly arranged for ski passes and skis to be delivered to the apartment. My only regret is that I did not take Paddy up on his offer of transfers from Geneva airport as we were badly let down. Fortunately, Paddy came to the rescue and, at 6am, managed to arrange a last minute taxi to the airport - a big thankyou from us all!

Nick Williams  February 2020

A beautiful Chalet in the village of Chatel which oozes charm and tradition. Paddy and his team take care of everything from driving you to the town and slopes to cooking delicious evening meals. We had a great week here (despite the lack of snowfall) and will definitely be returning.

Allison Bright  January 2020

We had an incredible weekend at the chalet with friends. Every detail was looked after brilliantly. The service was impeccable and the food was outstanding. I would highly recommend Nine and Tenne Chalet to anyone and we can’t wait to come back! It was perfection.

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