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Champoluc Resort Overview

Champoluc, sitting at 1,568m with the highest ski lift reaching an impressive 3,275m, is the largest resort in the Monterosa Ski area. This hidden gem is located in the Aosta Valley, offering authentic Italian charm and a vast array of skiing opportunities. 

Constructed in the 1950s, the tranquil, traffic-free resort provides a range of accommodation options, from upscale hotels and cosy chalets to self-catering apartments, most with ski-in-ski-out convenience. The resort is known for its fantastic snow reliability, with the ski season typically running from early December to mid-April.

Skiing in Champoluc

Champoluc offers exceptional skiing for all levels of expertise. The resort is part of the Monterosa Ski area, providing a whopping 180km of pisted terrain to explore. The ski pass allows you access to all three valleys: Ayas (Champoluc), Gressoney and Alagna.

Beginners will find several gentle slopes on which to hone their skills, including two nursery areas in the heart of the resort. The Belvedere and Orsia are amongst the best runs for beginner skiers. 

For intermediate skiers, Champoluc offers countless slopes to explore. The runs from Crest to Ostafa are particularly recommended. 

Advanced skiers won’t be left wanting, with challenging high-altitude skiing available. We suggest the off-piste itinerary from Punta Indren, which provides a thrilling descent. The Monterosa Freeride Paradise offers some extraordinary off-piste skiing for those craving an adrenaline rush. 

Champoluc is also a haven for freeride and touring skiers, with vast unspoilt areas to explore. 

Is Champoluc Family-friendly?

Champoluc is an ideal ski resort for families, offering a safe, pedestrian-friendly environment. The vast array of ski-in-ski-out accommodation, numerous family-friendly restaurants and a variety of non-skiing activities make it a great choice for families. The Monterosa Ski area also offers discounted ski passes for children under the age of 8.

Après-Ski Scene in Champoluc

Champoluc has a relaxed après-ski atmosphere, with several bars and restaurants available for a quiet drink or a delicious meal. Atelier Gourmand is a popular spot for a post-ski aperitivo, while Telemark is a lively bar offering cocktails, music and a warm atmosphere.

For those looking for late-night entertainment, the Rascard Frantze Pub is a popular choice, with live music and a fun-filled environment.

Dining in Champoluc

Champoluc boasts several excellent restaurants, both on and off the slopes. In the village, Le Rocher offers a superb gourmet menu, while L’Aroula serves traditional Italian cuisine in a rustic setting. On the slopes, the Rifugio Belvedere and La Mandria are highly recommended for their delicious dishes and stunning views.

How to Get to Champoluc

The quickest way to get to Champoluc from the UK is to fly. The three closest airports are Turin-Caselle Airport (1h45m transfer), Milan Malpensa (2h transfer) and Geneva Airport (3h transfer). If travelling by train, the nearest station is Verres (30m transfer). If you’re driving, there is ample parking available in the resort.

Champoluc Insider Tips

  • Try a Bombardino, a warming Italian après-ski drink, at Atelier Gourmand!
  • Apart from skiing, snowshoeing is a popular activity in the resort.  
  • Sample the best pizza in the resort at Pizzeria Foyer des Guides!
  • Head to the top of the Monterosa for an unforgettable panoramic view of the Matterhorn and Mont Blanc!


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