Chamrousse

Grenoblois favorite ski resort

2009 - Destruction of the cable-car of Croix de Chamrousse, built as the most modern in the world in 1952, replaced by a gondola.
2013 - Construction of a panoramic altitude restaurant at the top of the resort, combining modernity and functionality. Architecturally ground-breaking in a mountain environment, the restaurant was designed to fit in perfectly with the natural profile of the hill. The building is buried on its North end and opens on bay-windows to the South and the West. A special care has been brought to the integration in the landscape with quality vegetal ornaments. The new equipment is part of the rehabilitation of the former Olympic resort whose facilities had aged.

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Chamrousse 2013 wood festival © Office de Tourisme de Chamrousse
Stage town for the 2nd time
Commune of Isère (38). Mountain resort
Population : 460 inhabitants (Chamroussiens), 97,500 inhabitants in the 47 communes of the Grésivaudan Community of Communes
Altitude : 1,400 metres – 2,250 metres, 360° panorama with a view over Vercors, Chartreuse, Oisans and gateway to the Belledonne Massif
Economy : international tourism in winter and summer (50 businesses: restaurants, sports shops, services) 12,000 beds (3 hotels, 5 tourist residences, bed and breakfasts)
Culture : site of the Grenoble Olympic Games in 1968. Events : Festival Chamrousse en Piste, the first and only mountain street festival (5th edition, 2-4 August), oldest lumberjack competition (61st edition, 9-10 August)
Sport : in winter, 350 hectares for alpine skiing, 17 ski lifts, huge space for new snow, 40 km of pistes, snowshoeing, ice diving, snowmobiling, dog sledding. In
summer, hiking, mountain biking, climbing, ropes course, paragliding. Event : Chamrousse hill climb, stage in the French mountain car championships
Sustainable Development : several protected natural zones (Biotope and Natura 2000)

The best ski resort for the Grenoblois

The only cycling experience of Chamrousse in terms of high level cycling was a uphill time trial in the 2001 Tour de France and its final standings sadly reflected the doping standards at the time. The ski resort deserved a second chance more in line with the sporting values displayed when it hosted the ski events at the Grenoble Winter Olympics in 1968. Since then, Chamrousse has had its very own champions in skiers Pierrick Bourgeat, winner of three World cup slaloms in the 2000s, Marion Josserand, a skicross bronze medallist in Vancouver or moghuls world champion Guilbaut Colas.

Stage town for the 2nd time
Commune of Isère (38). Mountain resort
Population : 460 inhabitants (Chamroussiens), 97,500 inhabitants in the 47 communes of the Grésivaudan Community of Communes
Altitude : 1,400 metres – 2,250 metres, 360° panorama with a view over Vercors, Chartreuse, Oisans and gateway to the Belledonne Massif
Economy : international tourism in winter and summer (50 businesses: restaurants, sports shops, services) 12,000 beds (3 hotels, 5 tourist residences, bed and breakfasts)
Culture : site of the Grenoble Olympic Games in 1968. Events : Festival Chamrousse en Piste, the first and only mountain street festival (5th edition, 2-4 August), oldest lumberjack competition (61st edition, 9-10 August)
Sport : in winter, 350 hectares for alpine skiing, 17 ski lifts, huge space for new snow, 40 km of pistes, snowshoeing, ice diving, snowmobiling, dog sledding. In
summer, hiking, mountain biking, climbing, ropes course, paragliding. Event : Chamrousse hill climb, stage in the French mountain car championships
Sustainable Development : several protected natural zones (Biotope and Natura 2000)

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Places to see

Croix de Chamrousse

The highest point in the resort at 2,250 metres, the site offers a magnificent panoramic view: in the North, the Chartreuse massif, to the West, the Vercors and its sunsets, in the South the lakes of Laffrey, the Mount Aiguille and the Taillefer. Accessible on foot or by gondola, Croix de Chamrousse is the entrance to the Belledonne massif stretching to the East.

In the winter

A varied skiing domain to enjoy skiing in the middle of fir trees, a large preserved Nordic plateau looking like a small Canada, for snow-shoeing, luge, snow games, dog sledges, under ice diving, skidoo, ice rink… activities for all tastes and all ages to break free and breathe.

In the summer

Chamrousse 1750 will make all nature lovers happy – several altitude lakes, a real botanic interest, with the presence of race species on the plateau of Arselle as well as a specific wildlife.
 
Chamrousse en Piste, 5th edition

The 5th edition of the Chamrousse en Piste festival will take place between August 2 and 4.
Chamrousse en piste features 22 street theatre companies scattered on the mountain. Along a mountain path, encounters can be surprising and varied: a magician, an acrobat or a play. Equipped with his access card, trekkers and hikers can chose their course and their programme at the same time.

Arcabas's fresco

A remarkable contemporary fresco in black and gold colours, a tabernacle decorated with fine gold carved in wood and a concrete wall sculpted by Arcabas ornate the lower chapel dedicated to protestants in the oecumenical centre of Chamrousse, built in 1967 and called today the Church of the Holy Ghost.

Vasque Olympique historique © OT-Chamrousse, ChamrousseCroix de Chamrousse © ChamrousseEn contrebas de la croix de Chamrousse le vallon du lac Achard © Jako Martinet, ChamrousseIn the winter © ChamrousseEn été Lac Achart © Images-et-RevesChamrousse en Piste, 5th edition © OTEG, ChamrousseUn panorama exceptionnel © OT-Chamrousse, ChamrousseChapelle basse dédiée aux protestants © ChamrousseUne œuvre exceptionnelle du peintre et sculpteur Arcabas à Chamrousse © Chamrousse
Stage town for the 2nd time
Commune of Isère (38). Mountain resort
Population : 460 inhabitants (Chamroussiens), 97,500 inhabitants in the 47 communes of the Grésivaudan Community of Communes
Altitude : 1,400 metres – 2,250 metres, 360° panorama with a view over Vercors, Chartreuse, Oisans and gateway to the Belledonne Massif
Economy : international tourism in winter and summer (50 businesses: restaurants, sports shops, services) 12,000 beds (3 hotels, 5 tourist residences, bed and breakfasts)
Culture : site of the Grenoble Olympic Games in 1968. Events : Festival Chamrousse en Piste, the first and only mountain street festival (5th edition, 2-4 August), oldest lumberjack competition (61st edition, 9-10 August)
Sport : in winter, 350 hectares for alpine skiing, 17 ski lifts, huge space for new snow, 40 km of pistes, snowshoeing, ice diving, snowmobiling, dog sledding. In
summer, hiking, mountain biking, climbing, ropes course, paragliding. Event : Chamrousse hill climb, stage in the French mountain car championships
Sustainable Development : several protected natural zones (Biotope and Natura 2000)

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The towns 2014: visit Chamrousse

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