After years hunting for the perfect resort, we discovered an absolute gem for you in the French Alps and the mountain village of Chamrousse, that was once home to the Olympics, is now home for all of our family-friendly holidays.
With 90km of pistes ranging from gentle nursery slopes to the iconic and
challenging Olympic Downhills to snowparks, there really is something
for everyone in Chamrousse whether you and your family are
regular skiers or this will be your first ever ski holiday.
But don't just take our word for it. "Chamrousse’s lift system is
nimble, with fast chairlifts and gondolas, and easy to navigate,"
is the verdict of the Daily Telegraph travel writer who also
highlights the 'pretty fir tree-dotted slopes'. "There is a true sense
of spending the majority of the day skiing rather than sitting. It was
easy to work my way across the slopes between 1700 and 1650 at
either end of the ski area, all on genuinely enjoyable runs".
And it's true. Chamrousse's impressive network of 16 lifts,
including the flagship 8-person gondola to the summit, neatly
link up 41 different pistes meaning that no two ski days need
ever be the same.
"A brilliant destination" is the opinion of InTheSnow.com magazine (14 Sep 2018)
which included Chamrousse as one of their top picks for 'most family-friendly ski areas' with 'more than enough piste on offer' and 'slopes that are slightly quieter'. The UK's most read ski magazine said that "Chamrousse benefits from the same exceptional skiing as neighbours Alpe d'Huez and Les Deux Alpes BUT without the same crowds".
With a ski area that extends up to 2,250m, Chamrousse's snow record
is excellent but, at the same time, the ski area benefits from much sun
throughout the day all the way to the evening hours. After dark on Thursdays
during our February holidays, you can even experience the unique opportunity of floodlit skiing with the magical and memorable vista of the nearby city of Grenoble lit up beneath you on the valley floor.
*In a survey, we asked clients how satisfied they were with the Chamrousse ski area. 87.5% of those that responded to the question told us they were VERY SATISFIED and all of the remaining 12.5% told us they were SATISFIED.
There's an abundance of après ski too. Hiking, tobogganing, ice-skating, snowmobile tours and husky rides all happen above Chamrousse's snow and ice. Remarkably, beneath the ice, there is a chance to dive in a frozen lake or enjoy a meal in an igloo. Doing both of these activities might constitute the ultimate dip 'n' dine!
Chamrousse has been awarded a number of accolades including the prestigious
Famille Plus accreditation as proof of its considerable family focus, a Flocon Vert for its environmental credentials and a Qualité Tourisme certifcate which is a 'guarantee that you always enjoy the very best of French hospitality and tourist services'.
COSY AND CHARACTERFUL
During one visit to Chamrousse, Allez Ski decided we would pop to Les Deux Alpes, one of our team's previous stomping grounds, for old times' sake. Our trip down memory lane was fun but helped us quickly realise that we could not wait to leave the big and brash resort behind and return to our cosy and characterful new resort home.
We've fallen head over heels in love with Chamrousse and we can't wait for you to do the same. We know you will love this very special resort.
pistes to suit all abilities
plus there's plenty of
après ski too
of Allez Ski 2020 clients
"Having skied for years, it is nice to have found a family-oriented resort with reasonable prices and not the bling bling of the expensive resorts " MH, St Sampson's, Guernsey
"Although smaller than other resorts, it was one of the best weeks skiing we've had"
MM, St Pierre du Bois, Guernsey
"Our skiing was brilliant with such variety and plenty of fresh snow" TT, St Brelade, Jersey
"The range of activities, not just skiing, were all so close. Excellent family resort"
DH, St Saviour's, Guernsey