The Resort

Portes du Soleil

La Chapelle, a popular Alpine village in the Haute Savoie, is part of the massive Portes du Soleil ski domain – the largest international linked ski area in the world with over 650 km of pistes in both France and Switzerland, and a superb snow record.

It is a Franco-Swiss traditional village famous for its gastronomique restaurants and the local people are very friendly and hospitable.

There are stylish shops in the village centre including ski shops. There is also a pharmacist, banking facilities and a ski school.

The 6 person gondola from La Chapelle takes you up to Portes du Soleil which lies north of Mont Blanc. The area covers  7 valleys with 220 lifts that are well linked and spread over the French Alps.

Portes du Soleil


With more than 650 km of marked pistes and about 200 lifts in total, spread over 14 valleys

  • 680 Km of pistes
  • 209 lifts
  • Map


La Chapelle d’Abondance, Torgon, Super Châtel, Barbossine, Morgins,

  • 230 Km of pistes
  • +- 80 lifts
  • 6 resorts

La Chapelle d’Abondance

The Crêt-Béni and Braitaz ski areas in La Chapelle d’Abondance, Torgon ski area

  • 75 Km of pistes
  • 22 lifts
  • Map

There are a variety of runs with open red runs and cruising blue runs through the trees.

There is excellent skiing at La Chapelle with lesser queues and has ideal nursery and beginner slopes in the Village with lots of progressive runs for intermediates and beginners, the area benefits from heavy snow falls due to the micro climate around Lake Leman.

The highest point in La Chapelle is 2432 metres.

The skiing is lift-linked to the following resorts: Avoriaz 1800, Champery, Chatel, La Chapelle d’Abondance, Les Crosets, Les Gets, Morgins, Morzine, Champoussin, Montriond, Torgon


Ski Tuition
Ski lessons are to be taken through the ESF or can be taken with Adrian who is a qualified BASI 2 (if he has time) in Torgon.We do also do ski tours around the portes du Soleil.

There will be NO QUEUING coming through the Ski school!

Apres Ski
There are five friendly bars in the village where you can try a Vin Chaud. Particularly popular is the Feur Rouge bar where people come from miles around to sample the home brewed beer!

We will happily organise bowling or ice skating for you or, if you’re looking to chill out completely, there are spa pools in Val D’illiez and Lavey.