• Chalet Louis in winter  
    Chalet Louis Winter Ski
  • Open plan living
    Modern open plan living
    Recently refurbished.
    Relax with firends by the log fire.
  • Stunning summer views
    Chalet Louis Summer retreat
    The mountains are a great retreat in summer.
    Stunning views to the Dents Du Midi.
  • Modern open plan living
    Chalet Louis - Sleeps 9 people
    4 bedroom chalet close to ski slopes and bus route
    on booking, we will send you a welcome pack with all information
  • New large patio and table
    New Patio
    Rebuilt, south facing, patio area and table for 9
    for photos and information, scroll down.
Julie and Mike

We are Julie and Mike

Chalet Louis, is a modern detatched ski & hiking chalet with cosy and open plan living style (refurbished in 2016) with 4 bedrooms and full size beds for 9 people and parking for 3 cars. It faces onto open farm fields and is located in the Abondance Valley between Chatel and La Capelle d'Abondance.

For 20 years we have searched for the place to call home in the mountains. After purchasing this Chalet in 2017, we have worked hard to make it feel homely and ensured it is well equipped to make a holiday to be remembered whether for winter ski fun or summer adventures.
We hope that you will want to return year after year to our home in the mountains. We always welcome and value any feedback that our guests give us.

COVID19 : We have changed our booking and refund policy to be very flexible. In these uncertain times, we all do not know what is going to happen. Book on HomeAway (Vrbo) and receive a full refund within 2 weeks of travel (See cancellation policy on booking site). Our chalet cleaning team are taking the advised measures with extra cleaning and use of additional products. If you have any queries please do contact us using the links below.

Remaining availability can be seen on HomeAway (Note: HomeAway is now branded Vrbo!) with the link HomeAway.co.uk #8424076. Check out the live view below directly from Chatel.


This chalet is FOR RENT

4 bedroom 2 bathroom self contained chalet in the Abondance Valley that comfortably sleeps nine

In a quiet location with offstreet parking for 3 cars

from €110 per night



Holidays are about spending time together. After a day of skiing one of the best ski regions in the world or exploring the mountains in summer, you need a place to relax and unwind. Chalet Louis has recently been completly modernised to maximise the open plan living space. After sharing dinner together, you can relax and enjoy a real wood fire and share quality time together.

Chalet Louis will soon become your home from home.

Chalet Specification

4 Bedrooms for 2 families



Bedroom 1 - 1 Double (Balcony)
Bedroom 2 - 2 Bunk Beds : Full Size  (Balcony)
Bedroom 3 - 1 Double and 1 Single bed


Bedroom 4 - 1 Double (With ensuite)

Family dining


Log Fire

Ski Boot and Glove dryer

Large Oven and hob

Fully equipped kitchen






Washing machine

Tumble dryer

Family board games

Wifi Unlimited usage

UK & French Satelite TV

Hifi with line in

Comfortable lounge area

Dining table for 9 (Extending)

2 Bathrooms


Upstairs Bathroom


Downstairs bathroom

(Jack & Jill style to bedroom 4 ensuite)

Chalet exterior


Parking for 3 cars
Community Snow clearance
NEW for 2020 : Enhanced patio area
NEW for 2020 : 9 person Table
Log Store
Lockable Ski Storage
2 Balconies
Communal grass areas

Location information


50m to Local Bus
380m to Ski Bus
850 to main supermarket
850 to petrol station

1.5 km from Panthiaz lift

< 1 km to La Chapelle D'Abondance
1.5 km from Chatel village centre
< 1 km from bars and resturants
Easy access to river walkway (Summer)
Easy access to cross country ski track (Winter)

2nd largest ski area in the world

Portes Du Solei

The second largest ski region in the world
World class down hill mountain bike trails
Endless KM's of walking routes
Summer and Winter sports
Zip Lines - Climbing

Guest 1 The view from the chalet, provides a real slice of mountain life. From vivid bright colours in the summer to the crisp white elegance of snow in winter. The view from the chalet will help you feel relaxed from the moment that you step through the door of your temporary home.
Guest 2 There is something for everyone to do anytime of the year in this valley. The Chalet provides the perfect base for us to explore and relax after a day of activities. The kids loved it here.



The chalet is 1.5hrs drive from Geneva airport and is set in a quiet rural location but within easy reach of both Chatel and La Chapelle d'Abondance villages. It is situated on a private road and directly on the free ski bus route.

Comfortable living

Chose to eat out in any of the many highly recommended resturants in Chatel or enjoy the comfort of your home. The fully furnished Chalet provides all the comforts of home.

Unlimited Wifi

Dont be disconnected when on holiday. Wifi is available throught the chalet and will allow you to share your holiday photos right from the comfort of Chalet Louis


There are many chalets available for you to choose from. It is sometimes difficult to choose the one that will make your holiday a thing for you and your family to remember. We beleive that this chalet perfect for young families that have stuggled to find the time to spend with their friends due to the pressures of family life. This chalet gives a modern, safe space for children and their parents to be together. Having put the children to bed in one of the 4 bedrooms, you can settle down in front of the fire and enjoy time to catch up and maybe a glass or two of wine from the well stocked nearby supermarket.

For the tenage family, the ability for them to come back from the slopes seperatley using the winter ski bus gives them the option to enjoy sking from first to last lift.

For the real adrenalin junkies then why not try the flying fox zip line that spans the valley and runs both in the winter and summer months or the high ropers course set in the trees above the main Chatel ski region. The region is one of the best in the world for downhill mountain biking, also frquently hosting road cycle events. Rafting, climbing, golf and many other sports are avaiable during the summer months (More details can be found in the welcome guide located in the chalet).

Location map


Living Area

Chatel Village

Whatever you choose to do here, in Châtel you'll find everything the perfect village resort has to offer. A lively village centre, perfectly preserved mountain architecture, skiing in the vast unspoiled spaces of the Portes du Soleil, with little side routes here and there that you can follow on foot, on snowshoes or on skis. The countryside is as magnificent as the old chalets in the valley. Here, the atmosphere is a tempting mixture of a tranquil way of life, friendliness and fun!

La Chapelle de Abondance Village

Less than 1KM from Chalet Louis, this beutiful French village is quieter than Chatel and retains a classic French charm. In the summer, walk along the footpath by the river before enjoying lunch and maybe a beer. After lunch enjoy some of the shops and quaint village centre. In the winter get the Ski bus here (Or ski return to the nearby Panthiaz lift) and enjoy a few local beers brewed in the micro-brewery of the Fer Rouge (Aim for happy hour!).

Getting Here?

There are two main ways to get to the chalet, either flying or driving.


If you decide to drive down, we can suggest a route that avoids around 1/2 of the motorway. Having driven this route many times, it is just as quick as the motorway but a shorter distance avoiding some of the motorway tolls. There are many places that are suitable for a overnight stay with a drive time in France of around 8.5 to 9.5 hours.


There are flights from Heathrow to Geneva all year round and many other regional airports during the ski season. Other airports serving this region include Chambery and Lyon.

Either book a hire car at the airport (NOTE: Hire on the Swiss side of the airport as you get winter tyres included or you will be charged a crazy amount at the airport and it takes longer. The French side will be a few Euros cheaper but its not worth it) or take one of the plentiful shuttle busses that will bring you up to the valley. Many of these will drop you at the door of the Chalet with prior arrangement.


For travel suggestions and places to stay please contact us

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20% off ski and snowboard hire...

...at Daniel Cruz sports near Linga lifts

Your one stop shop for hire equipment and those with a need to purchase last minute treats. Mention Chalet Louis to get 20% off your purchases. They will also store your ski equipment overnight if you hire there. You can access the bus straight back to Centre Sportif which is just across the field from Chalet Louis, about a 5-10 minute walk (See pictures above for the location of the bus stop).

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Additional Accomodation

If Chalet Louis is already booked, we may be able to recommed other chalets in the area.
Form more details please contact us.

Portes Du Soleil..

..the second largest ski region in the word.

Les Portes du Soleil (Literally "The Doors of the Sun" but translated as "The Gateway to the Sun") is a major skisports destination in the Alps, encompassing thirteen resorts between Mont Blanc in France and Lake Geneva in Switzerland.
As with many other Alpine ski resorts, the lower slopes of the Portes du Soleil have snow-making facilities to give guarenteed full season skiing by keeping the lower slopes open during the warmer months..
Châtel is a typical Savoyard village on the border with Switzerland. The village stretches from Lac de Vonnes (near the border) down to centre. There are 2 main ski areas in the village, Super Châtel is reached by cabincar or chaiflift from the centre of town and from here links by lift are made to the Swiss towns of Torgon and Morgins. The base station of the larger and more challenging Linga/Pre La Joux area is reached by shuttle bus. This area forms the link between Chatel and Avoriaz and while it is dominated by red and black slopes and tremendous offpiste it is possible to ski all the way to Avoriaz on easy blue slopes but where once you needed to negotiate some difficult red slopes to return a new blue run has been in place since 2011/12 season that gives an alternative return for those less confident on red runs. Above Pre la Joux lies the small mountain village of Plaine Dranse in which almost all the houses are turned into restaurants – about 15 in all with Chez Babette and Le Marmottes being the most high-end among them, both in height and price. There is also a small church built into the rock at Plaine Dranse. The resort of Chatel lies at 1200 m and the highest point of skiing is about 2200 m, but many of the lower slopes are north facing and do retain the snow throughout the season, ending normally in late April..





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