Hotel Au Charmant Petit Lac

  • Italy, Champoluc

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The Hotel Au Charmant Petit Lac is almost brand new - it first 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. Uniquely, they are only operating using renewable energy, so by staying here you'll be helping to keep the mountains white.

The cosy interior with an open fire gives a warm ambiance to come back to after a day out on the mountains. We loved heading the lounge bar area, where they've got a well stocked bar, perfect for a bit of après. When it comes to dinner you'll be well taken care of with the hotel's new dining experience, giving you a choice of what and where to eat with three separate locations including in the hotel, at the hotel owners own Bistro close by or on the mountain at Vieux Crest. Whatever you decide, its 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 even go for an evening dip.   

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

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

Local Fees and Taxes

Local tourist tax of €2.50 per person per night payable locally directly to hotel. 


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

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

Luxury Junior Suites are 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.


Adapted rooms are available on request.

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

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
Cross country

Mountain facts
Ski area 180 km
Longest run 9 Km
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.



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.


Pre-bookable Lift Passes, Ski Hire & Tuition

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 
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.

  • Free WiFi
  • Heated boot room 

The Spa - the hotel's impressive spa and pool is available daily. The pool is open between 11am - 10pm (children under 14 years old must be accompanied by an adult and can only use the pool between 11am-5pm). The spa facilities are open between 2pm-5pm and are for adults only.

The spa has a Finnish sauna, Turkish bath, sensory showers, Scottish shower, ice waterfall and a relaxation area. Massages and treatments are available (pay locally). The indoor heated pool has hydro jets, counter current swimming, jacuzzi, kniepp path and relaxation area. 



  • Whirlpool (indoor)
  • Sauna
  • Steam room
  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Lounge area

For breakfast there's plenty of choice from the buffet. The continental offering includes fresh bread, cheeses, cold cuts, cereals, fruit as well as freshly brewed coffee and tea. There's also hot options to choose from. If that's not enough to get you fueled for a day on the slopes then you can select from the optional extras you can order from the menu which are payable locally. 

New this season is the hotel's special dining experience whereby guests have the option of three separate dining locations. The first is in the hotel's beautiful restaurant where you'll be treated to a three course meal, with lots of great choices. The kitchen embraces the traditions and flavours of the Aosta Valley. To accompany such great cuisine, make sure to look at the wine list as the cellar full of great choices, so be sure to ask for recommendations to suit your taste. 

The second dining location is just 100 metres away at the hotel owners own Bistro, specialising in rich fondue, grill and pizza, perfect if you are after a spot of traditional Italian food while on holiday.

Last by by no means least is the Vieux Crest, a mountain restaurant serving up inventive traditional food in a wonderful location. We don't want to give to much away but we know that you wont be disappointed.

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

The hotel caters to dietary requirements, please mention them at the time of booking.

  • No of restaurants: 1

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 notify at time of booking any dietary requirements. 

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
20/03/2022 - 7 nights
3 adults
From London Gatwick
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