Chamrousse 1650 - Recoin


Chamrousse 1650 - Recoin


This side of the resort is the birthplace of alpine skiing with the first use of skis in 1878 by Henri Duhamel, who founded the Alpine French club.

From there, there is a direct access to the summit of the resort, La Croix de Chamrousse (2250m), and to the lowest point, Casserousse (1400m), via the emblematic gondola.
Alpine ski slopes are technical (red and black), but remain accessible to beginners. You will also find the mythical slopes of the 1968 Winter Olympics: "Olympique Dames" and l'"Olympique Hommes".
Chamrousse is the only resort in France, which hosted the entire alpine skiing events during Olympic Games.
In winter 2018 Chamrousse celebrate the 50th anniversary of Grenoble and Chamrousse Olympics with plenty of entertainment.

But also numerous activities and leisure outside of skiing: sledging park, children's sledge, mountain adventures, escape game, ice rink, trail game, well-being, crafts and culture...
Commercial zone with accommodations, restaurants, shops, Skipass and Sledging Park pass sale points, French ski school office, Tourist Office, Environment Centre, ice rink, free shuttle bus stops, public washrooms, wifi...


Departure point for hikes with itineraries leading to Robert lakes, Balme pass, Croix de Chamrousse, Pra mountain refuge…
This is also the main access to via ferrata “Robert lakes” and “3 fontaines”.
On this side of the resort, the downhill biking tracks are technical (black) and not recommended for beginners (prefer the tracks in Chamrousse 1750).
But also other mountain activities and leisure: trail, bike, mountain adventures, escape game and treasure hunt, wellness and health, culture and crafts, water cableway in Grenouillère lake...

La Croix gondola is the lift that gives you quick access to the top of the resort by mountain bike or on foot. It is open during summer holidays and at week-ends in June and September (depending on weather conditions).

Drinking water points: public toilets in the centre of the resort (next to the Skipass office) and at the playground of the Grenouillère (next to the Vernon building).
  • Chamrousse 1650 metre village mountain resort summer grenoble isere french alps france - © Relief air

Spring and autumn

  • Nature awakens in spring with the appearance of daffodils
  • Shimmering colours of autumn with the mountain pastures turning red