Warm Italian hospitality, rich cultural tradition and excellent skiing in one of the largest ski areas in Italy.
In both Gressoney-La-Trinité and Gressoney-Saint-Jean expect warm Italian hospitality andenjoy access to the whole of the Monterosa Ski area, which champions some of the best Italian off-piste and beautifully scenic heli-skiing opportunities. Naturally, this terrain is suited to more experienced skiers. Alternatively, a more intimate ski experience can be found in Gressoney-Saint-Jean, with its own slopes and low woodland skiing.
Gressoney is a fantastic option for those after a quieter and more laid-back mountain vibe. With a quiet après-ski scene but a well-established culinary tradition, Gressoney is a fantastic option for those looking for somewhere different for a short weekend break that combines some great terrain with a charming resort.
Resort Altitude: 1,200m
Resort Skiing: 3,550m
Total Ski Area: 180km
Blue Runs: 42km
Red Runs: 114km
Black Runs: 18km
From Gressoney you can access the whole of the Monterosa Ski area, comprising the villages of Champoluc, Alagna and Gressoney – in fact, it's known as Italy’s answer to France's ‘Three Valleys’. Low woodland runs in Gressoney-Saint-Jean make for a fun and scenic ski; whilst higher up the mountain you will discover the wide, open slopes that are virtually empty on weekdays.
The mountain terrain in and around Gressoney is best suited to intermediates and experts. Cruising red runs make up most of the skiing across the Monte-Rosa ski area, but Gressoney in particular has become known as the home of Italian off-piste skiing, with a range of gentle and challenging areas. The area boasts breath-taking views that can be fully taken advantage of through the excellent heli-skiing opportunities on offer.
With a range of terrain, including off-piste, Gressoney offers something for all types of boarder. Freeriders and carvers will enjoy the wide-open bowls with both off-piste and pisted areas. Beginner boarders will also be able to learn in Gressoney with easy and gentle slopes to practice on.
There are two main ski schools located in the Monterosa area. Both the Gressoney Monterosa Ski School and Gressoney St Jean Ski School offer group and private lessons. Group lessons take place in the morning and teaching ranges from between 2 to 3 hours a day. In resort there are also two specialist tour guiding operations that offer ski touring of the Monterosa area and also include guides for off-piste, free-riding and even heli-skiing opportunities.
Restaurant Punta Jolanda is a small yet perfectly formed traditional mountain restaurant with spectacular views down into the valley. Back in Gressoney-La-Trinité, Petit Bar is a great option for a cosy glass of wine before supper. The husband and wife duo that run the bar are known for their Italian warmth and unsurpassed hospitality.
Gressoney is one of the quieter mountain villages in the Monterosa Ski area. It does, however, become livelier at the weekends when the Italians do their usual escape-to-the-mountains piece to enjoy the winter sun and snow. Castore Lounge Bar & Restaurant can offer a lively scene, with dinner, cocktails and wine tasting on offer, it’s the full package right in the heart of the village.
Non-skiers can enjoy the beautiful views of the Monterosa area with access to the top of the mountain via gondola - this means there's plenty of opportunity to meet the skiers in the group for lunch at the top. There is also an ice rink in Gressoney village.