One of the world’s largest ski areas
Quiet slopes and villages
Choose a school ski trip to Monterosa and give your students the unforgettable experience of skiing Western Europe’s second highest mountain. Straddling the border between Switzerland and Italy, the views from the resorts’ restaurant terraces are worth the trip alone. The three main resorts in the area – Champoluc, Gressoney and Alagne – sit in each of the three valleys at the foot of the mountain. All three are ‘typical’ rustic Italian alpine villages, offering warm welcomes, great food and safe bases from which to explore this magnificent mountain.
Monterosa, one of the world’s largest ski areas, has long been on the radar of those in the know and local Italians, but is still relatively unknown among the mass market. So, during the week, your students can enjoy learning to ski on uncrowded slopes. Snow is very reliable and the piste grooming is exceptional. The resort offers lovely long runs almost as standard. Best for intermediates, there are also some great nursery runs here for beginners and some challenging blacks for the experts, as well as a snowpark, and it’s this variety that makes it perfect for school ski groups.
- The Knights Templar School
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Built in 2007 using traditional materials, the Hotel Italia blends in very well amongst the old buildings of its traditional alpine village. There are a number of bars and small shops within two minutes' walk of the hotel.
The comfortable hotel bar is a popular spot for enjoying views down to the valley. There is a TV lounge and spacious dining room that provides plenty of rooms for larger groups (up to 120 people) entertain themselves in the evening - with quizzes for example. Buffet breakfasts and three course evening meals are available at the hotel.
The facilities include: bathroom with either shower or bath, hair dryer, satellite Sky TV, safe, electronic door, key and direct telephone. Thanks to its two big restaurants and lots of common areas, Monica (the owner) will be able to accommodate school groups and families at the same time without any uncomfortable overlaps.
•Bar panoramic balcony
•TV and games room
•12 km from ski area
Hotel Monboso (La Trinité)
The 4* Hotel Monboso (formerly La Trinité) is located in the heart of the Monterosa ski area. Along with well-presented en-suite rooms, it boasts a restaurant, lounge with bar and piano bar, TV room, entertainment area/disco, cinema, gym, sun terrace, & ski and boot storage. The staff are dedicated to making your stay as comfortable as possible, and your ski trip will be a memorable one at this great hotel.
The Monboso also has a wellness centre with hot tub, Turkish bath, sunbed and UVA lamps, and provides massages/beauty treatments too (additional charges apply).
The restaurant offers a breakfast, lunch and dinner buffet with a wide choice of traditional cuisine and regional specialities.
Aprés-Ski at Monterosa
ice skating gressoney saint jean
Enjoy ice skating in Gressoney natural outdoor Ice rink!!
gressoney swimming pool
Gressoney Sport Haus has a half Olympic size swimming pool (25 × 12.5m), which is a great place to enjoy a relaxing afternoon!
gressoney sport center
The multi-sport center offers the opportunity to play football, basketball or volleyball, and you can even organise mini-tournaments!
pizza night gressoney
When staying in an Italian ski resort, pizza night is an absolute must! This fantastic little pizzeria offers 30 different pizzas, meaning there will certainly be something to please everyone.
Saint-Vincent Spa is surrounded by the beautiful Apine peaks of the Valle d'Aosta, and offers a unique experience with three indoor pools and a rooftop outdoor pool.