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.
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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.

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 Lakes Robert, Aiguille, Col de Balme, la Croix de Chamrousse, la Pra refuge…
This is also the main access to via ferrata “Lakes Robert” 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).

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).