Champoluc - in Italy's 'Three Valleys'

The Monterosa ski area is one of the largest ski areas in Italy, covering a large network of pistes and lifts linking Italy's Three Valleys. Here, you'll feel like you're discovering something unspoilt every day as the pistes are so varied and generally uncrowded.

The key attraction of our accommodation, Hotel de Champoluc, is the proximity to the skiing with the Crest Gondola right next door. From here you can head up to the beginners' area at the mid station, rise up 2,7028m to the runs above Frachey and take an additional lift to Col Le Betteforca into the Gressoney Valley to Stafal, the Punta Indren and Alagna.

The area is becoming more popular with British skiers due to the range of skiing, but also the value for money on the slopes. The scenery is simply stunning and the pistes are long with many being tree-lined as well as great off-pistes and even heli-skiing available. As you would expect in Italy the mountain restaurants offer great food and places for lunch with prices much lower than in other ski areas of this size.

Ski information

Mountain facts
Resort height: 1,568m
Ski area: 180km
Ski range: 3275m
Ski runs
Green 26
Blue 26
Red 55
Black 10
Piste map
Good for
Beginners 3 stars
Intermediates 5 stars
Advanced 4 stars
Lift information
Total no. of lifts: 56
No. of cable cars/gondolas: 9
No. of chair lifts: 14
No. of drag lifts/magic carpets: 2
Piste information
Snow cannon coverage: 96%
Longest run: 9km
Mountain restaurants: 32

Resort facilities

  • Spa and wellness centre at the Monterosa Spa
  • Overnight stays in mountain huts
  • Ice skating
  • Spa
  • Heli-skiing
  • Toboggan run
  • Ski touring (guided)
  • Ski mountaineering
  • Snow walking
  • Cross Country Skiing

Resort map

Resort map of Champoluc

Resort map

Resort map of Champoluc
Typical prices
Pint of lager 4€
Pizza 9€
Coffee 2€

Childcare & ski lessons


Travel information

Departure airports:
Birmingham, Edinburgh, Gatwick, Heathrow, Manchester
Arrival airport:
Transfer time:
1hrs 45min from Turin
Departure day:
Flight time:

2 hours

Please note that departures are on Mondays at the start of the season on 19th and 26th Dec, then with a 6 night stay from 2nd Jan, resuming on Sundays from 8th Jan.

Ski Essentials

We recommend pre-booking all lift passes, skis and boots and any tuition. Book tuition early to secure your ski school place, especially in high season. Our partner ski hire shops are all conveniently located and all pre-booked lift passes are ready for you when you arrive.

Child ski hire offer

Don't forget our child ski hire offer with one free child skis and boots for every adult pre-booking Red or Black category skis/snowboard and boots (available if booked 6 weeks before departure). Child helmets are also included free of charge.

Equipment Hire 6 days (5 day prices in brackets) Description Blue Red Black
Adult 13+ Skis £57 (£47) £78 (£65) £93 (£78)
Skis & boots £83 (£69) £104 (£86) £120 (£100)
Snowboard -

£78 (£65)

Snowboard & boots -

£104 (£86)

Child 6-12yrs Skis, boots & helmet - £62 (£52) -
Snowboard, boots & helmet - £62 (£52) -
Child 3-5yrs Skis, boots & helmet £62 (£52) - -

Free helmet included with child ski/snowboard hire

The prices in brackets are for 5 days on the 6 night departure of 2nd January.

  • Free child skis and boots for each adult pre-booking Red or Black category skis and boots (and must be booked at least 6 weeks before departure
Adult Tuition Ski  (low season) Ski (high season)
Beginners £87 £96
Intermediates and advanced £122 £130
  • High season is departures 26th Dec, 2nd Jan, 12th, 19th, 26th Feb and 5th Mar
  • Low Season is departures 19th Dec, 8th, 15th, 22nd 29th Jan, 5th Feb and 12th Mar to end of season 
  • Please note that if classes are not running due to low numbers then the equivalent value in private lessons will be offered
  • Times are 3 mornings for beginners 10-11.50am/ 3 mornings 10am-12.45pm for intermediates and advanced skiers

Levels of tuition:

  • Beginner = never skied before
  • Level 1 = advanced beginner; can control speed, snowplough and change direction on gentle slopes 
  • Level 2 = low intermediate, snowplough turns and start to ski parallel
  • Level 3 = Good intermediate, Parallel turns 
  • Advanced = Fully confident on all slopes, looking to improve technique

Please ensure you pre-book tuition for high season dates to avoid the ski schools being fully booked.


Lift Pass 6 days (5 day prices in brackets) Low Season Mid Season High Season
Adult (19-64 yrs) £213 (£184) £234 (£203) £267 (£231)
Senior (65+ yrs) £192 (£167) £210 (£183) £239 (£208)
Teens (15-18 yrs) £192 (£167) £210 (£183)  £239 (£208)
Child (8-14 yrs) £149 (£129) £164 (£142)  £187(£122)
Child (3-7 yrs) Free   Free
  • Area lift pass includes Champoluc, Gressoney, Alagna & 2 days skiing in Courmayeur, La Thuile, Pila, or Cervinia (transport extra)
  • The lift pass does not include the Salti-Punta Indren lift and there is a local charge for using this lift of €2 per day

Season departure dates are as follows:

  • Low Season is 8th, 15th, 22nd, 30th Jan and 26th Mar to end of season
  • Mid Season is 5th, 12th, 19th Mar
  • High Season is 19th, 26th Dec and 12th, 19th, 26th Feb & 5th Mar
  • Prices in brackets are the 5 day prices for the 6 night stay from 2nd Jan