- For its size, Champoluc offers up an impressive array of après ski stops. Bruno's Bar is the first port of call with its bbq and sunny deck, ideally situated to catch the last rays of the day and the Du Relais Birreria stocks a selection of beers the Germans would be proud of.
- After dinner, drop into the famous Hotel Castor's music night every Tuesday, where everyone is welcome to get up and take part in the ever popular open mic meets karaoke night. For all the other days in the week, the Golosone and Sante are two bars that create a warm and vibrant atmosphere for locals, seasonairs and tourists alike.
- Champoluc is the perfect resort for the diverse skiing party. Meandering and undulating pistes keep the intermediate skiers engaged and wanting more whilst the lift served off piste offers up a superb progression for those looking to take their first steps into the powder.
- If you are looking to push the boundaries, the experienced local mountain guides can find you some of the most spectacular and challenging terrain in the Alps. Accessed by helicopter or skins, it is possible to spend whole day descending through glaciers, hidden valleys and vast powder bowls before arriving through the trees into Frachey for a classic Italian aperitivo to cap off an exhilarating day
Champoluc is the largest resort in the Monterosa region, a huge ski area also known as Italy’s very own “Three Valleys”. Surrounded by wooded terrain and based at one end of the Monterosa ski area (with Gressoney in the central valley and Alagna on the far side), Champoluc boasts spectacular views of the region’s dramatic glaciers and peaks. Those based here have access to the whole Monterosa circuit; renowned in particular for its uncrowded slopes and fabulous off-piste terrain.
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About the resort
Champoluc is strung out along a mountain road, and has a classic ski resort ambience, in contrast to other Monterosa resorts, which feel more like authentic little Italian villages. With more hotels than other resorts in the area, Champoluc is the largest base in the three valleys. Whilst it has less charm than the resorts of Gressoney and Alagna in the other two valleys, it still has some good old Italian character, and several older hamlets in its surrounds.
On the mountain
Ideal for intermediates and experts, Monterosa offers mainly red runs, and amazing off-piste and heliskiing opportunities. But Champoluc specifically is also the best choice in the region for beginner skiers, with easy-to-reach beginners’ slopes at Antagnod. Snowboarders will love the free-riding across all three valleys, and cross-country skiers are spoilt for choice too. There’s also plenty of good mountain restaurants for lunch in the sunshine or a quick fuel stop.
Off the mountain
Champoluc is a pleasant village with several craft shops, an ice rink, and good restaurants serving delicious Italian classics. Of all the villages in the Monterosa ski area, it’s the best place for après-ski cocktails and live music, although still relatively quiet compared to other Alpine resorts. Visitors can take in a bit of the area’s history in Champoluc’s satellite villages, and perhaps even buy a pair of traditional wooden clogs as a souvenir.
Where to stay
There are several lovely small hotels, many family-run, in Champoluc, either in the village centre or in the surrounding woodland nearby. To book or for advice, contact one of the Champoluc specialists listed below.
Packages and tour operators
A number of UK tour operators can assist with arranging all elements of your holiday to Champoluc including accommodation and travel from the UK and can advise you on the best accommodation options for you.