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Le Collet

Quite a story

Located 50 km from Grenoble and Chambery at the gates of the municipality of Allevard-les-Bains, the resort of Le Collet was created in 1955 and was one of the very first ski resorts in France. Thanks to the resolve of the Mayor at the time, Marcel Dumas, and the first members of the ski club, the first steps of the Le Collet resort were taken.

Le Collet

A bit of history

The first lifts

The first chairlift was installed in Malatrait by the municipality of Allevard. Only one hotel was available, providing 12 rooms to the tourists. It was not until 1956 that a ski lift was installed near the chairlift. The second ski lift was installed in 1960. This installation marks the beginning of a notorious acceleration in the development of the resort of Le Collet, which really took off from 1964.

The Bellatrait ski lift and then the Grand Collet chairlift were built in 1964 and 1965 respectively. It was the beginning of a great development phase, with the appearance of a new lift every year.

The Olympic Games of Grenoble in 1968 were a real godsend for the resort of Le Collet. New hotel facilities were added to the existing structures such as the “Chamois d’Or” and “Arolles” residences. Developments continued until the 1980s, before slowing down due to lack of space.

Night skiing

While developing its ski lifts, the Le Collet resort is seeking to diversify. This is how the equipment to enable the development of night skiing came into being.

Today, Le Collet has 27 slopes for 35 km of descent and is one of the rare resorts to provide night skiing.

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