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“Hidden Gem” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Monterosa Ski

Monterosa Ski
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Morpeth, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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“Hidden Gem”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2014

Monterosa is a lovely area, very high and snow sure. Some excellent runs but there is not a huge amount of mileage on the pistes. Off-piste excellent when the conditions are right, but it was quite tracked out when we were there. Quiet during the week but busier at weekends when the crowds come up from Turin. A car is helpful as you can then easily ski the smaller areas below La Trinite and Champoluc, but the idea that you can ski the rest of the Aosta Valley is misleading unless you are prepared to spend more than three hours in the car. The scenery is stunning - the three peaks above the Gressonney valley are higher than the Matterhorn which can be seen from various points in the area. Food invariably good, toilets less so, but probably improving. If you have a day off, Gressonney St Jean down the valley, with its Castel di Savoia, is worth a visit.

Visited March 2014
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Gstaad, Switzerland
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“Skiing-Heliskiing and Skitouring”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 April 2014

This was the best Piste-Ski I ever had! perfect organised Heliskiing, and the trip from Mantovahut to Ludwigshöhe was awesome!

Visited April 2014
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
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“Beautiful scenery”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2014

No shortage of snow but the lift system can be affected by high winds which can create big queues at lower levels. Mountain restaurants good value for money. Après ski non existent!

Visited March 2014
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Seattle, Washington
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135 reviews
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“Freeride paradise: Excellent resort for off-piste & randonnee”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 March 2014

Freeride paradise is the slogan for Alagna and a very good description of Monterosa overall. We stayed in Tschaval [aka Stafal] (end of the Gressoney valley) -highly recommend it for best lift access, though not very exciting town. there is one small alimentari and 4 or 5 restaurants/ bars.
We rented an apartment with a kitchen so it didn't bother us much to not have many options in town for eating.
-day 1: we skied off piste from the top of funivia Indren in the bowl under the lift down to lake Gabiet and had a focaccia at the great terrace. Then we skied off-piste from Paso del Salati below the cliffs above Vale d'olen and down to Alagna (excellent at the top but marginal at the bottom). We finished off with the itinerario from the top of funivia Indren and then of course at the bar Gabiet
-day 2: we skinned up to Passo Zube and skied down couloir Giacetti - tight turns here and good snow below the couloir. We headed up funivia Indren, traversed across to the old lift station unloading building and down the vallone del Pisse - Balma.
-day 3: we skinned up to Cabane Mantova and then on to cabane Gniffeti - great views of Glacier de Lys. a great skin up and excellent ski down, landing us just perfectly once again at the bar Gabiet!
-day 4: heliskiing day for us to ski down to Zermatt via glaciers... Very exciting!

Visited March 2014
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Stoke on Trent
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“Fantastic area”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 2014

Long uncrowed runs, mostly reds but possibly the nicest reds i've been on! good snow conditions even in the warm temperatures we had in week 15-22 March. Lots of mountain restaurants far more reasonably priced that france - i would highly recommend you give it a go, even if you're a beginner. With such quiet pistes you can really build your confidence here

Visited March 2014
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