Accommodation in Monterosa
Monterosa ski resorts offer good standards of accommodation with a wide variety of apartments, chalets and hotels to choose from. Many of the mountain restaurants also offer beds for the night. Down in the valley, many hotels provide a minibus service to the nearest lift.
Hotels & Apartments in Champoluc
Champoluc offers a good choice of 3-star and 4-star hotels and apartments. The hotels are largely located on the road that runs from the main square to the Crest Gondola.: the 4-star Hotel La Rouja, 4-star Hotel Relais des Glacier, 3-star Hotel Bellevue, 3-star Hotel Castor, 3-star Hotel Aiglon), and the closest of all to the Crest Gondola, the 3-star Hotel de Champoluc. These are all very highly rated by previous guests, as are some budget hotels like Le Vieux Rascard, a family-run B&B that’s about a 7-minute walk from the centre of the village and a good 15 mins walk from the lift, but the bus stops just outside its door. There are also self-catering apartments, including the highly rated Apartment Gerandin and Champoluc Apartment.
Just 4km from Champoluc, Antagnod is an attractive village with a small ski area including a dedicated children’s section and a couple of longish easy blue/red runs. The 3-star Hotel Petit Prince and the 2-star Hotel Le Clocher in Antagnod offer good quality accommodation close to the pistes, at reasonable prices.
A regular ski bus operates in the Champoluc valley and connects the main square with both of the lifts which give access to the ski area, as well as the neighbouring villages of Periasc, Brusson and Antagnod.
Chalets and Chalet Holidays in Champoluc
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Hotels & Apartments in Gressoney
Gressoney’s chalets and apartments are spread along the valley from below Gressoney St Jean to Stafal. The entire valley is served by a reasonably efficient bus service – not normally overcrowded by ski bus standards, and usually running bang on time, though there is fewer than one bus per hour during the middle of the day. Gressoney La Trinite and Gressoney St Jean and Stafal are where most of the ‘Residences’ are located. ‘Residences’ supply most of the accommodation in the valley and combine the benefits of apartments and hotels: i.e. self-catered but with a managed reception and a variety of facilities, so some are now called ApartHotels. They tend to be high quality and provide excellent value for money. Good ones include Residence Hotel La Villa della Regina in Stafal and Residence Oberteil in La Trinite.
There are notable hotels too. In Stafal, which has the quickest access to the highest slopes on both sides of the valley, there are the 4-star TH Resorts Hotel Monboso, the 4-star Chalet du Lys Hotel & SPA, the 3-star Hotel Nordend (highly rated) and the 3-star Hotel Ellex. Stafal is quite quiet at night but for immediate access to the slopes, you can also stay up the mountain above Stafal, near the top station of the Santa Anna cable car, at the Albergo Ristoro Sitten.
Gressoney La Trinite also has direct access to lifts and pistes that connect to the main Monterosa ski area and more nightlife. Hotels here include the 4-star Hotel Lo Scoiattolo , the 3-star Hotel Dufour (which is next door to the ski lift) and the 3-star Hotel Lysjoch. All these are very highly rated.
Further down the valley is the much larger resort town of Gressoney St Jean from where skiers commute to the slopes by bus. The top hotel here is the 4-star Sport Hotel Rudolf. The 3-star Hotel Lyshaus, and 2-star Hotel Villa Tedaldi are also worth a mention.
Below Gressoney St Jean is the isolated Weissmatten ski area (included on the Monterosa ski pass but not connected to the main area) with its famous World Cup downhill run. You can stay at the foot of the slopes at the Albergo Alpenrose. The bus stop is opposite the hotel so when you tire of the runs on your doorstep, you can catch a bus to the main Monterosa ski area. If you are made of sterner stuff, however, and don’t mind a bit of solitude, there are chalets halfway up the mountain accessible only by snow bike/snowmobile and skis, called La Cialvrina and Baite Cialvrina.
Hotels & Apartments in Alagna
Alagna is quite compact so most accommodation is within a 5- to 10-minute walk of the lift. Although there are fancier and more luxurious hotels in the village, Alagna is famous for its small, simple, inexpensive hotels. These include the MH Olen Hotel which is just by the piste, and the Pensione Genzianella which is only yards from the lift. The Indren Hus is further out but still within walking range.
If you want more space and the freedom to cook some meals yourself, there are also several smart ApartHotels and Residences on the outskirts of the village. Residence Orma is within walking distance of the lift, the Alagna Experience Resort (which has a spa) is further out – about 900m from the lift; and the Pietre Gemelle 4-star apartments are in neighbouring Riva Valdobbia, 3km from central Alagna. The apartments provide a free shuttle service to and from the lift in Alagna, but you might still prefer to have a car.
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