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Nordic area

La Chapelle d'Abondance

Nordic skiing and biathlon at La Chapelle d’Abondance

A little air of the great north. Located on the edge of the Dranse d’Abondance, the Nordic domain is considered one of the most beautiful in Haute-Savoie. With its 23km of trails located between 1000 and 1500m of altitude, it invites you to immerse yourself in an authentic setting and to slide at your own pace. Private and group lessons allow you to learn or improve on the 2 techniques, alternative and skating.


Biathlon is a fun alternative to classic cross-country skiing. It combines cross-country skiing with rifle shooting (laser or pellet, depending on age), both standing and prone. It is a complete activity that combines endurance, concentration and precision… perfect for challenges with friends or family!

Cross-country skiing

Considered to be one of the most beautiful in Haute-Savoie, the Nordic area of the Abondance Valley stretches along the Dranse River over two resorts: La Chapelle d’Abondance and Châtel. A real life-size playground, it offers more than 25 km of trails and eight Nordic itineraries located between 1,000 and 1,500 m of altitude, including a specially lit loop for cross-country skiers who enjoy night outings. Private and group lessons allow you to learn different techniques (alternating step, skating).

Biathlon, nordic park, orienteering skiing and sledging track are another way to enjoy this space.


Live this experience
In numbers

23 km of trails daily groomed and maintained,

9 trails of different levels,

Double grooming that allows for both skating and alternate pitch.


Tariffs Domaine Nordique

9 €/adult and 4.70 €/child for the one-day pass and lesson rates from the ESF.

Tariffs Biathlon

Starting at 35 €/ 1h30 session.

Good to know

The Foyer 4 Saisons, in the immediate vicinity of the Nordic area, is open every day for your comfort with access to the sanitary facilities and something to eat and rest.



this experience?

Ready to take on Martin Fourcade? Are your skis waxed? Your “1 time” technique impeccably oiled? The sight of your rifle perfectly adjusted?

Then go to the Chapelle d’Abondance on the parking lot of the Panthiaz


Did you know?

The Foyer Nordique is open as a refreshment stand and takeaway snack, every day from 9am to 5pm. It does not have Nordic ski equipment for rent. For equipment rental, you can refer to the resort’s sports stores.

In addition to Nordic skiing, other activities are offered on the Nordic area: biathlon, Nordic Park, orienteering skiing and sledding.

Discover the resort

The ski resort

La Chapelle d'Abondance

La Chapelle d’Abondance, the starting point of the Portes du Soleil ski area, offers wide open spaces and authentic landscapes to welcome you to the heart of a traditional village resort. This sunny corner of paradise is part of the Chablais alpine massif and is directly linked to the resorts of Châtel and Abondance.

Welcome to an inexhaustible reserve of natural and gastronomic treasures where you will discover the recipe for family happiness!



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