Ski holidays in Alagna Valsesia
It is an incredibly picturesque Italian resort with rustic wooden buildings and cobbled streets amongst the Monterosa mountains.
Skiing in Alagna Valsesia
A great ski area for skiers looking for mileage on their holiday as the two ends of the area are 17km apart and is a large scope from one side to the other.
Skiers can get the cable car from the village centre to Pianalunga where you can decide to take a further cable car to Passo Salati at 2971m, linking to Gressoney and Champoluc or take a chairlift to Bocchetta elle Pisse at 2396. From here you can also ascend to the Punta Indren Glacier as well as the vertical of 2000m+.
Beginners will find the resort very limited as there is only a small beginner zone in the Alagna valley at Wold which is 500m north of Alagna Valsesia village.
Intermediates are well accommodated for with lovely long reds descending into Gressoney and blues from Cimalegna. Champoluc is also a great resort for confident intermediates looking to ski out of the resort.
However, the resort is best for advanced skiers due to the selection of demanding terrain. The gem for advanced skiers is Punta Indren where you’ll find long off piste runs that go down over 1000m. To make the most out of the area, a guide is strongly recommended for off piste skiing as you may even find some untouched powder! Experienced skiers can also explore the popular Mount Rose Grand Tour beginning at 8.30am and involves taking a coach link to Frachey where visitors can ski into Gressoney Valley via Colle della Bettaforca, through to Passo dei Salati and along the Valsesia face of the slopes. Then you’ll ascend Punta Indren at 3260m which is followed by an off piste descent to Gressoney before heading to Champoluc where the tour ends at around 4pm.
Heliskiing is also possible in the area with a range of descents to suit all levels. Visitors can fly to the top of Lys mountain pass before skiing along the Grenz glacier and down to Zermatt. The Monterosa area is also included on the Aosta Valley lift pass, covering 800km of terrain across the ski resorts of Cervinia, Zermatt, Pila, La Thuile and Courmayeur which is a 30 minute bus ride away and also linked to Chamonix over the border in France. This also means visitors can do a two or three day option where you can stay overnight in Cervinia or Zermatt in the Matterhorn Glacier Paradise for example.
Freestylers have a choice between two snowparks, the Funpark Gabiet and the Funpark Sarezza Alagna Valsesia. The Funpark Gabiet is situated above Stafal and the Funpark Sarezza is above Champoluc at Alpe Ostafa.
Snow conditions in Alagna Valsesia
The Monterosa area is one of the five highest ski resorts in Italy and receives 40 inches at the summit and 5 inches at its base each winter season on average.
Après ski, restaurants and other activities in Alagna Valsesia
Apres ski in Alagna Valsesia isn’t particularly lively apres ski parties only organised occasionally in resort. But there are a variety of restaurants and bars where you can have dinner and drinks such as the popular Freerider Pub . If you’re a fan of cheese and wine, then you must try the Valaisan goats cheese with Piemont wine!
There aren’t a huge amount of alternative activities in resort but options include cross country skiing, snowshoeing, ice karting, ice climbing, tobogganing, relax in the variety of local spas and even take part in snow yoga with the scenery of the beautiful surrounding mountains.
Transfer times to Alagna Valsesia
Milan (MXP) - 2 hrs
Turin (TRN) - 2 hrs 35 mins