Champoluc is a delightful and charming village, full of character and the perfect base to discover the region.
From the village centre the main gondola departs to the Crest area and this is where the beginner’s slopes can be found. There are 2 travellators in this area to help build up confidence and keep you moving whether on skis or a board. The local ski school has an excellent reputation and most novices should be able to ski over in to the Gressoney valley on their first week of skiing.
The Monterosa ski area is really an ‘Intermediates skier’s delight’ with many wide runs and most are of a good length and best of all, there are plenty of well placed restaurants and pit stops on the way. You really have the feeling of travelling here between the different valleys and you can plan your day.
The upper slopes tend to be more open with spectacular views and different in each valley whilst lower slopes are tree-lined. There is a great selection of red runs in the Aysa valley towards Champoluc, providing challenging terrain on which to perfect your technique.
Monterosa is a magnet for skiers and boarders looking for off-piste powder. In the area where the lifts between Gressoney and Alagna meet is a further cable-car whisking you up a further 300m to Indren from where you can drop off-piste in a number of directions as well as a marked itinerary run down 1,000m to Gabiet, the midway station of Gressoney lifts.
There is also an easily accessible off-piste route beside the long run from Passo Salati towards Alagna. Heli-skiing can also be arranged locally.