Musée du ski ancien

Museum of old-style skiing

Museum, Arts and culture, Local history, Local tradition, Private museum in La Chapelle-d'Abondance
  • An old farm built in 1783 houses this museum, providing visitors with an insight into the location’s fascinating history: farmhouse interior, from stable to kitchen including a display of everyday objects and a collection of old skis dating from 1900.

  • How were the first skis made? Who were the first users? From bindings to chamois skins, from sledges to snowshoes, techniques and equipment have greatly evolved to go faster and safer. Housed in an 18th-century farmhouse, the impressive collection at the Musée du Ski Ancien de La Chapelle d'Abondance brings together the traditional way of life of the local people and the arrival of winter sports in the valley.

    Reservations required.
  • Spoken languages
    • French
  • Groups (Max capacity)
    • 25  Maximum number of people
  • Rates 2024
  • Full price
    4 €
  • All year 2024
    Open Everyday
    * During winter 2024, from 22/12/2023 to 19/04/2024, visits every Friday from 11am to 12pm. Outside these periods, visits on request.