Getting to MonterosaGetting to the Monterosa ski resorts is easy. Champoluc and Gressoney are about 90 minutes from Turin’s Caselle airport, and Alagna is only two hours from Milan Malpensa airport. From the airport there are specialist ski resort transfer services, public bus services and hire car facilities.
Nearest Airports to Monterosa ski resorts
The most convenient airport for both Champoluc and Gressoney is Turin Caselle, and many airlines including BA, Easy Jet and Ryan Air fly there. For Alagna, Milan’s Malpensa airport is the best choice and well served by major international airlines and low cost airlines.
Approximate distances and drive times to Champoluc
- Turin Caselle- 105km / 1 hour 30 minutes
- Milan Malpensa – 168km / 2 hours 5 minutes
- Geneva airport – 200km / 2hrs 30 minutes
Approximate distances and drive times to Gressoney
- Turin Caselle – 100km / 1 hour 30 minutes
- Milan Malpensa – 163km / 2 hours
- Geneva airport – 218km / 3 hours
- Bergamo airport – 210km / 2 hrs 40 minutes
Approximate distances and drive times to Alagna
- Turin Caselle – 163km / 2 hours 30 minutes
- Milan Malpensa – 108km / 2 hours
- Bergamo airport – 187km / 3 hours
Getting from the Airport to the Monterosa ski area resorts
Ski-Lifts transfers to Monterosa ski resorts from airports
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Airport Bus Services to Monterosa ski resorts
There is a limited bus service from both Milan and Turin airport to Champoluc and Gressoney, but changes are involved and services do not run late at night. Though Alagna can also be reached by bus from Turin, Milan and Malpensa airport, the service is limited and changes are involved (Novara/Varallo). See www.savda.it for timetables.
Airport Car hire
For Champoluc and Gressoney hiring a car makes a lot of sense if you’re either staying in an area away from the centre or want to ski in some of the outlying areas with their own slopes, like Brusson and Antagnod below Champoluc, or Bieltschocke/Weissmatten below Gressoney-Saint-Jean. These can all be reached by bus but by car is more convenient. Similarly although there is a scheduled bus service between Gressoney Saint Jean, Gressoney La Trinite, Orsia and Stafal, it’s a bit patchy and having your own car is an advantage if you think you are going to be making this journey a lot. And if you fancy a complete change of scenery it also means you can drive to Pila in less than 90 minutes and Cervinia (about 2 hours away). Remember to make sure that when you rent the car it includes snow chains and ski racks.
Alagna is different. The village is not huge and unless you know your accommodation is a long way from the ski lift (for instance, if you’re staying in the satellite village of Wold), you’re unlikely to use your car much when you get there. There are also no nearby resorts because Alagna is just too isolated and remote, which is part of its charm. So a private transfer (see Ski-Lifts above) or the public bus service is usually a better option.
Driving to Monterosa ski resorts
For Gressoney and Champoluc, road access is via the Aosta Valley A5 toll motorway. The Gressoney exit is Pont St Martin and the Champoluc exit is Verres. The route to Alagna is via Borgosesia, with a significantly longer section of mountain approach road. Day trips, by road, to other resorts are not a practical option from Alagna.
Getting to Monterosa ski resorts by train
The nearest train stations are Verres for Champoluc, Pont St Martin for Gressoney, and Varallo for Alagna. Onward buses to the resorts operate from these stations. See the Italian train website www.trenitalia.com for travel options and timetables.