Ski holidays in Gressoney

Warm, traditional Italian hospitality and great skiing, on & off-piste

Nestled in the centre of the Monterosa ski area, one of the largest and unspoilt ski areas in Italy, you will find the beautiful resort of Gressoney. If you are looking for a traditional village with cobbled streets, full of history dating to World War 2 and a ski area known for good challenging pistes, massive off-piste potential and 28 peaks over 4000 metres, this is where you want to be.

Dubbed by many as Europe’s best kept secret, the Monterosa ski area is simply stunning. The pistes are immaculate, probably something to do with the fact they are not overcrowded and majority of the people who do head here are at a good level of skiing. Around Gressoney you can enjoy some woodland skiing before heading further afield either towards Colle Bettaforca and over the peak towards Champoluc, the largest of the 7 towns in the area. More experienced skiers and boarders will love the slopes over towards Alagna, specifically those looking for powder can head up the Punta Indren lift which takes enthusiasts to an area dedicated to off-piste. We recommend a guide and ensuring you have the right equipment for the job.

Gressoney is split into two areas - Stafal and La Trinité - each with its own centre and village life. There’s excellent cross-country skiing in both villages, with more than 20 miles of tracks. Après in Gressoney is low key but you will find some lovely bars and cafes to enjoy a drink after a great day out on the mountain. 

For a smoother in resort experience, we recommend pre-booking the following before you travel; Lift passes, ski equipment hire and/or tuition.

  • from£749pp
  • 32 rooms

Hotel Dufour is a lovely little family-run hotel. You'll feel right at home here thanks to the friendly staff and welcoming facilities. The location's fab too with the lift just 50 metres away and the ski school right next door.

  • 35 rooms

Hotel Lo Scoiattolo's in the centre of Gressoney and has a really homely feel. The staff go out of their way to make your holiday special and you won't want to miss the fantastic skiing, delicious food and comfy rooms.

Ski and Snowboard Information
Skiing levels
Cross country

Gressoney for beginner skiers

There is limited skiing for beginners in and around Gressoney as you need to head to Staffal in order to find some appropriate slopes to practice on. You will find a number of blue runs spread out around the ski area but predominately the Monterosa ski area is a haven for intermediate skiers. 

Gressoney for intermediate skiers

Monterosa is perfect for the intermediate skier and the valley of Ayas with its diverse runs is ideal for testing and working on skiing techniques whilst soaking up the amazing scenery of the Monterosa mountains. Another area ideal for intermediate skiers is at the the top of the Punta Jolanda lift where skiers will find red runs to their hearts content. 

Gressoney for advanced skiers

If you are a confident intermediate or an advanced skier, there a number of black runs to try across the area but given the right conditions, off-piste is abundant throughout the Monterosa ski area, with massive potential for those wanting to go off the beaten track and play in the powder.

For those seeking an adventure, there is heli-skiing available in the resort which can be booked directly with the appropriate company. For more information, please speak to the local tourist information centre who will be able to assist. 

Gressoney for snowboarders

Snowboarders have a dedicated park and access to all the slopes as well as the vast range of off-piste for the more adventurous free riders.

Gressoney for Cross-country skiers

The Monterosa area has up to 32km of cross country pistes.


Mountain facts
Area 180 km
Resort Altitude 1580m
Ski Alt. From 1580m
Ski Alt. To 3550m
Longest run 9 Km
Lifts Chairlifts 14, Cable car 9, Draglifts 2, Gondolas 5
Lift Ski LockersNo
Local Pass Lifts30
Night Skiing IncludedNo
Mountain Restaurants32
Snow Cannons400
Cross Country Trails

32km of trails

Off-piste OptionsNo
Slope DirectionNE, SE, SW, NW
Snowpark Info

1 snowpark.

Things To Do
  • Ice climbing
  • Snowshoe walking
  • Ski mountaineering
  • Heli-skiing
  • Ice Skating
  • Off Piste skiing
Activity Information
  • Ice climbing
  • Snowshoe walking
  • Ski mountaineering
  • Heli-skiing
  • Ice Skating
  • Off Piste skiing


Ski Extras

Pre-bookable Lift Passes, Ski Hire & Tuition

Save up to £59 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 Gressoney, Champoluc, 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 £63 £90 £113
Skis & Boots £90 £118 £136
Snowboard & Boots - £113 -
Youth (6-12yrs) Skis & Boots - £61 -
Snowboard & Boots - £84 -
Child (3-5yrs) Skis & Boots - £61 -
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 5-11yrs
Ski 5 2 hrs 30 mins per day* £183 £183
Snowboard £183 £183

Classes start at 10am on Mondays

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.

Useful Information
Information about Gressoney
Resort Code ITGE
Languages spoken Italian/English
Currency EUR
Latitude 45.8293
Longitude 7.8215
Travel and Transportation

Flights depart Sunday

To Turin







Transfer 1¾hrs by coach
Flight supplements may apply.

Private transfers and self-drive are available.

Car hire available: Yes

Evening resort bus service: No

Local bus services:

Parking available: Yes

Resort Ski bus available: Yes

Good to know

  • High altitude skiing & guaranteed snow
  • 3 valleys of sensational Monterosa skiing
  • Short transfers from Turin Airport
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