Getting to Les Cornettes

In the Chablais Alps, in the heart of the Abondance Valley, Les Cornettes Hotel, Spa and Restaurant is in the centre of the village of La Chapelle d’Abondance, one of the gateways to the ski area of Les Portes du Soleil and Valais in Switzerland.

By car

In France, take the A40 motorway, take the exit for Annemasse and follow signs for Thonon and then Châtel.

In Switzerland, once on the motorway, take the exit for Monthey, follow signs for Le Pas de Morgins and then for La Chapelle d’Abondance

GPS coordinates: N: 46° 17′ 43 – E: 06° 47′ 21

By train

Thonon TGV train station is 35 km from La Chapelle d’Abondance, buses and taxis are available.

Information and bookings: SNCF – Tel: (+33) 3635 or

By plane

Geneva Airport 90 minutes from La Chapelle d’Abondance.

Information and bookings

GPS coordinates: N: 46° 17′ 43 – E: 06° 47′ 21

Because the mountains are an ideal year-round destination, find out more about unmissable activities when staying at Les Cornettes!

Choose your season:

From spring to autumn: activities for everyone

On sunny spring and summer days, it’s a real treat to explore the Abondance Valley and the Alps!

Set off with your family on some of the nearby hiking trails: they offer the perfect opportunity to take a closer look at local fauna (marmots, chamois, deer, jackdaws, eagles and more) and flora (Koch’s gentians, pasqueflowers, primroses, Solomon’s seals and, if you’re really lucky, martagon lilies and snake’s head fritillaries) which brighten up the mountain’s pastures and the undergrowth.

Get off the beaten track and enjoy a horseback ride for an hour, 2 hours or even a whole day! Exploring the mountains on horseback is the ideal way to marvel at these breathtaking landscapes.

For fans of running at high altitude, the peaks of the Chablais Alps are home to around fifty marked trails. Trail running is a great way to exercise in the great outdoors while exploring the local region.

What’s more, you’ll be in the heart of the largest mountain biking area in Europe, made up of some 12 resorts in 3 different valleys, home to pine forests, steep trails and mountain herds.

  • The Aulps Valley: Avoriaz, Morzine-Avoriaz, Les Gets, St Jean d’Aulps, Montriond
  • The Abondance Valley: Abondance, Châtel, La Chapelle d’Abondance
  • The Illiez Valley: Champéry, Morgins, Torgon, Val d’Illiez, les Crosets, Champoussin

The area is home to:

  • 19 lifts which can be accessed with mountain bikes
  • More than 600 km of trails
  • 1 MTB Enduro and e-Bike route, some 80 km long
  • 50 downhill trails
  • 25 mountain biking schools and support services
  • 25 shops which rent and sell equipment

Hiking, mountain biking, via ferrata, paragliding, rafting, riverboarding, kayaking, canyoning: there’s something for everyone!

Les Portes du Soleil ski area activities

Whether you’re in the mood for an adrenaline-fuelled adventure or something more gentle, please contact the reception at Les Cornettes Hotel: the staff will put you in touch with local companies who’ll be able to organise fun (and safe!) activities.

You can also relax at our spa and even try one of the treatments offered by our two wellness therapists, Laurence and Benoit!

In winter, makes the most of Les Portes du Soleil!

If you’re a fan of winter sports, you’ve come to the right place!

In winter, the Alps and the Abondance Valley are covered in a magical, breathtaking layer of snow.

If you’re looking to go skiing, a stay at Les Cornettes is ideal: we’re located in the heart of Les Portes du Soleil, the biggest ski area in the Alps and one of the biggest ski areas in the world, spanning the French and Swiss Alps.

Les Portes du Soleil includes 12 separate resorts in France and Switzerland, spread across 3 valleys. Visitors can enjoy skiing and snowboarding, snowshoeing, dog sledding and much more.

  • The Aulps Valley: Avoriaz, Morzine-Avoriaz, Les Gets, St Jean d’Aulps, Montriond
  • The Abondance Valley: Abondance, Châtel, La Chapelle d’Abondance
  • The Illiez Valley: Champéry, Morgins, Torgon, Val d’Illiez, les Crosets, Champoussin


  • 286 slopes: 32 black, 101 red, 119 blue, 34 green
  • 196 ski lifts
  • 600 km of slopes
  • *30 snowparks/snowboard cross/ski cross/play areas and more.
More details about activities and lift passes

The closest ski lifts are just 200 metres from the hotel; underneath the hotel’s reception, you’ll find a ski room with private lockers which provide secure storage for your equipment.

At reception, and as soon as you make your booking, you can find out more information and buy lift passes for every member of the family, whatever their level and however much they plan to ski!

At Les Cornettes, there’s plenty to choose from when it comes to après ski.

Relax in the spa or in the swimming pool before sitting down to a meal at our restaurant: the end to a perfect day.

Remember to book an appointment if you want to enjoy the ultimate massage or treatment with Laurence and Benoit, who have perfected their skills on their travels.