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Hotel Les Gentianettes : The Northern Alps in all their splendour.

Take a look at our numerous activities, our different rental offers and our equipment

Living your dream holiday in Haute-Savoie is combined with unforgettable activities. The Chalet-Hotel**** Les Gentianettes offers a range of activities to suit you in winter and summer. Holidaymakers young and old, with family or friends, the Savoyard landscape is the ideal setting for a holiday or weekend getaway in La Chapelle d'Abondance, just a stone’s throw from Châtel. So, sun or snow? It's your choice! Let us get you there.

… and plenty of extra out-of-the-ordinary activities

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Chalet-Hotel Les Gentianettes, premium services just for you

A secure underground car park equipped with Tesla and multi-brand charging stations.

As for your vehicles, not to worry! The Hôtel les Gentianettes has a private underground garage with 12 spaces equipped with 4 charging points for electric and hybrid vehicles, including 2 Charging Destinations compatible exclusively with Tesla vehicles. Book your underground parking space by selecting the options on our website when you make your reservation.

Like our village, the hotel has outdoor parking spaces (15 spaces), which are free of charge but cannot be booked, meaning that outdoor parking spaces are not guaranteed. 

Only the parking spaces in the underground garage guarantee parking if they have been reserved.

Only the reservation of an underground parking space guarantees parking.

Motorbikes and bicycles can be parked the underground garage free of charge. There are power outlets for electric bikes in the underground garage.

Les Gentianette Hotel: quality rental service

To make the most of mountain sports, hikes or other outdoor activities, ensure the conditions are right for your Savoyard holiday by booking your rental equipment in our partner shop TRINCAZ SPORT. 

In the hotel, take advantage of our ski room service to store your ski boots and to look after your equipment with our Ski Clinic Vola racing(?). Equipment rental is easy alongside our professional and qualified staff who can give you their best recommendations, adapted to your wants and needs. A playroom is also available for your children’s entertainment. Their happiness is our priority.

Portes du Soleil ski pass bookings: Hassle-free skiing



No need to queue, book your Portes du Soleil (3-day minimum) ski passes directly through us at our hotel reception desk. Whether you are here as a family or between rider friends, make your life easy and benefit from the same prices, without the hassle. 


Les Gentianettes’ Private ski bus: be dropped off in front of the slopes

Book your free ski bus that will take you to and from the hotel and the slopes (leaves at 9.30am and returns at 4.30pm, no maximum capacity). The bus will drop you off opposite the Linga télécabine in Châtel, so you can head straight to the slopes. Take away that unwanted stress during your ski holidays, let us look after everything.

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Achieve your greatest feats thanks to the numerous winter activities on offer

Winter sport enthusiasts, come and join us in the Portes du Soleil village resort of la Chapelle d’Abondance


Avid winter sports people, your ski trip will leave a lasting impression on you. The diversity of the mountains which range from 1000 to 2432m altitude will bring you satisfaction and happiness. The Portes du Soleil ski area adapts to your level of skiing, so it is up to you to choose what suits you best: from green or blue slopes for beginners, to red and black slopes for those of you who are more advanced. Or maybe your intrepid self prefers trying off-piste, freestyle of freeriding. 

The 12 ski resorts in the area link together 650km of slopes and over 200 ski lifts for pure happiness! Skiers, the Portes du Soleil, which overlooks the Abondance Valley and Chatel, will bring you to discover and enjoy this incredible area: with cross-country skiing, biathlon, snow-shoeing and ski touring itineraries starting right outside the hotel. 

If skiing isn’t what you are seeking, why not explore the extraordinary panoramic views over the Haute-Savoie and Suisse villages, head out for a long walk on snowshoes, or be pulled by sled dogs through the powder. Many ski lifts are accessible on foot and provide effortless access to altitude restaurants and great panoramas. Enjoy the breathtaking view of the Dents du Midi or admire the Mont Blanc summit from the Pointe de Braitaz or the Morclan. With plenty of dining options, holidays in the mountains are sure to be unforgettable in the alpine resort of la Chapelle d’Abondance.


Learn to drive on the ice for a rush of adrenaline


Are you looking for something different to give your loved one for Christmas or their birthday? Beginners and experts alike, try this out-of-the-ordinary experience: the ice circuit in Abondance, only 5km away from the hotel. A new concept which will make some of you incredibly happy during your holiday. 

Since 2012 it’s been possible to try this sensational experience organised by the EXERPILOT driving school. These driving on ice courses are perfectly safe at the wheel of Porsche Cayman or an Alpine A11, but also at the wheel of your own car.


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Our summer activities near Châtel: fun for everyone!

A zen moment: Yoga in the heart of the mountains

Relax and enjoy yoga in the mountains during your stay at the Hotel Les Gentianettes in La Chapelle d'Abondance with our beloved mountain guide from the Abondance Valley. For group or individual yoga classes, for businesses or seminars, relax in a calming environment in the heart of the Northern Alps. We only have happiness to share with you. 

GR5 Trail & Hikes: Summer walks in Haute-Savoie


The famous GR5 hiking trail passes just in front of the hotel and crosses our village and its natural geopark. 

Cross the Savoie Mont Blanc territory and admire its incredible landscapes on hikes or trails in the Portes du Soleil. The French-Swiss Portes du Soleil area is the perfect playground for all levels of trailers. Start off your trail running career safely and choose the route that is right for you: the blue circuit “Abondance par la plaine de Joux”, or the green circuit “boucle de la cascade sur Bayard”. There are many places to start from in la Chapelle d’Abondance, over 50 different tracks, representing 400km of trails with 7 variants to suit all levels. You can even head to the summits of Haute-Savoie on our ski lifts using the summer multipass, available for only 2€ a day…let’s go!

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Mountain or electric biking: a different way to spend your time in the Portes du Soleil


You have the possibility to ride up and down dozens of specially designed trails on your mountain bike, electric bike or fat Ebike. The Portes du Soleil area has been constantly innovating over the years to develop mountain biking. Immerse yourself in magnificent summer landscapes: green plains, woodlands, and pine tree forests… spectacular views which surround bikers who want to experience an unforgettable summer holiday in Haute-Savoie. 

Pioneers in electric mountain biking, the Portes du Soleil area gives you access to over 40 specially designed routes, over 550km of marked trails, of which a dozen leave straight from the hotel. Rent your electric bike and FatEbike from our partner VELO DRANSE.

Our internationally renowned Châtel Mountain Bike Park and Champéry-Morgins Bike Park are only a 10-minute drive from the hotel.

Your valuable bikes can be stored in our free underground garage for maximum security.


A complete gastronomic immersion...


To soothe the spirit and to further boost your mountain escape, come and say hello to the deer in the Deer Park, visit the Goat Farm and taste our famous Abondance cheese! Delight your taste buds with the exquisite gastronomy of the region and enjoy your stay in and Haute-Savoie and Savoie, whether in summer or winter.

Facilities to meet your expectations


What we care most about is our customers’ satisfaction and we ensure that your holidays are unforgettable, whether you are with family, friends, on a professional trip or even on a solo getaway. Enjoy our facilities which are perfectly adapted to your skiing holiday in this idyllic environment not far from Châtel.


Free, high quality WIFI : Fully-equipped rooms in the biggest European ski area


All of our rooms are cosy and spacious, with access to lifts, individual heating and high-quality Wifi that is free of charge. The entire hotel is connected so you can instantly share your moments of happiness with the world. With your well-being in mind, our outdoor area opens onto an incredible terrace which natural daylight all day long. A luxury just for you. 

Conference rooms to connect work with nature

For any seminars you may need to organise to motivate your team or to create a sense of belonging in your company, our meeting rooms can be fully privatised and are equipped and sound proofed. For your professional meetings, company outings and team buildings, combine work and relaxation to boost your creativity in charming and calm surroundings. We can adapt to your needs and budget, offering half-board and full-board packages which can include team-building activities. Depending on your choice of package and your budget, don’t hesitate to get in touch to ask us to put together a tailor-made product for your company, including activities, service providers and travel advice.

Collaborate with our concierge service, reserved exclusively to seminars and groups in order to create unforgettable collaborations with your teams. 

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Treatment rooms & massages: a zen space for all occasions


Your satisfaction is our main objective. To finish your stay in the Hotel **** Les Gentianettes in style, recharge your batteries in our recently renovated massage room. Let our professional masseuses bring you joy and relaxation. Don’t hesitate to contact us by phone or email to book your treatments directly. Priority is given to hotel guests.  

Weekends, family holidays, business trips and school trips adopt the Zen attitude in our chalet-hotel Les Gentianettes in Haute-Savoie. Cosy holidays in Haute-Savoie are ideal!

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