Camp Zero

  • Italy, Champoluc

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Camp Zero is a luxury mountain resort and it's the perfect place to head if you’re after an action-packed escape. When you’re not tearing up the slopes or exploring the back country of Monte Rosa, you could be climbing the face of the hotel's ice wall or taking a climbing class on the indoor climbing wall (payable locally). Even if you’re not doing it yourself, it’s fun to watch! There’s also a nice indoor pool, so bring your swimming gear and make the most of it. If relaxation is more up your street, then this is the place for you too. There’s nothing better than chilling in one of the wooden hot tubs in the outdoor spa. It’s the perfect way to ease tired muscles, and you’ll be surrounded by lovely mountain scenes.

Inside there’s a cosy Alpine ambiance and a modern design. Whether you're hanging out in the hall, catching up with friends after a long day on the slopes, having a cocktail in the Boulder Bar or dining in one of the hotel’s two restaurants, the friendly staff will be on hand to ensure you have everything you need. When it comes to food, you’re in for some really memorable dishes. The rooms are a home away from home. They're laid out over two floors with a lounge area and terrace on the lower floor and the bed upstairs. They’re so comfortable, we found it was hard to tear ourselves away in the mornings.

As an eco hotel, it’s a key player in the movement to use green energy and protect the mountain environment so that future generations can keep enjoying the snow covered Alps. The unique design has been built using natural materials, with nature providing a stunning backdrop. With a location between Champoluc and Frachey (it's about one kilometre from both) you’ll be in a great position to make the most of the ski area. The free hotel shuttle service runs to and from the Frenchey and Crest lifts between 8am and 6pm.

Transfer time: approx. 1 hour 45 mins by coach from Turin airport.

Rooms
  • No. of rooms: 30
  • No. of buildings: 1
  • No. of floors: 2
  • Official rating: 5

Local Fees and Taxes

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

Rooms

Suites are 55m² and sleep 1-4 people. They're priced per suite accordingly. They each have two floors with floor-to-ceiling windows, a lounge, terrace and main bedroom. They have shower, TV, tea & coffee making facilities, safe, minibar and hairdryer. Most suites are available on a request basis. Children aged five or younger stay for free. 

Cots can be requested and are €30 per day.

Accessibility

Adapted rooms are available on request, please call to book.

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

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. 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. 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.

The ski area continues to surprise even the most competent skiers and boarders every year for many reasons. Firstly, not only are the piste extremely well maintained but majority of the season they feel empty compared to the busy slopes in neighbouring countries. You then have the 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. Majority of the slopes are aimed towards intermediate and advanced skiers but the real star of the show if the massive off-piste potential found literally all over the area. 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.  

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. 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.

Skiing levels
Beginner
Intermediates
Advanced
Snowboard
Cross country

Mountain facts
Ski area 180 km
Runs
28
54
13
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

Food & Drink

Champoluc offers some fabulous authentic Italian restaurants serving classic and contemporary food. One of the great things about the Monterosa ski area is that the lovely food isn’t restricted to the town of Champoluc; the mountain restaurants are also delicious and serve unique a la carte menus. You’ll find bars with live music, delicious wines and cocktails, but the atmosphere remains a lot calmer and more relaxed than other alpine resorts.

 

Shopping

Champoluc offers the usual sporting goods stores, a few souvenir shops and one supermarket 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!

 

Spa & Relaxation

The MonterosaSPA is the perfect place to relax after a day on the slopes. There are a range of different pools, steam rooms and saunas to enjoy as well as various treatments and massages available. To visit the spa, you need to book in advance - this is best to organise by asking the staff in your hotel. To get there walk up through the centre of town, past the main ski lift heading up towards Frachey and you will find it situated on the left next to the pharmacy.

Extras

Winter 2020/21 Pre-bookable Lift Passes, Ski Hire & Tuition

SPECIAL OFFER ON EQUIPMENT HIRE
Save up to £50 per person

Book your lift pass with us and we'll give you 50% off equipment hire or carriage. See our Ski Bundle page for details. 

Lift Passes Days Season Adult 
19-64yrs
Senior
65-80yrs
Youth
15-18yrs
Child
8-14yrs
Area Lift Pass 6 L £209 £178 £178 £132
H £228 £201 £201 £159

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

L (12 Dec - 19 Dec), M (10 Dec - 30 Jan & 21 Mar - end of season), H (20 Dec - 9 Jan & 31 Jan - 20 Mar)

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 4-14yrs† 
Ski 3 - 6 3 hrs per day* £146 - £192 £146 - £192
Snowboard £146 - £192 £146 - £192

*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

Please note: Group ski lessons need a minimum number of guests to take place. Very occasionally these numbers aren’t reached. If you have pre-booked lessons and this happens, the ski-school will do their best to offer private lessons to the value of the lessons you had originally booked. 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 shuttle service on demand between 8am-6pm
  • Free Wii
  • Outdoor Terrace with Deckchairs weather permitting
  • Beauty and massage treatments available (pay locally)
  • Electric car charging point (pay locally)
  • Garage and parking available (pay locally)
  • Heated boot room

Activities

  • Indoor climbing wall and lessons 
  • Exterior ice climbing wall
  • Ice climbing guided excursions 
  • Heli Skiing 
  • Champeluc driving park 

The above activities can be booked and paid for locally

  • Heated pool (indoor)
  • Sauna
  • Whirlpool (indoor)
  • Whirlpool (outdoor)
  • Steam room
  • Gym
  • Lounge area
Family Facilities
  • Cot charge of €30 per day 
  • Babysitting available on request
  • Early meals for children are available on request
Meals

Breakfast is an American style buffet. The chefs start preparing this delicious feast at the crack of dawn, making freshly baked bread and croissants. You'll find a beautiful spread of healthy, organic, local produce waiting for you when you wake up each morning. There's also hot options available. 

If you upgrade to half board, which we would recommend, you'll be in for some fabulous food in the hotel restaurant. Three courses of fine five-star food await you (drinks aren't included). The hotel and its restaurant are smart and stylish, so they ask you wear something smart to dinner.

The hotel can cater for dietary requirements, just let us know when you book. 

Early meals for children are available on request.

Summit Restaurant is fine dining for real foodies. This sleek, elegant restaurant is known for serving delicious traditional recopies with a modern twist. All of the dishes are made using seasonal ingredients from the area, where possible. They also have a fantastic wine list, so you're sure to find the perfect accompaniment to your meal. 

Cliffhanger’s Grill has a lively, warm atmosphere, whilst overlooking the beautiful valley. Here they serve breakfast, lunch and dinner. Again, the food here is rooted in local tradition. Specialising in authentic Italian cuisine, cooked in the charcoal oven, the Josper.

Boulder Bar - whether you need a wake up call, with a good espresso or something a little stronger, the bartenders at the Boulder Bar have got you sorted. The make a mean cocktail, tailor made just for you. If you're feeling peckish, they serve snacks here throughout the day. Things like sandwiches, salads and pizzas. 

Open from 8am-12pm

Champagnerie, the lovely champagne corner, is the place to go for gourmet canapes, accompanied by a glass of fizz, of course. The hotel's Sommelier will surprise you with the variety. 

The restaurants and bars are also open to external guests upon reservation. 

Board basis options available

  • Bed & Breakfast
  • Half Board

This property caters for the following special dietary requirements

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

Please notify us at time of booking any dietary requirements. 

Location in resort
  • Longitude: 7.7315697
  • Latitude: 45.8466947
  • Location Description:
    • Located between Champoluc and Frachey (600m from both)
    • 900 metres to Frachey funicular
    • One kilometre to Crest gondola in Champoluc
    • 50 metres to the resort bus stop
    • Free hotel shuttle between 8am-6pm

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Camp Zero
Champoluc, Bed & Breakfast
03/04/2021 - 7 nights
2 adults
From London Gatwick
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