Skiing in Gressoney
The Three Valleys is one of France’s most famous ski areas and rightly so. Few people realise that Italy has its own version - the Monterosa. Although it’s not quite as extensive as its French rival, is still a huge ski area and offers an incredible experience. The Monterosa ski area is split into three valleys - Champoluc, Gressoney and Alagna, with Gressoney sitting in the middle. One lift pass covers the entire area, all of which are linked, so there is no chance of getting bored.
The main ski areas are accessed from the village via two gondolas, one which heads East in the direction of Alagna and the other which heads West towards Champoluc. Regardless of which direction you choose to take, this is where the skiing really opens up to provide a vast choice of runs, complemented by an even vaster scenery. The skiing here is generally more open than tree lined, giving you the real sense of altitude.
Gressoney and the wider Monterosa area are well suited for intermediate and advanced skiers, as the gradients can be steeper. That said, beginners can quickly learn their skills on the lower blue runs, before advancing to the higher up greens.
With its large ski area and group orientated accommodation, Gressoney is a great choice for a school ski trip.
- Expansive ski area
- High altitude
- Quiet resort with few crowds
The Ski Factfile
|Number of Pistes||64|
|Length of Pistes||213|
|Direction of Slopes|
|Ski Lifts||8 Magic Carpets, 10 Chairlifts, 5 Gondolas, 1 Draglift, 3 Cable Cars, 1 Funicular|