Hotel Castor

  • Aosta Valley Ski Area, Italy, Champoluc

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As soon as you walk into the Hotel Castor you'll get a warm welcome. The family have been running the hotel for four generations and greet each guest as though they know them. Set at the end of the main street - Route Ramey, you are short walk away from the range of cafes, bars and shops Champoluc has to offer. The Crest gondola is a short walk away, however the hotel offers a shuttle service so you can easily get onto the slopes each day. 

Ski Shuttle

It's ideally located in the historic centre of Champoluc and the hotel runs a shuttle service to the lifts in the morning and afternoon. You can also reach the main Crest gondola in ten minutes or so on foot. Along the main street you can find a variety of cosy cafes, bars and a variety sport shops. 

Live Music

There's a cosy and comfortable ambiance throughout the hotel. You could spend hours relaxing, reading, drinking and socialising in the lounge bar. Once a week there's live music - the place really comes alive. When it comes to dinner, you'll be well-fuelled for your week in the mountains. Enjoy a hearty Italian, four-course meal in the authentic mountain setting of the hotel restaurant.

The Extra Mile

The hotel offer a homely base for your winter holiday, as well as some extras that make for fantastic, memorable experiences. From exploring the back-country with a professional alpine guide, to Pilates classes available, and our personal favourite; the opportunity to sample some local wines in a group tasting session (all payable locally).

Added value

Early booking discount Winter 24/25 available (excludes arrivals 24 Dec 24 - 05 Jan 25 & 09 Feb - 16 Mar 25)

Group discount available (min 15 people)

Free daily teatime from 4pm to 5pm

Discount at the resort's Monterosa spa

Weekly wine tastings

Christmas presents from Father Christmas on Christmas day

Live band on New Years Eve

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.

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: 32
  • No. of buildings: 1
  • No. of floors: 4
  • Official rating: 3

Local Fees and Taxes

Resort tourist tax of approx. €1 per person (aged 13+) per night, payable locally.

Rooms

Twin Rooms are between 16-22m² and sleep two people in a double bed (Twin beds are available on request). They have a TV, tea & coffee making facilities, safe, bath or shower and hairdryer. 

Single Rooms are about 14-17m² and have a bath with overhead shower and are available on request.

Family Rooms have one double and two single beds. They are available on request and can sleep up to four.

  • Lift accessible: No
  • Lift serves all floors: Yes
  • No. of steps into property: 4
  • Access ramp: Yes
Ski Extras Offer

Save £100pp on your lift pass & ski hire - Save £100pp on your 2024/2025 ski holiday when you pre-buy your lift pass and equipment hire/carriage (offer ends 3rd June 2024).

Valid on all departure dates between 1st December 2024 and 30th April 2025. Buy any lift pass (found within the 'Extras' tab on checkout) and add either ski/snowboard hire or ski/snowboard carriage at the same time, for the same person to receive the discount.

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

Private tuition for adults is available to pre-book. All bookings are on request and will be confirmed once availability has been checked with the ski school, so we recommend booking early. Lessons usually take place in the morning but timings will be confirmed. Please call us for a quote and clarify what day(s) you would like lessons on. Guests of the same ability can request a lesson together for up to 4 people.

Group lessons for Winter 2024/25 are coming soon.

Levels of tuition:

  • Beginner - never skied before
  • Level 1 - advanced beginner; can control speed, snowplough and change direction on gentle slopes 
  • Level 2 - low intermediate, snowplough turns and start to ski parallel
  • Level 3 - good intermediate, parallel turns 
  • Advanced - fully confident on all slopes, looking to improve technique

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

Ski Guiding

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 up to 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. For more information and to book, please call our Reservations team. 

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

Longitude: 7.726568
Latitude: 45.832511

  • Resort centre location
  • 50 metres to the resort bus stop
  • Shuttle service to lifts in the morning and afternoon
  • 700 metres to the Crest gondola
  • Ski school meets at the bottom of the Crest gondola
  • Transfer time: approx. 1 hour 45 mins by coach from Turin airport
Facilities
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Shuttle service to lifts in the morning and afternoon
  • Discounted entry to the local Monterosa Spa with three swimming pools, three saunas, a Turkish bath and massage treatments
  • Pilates classes (payable locally)
  • Heated boot room
  • Free parking
Family Facilities
  • Children's books available
  • Cots & linen
  • Play room
Meals

Start your day well with a full buffet breakfast served between 7.30am and 10am. You'll have a wide selection pastries, cheeses, cereals and fruit to choose from and cooked breakfasts are available on request

Dinner is taken in the authentic mountain style restaurant, complete with arch ceilings and original paintings and carvings by local artists. Enjoy a four-course meal starting with a buffet of antipasti and finishing on a high with a delicious home made dessert. There's also an à la carte menu that you can choose from (payable locally).

There's a great atmosphere in the hotel's bar. It's in the historic part of the building dating back to the 1920's. Catch up on the days events with friends and family over a glass of wine, beer or cocktail.

Board basis options available

  • Half Board

This property caters for the following special dietary requirements

  • Gluten Free
  • Vegans
  • Vegetarians

Special diets are available on a request basis. Catering for dietary allergies will need to be checked before booking. 

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Total price from
£2018
per person from £1009
Includes £50pp discount
15/12/2024 - 7 nights
2 adults
From London Gatwick
Half Board
Hotel Castor
Aosta Valley Ski Area, Champoluc
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