Museum of old-style skiing

    La Chapelle-d'Abondance

    An old farm built in 1783 houses this museum, providing visitors with an insight into the location’s fascinating history: farmhouse interior, from stable to kitchen including a display of everyday objects and a collection of old skis dating from 1900.

    How were the first skis made? Who were the first users? From bindings to chamois skins, from sledges to snowshoes, techniques and equipment have greatly evolved to go faster and safer. Housed in an 18th-century farmhouse, the impressive collection at the Musée du Ski Ancien de La Chapelle d’Abondance brings together the traditional way of life of the local people and the arrival of winter sports in the valley.

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    Services & Equipment

    • Guided group tours

    Customer base

    • Groups
    • Home school groups
    • Holiday Camps Home
    • Children from 3 to 5 years
    • Children from 6 to 12 years
    • Young people from 13 to 17 years old
    • Cycle 1: nursery school
    • Cycle 2: elementary School
    • Cycle 3: elementary school (CM1, CM2)
    • Cycle 3: college (6th)
    • Cycle 4: middle School
    • Higher Education


    All year round, daily.
    During winter 2024, from 22/12/2023 to 19/04/2024, visits every Friday from 11am to 12pm.
    Outside these periods, visits on request.

    On demand.


    Full price: 4 €.


    La Ville du Nant
    74360 La Chapelle-d'Abondance

    On the way up, take the small road to the right of the chapel.

    Spoken languages

    • French
    Contact informations
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