Chalmazel

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Chalmazel
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Coat of arms of Chalmazel
Coat of arms
Chalmazel is located in France
Chalmazel
Chalmazel
Location within Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region
Chalmazel is located in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
Chalmazel
Chalmazel
Coordinates: 45°42′19″N 3°51′05″E / 45.7053°N 3.8514°E / 45.7053; 3.8514Coordinates: 45°42′19″N 3°51′05″E / 45.7053°N 3.8514°E / 45.7053; 3.8514
CountryFrance
RegionAuvergne-Rhône-Alpes
DepartmentLoire
ArrondissementMontbrison
CantonBoën-sur-Lignon
IntercommunalityCommunauté d'agglomération Loire Forez
Government
 • Mayor (2001–2008) Michel Parois
Area139.38 km2 (15.20 sq mi)
Population (1999)2485
 • Density12/km2 (32/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code42039 /42920
Elevation740–1,640 m (2,430–5,380 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.

Chalmazel is a former commune in the Loire department in central France. On 1 January 2016, it was merged into the new commune Chalmazel-Jeansagnière.[1]

Ski area[edit]

Chalmazel
Station de Chalmazel.jpg
LocationLoire, France France
Nearest citySaint-Étienne, France (90km)
Vertical530m
Top elevation1 634m
Base elevation1 110m
Runs     Black: 2
     Red: 6
     Blue: 6
     Green: 2
Lift systemSign - skiing - quadruple chairlift.svg Chairlifts: 1
Sign - skiing - platter - lift.svg Drag Lifts: 7
Terrain parksSnowpark
Snowmaking40% (Snow cannons)
Websitewww.loire-chalmazel.com

Chalmazel is a small ski resort situated above the village of Chalmazel in central France. The main activities offered at the resort are alpine skiing, nordic skiing, snowshoeing, ski touring, dog sledding and hiking. It is a calm resort popular with families and locals, as it boasts gentle runs, panoramic views and short queues.

Chairlift

Geography[edit]

The river Lignon du Forez has its source in the commune.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Arrêté préfectoral 22 October 2015 (in French)