Champoluc is the largest resort in the Monterosa region of the Italian Alps, which is about two hours north of Milan and 1.5 hours west of Turin. The ski region is known as Italy’s “Three Valleys” ski domain. Champoluc is located on the eastern end of the Monterosa ski area with Gressoney in the central valley and Alagna to the west. Champoluc boasts spectacular views of the region’s dramatic glaciers and peaks, including glimpses of the Matterhorn. Those who base their stay out of Champoluc have access to the whole Monterosa circuit, which is renowned in its uncrowded slopes and fabulous off-piste terrain. Champoluc’s slopes best serve beginners and intermediates. The charming, sleepy village, which sits at the end of the Val d’Ayas (Valley), offers plenty of cozy and welcoming family-owned and -operated hotels.
Champoluc & Monterosa ski region
Champoluc boasts sits at 1,570 meters (5,151 feet), but the Monterosa ski region’s highest elevation reach upwards of 2,970 meters (9,744 feet), so great snow conditions are nearly guaranteed. Champoluc’s more moderate terrain makes it perfect for families, but avid skiers still have easy access to off-piste terrain and heli-skiing opportunities. Beginners will also appreciate Antagnod, which is located down the road from Champoluc in the Val d’Ayas.
Snowboarders will love the freeriding across all three valleys, and cross-country skiers are spoilt for choice too. There’s also plenty of good mountain restaurants for lunch in the sunshine or a quick fuel stop.