Nestled just off the Ostafa piste, this unusual hotel sits within a hamlet of ancient farm buildings, allowing guests to ski in and out during the day, and relax in peace in the evenings. It’s unique position allows for stunning mountain views with panoramas to Mont Blanc and the Matterhorn on either side.
Charming and cosy, Hotel L’Aroula offers four en-suite bedrooms (one with Jacuzzi) in the main building and the two separate apartments in the same hamlet. Both require that you go outside to get to the main building where you would take breakfast and dinner.
The larger apartment is accessed by an external door, so to get to the restaurant and bar involves a 30 second dash between the 2 buildings! The apartment has 2 double bedded rooms and third bedroom which has a set of bunk beds. There is also room in one of the double rooms for a sofa bed, so room for 7 people in total. There are 2 bathrooms, both with showers, plus a communal area with seating and a small kitchenette.
The smaller apartment, which is a little further from the main building, is situated in the middle of the hamlet of Cuneaz. It has a cosy living room with sofa bed, small kitchen area and then a separate double bedroom with en-suite bathroom with shower. It sleeps up to 4 people.
Hotel L’Aroula is owned and managed by Jean-Claude and his wife Michela, who used to work as part of the Ski 2 Resort Team. One of our few properties actually situated on the slopes, L’Aroula is in a tiny hamlet of ancient farm buildings about two thirds of the way down the Ostafa piste.
Accessed by taking the main gondola up from the village and then the Ostafa gondola onwards to 2,420 metres. From here the red piste winds back down to Crest and L’Aroula can be found tucked off the edge of the piste with views down the valley. Since the hotel is on a red run, you will need to be able to ski reasonably well to get in and out of the hotel.
If you’re planning on visiting Champoluc in the evening, it’s best to plan ahead as you’ll need to take the main gondola. This normally runs every evening at 1800, 1930, 2230 and 2320 hours, allowing guests at L’Aroula to spend time in the village in the evening before returning to the hotel. The hotel might be able to offer ski-doo transfers between L’Aroula and the top of the main gondola, but this cannot be guaranteed.
It’s good to take the chance to savour the popular restaurant, as it’s normally exclusive for guests in the evening. Enjoy hearty specialties made from local produce and wash your food down with fine wines, whiskies, rums and grappas. You can also sample Swiss and French mountain fare on request – think bourguignonne, raclette and fondue. Round off the evening by nipping out into the fresh mountain air and doing a bit of stargazing.
Please note: Late arrivals or early departures from this property may incur an extra charge. Please call 01962 713330 to discuss flight times before you book flights. We recommend an arrival in resort of mid-afternoon and a departure home on a flight after 1400 hours.
Hotel Location / Resort Map
See where Hotel L’Aroula is located in Champoluc.
- Located just off the Ostafa piste
We are happy for you to arrive at any time, but please be aware that you will only be able to ski to the property if you arrive in resort before 1600 hours. This will allow you sufficient time to collect any ski equipment that you have hired, to take the 2 gondolas up and then to ski down to L’Aroula. If you arrive in resort after 1600 hours, you will need to collect any hired ski equipment and then travel up the main gondola which operates at 1730, 1800, 1900,2230 and 2330 hours. You and your luggage will then be transferred by ski-doo from the top of the gondola to the hotel.
- Departure Day
In order to give us sufficient time to transfer you and your luggage down to the main village, we ask that you do not book a flight departure before 1400 hours.
- General Hotel Facilities
- Internet connection in common areas: Yes
- Sauna: No
- Jacuzzi: No
- Swimming pool: No
- Other health facilities available: None
- Garden: Lots of land around the property