10 Good Reasons to Ski in Champoluc

  1. We are an independent tour operator, with 20 years of experience of organising ski holidays. Our holidays are fully ABTA bonded
  2. Our clients love our holidays and many return year after year
  3. We run our own British ski school and our own nursery for our younger guests – the Ski 2 Penguin Club
  4. Champoluc has a great snow record, even late season
  5. The included lift pass covers over 200kms of skiing
  6. We include private airport transfers
  7. We feature over 30 hotels with accommodation to suit most budgets
  8. Our prices include lunches, taken at a choice of mountain restaurants
  9. Most of our skiing is above 2,000 metres, with skiing up to 3,300 metres
  10. We include a free guiding service to help you explore the whole of the Monterosa ski area

Crest above Champoluc

Limited Availability for the Rascard Frantze

The Rascard Frantze, a chalet-style property situated beside the piste down in to the village is one of our most asked about hotels. Owned and managed by the delightful Francesca and her family, the Frantze is a wonderful place to stay, offering comfortable accommodation and excellent local cuisine.

The property is almost fully booked already for this coming winter, but they do have a few rooms available on the following dates:

Rascard Frantze in Champoluc

17th to 24th December – 1 x 3 bedded Superior room

30th December to 6th January – 1 x 3 bedded Superior room

27th January to 3rd February – 1 x Standard twin / double room

17th to 24th February – 1 x twin / double Superior room

24th February to 3rd March – 1 x Standard twin / double room

3rd to 10th March – 1 x twin / double Superior room

10th to 17th March – 1 x Standard twin / double room

• One of most popular hotels with so many repeat guests that rooms are seldom available
• 5* TripAdvisor rating
• Rated 5* by Ski 2 clients
• Recommended in The Telegraph
• Ski from the door
• Available as part of a Ski 2 holiday package to include airport transfers, lift pass and lunches
• Family-owned and managed
• Stunning location, with views down the valley

Call 01962 713330 or email info@ski2champoluc.com for a personalised quotation

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Lunches included…

At a time when currency exchange rates are so volatile, it is reassuring that a Ski 2 holiday includes so many of the items that you would normally purchase in resort. This alleviates the currency gamble and allows you to relax in Champoluc knowing that you have already paid for your lift pass and your lunches!

Our lunch voucher system means that all of our guests receive a voucher for each day that they are skiing. These vouchers are redeemable at a good selection of piste-side restaurants across the Monterosa ski area.

Choose which restaurants you would like to eat at and then choose from a selection of dishes from the menu which might include a pizza, bowl of pasta, or panini with choice of fillings. Vouchers includes a drink – glass of wine, soft drink or a beer.

Whilst some of our first-time clients have reservations about a system which might limit where they can eat, in reality most of our guests love the restaurants that we have chosen to work with, are welcomed as Ski 2 guests and enjoy the selection of dishes available in return for their voucher.

  • Use your vouchers at a good selection of mountain restaurants
  • Choose from a selection of dishes and drinks
  • Add a few Euros to ‘upgrade’ your meal to something a little more extravagant!
  • If you choose not to eat in one of our recommended restaurants on one day, then use your voucher in the village for an après-ski drink instead
  • Relax in resort in the knowledge that lunches are included in your holiday cost

One of our favourite lunch stops …

La Mandria, run by Max and his friendly team, is tucked beside La Mandria piste with far-reaching vies across the valley. Easily accessible by those of most ski abilities, it provides a warm and cosy stop for those snowy January days, as well as offering a perfect sun-trap on the roof terrace for later in the season.

Our voucher covers a selection of home-made pastas and a variety of sandwiches and paninis, plus a choice from an extensive range of drinks. For a couple of extra Euros you can add a delicious salad to accompany your pasta. La Mandria is well worth a visit during your next Champoluc holiday.

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Gift Shopping in Champoluc – for Children

Are you coming to Champoluc on a special family ski holiday? Want to give your children something to remember the trip by or take home to their friends? Lucky for you there is plenty to interest the little ones around the town centre. Take a short walk (or ask Ski 2 for a minibus ride) about 5-10 minutes down the road from the Ski 2 office and you will find an array of toys and souvenirs.

Does your child like to snuggle up warm in slippers or a cosy blanket? Or perhaps they fancy a trinket for their bedroom or some fancy chocolate? They might like to check out L’Emporio, on the left on the way down the hill.

If you love to write postcards together, you’ll find a stationery shop a little further down on the same side, but watch out because it also sells lots of toys, children’s helmet covers, irresistible fluffy onesies and games galore.

Near the sometimes frozen tree (it thaws out towards the end of season) you might have fun perusing the selection at Livres et Musique, a book and music shop with the biggest selection of postcards in town, loads of kids’ picture books and other fun souvenirs.

Maybe, like I was, your child is a rock and gem aficionado? Ask in the office and we can direct you to a hidden gem (excuse the pun) of a shop. If you’re staying in La Rouja, rock delights are just a stone’s throw away!

Enjoy shopping with your little ones, but if you don’t find the right souvenirs this time, you could always go for an ice-cream at Dolce e Salato!

Thank you to all the staff at CartoleriaGiornaliGiocattoli di Fassin Roberto, L’Emporio and Livres et Musique for being so welcoming and allowing us to take pictures of your beautiful shops.

Snowshoeing in the Aosta Valley

Jenny and Christina have gone snowshoeing in the sunshine…

It’s a sunny Thursday morning in March and we are waiting with great anticipation for our guide, Marzia, and her energetic dog, Majul. Marzia arrives and starts by orientating us in the valley, driving us through the old villages, pointing out the boundaries of Ayas and describing the other municipalities that make up this beautiful area.

We arrive at the pretty patterned town hall of Antagnod and Marzia shows us how to kit ourselves up with snow shoes and poles. Off we go!

Ascending up through the trees, we feel invincible as we glide across the top of snow that would thwart the everyday snow boot. We emerge amongst attractive stone houses, which Marzia explains would have been used in the summer. Only houses with wooden parts were used in the winter, as the wooden sections were where fodder for livestock was stored.

stone house in the aosta valley

Continuing on upwards, we are greeted with spectacular views as we wind our way up to the Barmasc area, known for summer hiking and mountain biking and once frequented by Pope Jean Paul II.

Diving back into the woods, we walk along the banks of a 600-year-old hand built aqueduct, constructed in a time of drought to provide locals with the necessary water supply to survive in this mountainous environment.

Excited for the descent, Marzia explains that the best method is to walk like Bill and Ben the Flowerpot Men, adding a touch of dynamism to our steps and forging our own tracks through the fresh snow so as not to sink. It feels like a good bum workout and makes for a very attractive gait!

After a wonderful morning of exploring, we remove our snow shoes to find our feet feel as light as feathers. At Marzia’s recommendation, we take a short stroll through Antagnod and have a delicious bowl of Valle d’Aostan soup, followed by a well-earned ice cream. A morning well spent and a great alternative to skiing or snowboarding.

If you’d like us to help you organise an excursion, please let us know when you arrive in Champoluc. It is not possible to pre-book outings as we have found guests have the best time when we discuss the possible routes and weather/snow conditions together in resort.

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