Getting Here

How to choose the best equipment for your expedition

The ski chalet is situated 400 m from the centre of the attractive village of Chapelle d’Abondance which is easily accessible.

By Plane

La Chapelle is ideally situated for travel by air it is 1 1/2 hours drive from Geneva airport,
one of the most accessible points of entry in Europe. There are various car hire firms at Geneva Airport like (Europcar,Avis,Budget and sixt) if you would like to fly drive then visit

By Car

The journey by car to la Chapelle d’Abondance from Calais is around 9 hours with good stretches of motorway and fewer tolls.The selfdrive directions can be found on  The ferry crossing site can be found at the bottom of the page.

By Train

The excellent French rail system will bring you to Geneva or Thonon.
For further details see links or phone 08448484064  for further information.

I can offer airport transfers for a maximum of 8 clients in January and March (diesel to cover expenses)


Directions to the Chalet when you arrive in La Chapelle d’Abondance.

In the centre of the village there is the Office de Tourisme which has arches,turn up passed the cinema carry on up the road which passes the Hotel Vieux Moulin.Carry on up through the forest (the chalet is 1km from the village) then you take the road to the right that goes over bridge (with green railings) follow the road up and the chalet is at the end of the road. Tel +33450735561 if you have any problems.We like you to arrive arround 14.00 to give us time to clean through.

N.B. You may need an SF40 available from any AA centre or the Swiss border for travelling through Switzerland.

By air
We can advise on reasonably priced flights with Easyjet to Geneva from most major Airports.
There are also reasonable car hire firms in Geneva Airport

By rail
The T.G.V. high speed train is reasonably priced and will get you from Calais to Thonon in 4 ½ hours.