Chamrousse is a commune of 460 inhabitants (as of January 1, 2011 ) in the department of Isère, in the Rhône -Alpes. It is located approximately 15 kilometers southeast of Grenoble ( straight line ) in the Belle Donne Mountains and is known as a winter sports.
The municipality is located in two cantons and consists of the three villages Bachat - Bouloud, Roche Beranger and Le Recoin. Chamrousse comprises of 92 km of ski slopes, 37 km of trails, 13 lifts, 10 chair lifts and a cable car and a snow park, a half pipe and two via ferrata.
The name first appeared in 1744 Chamrousse on a map of Jacques Cassini. In a deed of gift from the year 1260 the name " Culmen Rupha " was noted. In 1878, the Mountaineers Henri Duhamel went on the slopes of Le Recoin the first Frenchman ever on skis. Built in 1911 the Club Alpin Français a ski lodge.
The development of the ski resort started in the 1950s with the construction of two roads and a cable car. 1968 took place the alpine ski race in the X Olympic Winter Games in Chamrousse. The municipality was created in 1989 Chamrousse by separating areas of the neighboring communes of Saint -Martin- d'Uriage, Sechilienne and Vaulnaveys -le-Haut.