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  1. Chamrousse Ski History
  2. Chamrousse Off Piste
  3. Travel
  4. Accomodation
  5. Restaurants and Bars
  6. Shopping
  7. Guides and Instructors
  8. Useful Information


The ski resort of Chamrousse is situated in the Belledonne area of the Isère department in the Northern Alps region. The lift served area extends from 1420 metres to 2250 metres. There are 92 km of lift served runs and 41 km of cross country trails laid out on the sunny and sheltered Arselle plateau. The resort also features a snowpark.

The area is undergoing a considerable makeover at the moment with refurbished and new apartments in the Bachat Bouloud area with new ski lifts.

Chamrousse ski station, sunset


Chamrousse was the 1968 Olympic ski resort hosting the mens and womens downhill events. It is where the French dream team of Goitschell and Killy passed into history. If Michel Destot, the current Mayor of Grenoble has his way, will be used again for the 2018 games.


Nearest Airports: Grenoble-St-Geoirs 80km (1h10), Lyon Saint Exupery 130km (1h40), Chambéry 90km, 1h20

Road: From Grenoble take the Uriage exit from the "Rocade Sud" (southern ring road). The Uriage road has a 50km/h speed limit and suffers from black ice in winter. At Uriage take the D111 to Chamrousse.

Rail: Grenoble TGV then VFD bus transfer or taxi (45 minutes)



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Restaurants and Bars

La Salinière

Situated on the Plateau d'Arselle cross country ski area the terrace is superb after a couple of tours on the trails or after climbing to the lac Achard on snowshoes.

Le Chalet des Neiges

Chalet des neiges

The restaurant, situated in the Roche Beranger, is a real find. Although the Roche Beranger is typical 60's architecture stepping through the door takes you into a traditional chalet - a real one, the wood and fixtures apparently come from a chalet in the Vosges. The 37 seat restaurant is arranged as a series of comfortable snugs. This is all juxtaposed with a modern bar - we liked some of the touches such as the lights in hanging bottles. The service from Peggy, who used to work at the tourist office, Guillaume and the patrons Olivier and Lionel is excellent. The restaurant is open from 9.45 to 1am every day between December and April and serves high quality mountain cuisine. We particuarly liked the homemade bread, salads and patata. The desserts, also home made shouldn't be missed. You should reserve at peak periods.

Tel/Fax: 04 38 37 04 17


Run by the Goy family since 1953 this restaurant, opposite the Recoin tourist office, is open all the year round. The welcome is friendly and you know the food will be good by the number of locals who eat there. Check out the photos of Killy, Goitschell and Jean Vuarnet and the rest of the French dream team as well as other Olympic memorabilia. A reminder of the glory days of Chamrousse.


There is a covered shopping area in the Roche Beranger (Roche Be) area with ski and clothing shops. Nothing exciting but enough to stock up on for a holiday. Otherwise take a VFD bus to Grenoble for the excellent fashion shopping (Comptoir de Cotonniers, Gerard Darel, Agatha, Kookai as well Decathlon and other sports shops: Espace Montagne, Clavel Sport, Barthelemy).

Guides and Instructors

Only include guides and instructors who cater for off-piste or backcountry. Please specify whether they take snowboarders.

Useful Information

The Chamrousse Tourist Board has information about accommodation and the services in resort. If you are travelling from Grenoble the Tourist Board has an office in town where you can buy lift passes and avoid queues.

VFD (Voie Ferrée du Dauphiné) run a regular bus service to Chamrousse from the Gare routier. You can book combined bus and ski passes with them.



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