Hotel Au Charmant Petit Lac

  • Aosta Valley Ski Area, Italy, Champoluc

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The Charmant Petit Lac Ecohotel Parc & Spa is a modern mountain hotel, a short walk from Route Ramey, Champoluc's main street. It's really convenient for accessing the slopes, with the Crest gondola about 300 metres away, your gateway to the beautiful Monterosa ski area. The hotel's classic yet modern design mixes seamlessly with the surrounding mountain landscape. The balance with nature is obvious in the details: wooden walls and soft fabrics made of natural materials provide comfort, while resources like water and electricity are generated with geothermal and solar thermal systems. 

Cosy Elegance

The cosy interior with an open fire gives a warm ambience to come back to after a day out on the mountains. We love heading to the lounge bar area for an after-ski drink, or a digestive before heading to bed. The spacious bedrooms stand out with their fresh feel and mountain views, each of the bedrooms is furnished in a traditional yet modern Alpine style with warm wood and soft furnishings. Just imagine the sound of the Evacon River flowing past as you soak up the views from your balcony. 

You'll soon see how every single aspect of this hotel has been carefully thought out. Built ecologically using renewable resources and sustainable materials, including locally sourced wood, the hotel blends in with the alpine landscape. The hotel is equipped with an open circuit geothermal system which, with three heat pumps, meets all the thermal needs of the building: heating, hot water, the swimming pool and spa. It also has a solar thermal system.

Food and drink

Available on bed and breakfast, you will be well taken care of with plenty of choice from the breakfast buffet. If you are looking for somewhere for dinner, the hotel has its own gourmet restaurant and bistro so you won't have to go far for dinner either. Dining in the charming Lo Restò Tatà, you can enjoy tasty evening meals which are inspired by the Val d'Ayas, with organic, seasonal and local products used throughout the menu. Alternatively, you can head to Lo Bistrot and enjoy delicious meals during lunch and dinner - be sure to try some traditional dishes from the Aosta Valley with a glass of local wine from the cellar (pay locally).

Wellness

You need to make sure you spend some time in the spa, too. The adults only spa area is the perfect place to unwind after a day of exploring the Monterosa Ski Area - the sauna, steam rooms, sensory showers and whirlpools are the perfect antidote to any aches. Families can enjoy the pool area which overlooks the Monterosa, and includes a jacuzzi, hydromassage seats, waterfall and Kneipp bath.  For a little extra treat, massages and treatments are available for a local fee.

Added value

Free après snacks including homemade cakes (4:00pm - 6:00pm)

Champoluc

  • Resort altitude: 1,579 metres
  • 180 km of skiing
  • 11 Blue, 33 Red, 9 Black runs
  • Transfer time: approx. 1 hour 45 mins from Turin airport by coach

Without a doubt, Champoluc is the most popular resort in the hidden gem that is the Monterosa ski area in Italy. This is a haven for those who are looking to take their skiing and snowboarding off the beaten path in an authentic Italian setting. There’s a good range of shops, bars and patisseries to enjoy as well as the Monterosa spa located at the top end of town next to the woodland park, perfect if you need a day’s rest and fancy a bit of pampering.

Skiing and snowboarding in Champoluc

The ski area continues to surprise even the most competent skiers and boarders every year for many reasons. Not only are the pistes extremely well maintained but majority of the season they feel empty compared to the busy slopes in neighbouring countries.

You have three extensive ski areas which are covered with one lift pass; Champoluc, Gressoney and Alagna which are linked by a modern lift system throughout the valleys.

The majority of the slopes are aimed towards intermediate and advanced skiers but the real star of the show is the mass of off-piste areas. True powder hunters will want to head towards the Punta Indren lift and hit up the un-pisted terrain, just make sure you have the correct equipment as it’s not for the faint hearted.

Prebookable ski guiding

Enjoy a stress-free tour of the local ski area and get your bearings on the first morning of your holiday with a local qualified guide. Get insight into the best runs and places to ski on the mountain as well as some useful pointers along the way to improve technique.

Free ski away day

Sign up to our free ski away day, available to all our guests staying in Champoluc who have pre-booked a lift pass. Our in-resort team will take you to another Aosta Valley resort such as Cervinia, where you can spend the day exploring before jumping on the Inghams coach back to Champoluc. 

Where to stay in Champoluc

Like all of the villages in the area, Champoluc is filled with rustic charm and is beautiful to explore, especially as you follow the walkway alongside the river which flows all the way through the village. 

We have a great range of accommodation on offer here from the Hotel De Champoluc with doorstep skiing to excellent 3-5* hotels.

Bars and restaurants in Champoluc

At the weekend, Champoluc is a popular destination with the Italian locals who travel up from Milan and Turin, and the whole resort comes to life with après culture.

As you come off the mountain the home run is next to the ski hire shop, so you can drop off your skis and join in the fun.

What's included in an Inghams holiday to Champoluc

Flights, transfers and accommodation based on bed and breakfast or half board. Optional add ons include equipment hire, lift pass and tuition, please see the 'Ski extras' tab below for more information on these.

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Skiing levels
Beginner
Intermediates
Advanced
Snowboard
Cross country

Mountain facts
Ski area 180 km
Runs 11 33 9
Longest run 9 Km
Snowparks
Lifts Drag lifts 5, Chairlifts 12, Cablecars 2
Slope direction NE,E,SE,SW,NW
Ski/resort bus True
Rooms
  • No. of rooms: 26
  • No. of buildings: 1
  • No. of floors: 4
  • Official rating: 5

Local Fees and Taxes

Local tourist tax of approx. €3 per person per night payable locally directly to hotel. 

Rooms

Classic Twin Rooms are approx. 22m² and sleep up to three people (extra bed is a single bed).

Superior Rooms are approx. 30m² and sleep up to four people with a double sofa bed.

Junior Suites are approx. 35m² and sleep two people. Rooms have a bath or shower and a lounge. The balcony has mountain views. These rooms are available on request, please call to book.

Bedroom Facilities

  • Balcony 
  • Shower
  • Bath on request for superior rooms - please notify us at time of booking, cannot be guaranteed
  • TV
  • Minibar
  • Tea/coffee making facilities
  • Safe
  • Hairdryer

Accessibility

Adapted rooms are available on request.

  • Lift accessible: Yes
  • Lift serves all floors: Yes
  • Access ramp: Yes
Lift Passes

Lift Passes

6 days Season Child
8 - 14 years
Youth
15 - 18 years
Adult 
19 - 64 years
Senior
65 - 74 years
Full Area Full £150 - £200 £180 - £230 £200 - £260 £180 - £230

 

Lift pass information

Area Pass includes Champoluc, Gressoney, Alagna & two days skiing in another Aosta Valley resort. Does NOT include Indren lift which allows access to the Freeride Paradise area - you can pay locally on the day to upgrade pass to access this off-piste area. Walker's pass available locally. 

The lift pass company operate a dynamic pricing system, so throughout the season the prices can change. Prices printed on the website are a guide and the correct price will be advised at time of booking.  

Prices and supplements are correct at the time of publishing. Up to date prices will be confirmed at the time of booking.

Ski Equipment

Ski Equipment

6 days Category

Youth

6 - 12 years

Adult

13+ years

Skis Blue - £60
Red £43 £83
Black - £99
Skis & boots Blue - £88
Red £66 £110
Black - £127
Snowboard & boots Red £66 £110

Equipment information

  • Children 3 - 5 years can pre-book white skis and boots £66
  • Free helmets for children up to 12 years when ski/board are pre-booked

Please see here for a description of hire categories.

Prices and supplements are correct at the time of publishing. Up to date prices will be confirmed at the time of booking.

Tuition

Tuition

Ability

Days / Times Adult (14+)

Child (4-13 years)

Complete Beginner

(never skied before)

Mon-Fri

11am - 12:50pm

£185 £185

Beginner

(able to snowplough turn on baby slope)

Mon-Fri

10am - 12:50pm

£225 £225

 

Inghams Exclusive Tuition

Our exclusive tuition is pre-bookable for children aged between 6-11 and is only available to Inghams guests. Children must be able to parallel turn on easy and medium slopes. Lunch is included in the cost. Guests will be met at the top of the Cretz lift and dropped back to the Hotel De Champoluc at the end of the day.

Ability

Days / Times

Child (6-11 years)

Intermediate

Inghams Exclusive Tuition (lunch included)

Mon - Fri

9am - 3pm

£549

 

Private Tuition

Private Ski Tuition

Mon 10am - 12pm

£120 (1 person)

£30 each additional person

Private tuition is available for ages 6+. Bookable for individuals or groups up to 4 of the same ability level.

 

Tuition information

  • Tuition will be available all season 
  • Group tuition needs a minimum number of guests to take place. Very occasionally these numbers aren’t reached. If you have pre-booked tuition and this happens, the ski school will do their best to offer private tuition to the value of what you had originally booked.
  • Snowboard tuition can be booked directly with the ski school - Scuola Sci Champoluc

Prices and supplements are correct at the time of publishing. Up to date prices will be confirmed at the time of booking.

Ski Guiding & Free Ski Away Day

Ski Guiding

Enjoy a stress-free tour of the local ski area and get your bearings on the first morning day of your holiday with a local qualified guide. Get insight into the best runs and places to ski on the mountain as well as some useful pointers along the way to improve technique.

Groups are maximum 12 people and you must be at an intermediate level, confident and capable of skiing red runs. For just £20 per person, you can enjoy almost 3 hours of guiding. Places are limited, so please call us to book or add via 'My Booking' section of our website. 

 

Free Ski Away Day

Pre-booked your 6 day lift pass? Great news, this grants you access to ski 2 days in another resorts within the Aosta Valley. Inghams have therefore arranged transport, so you can enjoy a day skiing elsewhere at no additional charge on one of the days - as long as you have a 6 day lift pass. Ski away days are weather dependant and the day and time will be advised locally. Please make sure you sign up before you go by either calling us or adding via 'My Booking' section of our website. 

Longitude: 7.7304576
Latitude: 45.8385387

  • 50 metres to resort centre 
  • 150 metres to the Crest gondola
  • 150 metres to Route Ramey, Champoluc's main street
  • Ski hire shop located close to the Crest gondola
  • Transfer time: approx. 1 hour 45 mins by coach from Turin airport
Facilities
  • Indoor pool with jacuzzi, hydromassage seats, waterfall and Kneipp bath. Open daily: adults from 11:00am - 20:00pm, accompanied children can only use the pool from 11:00am - 17:00pm.
  • Adults only spa area with bio-sauna, Turkish bath, icefall shower and herbal tea area. Open every day from 11:00am - 20:00pm. Children under 14 years old are not allowed to enter the spa area.
  • Massages and treatments are payable locally
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Heated boot room 
  • Luggage storage
  • Parking (pay locally)
  • Weekly activity program available locally - QR code in room on arrival
  • Restaurant 'Lo Restò Tata' and nearby 'Lo Bistrot'
  • Lounge Bar 'La Maison de l'Aperò'
Meals

Available on bed and breakfast, there's plenty of choice from the buffet served in the hotel 'Tata' restaurant. Enjoy fresh bread, cheeses, cold cuts, cereals, fruit as well as freshly brewed coffee and tea.

Enjoy free après snacks served daily from 4pm - 6pm.

If you choose to eat at the hotel for dinner, there is a bistro and a gourmet restaurant, 'Tata', which are both payable locally. Dining in the charming Lo Restò Tatà, you can enjoy tasty evening meals which are inspired by the Val d'Ayas, with organic, seasonal and local products used throughout the menu. Alternatively, you can head to Lo Bistrot and enjoy delicious meals during lunch and dinner. If you are staying over Christmas or New Year, we highly recommend booking the restaurant directly with the hotel well in advance.

Board basis options available

  • Bed & Breakfast

This property caters for the following special dietary requirements

  • Diabetics - Insulin can be stored
  • Gluten Free
  • Vegans
  • Vegetarians

Please let us know of any dietary requirements at the time of booking.

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