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Esprit Montagne Hotel, situated in Les Portes du Soleil, is ideally located for winter sports enthusiasts. The gondola La Panthiaz, leading directly to the pistes is only 250 metres away. With your ski pass you can take the free ski bus between 08.00 AM and 05.00 PM between La Chapelle, Chatel and Linga. The bus stop is 30 metres from the hotel. 
Ski passes
Your holiday starts when you arrive at Esprit Montagne. We gladly take note of your wishes regarding ski passes and lessons and take care of that same day. The folloing day at breakfast you will receive your passes. This service is our welcome gift to you! Described below you will find the three most common passes.

Les Portes du Soleil
Whether you're skiing for the first time or are an experienced skier, Les Portes du Soleil offers plenty of possibilities for everyone and for every budget.
Are you a true enthusiast and enjoy long trips and variety? Then the full Portes du Soleil pass is ideal, with its beautiful white landscapes, its 650 km of slopes, where 12 ski resorts and 2 countries are connected:
  • 286 pistes for all levels: 32 black, 101 red, 119 blue and 34 green
  • 196 lifts, help you ski easily and quickly from one resort to another
  • 30 snow parks/boarder-cross/ski-cross/parque ludique
  • over a 1000 snow cannons, which guarantee excellent snow throughout the season
  • 99 restaurants on the slope

    Price for a 6-day ski pass adult: € 265
    Download piste map (1,4 Mb) 

Châtel Liberté 
If you want to take it easy, or just looking for an inexpensive alternative, there is the Châtel Liberté area (130 km) within Les Portes du Soleil. With the Châtel Liberté pass you ski in a part of the French and Swiss Portes du Soleil. From La Chapelle you can ski through to Super Chatel, Torgon and Morgins in Switzerland and alos right over to Linga and Pré-la-Joux. The area has 61 lifts and 73 slopes, of which 7 black, 23 red, 29 bleu and 12 green.

Price for a 6-day ski pass adult: € 205 

La Chapelle d'Abondance - Torgon
This pass gives access to the charming beginners area “Cret Beni” (in Chapelle d'Abondance), which also belongs to Les Portes du Soleil. It offers many green and blue runs and one challenging red piste. The free ski bus gets you there in 5 minutes.

In addition to Cret Beni you can also visit the slopes of La Chapelle d'Abondance in the direction of the Swiss resort Torgon. The area is particularly known for its long wide slopes and beautiful pistes between the pine forests. From Torgon there is a connection to the rest of the Portes du Soleil.

Between-Cret Beni and the rest of your “La Chapelle d'Abondance - Torgon “ pass there is a free bus driving back and forth. The pass gives access to 75 km ski slopes.
Price for a 6-day ski pass: € 137

Ski lessons
We work together with the official French Ski School, the ESF here in La Chapelle d'Abondance and with ESI in Châtel. And also with a private ski school with higly experienced teachers. Whatever lesson you prefer, collective or private, snowboard or skiing, we gladly arrange it for you. Free of charge of course!

Ski gear
At arrival you receive a discount coupon of our partner Trincaz Sport. Our guests receive a privileged discount of 10% when renting skiing gear. Trincaz Sport is situated in the center of La Chapelle d'Abondance.

Tour skiingTour skiing in Les Portes du Soleil
If you’re an experienced skier and up for a new challenge, our ski touring week might just be for you! Esprit Montagne organizes an 8-day Ski Touring Deluxe package, for rookies as well as for the experienced tour skiers, on demand.
Under guidance of an experienced, local mountain guide, we make wonderful tours every day. With skins under our tour skis we leave the beaten path, climb up and float through virgin powder snow. We visit breathtaking places where we - as a normal skier - would never come.
As a group we decide the trips for the days to come. This depends on the group level and weather. In addition, we focus on trip planning, gear check and risk management, especially avalanche exercise.
Why Deluxe? Most experienced tour skiers are used to basic conditions. Our philosophy is that nothing boosts your body and mind as much as relaxing in comfort after a day outdoors: a daily sauna, comfy beds and of course delicious culinary delights à la maison.
Send us an e-mail at or call us to find out more about prices, dates and programme.
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