Ski holidays in Gressoney

Warm, traditional Italian hospitality and great skiing, on & off-piste

Nestled in the centre of the Monterosa ski area, one of the largest and unspoilt ski areas in Italy, you will find the beautiful resort of Gressoney. If you are looking for a traditional village with cobbled streets, full of history dating back to World War 2 and a ski area known for good challenging pistes, massive off-piste potential and 28 peaks over 4000 metres, this is where you want to be.

Dubbed by many as Europe’s best kept secret, the Monterosa ski area is simply stunning. The pistes are immaculate, probably something to do with the fact they are not overcrowded and majority of the people who do head here are at a good level of skiing. Around Gressoney you can enjoy some woodland skiing before heading further afield either towards Colle Bettaforca and over the peak towards Champoluc, the largest of the 7 towns in the area. More experienced skiers and boarders will love the slopes over towards Alagna, specifically those looking for powder can head up the Punta Indren lift which takes enthusiasts to an area dedicated to off-piste. We recommend a guide and ensuring you have the right equipment for the job.

Gressoney is split into two areas - Staffal and La Trinité - each with its own centre and village life. There’s excellent cross-country skiing in both villages, with more than 20 miles of tracks. Après in Gressoney is low key but you will find some lovely bars and cafes to enjoy a drink after a great day out on the mountain. 

For a smoother in resort experience, we recommend pre-booking the following before you travel; lift passes, ski equipment and/or tuition.

Ski hotels in Gressoney

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  • 32 rooms
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Hotel Dufour is a lovely little family-run hotel. You'll feel right at home here thanks to the friendly staff and welcoming facilities. The location's fab too with the lift just 50 metres away and the ski school right next door.

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  • 35 rooms
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Hotel Lo Scoiattolo's in the centre of Gressoney and has a really homely feel. The staff go out of their way to make your holiday special and you won't want to miss the fantastic skiing, delicious food and comfy rooms.

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Chalet Du Lys Gressoney Hotel Exterior 3

The family friendly Hotel Chalet du Lys is a fantastic choice if you want a ski-in, ski-out hotel. There are lots of games and toys for children and a play room for them to enjoy. Make sure you try out Gordon's pub next door, for your evening après.

Ski & Snowboard
Skiing levels
Beginner
Intermediates
Advanced
Snowboard
Cross country

Gressoney for beginner skiers

There is limited skiing for beginners in and around Gressoney as you need to head to Staffal in order to find some appropriate slopes to practice on. You will find a number of blue runs spread out around the ski area but predominately the Monterosa ski area is a haven for intermediate skiers. 

Gressoney for intermediate skiers

Monterosa is perfect for the intermediate skier and the valley of Ayas with its diverse runs is ideal for testing and working on skiing techniques whilst soaking up the amazing scenery of the Monterosa mountains. Another area ideal for intermediate skiers is at the the top of the Punta Jolanda lift where skiers will find red runs to their hearts content. 

Gressoney for advanced skiers

If you are a confident intermediate or an advanced skier, there a number of black runs to try across the area but given the right conditions, off-piste is abundant throughout the Monterosa ski area, with massive potential for those wanting to go off the beaten track and play in the powder.

For those seeking an adventure, there is heli-skiing available in the resort which can be booked directly with the appropriate company. For more information, please speak to the local tourist information centre who will be able to assist. 

Gressoney for snowboarders

Snowboarders have a dedicated park and access to all the slopes as well as the vast range of off-piste for the more adventurous free riders.

Gressoney for Cross-country skiers

The Monterosa area has up to 32km of cross country pistes.

 


Mountain facts
Area 180 km
Resort Altitude 1580m
Ski Alt. From 1580m
Ski Alt. To 3550m
Runs 11 33 9
Longest run 9 Km
Lifts Chairlifts 12, Cable car 2, Draglifts 5, Gondolas 5, Rack Railway 1
Lift Ski LockersNo
Local Pass Lifts30
Night Skiing IncludedNo
Glaciers1
Mountain Restaurants32
Snow Cannons400
Cross Country Trails

32km of trails

Off-piste OptionsNo
Slope DirectionNE, SE, SW, NW
Snowpark Info

1 snowpark.

Things To Do
  • Ice climbing
  • Snowshoe walking
  • Ski mountaineering
  • Ice Skating
  • Off Piste skiing
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

Child

6 - 12 years

Adult

13+ years

Skis Blue - £65
Red £42 £93
Black - £117
Skis & boots Blue - £93
Red £63 £121
Black - £140
Snowboard & boots Red £86 £117

Equipment information

  • Children aged 3 - 5 years can hire white ski and boots £63
  • Free helmets for children up to 12yrs 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 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. 

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.

Transfers

Flights depart Sundays

Transfer time

  • Turin airport: approx. 1 hour 45 mins by coach

Private transfers and self drive options are available

Good to know

  • High altitude skiing & guaranteed snow
  • 3 valleys of sensational Monterosa skiing
  • Short transfers from Turin Airport
  • Inghams phone rep service
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