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, 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
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

For more information on travel and transport visit our Camp Zero page

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