Gressoney is made up of not one, but two charming Italian villages located in the heart of the Aosta Valley’s Monterosa ski resort. In both Gressoney-La-Trinité and Gressoney-Saint-Jean expect warm Italian hospitality, rich cultural tradition and excellent skiing in one of the largest ski areas in Italy. Enjoy 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 ski 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.
Surrounded by the towering Dolomites, the scenery around Gressoney is second to none, including impressive views of Mont Blanc, the Gran Paradiso and the Matterhorn. For those who choose to heli-ski on Monte Rosa – Italy’s second highest mountain – the view is even better.
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 that combines some great terrain with a charming ski resort.
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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.
With many ski schools and instructors to choose between, there really is something for everybody.
We’ve partnered with SkiBro, New Generation and Oxygène and highly recommend their services. All of our partners offer fantastic lessons for all ability levels.
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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. Other favourites include Lo Stambecco, which serves up rustic pasta dishes and classic Italian pizzas cooked in a real-fire pizza oven.
Gressoney is one of the quieter mountain villages in the Monterosa Ski area. It does, however, become livelier at the weekends when the Italians escape to the mountains to enjoy the 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. The Castore Lounge Bar, with its 32 flavours of chocolate fondue, is a great place to indulge your sweet tooth, and also has music and dancing that starts in the evening and goes on until late.
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.