Part of the ski area, viewed from Recoin
|Canton||Domène et Vizille|
|Intercommunality||Communauté de communes du Pays du Grésivaudan|
|• Mayor (2008–2014)||Jacques Guillot|
|• Land1||13 km2 (5 sq mi)|
|• Population2 density||37/km2 (96/sq mi)|
|INSEE/Postal code||38567 / 38410|
|Elevation||1,384–2,440 m (4,541–8,005 ft)|
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km² (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.2 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.
||This article may be expanded with text translated from the corresponding article in the French Wikipedia. (December 2009)|
Chamrousse is a ski resort in southeastern France, in the Belledonne Mountain Range near Grenoble in the Isère department. It is located in a commune of the same name and is situated on the Recoin at 1,650 m (5,413 ft) and the Roche Béranger at 1,750 m (5,741 ft). The ski-lifts reach the Cross of Chamrousse at 2,253 m (7,392 ft).
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 (1.2 mi) away.
Skiing at Chamrousse
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.
Tour de France
The climb of Chamrousse was used in the mountain time-trial in the 2001 Tour de France. Lance Armstrong won the stage (#11) on 18 July 2001, when he took just over an hour to complete the hors categorie climb from Grenoble to the ski resort.
- 1968 Winter Olympics official report. pp. 77-84. (English) & (French)
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