Champoluc is a delightful, unspoilt village lying at the top of the Ayas Valley just below the imposing Monte Rosa mountain chain with its towering peaks and extensive glaciers. The Monte Rosa ski area covers three valleys with a modern lift system and with extensive possibilities for off-piste skiing and touring in spring.
At the top of the Crest gondola is an open bowl for beginners to gain confidence. Having conquered one red run, another area with blue runs can be reached above Frachey.
Champoluc is a paradise for intermediates and competent skiers will move on by chairlift to the east of the Sarezza summit. Champoluc is linked with Gressoney, exhilarating skiing through varied scenery from wide open glades to runs through the trees.
From the moguls of Sarezza to magnificent long runs to Stafal in Gressoney, the advanced skier is very well catered for. Heli-skiing in spring on the Monte Rosa is the ultimate achievement.
This area has some superb wide, well groomed slopes that make it a suitable desination for freeriders and beginners alike. Those wanting to jump should find enough natural terrain to keep you smiling. The lack of drag lifts can only be a bonus as well.
Approx Transfer Time Turin 1 hr 45 mins Village Height 1,570m (5,181ft) Highest Lift 3,550m (11,055ft)
Definitely informal and friendly with the emphasis on local bars and hotels. - Gram Parson Disco is open at weekends, Lo Bistrot, Il Golosone Pub, La Brasserie and Café Rimbaud with an open fire and excellent cocktails are very popular.
Natural ice rink - Cross country skiing - Heliskiing - Guided ski touring
Champoluc offers a selection of good value pizzerias and restaurants. - Da Martino and Churen for pizzas or Atelier Gourmand for nouvelle cuisine. La Grange and Le Sapin are excellent and popular with the locals. Pizzas and pastas from ¿6, 3-course meals from ¿20
Sports shops - Local craft shops