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Gressoney

Overview

Gressoney is the centrally placed resort in the three-valley Monterosa ski area, and widely considered one of the most scenic in the Aosta valley. It's even quieter than Champoluc, and rather more attractive: a traditional, neat little village, with cobbled streets and wooden buildings. 

The main lifts into the ski area are clustered around Stafal at the head of the valley, but there is a chairlift on the edge of Gressoney La Trinité itself. Even further down the valley in the other direction is Gressoney St Jean, which has its own small area of slopes.

The area suits intermediates who prefer long, undemanding cruises and don't mind repeating them. Experts come to the region for the splendid off-piste. The three-valley network of lifts and pistes is anything but small-scale. Champoluc at one end and Alagna at the other are 17km apart and it's around a four-hour trip by road if you miss the last lift.

The heart of the village is slightly away from the skiing, but there are skiers' satellites that have grown up at the lift bases. Across the valley 500m away, at the base station of a slow chairlift into the local slopes, is a mini-resort almost as big as the village proper. The lifts for the other valleys go from a second lift base at Stafal, 5km away at the head of the valley (linked by a free but infrequent bus). The resort is very laid back, with tranquil apres, set around local bars that line the cobbled streets.

 

 




Offslope/apres ski

Gressoney is pretty quiet. At Stafel, head for the bar under the Nordend (great for a teatime beer).

Off the slopes there's an ice rink, a sports hall and a large pool

Our View

Well worth a visit for those tired of the busy pistes and long queues of some of the high French "Ski Factories" during school holidays.




Resort Results & Filters

At a glance

Chalets:
1
Hotel & Apartments:
7
Pistes:
180 kms
Resort height:
1637 metres
Top station:
3275 metres

Suitability

Experts:
4 stars
Intermediates:
4 stars
Beginners:
4 stars
Non-Skiers:
1 stars
Scenery:
4 stars
Resort charm:
4 stars
Nightlife:
2 stars

Positives

  • Monterosa ski area renowned as one of the largest ski areas in Italy
  • Fantastic off piste terrain
  • Pretty
  • Centrally placed in the three valleys
  • Some good mountain restaurants
  • High altitude skiing
  • Uncrowded pistes

Negatives

  • Access to long easy runs involves a bus ride, or lifts up and then down
  • Slow lifts on lower local slopes

 


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Chalet Hotel Valverde

Chalet Hotel Valverde REF: AE0001

The Chalet Hotel is set back from the main road, so the location is quiet, yet you can stroll over to the village centre in just 4 minutes and the ski...

Resort : Gressoney, Italy
Sleeps : 71 - 78
Rating : 7 stars
From
£619 PP
for 7 days
Hotel Dufour

Hotel Dufour REF: AI0248

The comfortable friendly and relaxing atmosphere makes the Dufour hotel a perfect place to enjoy the exceptional skiing terrain as well as traditional...

Resort : Gressoney, Italy
Sleeps : N/A
Rating : 6 stars
From
£669 PP
for 7 days