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.


A helipad and an ice-climbing wall? Meet Italy’s most curious new 5* ski hotel, February 2019

campZero is a newly-built five-star hotel is not only breaking the mould for luxury, it’s innovatively blending a vibe that’s both sporty and in tune with nature, as well as upmarket..

We Love to Ski’s guide to skiing the Val d’Ayas and Champoluc, January 2019

Ski 2 should win an award for pioneering such a simple money-saving idea that takes the daily financial sting out of lunch on the mountain and contributes greatly to the overall enjoyment of the holiday..

Where to Ski & Snowboard – Off-piste skiing in Champoluc, February 2019

There’s more than enough terrain here for every keen freerider. Those who shared our cable car seemed to disappear and we were quickly left alone to traverse to some excellent snow and descend past the Indren glacier to our route down the Eagle couloir..


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


10 Best Ski Resorts in Italy, 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, 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, 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.


The best resorts for expert skiers, 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, 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.


Skiing in Champoluc: my kind of three valleys, 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.


Monterosa resort guide, 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.


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


The other three valleys, 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?, 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, 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…