Chamrousse heritage


From Grenoble Winter Olympic Games of Grenoble to Chamrousse 2030 project

1968 - Winter Olympic Games of Grenoble-Chamrousse

Men and women results:
  • Jean-Claude KILLY becomes a ski legend by winning 3 gold medals in descent, giant slalom and special slalom.
  • Guy PERILLAT wins the silver medal in descent.
  • Marielle GOITSCHEL wins the gold medal in special slalom.
  • Isabelle MIR wins the silver medal in descent.
  • Annie FAMOSE wins the silver medal in giant slalom and the bronze medal in special slalom.
Athletes of all nations have their accommodation in the children villages of Bachat Bouloud, which have now become the tourist residence of Villages du Bachat (previously Domaines de l’Arselle).

1989 - Creation of Chamrousse commune and election of its first town council

2001 – Passage of the Tour de France

The Tour de France is in Chamrousse on July, 18th. It’s the 11th stage : time trial Grenoble/Chamrousse. 300,000 to 500,000 people were on the tour (according to the newspaper “Dauphiné Libéré”.
2005 - Renovation of Bachat Bouloud villages with the construction of the apartment hotel “Le Domaine de l’Arselle” (named todfay Les Villages du Bachat).

2006 - Renovation of the Renouveau building with the construction of an apartment hotel “L’Ecrin des Neiges***”


2007 - Renovation of the Youth and Sports centre with the construction of an apartment hotel “Les Balcons de Recoin” and a wellness centre – SPA open to the public


2009 - Opening of La Croix gondola, replacing the cable-car and two chairlifts


2013 - Landscaping of la Croix de Chamrousse summit

The summit of La Croix was made up of the former arrival station of the former cable-car, comprising a mountain restaurant, the disused Météo France site and a TDF infrastructure.
The site’s landscaping has been both a global environmental step and a will to enhance the site’s tourism (for families, walkers, skiers…)
The site has retrieved its natural aspect. The unnecessary elements, such as the remnants of former works have been removed.
The cable-car’s arrival station and the restaurant were demolished. With a totally new architecture in a mountain landscape, the new restaurant was designed to fit into the natural profile of the dome. The north part of the building was buried and the south and west parts glazed. It is accessible to disabled people.
A special attention was given to the site’s landscaping with a quality nature atmosphere. The ski area was reshaped for the access to the Olympique Hommes slope.
Innovating solutions concerning water and cleaning up are also thought about, as well as a way to decrease the visual impact of the TDF net especially.

2014 – Arrival stage of the Tour de France


2016 – New Casserousse chairlift replacing the two draglifts Casserousse and Marmottes


2018 - Celebration of the 50th anniversary of Grenoble Olympics

Chamrousse appeared to the outside world in 1964, when Grenoble was chosen to host the Olympic Games. But it is only in 1968 that the resort became mythical, thanks to Jean-Claude Killy and his three gold medals.

Within the frame of the 50th anniversary of Grenoble Olympics, Chamrousse will organize events from January to March 2018 and will offer a light and sound show about the history of skiing.
Celebrations programme: ski competitions, torchlight descent world record attempt, ski test, concerts and exhibitions.