An Iconic Ski Touring Site

Enjoy the pleasures of skiing where your heart takes you and discover the most beautiful landscapes in the Abondance valley. Skin-up and set off to reach the surrounding peaks. The Pointe des Follys, Tavaneuse, and Mont de Grange, enough sectors to keep you enchanted with itineraries for all levels. Your excursion in Abondance guarantees pure escapism. Glide off into the heart of unspoilt nature and discover the exceptional panoramas.

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    On the path going towards the Lens chalets: – 2km with 230m of vertical elevation.
    Starts from Lake Plagnes car park. Return using the same route.

    This piste is especially suited to beginners!


    A marked trail on the Abondance domain with the uphill departure from the village centre up to Follys summit and its magnificent panorama overlooking the Dents du Midi and Lake Léman. This circuit snakes gently up the Alpine pastures and through the forests releasing a sense of freedom at the heights of the domain.

    Difficulty Red: 744m vertical elevation

    When the cable car is open it is possible to go up to the second section. On the edge of the forest, this short and regular circuit overlooks the Abondance valley. From the cable car arrival up to Follys summit, providing an easier ascension and guarantees better natural snow.

    Difficulty Green: 294m vertical elevation


    This itinerary follows the former Alpine ski slopes in the Écuelle sector.

    In the descent, there are two ways to join the Écuelle chalet at 1413m:one follows the red run (formerly called “La Source”) towards the Follys drag lift. The other descends the black run “Didier Bouvet”.

    The drag lift follows the “Écuelle” blue run.

    A beautiful panorama awaits you at the Follys summit, you will be able to see Geneva Lake!

    Difficulty: 244m vertical+, blue level.

    See the map of the ski runs
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    Guided Excursions

    With the Bureau de la Montagne

    To try out this activity for the first time or improve your skills in an unknown sector, the guides will conjure up a programme that suits your level.

    The 1/2 day (from 1 to 4 people) is at €220, and €400 for a full day.

    Other activities offered: off-piste skiing, mountaineering, ice climbing, summits.

    Baptiste Chaffanel
    Tel.: +33 (0)6 31 29 92 98

    With the ESF

    Initiation or improvement, come and discover the mountains in a different way with the ESF.

    Outings adapted to skiers’ level (6 people maximum), prices on request.

    Tel.: +33 (0)4 50 73 00 67

Useful info

On the Essert ski domain, ski touring is authorised during the ski domain’s opening hours: going up the outside of the marked slopes, unless this is not possible and you may go up on the edge of the slopes. Ski touring is prohibited outside the ski domain’s opening hours.

Always check weather conditions and avalanche risks before setting off towards the summits, safety material is mandatory (ARVA, shovel and probe) and don’t hesitate to call mountain professionals.

The Abondance sports shops are at your service if you need to buy or rent equipment.