Hotel Relais Des Glaciers

  • Italy, Champoluc

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Hotel Relais Des Glaciers is a gorgeous, family-run mountain home that caught our attention straight away. You’ll be met with a warm, personal welcome from the staff, ready to ensure you have a comfortable and memorable holiday. It’s in a good position close to the centre of Champoluc and about 800 metres from the Crest gondola. The hotel has an arrangement with the ski hire shop by the gondola, so you can leave your equipment there. Then it’s just a nice ten minute walk through town, to and from the slopes. They do also run a shuttle service in the mornings and evenings, so you can rest your weary ski legs if you so wish.

Alpine features like wood panelled walls, Turkish carpets and an open fire, make for a cosy environment to come back to after a big day on the slopes. Nowhere more so than in the Lounge Bar, sitting in the comfy armchairs with your favourite drink in hand, catching up on the best runs of the day. The bed and breakfast board basis means that you’ll be well fueled with lots of choices from pancakes to omelets, everything homemade. It also means you’ll have flexibility to choose where you dine in the evenings. The hotel has a great menu and serve food from 12.30pm to 10pm, so don’t worry about going hungry! Just ask the staff and they’ll be happy to recommend some local restaurants, and even drop you off and pick you up if it’s a little further afield.

One of our favourite parts of the hotel is the heated outdoor pool and spa. It’s such a unique experience, swimming outside, whilst surrounded by snow and the whirlpool and sauna are a nice indulgence for tired muscles.

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

Rooms
  • No. of rooms: 40
  • No. of buildings: 1
  • No. of floors: 3
  • No. of interconnecting rooms: 1
  • Official rating: 4

Local Fees and Taxes

Local resort tax of €1.60 per person per night payable locally directly to hotel. 

Rooms

Standard Rooms sleep two and have a mountain view. They come with a bath or shower, TV, safe, minibar and hairdryer.

Single Occupancy Rooms are available on request, please call to book. 

Accessibility

Adapted rooms available on request, please call to book. 

  • Lift accessible: Yes
  • Lift serves all floors: Yes
  • Access ramp: Yes
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
  • Patisserie
  • Outdoor pool with whirlpool
  • Outdoor sauna pod
  • Wellness centre
  • Saunas, steam room, Roman bath, Kiepp bath
  • Massages and treatments (pay locally)
  • Shuttle service at set times
  • Ski storage next to Crest gondola
  • WiFi
  • Bar
  • Sauna
  • Steam room
  • Whirlpool (indoor)
  • Lounge area
Family Facilities

Cot charge €26 per day

Meals

The breakfast buffet here has a huge amount of choice with fresh fruit, pancakes, jams, bread, cakes and biscuits, salami produced on the family farm or delicious cheeses, omelettes and eggs. Everything is home made. Breakfast is served from 7.30am - 11.30am, so you can have a nice long lie in if you want. 

There's a corner dedicated to people with dietary requirements, intolerance's and celiac disease, with gluten free products, vegan, dairy free and vegetarian options. Please let us know of any dietary requirements at the time of booking.  

The hotel offer flexible à la carte dining from 12.30pm - 10.30pm (pay in hotel). Most of the products used in the tasty dishes are locally sourced. The meats come from their butchery and some products straight from their farm. There's loads of tasty options on the menu. Early meals for children are available on request. 

If you fancy dining out some evenings, the staff will be very happy to make recommendations, from pizzerias to typical Aosta Valley restaurants. There's lots to choose from in Champoluc. 

  • No of restaurants: 1
  • Dress code for restaurants:

    Smart casual

Board basis options available

  • Bed & Breakfast

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: 7.724643
  • Latitude: 45.831091
  • Location Description:
    • Resort centre location
    • 800 metres to the Cest gondola
    • 30 metres to the resort bus stop
    • Ski hire shop next to the Cest gondola
    • Ski school meeting point beside the Cest gondola
    • Scheduled shuttle service available to and from the lift

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£1738
per person from £869
Includes £50pp discount
Hotel Relais Des Glaciers
Champoluc, Bed & Breakfast
09/01/2021 - 7 nights
2 adults
From London Gatwick
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