Chamrousse Ski Resort Guide & Piste Map
Chamrousse Resort Description
Chamrousse is a ski resort in the Belledonne range of mountains near Grenoble in the Isère department in south-eastern France. It is located in a commune of the same name. It is situated on the Recoin at 1650 m (5413') and the Roche Béranger at 1750 m (5741'). The ski-lifts reach the Cross of Chamrousse at 2253 m, 7392'.
Chamrousse hosted the six alpine skiing events at the 1968 Winter Olympics, where Jean-Claude Killy of France won three gold medals in the men's events. All women's events took place at Recoin de Chamrousse, located 2 km away.
There are more than 90 km (56 mi.) of downhill runs at Chamrousse and 24 ski lifts. There are also 37 km (23 mi.) of trails for cross-country skiing. Cross-country skiing can be practised from the opening of the resort to early or mid April.
The climb of Chamrousse was used in the mountain time-trial in the 2001 Tour de France.