The main 3 resorts that make up the Monterosa are, Champoluc, Gressoney and Alagna. There is about 180km of piste and the area is know for being full of natural beauty and traditional architecture. It is a great area for beginners and intermediates. Expert skiers who only like to ski on piste might find the area a bit limited abut if you like off piste skiing then this is when the Monterosa comes into its own. In recent years it ahs become a real "go to" destination for those looking for off piste thrills and spills. See our off piste skiing info in the "Skiing in Champoluc" and the "Skiing in Gressoney" pages.
The best thing about a ski holiday in the Monterosa is the lack of queues! Even during the half term week you will not have to wait long to get on the lifts. It is real hidden gem of a ski area the British skiers often over look for no good reason other than they have not heard of it.
We have a good selection of properties availablethroughout the Monterosa ski area so have a look and see if you can find the perfect ski holiday for you. If you need any help or advise along the way then not hesitate to give us a call on 02037780123 and we will more than happily assist in any way possible.
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Beginner skiers are well looked after in the Monterosa area. In Champoluc you can get the gondola straight from town up to the beginners area of Crest. Here you will find magic carpet lifts which are ideal for beginners to get up and the slopes with ease. In Gressoney there are some nice nursery slopes at the top of the Punta Jolanda lift which is where most beginners will head to.
With 180km of piste on offer the Monterosa ski area is a haven for intermediate skiers, with the majority of runs in the area being classed as red pistes. There are 3 valleys to ski in and out off so there is always something new to do every day of the holiday. You can also get the bus down the valley from Champoluc if you fancy a ski away day to experience in either Antagnod or Estoul. Likewsie you can get the bus down the valley from Gressoney for a ski away day in Bieltschoke.
There are plenty of challenging pistes to be found throughout the area and the fact that the majority of piste are red will keep most expert skiers happy when skiing on piste. However, it is the off piste skiing that really heats things up in the Monterosa. With a low volume of skiers compared to other resorts in Italy, the off piste skiing in the Monterosa does not get tracked too quickly out like it does else where. You can often find fresh tracks days after it has snowed. The fact that Alagna has a managed free ride area is also great news for fans of off piste skiing with safety in mind.
The apres ski scene in the Monterosa is pretty low key. You will find a few bars in which to enjoy a few apres ski drinks but you will not find any "in your face" apres ski bars, with loud music and people dancing on tables.