Welcome to La Chapelle d'Abondance !

The tourism office is open from 
monday to saturday
from 9 am to 12 am
and from 2 pm to 6:30 pm
sunday and bankdays
from 9 am to 12 am
and from 3 pm to 6:30 pm

Contact us by phone at 
+33 (0)4 50 73 51 41

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Ski school

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ince 1960, the ESF ski school in La Chapelle d'Abondance has been teaching young and old how to ski slide or skate. The school has continually adapted its knowledge, training methods and services to cover the latest winter sports.

50 instructors are ready to take you safely through the ski areas of La Chapelle d'Abondance and the Portes du Soleil, safely.

They are ready to introduce you to winter sports and share their passion for snow sports, to help you master the turn, defy the speed, read the mountains, speeding down slope with maximum safety guided by many small steps they communicate the secrets, with the professionalism that makes the ESF reputation stands for.

Whether you intend starting out in competition, where ESF will give you the drive and means to excel, or are simply wiskhing to discover the many attractions of these mountains, ESF are at your service. Not just for Alpine skiing lessons, we have experts in all the other winter sports disciplines including cross-country skiing which is very popular, snowboarding, biathlon, freestyle or freeride, our specially trained instructors provide instruction in all winter snow disciplines.

Handicapped skiing training "handiski", is also available with special instructors and of course we have the right equipment available. 

Club "PIOU PIOU" is an important element of our ski school is specifically designed for younger children : the club has an exclusive ski area built around five animal shape figures designed to provide youngsters with a fun introduction to the magic of snow.

We wish you a pleasant stay in our village. 

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The ESF club PIOU PIOU welcomes children from 3 to 5 years old to an exclusive training area where they can enjoy their first slides.
Opening hours :
9:30 to 11:30 (February 9:30 to 11:30)
Afternoon timetable : 03:00 p.m to 05:00 p.m
Rates - 6 sessions : from €130 to €163 depending on periods.

Go skiing in peace! ESF will take care of your children during the day of half-day, with meals.
In addition to ski lessons, the ESF offers a wide range of activities. Children from 3 to 12 years old, can be also be enrolled in group ski lessons. 
For prices contact ESF.

Alpine ski Lessons - Children from 5 to 14 years - 6 lessons : from €126 to €175 depending on level.

Alpine ski lessons - Adults 15 years+ - 6 lessons : from €135 to €150 depending on level.

Snowboarding from 8 years+ - 6 lessons : €126.

- 1 person :
  1x1h30 lesson from €60
  6x1h30 lessons from €345
- 2 persons :
  1x1h lesson from €70
  6x1h30 lessons from €392
- 3 or 4 persons :
  1x1h lesson from €85
  6x1h30 lessons from €470

From 1 to 8 persons: Per day : €320

1/2 day mornings (9:00/12:00) : €150

1/2 afternoons (13:00/17:00) : €190

The pleasure of skiing for all! 
To enjoy the pleasure of sliding whatever your handicap. In safety, you too can enjoy the mountains supervised by specialy trained instructors.
Equipment can be provided, for schedules and rates contact the ESF office.

With friends or colleagues, a chance to relax or participate in a sporting challenge. ESF can arrange a many activities in a friendly spririt of competition with a "Savoyard gathering".

Freeride-Freestyle trips
Portes du Soleil circuits
Cross-country skiing

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