Chamrousse birthplace of alpine skiing

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.

Let’s meet in 2018 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Grenoble and Chamrousse Olympics with plenty of entertainment.

Chamrousse 1700 - Villages du Bachat

This is the special « beginner » area, with alpine ski slopes (green and blue) and lifts (draglift and chairlift) adapted to this practice.
You will also find a sledging area for children but also unusual activities like snowmobile outings or the crazy jump…
 

Chamrousse 1750 - Roche Béranger

This alpine ski area mainly features intermediate slopes (blue) with a special area for new snow sports: Sunset Park.

This 9.5 hectares area is fitted with modules for all tastes and all levels with:
  • Snowpark: « expert » slopestyle jump area, shred line and skicross
  • Kid Park: « intermediate » jump area, mini boardercross, parallel slalom and Family Park
  • Initiatic Park: « beginner » jump area and mini slope
Chamrousse nordic ski

Chamrousse 1600 - Plateau de l'Arselle

This is the nordic area of Chamrousse (Nordic Park), looking like a small Canada, where you can practice nordic skiing, walking, snowshoeing, or unusual activities like dog sledging, fat bike, or touring skiing on a special track…

Other altitudes of the resort and points of interest:

  • Chamrousse 1400 - Casserousse: new 6-man detachable chairlift, access to touring ski area
  • Chamrousse 2250 - Croix de Chamrousse: mountain restaurant, igloo village, access to ice diving at Lakes Robert...

Explore Chamrousse resort via the interactive map to discover accommodation, restaurants, activities…
Reach the downloadable all winter documents (alpine and nordic ski area maps, winter accommodation...).
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