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Chamrousse

Chamrousse Ski Resort Guide

Chamrousse, France

Rated: 2/5 (from 6 ratings)

Ski Area Highlights
Recommended ForBeginners, Snowboarders, Snowfall and Apres-Ski!
Total Piste Length77km
Highest Lift2,250m
Resort Height1,700m
 Nearest AirportsGrenoble and Chambery
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Chamrousse

The French ski resort of Chamrousse is in the French Alps at an altitude of 1,700m, with 77km of marked runs.

Summary

Chamrousse has direct access to 77km of downhill skiing, with 35 marked pistes, served by a total of 26 ski lifts.

The ski resort itself is at 1,700m, so skiing or boarding back to the resort is usually possible. With ski lifts as high as 2,250m, snow cover is generally reliable.

Skiing

Chamrousse offers good sking, particularly, for Intermediate and Beginner skiers.

Snowboarding

Chamrousse offers some good boarding and there are a variety of Snow and Terrain Parks in Chamrousse.

Notable Ski Runs

The most difficult run is the 'Casserousse', which is 3km in length.

Snow and Weather

When will it snow in Chamrousse?

The next notable snow forecast is 1cm, expected on 4 November.

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Ski Area Stats

Chamrousse Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats
Black Pistes
Expert Trails
 6 4km
Red Pistes
Intermediate Runs
1526km
Blue Pistes
Easy Trails
1520km
Green Pistes
Beginner Runs
 8 25km
Downhill
Total Length
77km
Cross Country
Total Length
40km
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts
26

Altitudes

Chamrousse Ski Area Heights

Lift Heights and Resort Altitude
Highest Lift2,250m
Resort Altitude (Chamrousse)1,700m
Lowest Piste1,420m
Max Vertical830m

Ratings & Suitability

Ratings for Chamrousse
Beginners
Snowboarding
Snow
Apres-Ski

Ski Hire in Chamrousse

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Location and Map

Where is Chamrousse?

This ski resort is in the French Alps in Isère, Rhône-Alpes.

Map

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How to get there

 By Air

The nearest airport to Chamrousse is Grenoble, 36 minutes drive away.

Chambery, Annecy, Lyon Bron, Lyon St-Exupéry, Geneva, Saint-Étienne and Avignon airports are all within three hours drive.

Grenoble is just one hours drive away, in good driving conditions, so you can be on the piste quickly.

Infrastructure

Ski Lift Capacity

The 26 ski lifts are able to uplift 27,148 skiers and snowboarders every hour.

Snow Making

Snow-making is available, on 5km of ski runs, with 36 snow cannons.

Season Dates

When is Chamrousse open?

 Open from : 4 December 2021.

 Closes : 18 April 2022.

Usual opening is early December, and usual closing is Mid April.

NOTE:- Ski area, lift and piste opening is subject to Current Snow Conditions.

COVID-19 / Coronavirus

We don't yet have specific details of the COVID-19 precautions being taken in Chamrousse, but they are likely to include most of the following :-

  • Face masks required on lifts, and in shops.
  • Social distancing in public areas.
  • Reduced lift capacity.
  • Extensive disinfection / sanitization.

French Ski Resort COVID-19 Measures describes further measures that may also be applied.

Visit the Chamrousse Tourist Office for the latest.

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