Champoluc - in Italy's 'Three Valleys'

The Monterosa ski area has a wide range of runs and is one of the largest ski area in Italy but isn't the most well-known. The ski area is known as Italy's Three Valleys which are all linked by a large network of pistes and lifts.

The key attraction of de Champoluc is the proximity to the skiing. The Crest gondola departs from just next to the Chalet Hotel, leading up to the beginners' area at the mid station and up to rising up to 2,7028m and leading to runs above Frachey and then by lift up to the Col Le Betteforca into the Gressoney Valley to Stafal, the Punta Indren and Alagna.

More British skiers are discovering the region 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:
Gatwick, Birmingham, Manchester, Edinburgh
Arrival airport:
Transfer time:
1hrs 45min from Turin
Departure day:
Flight time:

2 hours

Ski Essentials

Pre-booking all your ski pack requirements couldn't be easier - simply tell us what you need and we will arrange everything for you. Pre-booking simply means letting Esprit staff take the strain, vetting all suppliers in advance, getting everything ready for your arrival, and standing by throughout your holiday to help and support you. Booking in advance also means you can take advantage of any offers which may not be available later as date restrictions apply and may not be available locally. The below prices are a guide to give you an idea of the ski pack pricing, however they are subject to change so please check with our friendly Reservations team.

Equipment (6 days) Description White Blue Red Black
Adult 13+ Skis - £58 £78 £99
Skis & boots - £79 £98 £120
Snowboard - - £78 -
Snowboard & boots - - £99 -
Child* 6-12 Skis & boots - - £54 -
Snowboard & boots - - £54 -
Child* 3-5 Skis & boots £54 - - -

Free helmet included with child ski / snowboard hire.

Tuition Ski & Snowboard 
Adults LS £134 / HS £152

High season 21 & 28 Dec, 15, 22, 29 Feb & 4 Apr. Low Season is all other weeks.

Please note that if classes are not running due to low numbers then the equivalent value in private lessons will be offered.

Times are 5 mornings / 4 mornings and 1 afternoon


Lift Pass (6 days) Low Season High Season
Adult (19-64 yrs) £210 £228
Senior (65+ yrs) £185 £201
Teens (15 - 18 yrs) £185 £201
Child (8 - 14 yrs) £147 £160
Child (3 - 7 yrs) - -

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 14 Dec, 11, 18, 25 Jan & 14 Mar to end of season, High Season is 21, 28 Dec, 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 Feb & 7 Mar.