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A general view of Chalmazel
A general view of Chalmazel
Coat of arms of Chalmazel
Coat of arms
Chalmazel is located in France
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
Country France
Region Rhône-Alpes
Department Loire
Arrondissement Arrondissement of Montbrison
Canton Canton of Saint-Georges-en-Couzan
Intercommunality Communauté d'agglomération Loire Forez
 • Mayor (2001–2008) Michel Parois
Area1 39.38 km2 (15.20 sq mi)
Population (1999)2 485
 • Density 12/km2 (32/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 42039 / 42920
Elevation 740–1,640 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 commune in the Loire department in central France.

Ski area[edit]

Station de Chalmazel.jpg
Location Loire, France France
Nearest city Saint-Étienne, France (90km)
Vertical 530m
Top elevation 1 634m
Base elevation 1 110m
Runs      Black: 2
     Red: 6
     Blue: 6
     Green: 2
Lift system Sign - skiing - quadruple chairlift.svg Chairlifts: 1
Sign - skiing - platter - lift.svg Drag Lifts: 7
Terrain parks Snowpark
Snowmaking 40% (Snow cannons)

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.



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

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