Valgrisenche Ski Resort
Stretching towards the French region of Tarentaise, Valgrisenche (1,664 metres above sea level) offers visitors surrounding mountains covered in glaciers. You can reach the sides of the valley with short walks such as those passing the Surrier and Miollet waterfalls, with long excursions, such as the tour around Ruitor, and ascents with various levels of difficulty. There are plenty of opportunities to free climb on the walls, just a short distance from the town. Valgrisenche, the chief town in the valley, is a quiet, Alpine village. The particular micro-climate ensures there is always an abundance of falling, powdery snow. The ski resort is particularly suited to beginners and families with children, and the cross-country pistes are developed and offer levels suitable to everyone’s ability and training. Instead, Bonne offers an equipped heliski base, which allows you to discover 50 extraordinary ski-mountaineering itineraries.
Closed in by the Rutor mountain group, the Grande Sassière and the Grande Rousse, the Valgrisenche is known as the snowiest of the side valleys of the Aosta Valley. The low temperatures throughout winter and spring keep the snow powdery for a long time. Situated well away from the busier circuits, this resort lies in a privileged position amid spectacular glaciers and lush woodland. Near the main village, Valgrisenche, (1664 m) is a ski area with 8 km of slopes, particularly suited to beginners and children, that run through conifer woods in a beautiful, unspoilt landscape. A chairlift and a ski lift run up to an altitude of 2000 m and can carry a total of 2100 people an hour. The slopes and glaciers of Valgrisenche are also ideal for ski mountaineering and heliskiing, with the aid of expert alpine guides.
Season Start/End: 08/12/2017 – 02/04/2018
ALTITUDE: 1630m – 1810m
PISTES: 20%| 40%| 40%
LIFT TICKETS: from €9.00 to €15.00