Camp Zero

  • Italy, Champoluc

A 5 star ‘eco resort’ currently under construction, Camp Zero has been engineered with natural materials to create a resort dedicated to those who are passionate about the mountains. Sitting between both Champoluc and Frachey (both 600m away), the free shuttle (8am – 6pm) allows guests to access either side of the valley easily. Though with the huge array of facilities on offer you may not wish to leave the hotel. Innovative design is fused with cosy Alpine interiors throughout.

Rooms

  • No. of rooms: 30
  • No. of buildings: 0
  • No. of floors: 2
  • No. of interconnecting rooms: 0
  • Annex:
  • Official rating: 5

The 2 floor suites have 2 shower rooms, lounge area, TV, terrace and floor to ceiling windows

Suites sleep 1-4

Accessibility

  • Lift accessible: No
  • Lift serves all floors: Yes
  • Access ramp: No

Meals

  • Buffet breakfast with hot options
  • Optional upgrade to half board available
  • No of restaurants: 2
  • Dress code for restaurants:

    Informal

  • Breakfast service:

    Buffet

  • Dinner service:

    Waiter

Board basis options available

  • Bed & Breakfast
  • Half Board

This property caters for the following special dietary requirements

  • Vegetarians

Champoluc

Without a doubt, the most popular resort in the little-known Monterosa ski area in Italy, Champoluc is a haven for those who are looking to take their skiing and snowboarding off the beaten path.


Three extensive ski areas are covered with one lift pass- Champoluc and its neighbouring ‘satellite’ villages of Gressoney and Alagna are all easy to access with swift, modern chair lifts and cable cars. From one end to the other (Champoluc-Alagna) the resort stretches about 10 miles and the whole area is filled with rustic Italian charm.


One of the main delights about Champoluc and the Monterosa ski area/Aosta Valley is that during that week it is relatively uncrowded so you can ski and snowboard on freshly groomed pistes in the morning that don’t become carved up by heavy traffic throughout the day. At the weekend, it 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.


Champoluc and the Monterosa ski area are possibly best known as being a hotspot for off-piste skiing and snowboarding, and is especially suited for the more advanced skier or snowboarder. There are some easily accessible resources for beginner skiers, including a few easy runs dotted about the village, but a vast majority of the resort is made up of more intermediate and advanced red and blue runs.


Off-mountain, the village is unmistakably Italian with some delicious restaurants and wine bars dotted throughout the cluster of buildings along the long high street. While shopping is limited beyond a choice of stores that sell sporting goods, there are plenty of exciting excursions available in the village for those who want to combine their skiing with a little something else.

Skiing Levels
  • Beginners
  • Intermediates
  • Advanced
  • Snowboard
  • Cross Country

Mountain Facts
  • Ski area 180 km
  • Runs
    28
    0
    0
  • Longest run 9 Km
  • Snowparks
  • Lifts Drag lifts 5, Chairlifts 16, Cablecars 3
  • Slope direction NE,E,SE,SW,NW
  • Ski/resort bus True

Things to do in resort

Champoluc restaurants, food and drink

 

All across the town of Champoluc are some fabulous authentic Italian restaurants serving classic and contemporary food. One of the great things about the Monterosa ski area is that the fabulous food isn’t restricted to Champoluc; the mountain restaurants are also delicious and serve unique a la carte menus. To mention a few places worth visiting: La Grange, situated between the village centre and Frachey, has received some fantastic reviews, and Osteria Il Balvio is a slightly more contemporary restaurant but boasts of an excellent wine list.

The Rascard Frantze is a great place to stop off and refuel at lunch time while out on the mountain (and grab a tipple too- we hear great things about the limoncello). The menu is simple but delicious and serves up some real hearty Italian classics.

We thoroughly recommend that you seek out some of the limited production Aosta Valley wines during your stay. Some delightful and authentic Italian wine bars are dotted throughout the village, which we will cover in our next section...

 

 

Champoluc après, bars, club and nightlife

 

Champoluc is arguably the best resort in the Monterosa ski area for après drinks and cocktails off the slope. You’ll find bars with live music, delicious wines and great company but yet still; the atmosphere remains a lot calmer and more relaxed than other alpine resorts. The Il Golosone wine bar in Champoluc has received some great reviews as an ideal, central après ski location with a notable wine menu. Based at the bottom of the main gondola leading back into the village is Atelier Gourmand, which is renowned for its wines, beers and good cheer, and there is also The Bistrot worth mentioning.

 

 

Champoluc shopping

 

Champoluc offers the usual sporting goods stores, a few souvenir shops and supermarkets in the small village (please note: there is no weekly market). If you are interested in a shopping trip, then a day excursion to the nearby cities of Milan and Turin, or even the nearby town of Aosta is bound to be more successful. Popular souvenirs to take back home include hand-carved wooden clogs!

 

 

Champoluc spas and relaxation

 

In the centre of Champoluc and very close to the centre of the town is the Hotel Relais des Glaciers, the only hotel in the town that has their doors open to guests who want to come and use their extensive spa and wellness suite. Treatments and use of the spa are bookable at a local price, but include use of indoor and outdoor heated whirlpools, saunas, steam baths, aromatic showers and an icy cold plunge pool.


If you have the means of travelling further afield, stop by the Saint-Vincent Thermal Water spa near the village of Saint-Vincent. The spa is supplied by a precious spring of mountain mineral water, the waters have been heralded as therapeutic. There is a mixture of indoor/outdoor swimming pools, and saunas, as well as a Turkish hammam bath. There is also an outdoor terrace with panoramic views (and a heated swimming pool) for when the weather is pleasant.

 

Champoluc arts, culture and events

 

Champoluc is relatively subdued on the arts, culture and events front, but sometimes this can be a blessing- the resort remains quiet and uncrowded and when there is an event or festival happening, it attracts a calmer ski crowd.

If you have the means of doing so- the Aosta Valley and town is well worth a visit for museums. There are also some Roman ruins dotted throughout this ancient area, and a rich and fascinating Italian culture.


For more information on travel and transport visit our Champoluc page

Extras

WINTER 2018/19 Pre-bookable Lift Passes, Ski Hire & Tuition

SKI INCLUSIVE
Ski Inclusive – Save up to £50 per person

Book our Ski Inclusive bundle and save £s on your lift pass, skis / board and boots. See our Ski Inclusive page for details. 

 

Lift Passes Days Season Adult 
19-64yrs
Senior
65yrs+
Youth
15-18yrs 
††
Child
8-14yrs 
Area Lift Pass 6 L £209 £178 £178 £132
H £228 £201 £201 £159

Area Pass includes Gressoney, Champoluc, Alagna & two days skiing in another Aosta Valley resort. Does NOT include Indren lift and Freeride Paradise.

L (15-21 Dec, 7 Jan - 1 Feb & 11 Mar - end of season), H (All other dates)

 ††born after 31/10/04 | †born after 31/10/00 | ~born before 31/05/54 | Free: born after 31/10/10

Equipment (6 days) Description Blue Red Black
Adult Skis £69 £81 £114
Skis&Boots £79 £100 £126
Snowboard&Boots - £81 -
Youth (6-12yrs) Skis&Boots - £52 -
Snowboard&Boots - £52 -
Child (3-5yrs) Skis&Boots - £52 -
Helmet   Free*  

* Free helmets for children up to 12yrs when ski/board are pre-booked.

Please see here for a description of hire categories.

Tuition Days Times Adult Child 4-12yrs† 
Ski 6 3 hrs per day* £141 £141
Snowboard £141 £141

 

*Beginners receive 2 hours of tuition daily instead of 3. 

Sunday start for beginners. Other abilities may receive double tuition midweek in lieu of a Sunday class if numbers are low. 

Classes start at 10am

†Child snowboard tuition = 6-15yrs

Prices and supplements are correct at time of publishing but may vary up or down; correct prices will be advised at the time of booking.

Facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Bar
  • Lounge
  • Bistro
  • Restaurant
  • Library
  • Indoor climbing wall
  • Exterior ice climbing wall
  • Sauna
  • Steam room
  • Whirlpool
  • Fitness room
  • 25m indoor pool
  • Beauty and massage treatments available (pay locally)
  • Heated indoor pool
  • Sauna
  • Whirlpool
  • Steam room
  • WiFi
  • Gym

Local Fees and Taxes

Tourist tax payable locally directly to hotel 


Special Offers

This accommodation is not available to be booked online, please call our Reservations Team on 01483 791111 to book or for further information

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