Altitude: 1600 Meters

Chamrousse in short

  • Stunning panoramic views
  • Great ski resort for families
  • Snowmobiling and dog sledding tours possible

Chamrousse was made famous by the success story of Jean-Claude Killy during the 1968 Winter Olympics held in Grenoble. Since then it has become a popular ski resort with French families and being only 2 hours from Geneva makes it also popular with British skiers.

The ski resort of Chamrousse in France is made up of two modern satellite villages, called Chamrousse 1650 and Chamrousse 1750. These 2 ski resorts are connected by shuttle buses, ski lifts and ski slopes. Chamrousse offers stunning panoramic views and is ideal for families. The ski area of Chamrousse is made up of 92 kilometres of varied slopes and is divided into a two sections, one is dedicated to beginners and children. Snowmobiling and dog sledding tours are possible here to add even more wonderful memories to your ski holidays.

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 Apres-ski & entertainment Chamrousse

Restaurants 30 Theatre -
Bars & cafes 3 Casino -
Nightclubs & discos - Concert hall -
Cinema 1  

 Ski school and ski lessons Chamrousse

No. of ski schools 1Private ski lessons € 40
No. of ski instructors 140Ski lessons6 Days, 15 Hours, € 145
Area for beginnersSnowboarding lessons6 Days, 15 Hours, € 145
Ski lessons in Cross-country skiing5 Days, 15 Hours, € 115

 Facilities Chamrousse

No. of hotels 2 Supermarkets 4
Total no. of hotel beds 118 Banks
Total no. of beds 15000

 Tourist information for Chamrousse

Office de Tourisme Chamrousse
0033 - - 0476899265

 Distances from Chamrousse

Railway station
Grenoble approx. 30 km by bus
Lyon approx. 95 km by bus
From the motorway:approx. 30 km 20 minuten by car

 Chamrousse for families and children

Childcare Magic carpet
Playground Ski lift for children
Merry-go-round -

  Leisure & sports activities Chamrousse

Public saunaFootpaths 5 km
Fitness centre - Torchlight descent -
Public solarium Indoor ice rink
Massage Outdoor ice rink
Spa & wellness Curling -
Indoor swimming pool - Snow rafting -
Hot air ballooning - Dog sledding
Paragliding Snowmobile tours
Indoor tennis court - Toboggan run
Squash court -

Ski blog about Chamrousse

22 September 2020 by Danielle in 'Ski areas''

Flying into Grenoble for the holidays? Your ski trip just got a little easier! With many airlines operating flights to the UK, Grenoble Airport is a logical choice. And once you get there, there are loads of ski resorts within easy reach. Rent a car or book a transfer and you'll be there in no time. We've put together a list of easily accessible ski resorts close to Grenoble Airport - whether you're flying with the family or with a group of mates, you're sure to find one that will tempt you. So,... More ›
(Photo: © Thijs Termeer)

2 September 2020 by Danielle in 'Destinations''

The French skiing airport par excellence, Chambéry Airport comes alive in the winter and welcomes hordes of British skiers and snowboarders. A short flight to this pretty little town will drop you right in the heart of French skiing territory, with access to almost every big French ski area including Chamonix, Les Trois Vallées and Les Portes du Soleil. Chambéry Airport operates seasonal winter flights to more than half a dozen destinations in the UK, mostly with BA. This means it’s entirely fea... More ›

20 August 2020 by Danielle in 'Ski areas''

One of the biggest hassles about any ski holiday in the Alps is how to get there in the first place! Complicated transfers with long wait times are not the best way to start your ski holiday, so next time you book, why not choose one of these easy-to-reach resorts? We've avoided resorts that require costly private shuttles or car hire. All of the ski resorts on this list can be easily accessed from the UK using a combination of plane or train plus an easy shuttle bus or cable car. Remember to pr... More ›

26 May 2020 by Danielle in 'Destinations''

France is known for having a good number of the world’s largest linked ski areas, with some of the ski areas measuring over 600km of pistes at altitudes of more than 3000m above sea level. But that’s not all France has to offer, and skiers and snowboarders are starting to discover the smaller resorts whose pretty scenery, village atmosphere and varied terrain can easily compete with the biggest names in the Alps. In our list of the top 15 French ski resorts, we've selected some up-and-comers alo... More ›

Ski area

Total slopes 90 (km)
Green slopes 10 km
Blue slopes 30 km
Red slopes 30 km
Black slopes 20 km
Off-piste 0 km
Lifts (15 )
Drag lifts 7
Chair lifts 7
Gondola lifts 1
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