Much More to Discover

There are many different winter activities available in Abondance and its surrounding area to enjoy your holiday in the mountains to the full: ski joëring, dog sledding, archery, swimming, sledging, air boarding, snowshoe archery, biathlon, and other entertainment for all the family.

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    Dog Sledding

    Learn How to Drive a Dog Sled:
    A musher will teach you all the facets of driving a sled in the great ourdoors.

    This activity will teach you how to drive a dog sled standing up.

    It is physical and requires you to push and run behind the sled.

    The session includes instruction and a sled excursion.

    ▪ Adult: from €44
    ▪ Child 7 to 12 yrs. old: from €25
    ▪ Child 5 to 6 yrs. old: Free (sitting in the sled with the parents)
    Minimum age: 5 yrs. old

    For more information – contact:
    Jean-Jacques BECHET – L’Aventure en traîneau
    Tel.: +33 (0)6 80 93 26 20


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    Ski joëring at Lake Plagnes

    What is it? A harnessed horse or pony pulls a skier behind a rigid frame on a groomed piste.

    Anyone can have a go at Ski Joering! You don’t need to be an expert skier, or a horseback rider, you just need to know how to keep your skis parallel or take a beginner’s drag lift.

    We will adapt the horse’s speed in relation to the skier’s level. And then you are off for an hour of fun, walking, trotting, or galloping for the most adventurous!

    Children from the age of 9 with a 1st Star skiing level can go along with adults. Groups are welcome, reservation required.

    1-hour excursion: €50

    Ranch des Portes du Soleil
    Tel.: +33 (0)6 08 18 78 54 ou +33 (0)6 88 81 31 56

New in 2021-2022

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    In teams, meet the challenges inspired from the famous TV programme! Challenges that require all your skills: precision, coordination, balance, cohesion, tasting (we won’t tell you what!)

    The 2-hour activity takes place on the snow front in Abondance and Châtel. It’s a game for everyone, you don’t need to be a sports fanatic! All you need is a sense of fun to participate in Châtel-Lanta!

    Minimum age to participate: 12 yrs. old

    This is an outside activity, so, wear warm clothes.

    2-h game session, between 12 and 42 people per activity.


    Adult: €30/person
    Child: 12 to 16 yrs. old: 20% discount
    Team (4 to 8 people): €100

    Registrations and information: Yllar Montagne – – 09 51 61 31 43

    The activity will take place on Friday, 17th December, then on Thursdays, 23th December to 13th January, 2:30-4:30 pm.

    See the website
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    Murder Party

    Murder Party

    Do you miss a good game of Cluedo around the fire? With Yllar Montagne you can slip into the detective’s shoes and trench coat to solve a police enquiry!
    There was a murder last night, just there… Who? Why? How? The police have a few ideas, but…

    In teams of detectives, you will set off to meet the main suspects: are they guilty? Innocent? You’ll have to “interrogate” them, check their alibis, scrutinize the exhibits, go through police reports, and more. You will also visit the crime scene to search for clues left by the murderer.

    Can you trust your intuition and keep a cool head to deal with the various twists and turns of the investigation? The cards are in your hands.

    From 13 years old – 2h30 game time
    Minimum 12 people – 60 people maximum


    Adult: €30/person
    Child between 12 and 16 yrs. old: 20% discount
    Team (between 4 and 8 persons): €100

    Bookings and information: Yllar Montagne – – 09 51 61 31 43

    Indoor activity, Hôtel IBIS in Thonon-les-bains… or in your chalet!

    See the website

Les nouveautés de l'ESF


Set off on a snowshoe hike with an instructor. During the uphill, you will chat about the mountain farmers’ habitat and lifestyle, and on arriving you will enjoy our tasty local products: cheese – charcuterie – white wine…
A fascinating experience rounded off with mouthwatering delights.

Meet you at the top of the Essert cable car on Thursday evenings at 5:30 pm.


On Mondays, the ESF shows you how to use an avalanche transceiver to detect avalanche victims (DAV) at Auffaz, 5:30-7:00 pm. Learn how to help your friends in danger!

Minimum 5 registrations, equipment provided, €15 per person.

  • Ludoffaz Snow Area

    Ludoffaz’s magic carpet means you can effortlessly enjoy sledging and other new types of descents on 2 separate slopes.

    ▪ Half-day: €3.50
    ▪ 1 hour before closing: €2
    Free for children under 5 yrs. old

    Opening Times:
    From March 8 to March 14, the slope is open every day from 9 am to 12 pm.

    Opening Times – Outside School Holidays:
    Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday: 10 am-12 midday, 2-5:30 pm

    During this COVID period, opening times may differ! Please contact the Abondance Tourist Office.

  • Snakegliss (Abondance or Châtel)

    Sitting on sledges attached together one behind the other, the instructor will give you a push to snake your way down 4km of downhill, hysterical laughter guaranteed!

    Prices: €22 (from 5 years old)

    Opening Times: At the end of the day closure of the domain

    More info:
    Tel.: +33 (0)6 81 66 52 80

  • Archery

    We offer the following activities: Archery, 2D and 3D target practice, run archery, Arc Trap, compound bows, Sarbacane, Sarbacane Pro Evolution, stun dart battle, mountain archery battle, patchwork, self-serve, snowshoe archery, run’arch snow. From 6 years old and over. Indoors or outdoors. On private land at the Corbier Pass.

    2 hours (for 6 people): €150
    (€12.50 per additional person)

    Information & reservations:
    Stesch & Co. Tel.: +33 (0)6 30 79 36 75


    Lying down on an inflatable sledge, you guide it with the position of your body!

    For one hour, discover this new toy with the ESF, in a group of 6 to 8 people. €10 per person.


    You are sitting 20cm off the ground, like a snow-kart, it’s an invitation for fun on the snow.

    It’s fun and easy to learn and you can use it on the ski runs or sledging slope.


    With friends or family, come and round off your day with the Ski Academy and try out some funky gadgets for going down the slopes.

    Activities for individuals take place in Châtel. For groups, business committees, etc. you can do it in Abondance upon request.

    • Prices
    • Airboard (from 10 yrs. old)
    • €23
    • Snakegliss (from 5 yrs. old)
    • €22
    • Yooner (minimum 5 people)
    • On request


  • Équilibre en soi

    Charlène Joannon provides foot reflexology, Ayurvedic treatments, Californian, Swedish and seated Amma massages.
    At her practice or home calls. Appointments required.
    La Pêche – Charmy l’Envers – 74360 Abondance

    Tel.: +33 (0)7 81 23 28 98

  • Physiotherapists

    They provide a complement to medical care, wellness massages by appointment.