The station Karellis, Alps Savoie is a unique concept of tourism development. Created in 1975, the utopian concept always attracted vacationers who appreciate the benefits of this mountain resort in summer and winter ...
Where does the name of Karellis?
On the slopes where they pushed Karelia created a unique mountain resort: Les Karellis.
"Karelia", do not look in a dictionary, the name did not appear as these montrichelain dialect.
The alpine Montricher pushes a rough and smooth so-called "Karel", situated on the sunny slopes. The shepherd boys amused themselves by sliding on the grass lying on the side slopes. They sit on their mantle or on a small board and ran down like a sledge. The station name came naturally: Karellis in connection with the Karel and a place called "plan-Karel.
A Tale of facts: "it was once Les Karellis"
The station Karellis was an opportunity for residents Montricher the early 1960s, everyone knew, the school had closed, the decline of agricultural activity was increasing, the county seat moved to Bochet, lower in the valley.
The unique design of the assembly of the Station, by Peter Laine, founder, captivated the City Council at the time, while seeking investors for the development of winter tourism.
Fruit of cooperation between the Municipality and Renewal Association, assembly was then possible by controlling land means any mechanism of speculation is avoided, the town bears no investment is a priority of jobs reserved for residents Common and the surrounding area. Accommodation is from the concept of harmonious development that condition.
In 1970 the two municipalities merged Montricher and Albanne Albanne offering a development opportunity by partnering the project and the Karellis.
In 1973 construction began on the ISS.
In 1976 the first skiers discover the ski area, enjoy the convivial, welcoming Resorts all located at the foot of the slopes, offering quality services tailored to the needs of families.
Almost 30 later, intact in the mind "tourism association, the experience of Karellis continues to be cited as an example of sustainable development.
Development Harmonized Deriving of reflection of two economists J. Lebret and F. Perroux, the concept of harmonious development has mainly been used in the preparation of development plans and development in countries of low or fragile economy. P. Laine has incorporated the principles for adapting to tourism associations.
While on vacation in Karellis, learn all the mountain heritage of Savoy and Maurienne:
Ecomuseum Montricher, 5 km below the station:
Revival of the old life in the village of Montricher.
In an old house in the heart of the old village of Montricher, discover the old life: housing, field work, woodworking.
Basement is reconstituted the process of manufacture of slate production that lasted until the early 1970s.
Open from 1st July to 31 August, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m..
Reservations accepted for groups all year.
For further information: Tel: +33 4 79 59 61 50 - Email: email@example.com
Each week a tour of the village of Albanne and its baroque church is organized. Ability to access on foot from the Karellis.
Information Tourist Office in Karellis +33 4 79 59 50 36 or by email.