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Chamrousse, a beautiful resort in the fir trees

Located in the Massif de BelledonneChamrousse has listed monuments, such as a Church classified as « 20th century heritage », as well as the village hall, which is also part of the « 20th century heritage ». But above all, Chamrousse also has a ski resort that bears his name.

In 1902, the first ski session was organized to the cross of Chamrousse, and which now attracts ski lovers thanks to its numerous slopes, accessible on foots from the dwellings. Finally, a bus shuttle allows to reach the station of Grenoble which is the closest to the station.

A quality ski area

With an alpine ski run of up to 8 km, Chamrousse is a resort with 850 meters of vertical drop. The ski area also has a average altitude of 1,825 meters. With its 43 alpine ski trails, Chamrousse offers various levels of difficulty. Indeed, we find there Seven green runs, fourteen blue runs, sixteen red runs and six black runs.

In addition, 51 ha of snow of culture are waiting for you. In addition, the fifteen ski lifts of this ski resort will allow you to enjoy the move easily: seven ski lifts, two fixed-grip chairlifts, five detachable chairlifts and a gondola. It will also be an opportunity to admire the landscapes surrounding landscapes in complete safety.

The Chamrousse resort in a few figures

⛷️ Ski resort ⛷️ Chamrousse
Commune Chamrousse
Massif Massif of Belledonne
Department Isère
Mountain Northern Alps
? Ski area ?
Size of the village ski area (in klm): 90
Size of the village ski area with connection(s) (in klm) : 90
Longest downhill ski run (in km) 8
Name of the ski area Chamrousse
Connected station(s) No
❄ Altitude of ski area ❄
Altitude at the bottom of the ski area (in m) 1 400
Altitude at the top of the ski area (in m) 2 250
Average altitude of the ski area (in m) 1 825
Total height of the domain (in m) 850
Surface area of artificial snow (in ha) 51
? Difficulty of the ski trails ?
Number of green runs 7
Number of blue trails 14
Number of red trails 16
Number of black runs 6
Total number of downhill ski trails 43
? Lifts ?
Ski lifts 7
Children’s treadmill 0
Fixed grip chairlifts 2
Detachable Chairlifts 5
Funiculars 0
Gondolas 1
Cable cars 0
Total number of lifts 15
? Nordic ski area ?
Number of cross-country ski trails (or Nordic area) 9
Size of the Nordic ski area (in klm): 41
?️ Services in the station ?️
Presence of a snowpark: Yes
Presence of an aquatic complex and spa Yes
Trails accessible on foot from the village : Yes
Number of year-round inhabitants (including low-lying village) 520
Slogan of the station The 7 natural wonders of Chamrousse
? Access to the resort ?
Nearest train station: Grenoble
Bus shuttle to a train station: Yes
Distance from Paris (in kilometers) 610
? Price survey in the station ?
Price list for a ski pass (1 day) in high season (access to the entire ski area) 36 €
Price of the week pass (6 days) in high season (access to the whole ski area) 180 €
Ski equipment rental rate per week (adult) 100 €
Ski equipment rental rate per week (child) 50 €
Rental studio 2 persons (school vacations) 350 €
Family apartment rental 4 persons (school vacations) 550 €
Total cost of stay for 2 adults (excluding transportation and food) 910 €
Total cost of stay for 2 adults and 2 children (excluding transportation and food) 1 408 €
? Average real estate rate ?
Average price per m2 of an apartment 1 750 €
Average price per m2 of a chalet 2 850 €
Average price of a 60m2 apartment 105 000 €
Average price of a 100m2 chalet 285 000 €
? Station evaluation on 7 criteria ?
Score on the average snowmaking capacity of the massif / 10 8
Note on the ratio between the size of the ski area vs. the price of the stay / 10 9
Evaluation note of the ski area and ski lifts / 10 7
Note on the diversity of the proposed activities (except ski) / 10 8
Note on the charm and interest of the Village / 10 7
Note on the average cost of a stay / 10 7
Score on the average evaluation of Internet users /10 6,5
? Station average via 7 criteria ?
Final average score according to / 10 7,5
? Ranking according to ? 72nd position out of 232 stations in France

Chamrousse in 19 Questions / Answers

  • What are the winter activities in Chamrousse ?

The resort of Chamrousse is very rich in activities, especially in winter it offers activities like :

Fat Bike Chamrousse : the resort of Chamrousse offers its trails for all fans of mountain biking. You will be able to take advantage of its slopes and its relief to make the full of strong sensation under snow.

Sledding Tobogganing: you can also go tobogganing in complete safety on the various tracks dedicated to this activity.

Snowshoeing Snowshoeing : you can enjoy all that the nature of Chamrousse has to offer. You will be able to admire these snowy landscapes, its fauna and its flora thanks to this activity.

Snowmobile Snowmobiling : This activity allows you to enjoy a new sensation of sliding on the snow. You can ride down the slopes and hills at full speed.

  • What are the activities in summer at Chamrousse resort?

The resort of Chamrousse also offers many summer activities such as :

MOUNTAIN BIKING Mountain biking : whether it is mountain biking with or without electric assistance, the resort of Chamrousse allows you to enjoy it. You will be able to make the full of strong sensation and to descend the slopes under the sun.

Hiking Hiking : you can appreciate the beauty of the nature of Chamrousse in summer. You will be able to observe its magnificent landscapes as well as its fauna and its flora thanks to this activity.

Climbing : This resort also has an activity for climbing fans. Indeed, you can practice your sport on courses of different difficulty for always more sensation.

Tennis : Tennis fans are not left out. There are also tennis courts for you to play on.

  • What to visit in Chamrousse and its surroundings ?

Among these places that you must visit in Chamrousse, we can mention : Totems of Bachat-Bouloud, Chamrousse Olympic basin, Chalet du père Tasse- Malamute, Robert Lakes.

  • Where to eat in Chamrousse ?

The resort of Chamrousse offers more than 23 restaurants among which we can mention My Little Warunf Grenoble, The Buccaneer, The Gaul’s Tavern.

  • Where to sleep in Chamrousse ?

Chamrousse offers a number of different accommodations such as the Hotel La Berangere, Auberge du Virage, The Step of the Fanfoué.

  • What is the size of the Chamrousse ski area?

The ski area of the resort of Chamrousse has a size of 90 kilometers, divided into 43 trails. Among these runs, the longest is 3 kilometers. It has 41 kilometers of cross-country ski trails.

  • What is the altitude of Chamrousse?

This area has an altitude between 1400 meters and 2250 meters high.

  • What is the price of the Chamrousse package?

Their packages start at 36 euros per day, and 180 euros per week.

  • What is the average price of a rental apartment in Chamrousse?

For a furnished studio for 2 people, the average price is 350, and for an apartment for 4 people, the average price per week is 550 (see figures on

  • Does Chamrousse resort have a bike park?

Yes, it has a Bike Park which measures 21 kilometers, has 6 trails and the longest trail measures 6.1 kilometers.

  • How to get to Chamrousse by train ?

You can easily get there from the Grenoble train station. Then you just have to take one of the available shuttles to get to the resort.

  • What is the postal code of Chamrousse ?

The zip code of Chamrousse is 38410.

  • In which department is located the resort of Chamrousse ?

Chamrousse resort is located in the department of Isère.

  • Does the resort of Chamrousse have a tourist office?

The resort of Chamrousse is part of the tourist office of Chamrousse. It is located at 42 Place de Belldonne 38410 Chamrousse.

  • Are there any webcams in Chamrousse ?

Yes, there is a webcam, which you can find at this web address

  • Where can I find information about the weather in Chamrousse ?

You can find the latest weather report from the Chamrousse station at

  • What is the opening date of the ski lifts in Chamrousse?

In Chamrousse, the ski lifts usually open the first week of December, until the beginning of April, but it all depends on the snow conditions of the massif.

  • Is there an ESF school in Chamrousse?

Yes, it is at 480 Avenue de père Tassé, 38410 Chamrousse, France.

What is’s opinion about Chamrousse?

In the end, gives the average rating of 7.5/10 to the resort of Chamrousse, which places it in the 72e French ranks. Its strengths are : the size of the domain compared to the rates, average snowfall, ski area.

Map of the ski slopes of Chamrousse

Chamrousse ski slopes map
Alpine ski slope map – Chamrousse
Chamrousse cross country ski trail map
Cross country ski trail map – Chamrousse

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Chamrousse resort rates

With your children, family or friends, you will spend around 1000 euros during your stay in the ski resort Chamrousse. Between the rental of ski equipment and the access to the whole ski area, the rates are variable. It all depends on your needs.

For accommodation in particular, the rental of a 60 m2 apartment costs about 105,000 euros and a 100 m2 chalet will be worth about 285,000 euros.


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