Sitting just south of the Belledonne Massif, Chamrousse is a great family-orientated ski resort. Chosen to host events in the 1968 Olympics the resort has a lot of purpose-build accommodation and excellent facilities. The ski area has 90km of marked runs for downhill skiing and snowboarding, along with over 40km of cross-country ski trails. Perfect for beginners and kids there are nice gentle slopes through forests and for the more adventurous there are the Olympic ski slopes and the spectacular Casserousse couloir where you can ski down 850 vertical metres. Snowboarders and freeskiers can enjoy the Sunset snowpark, along with the slopes and off-piste areas. And for speed-freaks, there's a permanent timed speed skiing slope. Chamrousse is also home to an ARVA park where you can learn avalanche search and rescue techniques.You can spend time on the snow without your skis or snowboard if you want by trying a number of fun activities at Chamrousse. Snowshoeing and hiking are a great way to get close to the nature of the area. You can pass through protected environments and observe the inhabitants, like the black grouse and mountain hares. And you can discover the frozen waterfalls of Chamrousse by ice climbing with the mountain guides. And you can explore the area at speed on snowmobiles or by trying ice driving. For a different perspective you can take to the skies and go paragliding.Back at the resort there are plenty of activities and things to do too. The wellbeing spa centre covers 580m2 and has numerous ways to relax and unwind. And the ice rink at Chamrousse 1650 is fun for the whole family. Evenings at Chamrousse are based around the restaurants and bars across the resort, and the après ski is friendly and relaxing but not the liveliest.Within an hour's drive from Grenoble airport Chamrousse makes the ideal weekend destination for all snow enthusiasts, and has enough snow sports and activities to fill much longer holidays.