Monterosa Ski Resort - Gressoney Valley
Monterosa Ski links three alpine valleys into a single ski area, in the sight of the Monte Rosa massif, between the Valle d’Aosta and Piemonte regions. It has always been popular with the most demanding skiers thanks to the carefully maintained runs and the superb technological standards of the lifts. 180 kilometres of runs and 6 alpine towns and villages (Antagnod, Alagna, Brusson, Champoluc-Frachey, Gressoney-La-Trinité, Gressoney-Saint-Jean) that can be accessed with just one ticket and that link the valleys, equipped with 400 artificial snow cover points, thus offering skiers around 170 km of runs even when snow is scarce. .
Skiers can choose to cover the whole area in a day, starting out from Champoluc and Frachey in the Ayas Valley and skiing through Gressoney-La-Trinité on to Alagna in the Valsesia, but for those who prefer to stick to just one part of the ski area at a time, Antagnod, Brusson and Gressoney-Saint-Jean are local ski resorts that can easily be reached using the convenient shuttle and bus services.
There are in fact Gressoneys: Gressoney St. Jean (1385m) has developed into a major, elegant tourist resort thanks to its splendid setting at the centre of the plain. At the same time, however, it has managed to preserve those features characteristic of its German origins, not least of all the “titsch” dialect
Gressoney La Trinité (1637 m), on the other hand, is a more alpine resort. This extraordinarily enchanting little town has also maintained intact its distinctive traditions, with the Walser community spirit still very much alive there. Over the last 30 years the two villages have begun to discover their potential for winter tourism, and boast a large number of lift facilities for those who come here to ski.
In Gressoney-Saint-Jean (1345 m) skiers will find the Weissmatten runs. This area is part of Monterosa Ski. It is not particularly large (one chairlift, one cableway, one Baby Snow Park with two magic carpets), but it features runs suitable for all kinds of skiers. The “Leonardo David” competition run and the “black” run that snakes through a wood of Cembran pine, are especially popular with expert skiers looking for a challenge, while there is a blue run and a red run to keep other skiers happy. The cableway and the snow park are popular with beginners and children looking to learn to ski and have fun on the snow.
The Weissmatten area is linked with the rest of the runs in the ski area by a 10 minute ski-bus service
Monterosa Ski area:
180 km of runs – 67 runs: 19 blue – 41 red- 6 black
38 lifts: 3 cableways – 5 gondola lifts – 14 chairlifts- 1 funicular – 4 skilifts – 11 magic carpets
MonterosaSki area – Gressoney-Saint-Jean:
13 km of runs: 3 blue – 3 red – 1 black
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