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tdontop2
good ... Full Review
not bad
too cold
5 years ago
Peter
Just got back from a weeks skiing in Chamrousse. Had a great week, slopes very quiet, almost no queues for lifts. It was our fist ski holiday for over 10 years and the first for the kids. The lessons they took were very good. We got our ski legs back quickly. If you were more experienced you might find the skiing a bit limited but for us it was perfect. Plenty of good blues for cruising and reds to challenge you a bit more. We didn't try the blacks. Pistes seemed pretty well maintained to me. The only minor gripe was a lack of on mountain restaurants, but I guess it might be because the resort is small enough it is easy to get back to the village. Didn't really sample the nightlife so can't comment on that aspect. Stayed in domaine d'arselle which was bit out on a limb but just right for us.... Full Review
Good for beginners
Limited on mountain restaurant...
6 years ago
Keeve Smith
Have stayed at Chamrousse 1650 on several occasions and rented a lovely 2 bedroom apartment at Les Balcons de Recoin. Basic but quite spacious with wonderful views of the pistes. We used ESF ski school each time and never disappointed with the kind and knowledgeable instructors. The apres ski suited us well as we have 2 kids and there are several great restaurants to choose from. Great value for money and close to Grenoble airport. We love Chamrousse!! ... Full Review
Family friendly, good value, e...
Quiet resort not for party ani...
6 years ago
A Smith
Nice quite family resort ideal for first time skiing, great value for money. Skiing and nightlife can be limited but generally good value.... Full Review
Family friendly and good value
Limited skiing, Xmas snow was ...
6 years ago
C Ng
A good resort for families, friendly, small with out big queues for the lifts, reasonable prices by French resort standards and close to Grenoble Airport. Kids loved the place but won't appeal to youngsters as no night life or many bars. (Might not be a bad thing as not tacky like some resorts - No all day breakfasts here!) I was surprised how friendly most people were here and happy to speak to you in English as not always the case elsewhere in France. A lady at the supermarket gave me some lots of local Liquor to try in the shop, I only went in for Wine and bread. Room for improvement on the slope management at the resort, snow was not great so lots of stones left exposed to damage skis. Very little attempt to remove these from what I could see. Lazy as would only take 10 mins or so on various sections. Only happy to put up sign warning you there were rocks. A bit obvious when there is little snow. ... Full Review
Small and family friendly reso...
Poorly maintained slopes
7 years ago
C Ng
Just spent Xmas 2014 here, first family Ski holiday with my 3 kids who all thought it was fantastic. A small resort with most of the accommodation located no more than 5-10 minutes walk to the lifts. Snow cover was very poor for this years start to the season although ironically had a massive snow dump the morning we left! Not much snow around for Xmas week especially as the resort peak is only at 2250m. The slopes could be maintained better as they were left to deteriorate over the week leaving exposed bare patches and rocks and stones littering the pistes. Not much evidence of anyone removing them. Shame only 8-9 slopes were open this week as it seemed a really nice resort if it had a bit more snow and better maintained. Will appeal to families more than youngsters partying.... Full Review
Small and family friendly reso...
Poorly maintained slopes
7 years ago
Liz Hitchcock
Cost of ski pass (for SEVEN decent lifts) 30 euros. NO effort made to clear pistes of rocks. Signs put up at every piste - beware of rocks. Very poor and lazy resort.... Full Review
In France, good runs (limited)...
ROCKS rocks rocks rocks
8 years ago
kevin wetherly
got there on saturday,busy sat/sun then very quiet which was good.slopes amazing for beginners and intermediates.weather amazing ,about 1metre of snow on last couple of days.only a few places to eat out but free bus service available so you could take a short journey to another close resort.swimming pool was very cold (understandable).lovely place called creperie which was a small cafe/gift shop very friendly staff there and reasonably priced.would not stay at appartments as they expect you to check an inventory,30 euros for tv(french only) and you had to thoroughly clean on last day or they charge you.would definitely go back but would not stay at appartments.... Full Review
amazing for beginners,quiet du...
not much nightlife,not that mu...
10 years ago
skiifit
Brilliant, am going again this year... good snow mostly good accessibilty perfect for anyone upto advanced level fantastic ski skool for beginners or just someone who wants to improve, massive visual improvements in skill level everyday!!... Full Review
Lush scenery, wide pistes, saf...
not much for pros, only few bl...
11 years ago
Decided to go to a small French resort for a change and was not disappointed. Much cheaper than big resorts and with still enough skiing for a week. Great place for 1st or 2nd weekers and lots of activities for families all within easy reach. The scenery is fantastic and it is mostly sheltered tree line skiing. We stayed in the Arselle appts and had an uninterupted view of the mountains. The pistes were well maintained even though we were there when it was warm and sunny... perfect for us! In the main the visitors were young families and young adults... popular with boarders as there are two snowparks and plenty of safe off piste. A good resort for anyone looking for a well priced enjoyable week's holiday.... Full Review
Small, friendly, lots of activ...
Quiet (pro also), small ski ar...
12 years ago
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