Still largely undiscovered by the rest of Europe, Champoluc is one of the last hidden gems in the Italian Dolomites.
Apart from the first week in January, when half of Turin descends on Champoluc, this resort remains largely uncrowded. It's part of the Monterosa Ski area, in the Aosta Valley, with a combined total of nearly 200km of runs. Champoluc is a very Italian venue, with good food and après-ski, which revolves primarily around restaurants and bars. It's generally pretty quiet, with top scenery and largely intermediate skiing and there's some decent off-piste for more advanced skiers.