What’s it like?
One of Europe's best kept secrets with three unspoilt and uncrowded valleys linked by over 180km of piste and extensive off-piste terrain. The Monte Rosa ski area brings together the resorts of Champoluc, Gressoney and the remote resort of Alagna in the Piemonte.
There are unspoilt valleys and villages, a great variety of slopes for all abilities, groomed runs and fantastic off piste. The resorts are relatively unknown retaining a friendly, unspoiled ambience.
There are many traditional mountain restaurants to choose from, some of which are pretty high up so you can relish some of those panoramic views while you eat.
Right in the middle of the Monte Rosa ski area, set a little higher than Champoluc at 1640m, Gressoney has the open slopes that are typical of the Monte Rosa, but also some stunning woodland runs.
The resort itself is a quiet, unspoilt, neat village with convenient access to the lifts and a friendly, authentic Italian ambience. Although the resort doesn't have a lively après scene, the hotels are really cosy, so it's great to just relax and soak up the atmosphere. There's lots of ski-to-door accommodation, as well as hotels with luxurious wellness centres.
From Gressoney you can access the whole of the Monte Rosa ski circuit, as well as its own woodland runs with some fantastic off-piste areas, a great range of reds on both sides of the valley and nursery slopes with a magic carpet for beginners. If you're a boarder then you'll love the free-riding on offer here, plus there's heli-skiing where you can descend into all three valleys from more than 2000m.