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Resort guide to Gressoney - Italy

Small and charming mountain ski village with access to the mighty Monterosa ski area

Overview

Gressoney resort guide - a general overview

This is the central resort of the mighty Monterosa ski domain - the 'Freeride Paradise'. Gressoney la Trinite is the main part of the resort with most of the hotels (the Dufour is of note here). The other residential centres of Gressoney are Orsia and Staffal (the latter with the lift link if you are doing the full region tour).

The whole area has some charm in an under stated manner and intermediates will love the wide empty pistes and the long, long descents in all the valleys - there are 3 that make up the whole Monterosa area. However, there is a distinct lack of apres ski scene, nightlife or any off-slope attractions. Ski holidays in Gressoney are recommended if you are looking for a quiet resort with plenty of snow sure skiing for intermediates.

Experts come and stay here for the wonderful, high altitude, off-piste terrain. Given the size of the area and the lack of skiers in the Monterosa fresh tracks can easily be made long after a snow fall. This is unheard of in places like Verbier, Val d'Isere and St Anton - the other expert skier meccas.

200km

1,640m - 3,350m

Airports

MILAN
(2hr 30mins)

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Resort statistics

Level of skiing

Beginners
Intermediates
Experts
Snow sure
Off-piste
Ski area

Qualities

Charm factor
Non-skiers
Nightlife
Resort layout
Fine dinning
Short transfer
Resort value

Pros

  • Quiet, unspoilt village
  • Central position within the large Monterosa ski area
  • Wonderful off-piste and heli-skiing opportunities
  • Panoramic views and generally very quiet slopes
  • Snow sure skiing and high standards of piste grooming

Cons

  • Few genuinely challenging pisted runs (but plenty off-piste)
  • Few off slope diversions
  • Limited apres ski and nightlife
  • Can be busy at weekends

Gressoney Resort Restaurants

The restaurant in Hotel Lo Scoiattolo is renowned for its traditional recipes and relaxed atmosphere in Gressony. Hotel Genzianelle is good value and serves delicious food. Carducci which is found in the Lyshaus Hotel is one of the best in the area. Nordkapp is located in the cobbled square and serves great food in a pituresque setting.

Gressoney Mountain Restaurants

There are two mountain restaurants on the slopes in Gressony. Hotel Albergo Rigoro Sitten at 2300m is worth a try or the Rifugio Guglielmina which offers good quality food. Alpen Hutte Lys has a fantastic terrace where you can catch the rays!

Gressoney Apres Ski

Apres -ski in resort is pretty tame. However, the bar-restaurant Da Giovanni underneath the Nordend hotel has good music and decor. The Hirsch Stube is best for draught beer.

Gressoney Nightlife

Nightlife tends to be focused around the restaurants and hotel bars in Gressoney.

Gressoney Resort Map

Gressoney Ski Hire Shops

Location Name Stars Discount
A Skiset: Laurent Noleggio 1
Up to 45%

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The star rating for the ski hire shops is an indication of the level of service; quality and variety of stock, and the space and decor of the shop. It is also a reflection on the price. A five star rated shop will offer great service and equipment but also will charge the highest price. Ski hire shops with a two star rating have less variety and older, poorer quality of stock but are cheapest.