Monterosa

Monterosa

Overall Rating

Monterosa

Monterosa4/55
Monterosa4 out of 5 based on 5 reviews
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    100%
  • Would Revisit
    100%
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  • Monterosa Ski Trail Map
  • Vertical (m)
    1,220m - 3,275m (2,075m)
  • Average Snow Fall
    5-10 metres +
  • Lifts (45)
    10 Gondolas / cable cars
    16 Chairs
  • Opening Dates & Times
    Late Nov to early May
    8:45 am to 5:00pm
  • Terrain Summary
    Runs - 132km (on-piste)
    Longest run - 12 km
    Advanced - 12%
    Intermediate - 58%
    Beginner - 30%
  • Ski Lift Pass Price
    Day Ticket 21/22*
    *Dynamically priced online
    Monterosa (excl. Indren cable car)
    Adult - €38 to €60
    Child - €27 to €42
    Child under 8yr - Free

    Monterosa (incl. Indren cable car)
    Adult - €40 to €62
    Child - €29 to €44
    Child under 8yr - Free

    Alagna Valsesia only
    Adult - €26 to €37
    Child - €16 to €26
    Child under 8yr - Free

    Champorcher Only
    Adult - €25 to 35
    Child - €18 to 25
    Child under 8yr - Free

    Antagnod Only or Brusson Only
    Adult - €24 to €30
    Child - €17 to €21
    Child under 8yr - Free
     Alagna, Champoluc & Gressoney ski trail & piste map
  • Alagna Champoluc & Gressoney Ski Trail Map
    Champorcher Ski Trail & Piste Map
  • Champorcher Ski Trail Map
    Alagna Monterosa Freeride Ski Route Map
  • Alagna Freeride Ski Map
     Gressoney Monterosa Freeride Ski Route Map
  • Gressoney Freeride Ski Map
    Champoluc Monterosa Freeride Ski Route Map
  • Champoluc Freeride Ski Map

Monterosa - Reviews

Monterosa - Reviews

15 Years Experience - Full Review.

15/11/2020

James

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James

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  • Recommend
  • Would Revisit
  • Rider Type
    Skier
  • Rider Level
    Advanced
  • Rider Age
    18-35
  • Month Visited:
    January
  • Admin Rating
    3

15 Years Experience - Full Review.

15/11/2020
Monterosa = Italian food + Low key + Some seriously technical skiing.

A lot of the alpine resorts have gone in two main directions. Very upmarket, or mass tourism. This is why Monterosa is such an incredible place. It still retains its character as a small mountain town (Editor note: Monterosa Ski includes several towns & villages) but the lifts and general infrastructure are more than adequate. (not the newest but outside of the xmas holidays, have much more capacity than is really needed to ensure no more than 5mins of queuing)

It is a challenging resort by most standards and its both steep and can have some narrow runs. It is hard to learn here as an adult because it is quite steep and also the people that come are generally very competent. It might be daunting for a first timer or beginners in general. The snow is pretty consistent and the off-piste is great and very accessible. One key thing to mention is that there are lots of places without trees so you can see where you are going and this is quite unique (except maybe Verbier). However, there are also some rock fields and you need to be sure you know where you want to go first.

If you can ski this place is frankly pretty hard to beat in Europe. I put value of 3/5 but this is such a hard question to answer. Compared to Verbier it is about a third off for all major considerations (lift pass, hotels restaurants or ski rental) however it is more expensive than some of the "low frills" resorts. There are price points for all budgets but of course I am trying to make a general estimate.

Italian food in my view, frankly makes Switzerland and Austria seem like prison food. ( I know that's bit unfair!) It really is so good and even at a random cafe you will get excellent coffee and delicious hot food and almost any restaurant you'll have full on gastronomic experiences.. (prove me wrong!)

I've been coming to Champoluc since I first learnt to ski. I highly recommend Mascognaz, Breithorn (Ed note: both are hotels in Champoluc) and also some of the incredible Airbnb's on and around the mountain. See our video here

Discovering Monte Rosa

28/11/2018

Smiling Assasin

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  • Recommend
  • Would Revisit
  • Rider Type
    Skier
  • Rider Level
    Expert
  • Rider Age
    36-50
  • Month Visited:
    March
  • Admin Rating
    4

Discovering Monte Rosa

28/11/2018
Even after a few to Monterosa, I still find new things to discovery. 

Staying in a different valley & accommodation every time opens up a whole new world on each visit. Last winter we were in a small village below Gressoney called Lillianes in a BnB. No snow lower in the valley but gorgeous surroundings & wonderful locals.

The skiing in the resort was great with no one around as usual. We had heard the ski hill got smashed over the preceding weekend, but it was as quiet as a grave during the week. The off piste had become a bit cruddy in parts but we still found fresh snow & great turns around Indrren.

An exuberant apres session in Stafal had me mumbling into my negroni.......

Will always visit Monte Rosa on any ski trip to Europe. See our video here

Still Number One for Powderhounds

29/03/2018

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  • Recommend
  • Would Revisit
  • Rider Type
    Telemarker
  • Rider Level
    Expert
  • Rider Age
    36-50
  • Month Visited:
    March
  • Admin Rating
    5

Still Number One for Powderhounds

29/03/2018
We returned to Monterosa in 2018, skiing the off piste between Stafal and Alagna. It hadn't snowed for a week, but we found wind blown fresh without too much issue. Monterosa has such wonderful off piste opportunities, but it is starting to attract an increased following of freeriders which is pushing skiers further and further afield. That said, during our visit, crowds were non existent.

If visiting Monterosa for the first time, the off piste and backcountry is best learnt with a guide.

A new chairlift in Alagna improves high altitude beginner terrain from Cimelegna to Salati which was previously only served by the mid station of the often full Salati cable car. Sadly we never saw it running. Not sure why.

Had a good sampling of the apres in Stafal and found it fun, but finished too early. Bombardinos, aperol spritzers and negroni were delicious.

We stayed a few nights in a sensational BnB in Lillianes, down valley from Gressoney. Bar Le Petit Coin was fabulous for apres and snacks.

Monterosa is awesome for its diversity. From high altitude glaciers, tree skiing, long piste trails, good apres and mythical beasts! Then off the mountain there are gorgeous villages and fascinating geological features. There aren't too many places in the world that one can ski powder in the morning and then stand on a Roman bridge built in the year 25 (yep ...... that's 25!) in the town of Pont St Martin.

We are looking forward to returning next time to explore the terrain above 4000m! See our video here

Freeride Paradise Indeed

25/03/2018

Anthony

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  • Recommend
  • Would Revisit
  • Rider Type
    Telemarker
  • Rider Level
    Advanced
  • Rider Age
    36-50
  • Month Visited:
    February
  • Admin Rating
    4

Freeride Paradise Indeed

25/03/2018
The Name says it all, endless lines both off the lifts and hike to areas. We arrived on a Sunday and the place was pretty crowded but all of mid week was quiet enough to hear the diesel in my hire car slowly change viscosity from normal to a thick sludge.

While free riding is what it is known for there is plenty there for all standards of snow rider (didn't see a terrain park but that's not needed). And of course the scenery is magnificent See our video here

Is Monterosa Ski Italy's (or even Europe's) Best Ski Resort?

22/03/2017

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  • Recommend
  • Would Revisit
  • Rider Type
    Telemarker
  • Rider Level
    Expert
  • Rider Age
    36-50
  • Month Visited:
    February
  • Admin Rating
    5

Is Monterosa Ski Italy's (or even Europe's) Best Ski Resort?

22/03/2017
Monterosa Ski could well be Italy's (and maybe even Europe's) best all round ski area. There are so many reasons why.

Located in the shadows of the highest mountains in western Europe, the high altitude means reliable snowfall and regular deep powder.

The ski area is uncrowded and has real and interesting villages at its base (Alagna, Champoluc & Gressoney), The huge linked lift system, beautiful on piste, vast off piste and some wonderful tree skiing make this a skiers paradise. The ski touring opportunities are huge, with 2000m vertical descents the norm.

Some old lifts let it down in key places, but when you see how cheap the lift tickets are, all is forgiven. 

The mountain huts are all wonderful. Food and drink are top notch.

Ski Monterosa before everyone realises what they are missing out on. See our video here