Ski 2 in the Press

From time to time Champoluc gets featured in the press, we’ve collected some links below which may be of interest.

2018

ABTA Magazine’s In-Depth Guide to Skiing in 2019

www.abtamag.com, November 2018

As one of the best-value destinations, where you can still get a coffee for €1 on the mountain, Ski-2 introduces two new hotels in Champoluc: the five star CampZero and four-star Hotel Charmant Petit Lac.

Forget crowded slopes and steep prices, little-known ski resorts perfect for all abilities

www.dailymail.co.uk, October 2018

Champoluc is a quiet village in a wooded corner of the Aosta Valley, surrounded by soaring peaks. It has managed to keep a low profile despite it being a core component of the giant, 44-lift Monterosa Ski area.”

Ski Monterosa: resort guide

www.telegraph.co.uk, May 2018

Champoluc, Gressoney and Alagna – have long been among our favourites and are popular with experts going off piste and with Italian weekenders. Until recently they have not made much impact on the international ski market but now things are changing. Champoluc was put on the UK map on a small scale by single-resort operator Ski 2, which has been operating there since 1998 and has built a great reputation.

2017

10 Best Ski Resorts in Italy

www.snowmagazine.com, January 2017

Still largely undiscovered by Brit operators until very recently, Monterosa remains largely unknown and unspoilt. It has three main resort villages – Champoluc, Gressoney-La-Trinité and Alagna – one in each of the three valleys. All share the same network of lifts and all share the same friendly, small-scale, rustic Italian ambiance. Champoluc is the largest and makes the best base; Gressoney, in the middle, is a quiet little village; and Alagna is smaller still and more remote.

Eight of the best ski holidays for beginners this winter

www.telegraph.co.uk/, September 2017

Ski 2 has everything covered for a first-timer’s snow sports holiday, from tuition and equipment hire to lift passes and lunches. Based in Champoluc, part of the large Monterosa ski area in Italy, the operator runs a British ski school exclusively for guests and has its own ski and snowboard hire. Lunch vouchers, which are included in the price of the holiday, are redeemable at several mountain restaurants.

The charming Italian ski resort that’s fit for TV royalty

www.dailymail.co.uk, November 2017

In popular French resorts like Meribel there is a good chance you’ll bump into your boss or the couple from Surrey you’d been avoiding. In Champoluc, you hear local voices as well as those of tourists and at weekends, the only time the lift queues are a challenge, you will ski among stylish weekend trippers from Milan and Turin.

2015

The best resorts for expert skiers

www.telegraph.co.uk, November 2015

There is plenty of local off piste in each of the three valleys too (plus heliskiing on the Italian side) as well as down to Zermatt in Switzerland, returning by lifts and a long off-piste run from above Cervinia, which finishes in a village near Champoluc.

Best Resorts for Family Skiing

welove2ski.com, November 2015

The Monte Rosa ski area is reknowned for its expert and off-piste skiing, but Champoluc is the exception with its ski school run by tour operator Ski 2, with mainly native English-speaking instructors.

2013

Skiing in Champoluc: my kind of three valleys

www.telegraph.co.uk, January 2013

Champoluc is at one extreme of the three-valley Monterosa Ski area, and the excursion via the Gressoney valley to remote, rustic Alagna at the opposite extreme makes a great day, within the capabilities of most confident intermediates. The highlight is the descent on the lovely Olen run – an easy, groomed black that in the past was rightly classified red – and the red to Alagna below it. All in all a descent of 1,760m vertical, over nearly five miles – but don’t miss the last lifts back over, as it’s a long way round by road.

2011

Monterosa resort guide

www.telegraph.co.uk, October 2011

For a small place, Champoluc has a good range of attractive hotels. Many readers have enjoyed the central, comfortable and friendly four-star Relais des Glaciers, not least for its in-house patisserie.

2010

Off piste skiing: Monterosa, Italy, is powder perfect for freeriders

www.telegraph.co.uk, October 2010

Saving the best for last, our guide, Andrea Enzio, the head of the Alagna guides office, tells us over breakfast the next morning that the conditions are good enough to go heli-skiing. Just a few hours later, we’re deposited in a state of great excitement just below a turquoise glacier at a point called Cavallo at 3,400m. The flight lasts less than 10 minutes but gives us effortless access to an 8.5-mile-long descent, dropping 2,200 vertical metres into Alagna.

The World’s Best Value Resorts

www.telegraph.co.uk, October 2010

This big three-valley area offers a compelling mixture of long, mainly easy pistes and excellent off-piste (to be explored with a guide) among the highest peaks in the Alps. A new cable car serves off-piste above Gressoney and Alagna…

2008

The other three valleys

www.theguardian.com, September 2008

But though all of Monterosa’s villages are tiny, the ski area they collectively muster is not to be sniffed at – there are a total of 37 lifts and 180km of pistes. It’s high and snowsure too – Champoluc sits at 1,580m and the lifts extend to just under 3,000m.

An Ice Day for a White Wedding?

metro.co.uk, October 2008

It seemed natural for Lucy and Luke to get married somewhere they both loved, so they decided on a mountain in Italy’s Champoluc resort. In April last year [2007], they flew 43 friends and family out with them, including their two-year-old son.

The complete guide to family skiing

www.theguardian.com, November 2008

Champoluc, a pretty village where children will be treated like royalty is the best base, and specialist British operator to the area, Ski2…