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.

2019

Italy’s secret ski resort: Champoluc

“Astonishingly low prices, unspoilt Italian villages with outstanding intermediate skiing and perfect snow cover – is this real?”

www.telegraph.co.uk, November 2019

welove2ski.com – Champoluc Resort Guide

“Why You Need to Ski Champoluc: Unspoilt Charm, Empty Pistes and Reasonable Prices”

www.welove2ski.com, October 2019

The Telegraph’s Best Ski Holidays for Winter 2019 / 2020

“Best for Charm. The Monterosa Ski area suits every standard of skier and has a substantial 180km of pisted terrain served by 44 lifts. Yet the region remains relatively unknown to British skiers. Champoluc is the best base for beginners, a delightfully unspoilt Italian village.”

www.telegraph.co.uk, October 2019

The Telegraph’s Resort Guide for the Monterosa Region

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.”

www.telegraph.co.uk, June 2019

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

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..”

www.telegraph.co.uk, February 2019

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

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..”

www.welove2ski.com, January 2019

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

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..”

www.wheretoskiandsnowboard.com, February 2019

2018

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

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.”

www.abtamag.com, November 2018

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

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.”

www.dailymail.co.uk, October 2018

Ski Monterosa: resort guide

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.

www.telegraph.co.uk, May 2018

2017

10 Best Ski Resorts in Italy

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.

www.snowmagazine.com, January 2017

Eight of the best ski holidays for beginners this winter

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.

www.telegraph.co.uk/, September 2017

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

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.

www.dailymail.co.uk, November 2017

2015

The best resorts for expert skiers

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.

www.telegraph.co.uk, November 2015

Best Resorts for Family Skiing

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.

welove2ski.com, November 2015

2013

Skiing in Champoluc: my kind of three valleys

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.

www.telegraph.co.uk, January 2013

2011

Monterosa resort guide

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.

www.telegraph.co.uk, October 2011

2010

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

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.

www.telegraph.co.uk, October 2010

The World’s Best Value Resorts

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…

www.telegraph.co.uk, October 2010

2008

The other three valleys

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.

www.theguardian.com, September 2008

An Ice Day for a White Wedding?

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.

metro.co.uk, October 2008

The complete guide to family skiing

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

www.theguardian.com, November 2008