Hotel Au Charmant Petit Lac

  • Italy, Champoluc

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Hotel Au Charmant Petit Lac opened its doors in 2019 and has recently been upgraded to five stars. It's a modern mountain lodge that's just a short stroll from the Route Ramey, Champoluc's main street. It's really convenient for accessing the slopes, with the Crest gondola about 300 metres away, your gateway to the beautiful Monterosa ski area.

You'll soon see how every single aspect of this hotel has been carefully thought out. Built ecologically using sustainable materials, like locally sourced wood, it only uses renewable energy. The cosy interior with an open fire gives a warm ambience to come back to after a day out on the mountains. We love heading to the lounge bar area for a bit of après. When it comes to dinner you'll be well taken care of. Choose to eat in the hotel, at the owner's own Bistro or on the mountain at Vieux Crest. Whatever you decide, it's all included in the cost.

The spacious bedrooms stand out with their fresh feel and mountain views. Just imagine the sound of the Evacon River flowing past as you soak up the views from your balcony. You need to make sure you spend some time in the spa, too. The sauna, steam rooms, sensory showers and whirlpools are the perfect antidote to any aches and pains and the pool stays open until 10pm so you can go for an evening dip.   

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

Rooms
  • No. of rooms: 26
  • No. of buildings: 1
  • No. of floors: 4
  • Official rating: 5

Local Fees and Taxes

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

Rooms

Classic Twin Rooms are approx. 22m² and sleep up to three people (extra bed is a single bed). All rooms have balconies with mountain views, TV, minibar, tea & coffee making facilities, safe, shower and hairdryer.

Superior Rooms are approx. 30m² sleep up to four people with a double sofa bed.

Luxury Junior Suites are approx. 35m² sleep up to three people with a single sofa bed. Rooms have a bath or shower and a lounge. These rooms are available on request, please call to book.

Accessibility

Adapted rooms are available on request.

  • Lift accessible: Yes
  • Lift serves all floors: Yes
  • Access ramp: Yes
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 pistes 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. 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.  

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

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 - 5 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 if for 6-15yrs

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 the time of publishing. Up to date prices will be confirmed at the time of booking.

Facilities
  • Spa with pool with hydro jets, whirlpool, Finnish sauna, Turkish bath, sensory showers, ice waterfall and a relaxation area (open 11am to 10pm, treatments are payable locally, children under 14 years old must be accompanied by an adult and can only use the pool between 11am-5pm)
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Heated boot room 
Meals

For breakfast there's plenty of choice from the buffet. Enjoy fresh bread, cheeses, cold cuts, cereals, fruit as well as freshly brewed coffee and tea.

The hotel offers half-board at their bistrot just down the road. For dinner you can have three courses, including a starter, first course (primo piatto) and a main course (secondo piatto). Pudding isn't included but can be paid for as an extra. The bistrot specialises in fondue, grilled food and pizza. If you want to try out the hotel's gourmet restaurant Tata, then you'll get a voucher per room to enjoy, as well as a discount per person. The meal at Tata will be payable locally.

If you're travelling with children the hotel can offer early meals 30 minutes before the main meal. Please just let us know at the time of booking if you would like this arranged.

Board basis options available

  • Half Board

This property caters for the following special dietary requirements

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

Please let us know of any dietary requirements at the time of booking.

Location in resort
  • Longitude: 7.7304576
  • Latitude: 45.8385387
  • Location Description:
    • 50 metres to resort centre 
    • 150 metres to the Crest gondola
    • 150 metres to Route Ramey, Champoluc's main street
    • Ski hire shop located close to the Crest gondola
    • Ski school meeting point is by the Crest gondola

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Hotel Au Charmant Petit Lac
Champoluc, Half Board
19/03/2023 - 7 nights
3 adults
From London Gatwick
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