Adventure skiing in Champoluc and the Monterosa ski area
The Monterosa valley is a thrill-seekers paradise when it comes to adventure skiing. A hidden gem among the heart of the alps, Monterosa has long been a favourite for skiers from all over the world who come for the challenging off-piste terrain and the chance to ski the descents of 2,500 metres. The recently improved lift system has made access to the off-piste even easier and the trickier parts can be accessed by helicopter for a real taste of adventure. The stunning scenery and vast range of routes really does make Champoluc and Monterosa an ideal place for adventure and free-ride skiing.
Ski Touring and Ski Safari
We are pleased to have teamed up with ‘Mindful Mountains‘ whom offer a number of adventure trips. Ski touring, Safari tours and Mindful skiing weeks throughout the season, all based from Champoluc. If you are an intermediate skier, or more competent, the Safari Tours offer a real insight into the Monterosa Ski arena. The week starts in Cervinia and moves through Champoluc, Gressoney and ends in Alagna, skiing is mostly off piste and a vehicle transports luggage between the hotel accommodation.
Good quality mountain Refuge accommodation is abundant in the Monterosa, making it a perfect location for Ski Touring. They make the most of the high-altitude skiing conditions with touring weeks in April, suitable for less and more experienced ski tourers.
John Arnold also runs some Mindful Skiing weeks where you can improve your skiing through awareness, mind control and focusing attention – an intriguing inner adventure into how mind and emotions affect skiing and enjoyment.
Monterosa offers some of the most challenging off-piste and back country skiing in Europe, and in this vast arena there are slopes perfect for introducing you to off piste and whole mountain skiing. On our team, this season is John Arnold who is a fully qualified international ski teacher (BASI ISTD Level 4) and off piste skiing coach (European Mountain Security qualified) and has many years of experience off piste guiding and of the Monterosa Ski arena. Contact us to book John for full or half days or visit this page for more information.
Alternatively the local Champoluc guides association offer half and full days – click here for more details. 2018 / 2019 off-piste skiing / ski touring rates start at Euros 360 per day for 2 people and around Euros 80 for every extra person (maximum 7 per guide). Safety equipment is required on most trips and can be hired locally at an extra cost.
Snowboarders can enjoy all of the challenging pistes that Monterosa has to offer or you can head to the Champorcher freestyle parks complete with kickers, rails, boxes and a street zone where you can practise jumps and turns.
Heli-skiing in the Monterosa valley receives praise from seasoned experts and journalists alike. We can help you arrange everything you need to sample the experience of a lifetime. We work closely with local Italian guiding companies to offer excellent heli-skiing off-piste skiing for our clients, aimed at good intermediates or advanced skiers and snowboarders.
2017 / 2018 heli-skiing rates start at Euros 250 per person (based on a group of 4 people). Safety equipment is required for all heli-skiing trips and can be hired locally at an extra cost. More details can be found by clicking here.