Geneva to Abondance transfer time is approximately 90mins
A quaint french ski resort with 17kms of piste situated down the valley from Chatel. Although Abondance itself is not connected by chair lifts to the Portes du Soleil, you can use your Portes du Soleil pass to access the ski area. It has the largest market in the area on a Sunday morning. There buses which provide shuttles up to La Chapelle d’Abondance and Chatel giving it access to the rest of the Portes du Soleil region.
Abondance is steep in history and the church is well worth a visit. This was the first village in the Abondance valley, established back in the 5th century due to its more flat and arable farming land. With the expansion of the population the wealthier farmers stayed put in Abondance, whilst other people settled further up the valley, and stories have it, approx. 500 years ago the poorer people with their cattle were given the mountain land where we know now as Chatel.