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Alagna Valsesia

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The ski resort of Alagna Valsesia is located at the foot of Monte Rosa in Italy. Alagna has earned the nickname ‘Freeride Paradise’ for its beauty and vastness, where it is possible to go off-piste on skis and snowboard, taking advantage of the wide canyons and steep, narrow channels that line the slopes. An ideal place to ski and get carried away.

Alagna Valsesia ski resort

The Alagna area lies within the Alta Valsesia Natural Park, the highest protected area in Europe, and is the winter tourism capital of Valsesia, combining the structure and atmosphere of a modern tourist resort with the timeless charm of culture. The Alagna area is still a wilderness where it is possible to make wonderful excursions, perhaps with the aid of heli-skiing. The most demanding skiers can discover fascinating itineraries on fresh snow in winter and spring. The Alagna valley is the most difficult area of the Monterosa ski area, known as the access point to the most beautiful slopes of Monterosa, but with easy connections to the rest of the slopes in the area.

Alagna Valsesia

Alagna Valsesia is a true paradise for lovers of skiing, freeriding and mountaineering. The resort, which is part of the Monterosa Ski district, offers direct access to the Monterosa Freeride Paradise, known for its challenging off-piste routes that attract expert skiers and snowboarders from all over the world. The resort also offers 30 km of groomed slopes for all levels and a variety of activities, such as the Freeride Safety Camp, where skiers can improve their skills in controlled conditions.

Summer brings with it the opportunity to explore the surrounding mountains on foot or by bicycle. Trails leading to alpine lakes, such as Lake Balma, or paths leading to alpine pastures and mountain huts are ideal for nature lovers. The Alta Valsesia Nature Park, home to a variety of flora and fauna, is a perfect hiking destination.

The ski slopes

The ski resort is part of the Monterosa Ski district, with 180 km of slopes divided between Alagna, Alagna-Wold and Alpe di Mera in Piedmont and those in the Valle di Gressoney and Val d’Ayas in the Aosta Valley, which can be accessed with a single ski pass. The Alagna ski resort has a maximum altitude of 3,260 metres and an altitude difference of 2,048 metres. It also offers 132 km of slopes, including 23 km of blue runs, 94 km of red runs and 15 km of black runs. To facilitate skiers’ ascent, the ski area uses the latest generation of ski lifts (3 cable cars, 5 gondolas, 9 chairlifts, 1 T-bar and 6 conveyor belts).

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Activities in the ski area

In the Alagna Valsesia ski resort, the possibilities on the slopes range from a ‘ski baptism’ to more challenging descents over many kilometres. Evocative views, efficient ski lifts and suggestive descents guarantee fun for all and a pinch of adrenalin for the most daring. Don’t miss the Bettaforca Fun Slope, the new Snowpark, the mountain slopes, the night runs and the Freeride Paradise, the realm of off-piste skiing. Paragliding in Valsesia is also an electrifying experience. Being in the midst of the unspoilt nature of this area and being able to appreciate it from above is truly unique!

Sustainability in the Alagna Valsesia ski resort

Lifts and sustainability: a possible balance? The project plans to connect the ski areas of Breuil-Cervinia, Valtournenche and Zermatt (Switzerland) with those of Gressoney and Alagna Valsesia, creating one of the world’s largest ski areas. The aim is to integrate the Cervino Ski Paradise and Monterosa Ski areas. The project is expected to cost about EUR 66 million, involve two countries (Italy and Switzerland) and five districts (Zermatt, Cervinia-Valtournenche, Champoluc, Gressoney and Alagna). The connection would make it possible to reach the Little Matterhorn, Zermatt and vice versa in both winter and summer.

THE IMPACT WOULD BE CONSIDERABLE, BOTH IN TERMS OF ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITIES AND ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT

considering that the Vallone delle Cime Bianche benefits from European environmental protection (Glacial Environments of the Monte Rosa Group), which provides for the exclusion of new infrastructures.

Unforgettable experiences in Alagna Valsesia

An unforgettable experience: reaching the summit of Punta Gnifetti to admire the imposing panorama that stretches to above the clouds at an altitude of over 4,000 metres. A magnificent view sweeping from the Maritime Alps to the Bernese Oberland. Wake up at the crack of dawn, have breakfast at the refuge and set off across the Lys glacier towards the grandiose peak: Punta Gnifetti. A walk to see a dream come true.

The Alagna Valsesia ski resort in summer

Alagna Valsesia offers a wide range of activities in summer. Alagna is a place made to be discovered by cycling or, if you prefer, trekking. You can discover the best itineraries and practice mountain biking in dreamy places. Alternatively, saddle up your horse, get on the back and start riding! Enjoy the warm rays of the sun and a breeze of fresh air as the magnificent mountain scenery of Monte Rosa unfolds before you.

If you are looking for more extreme and exciting sports, the resort offers a thousand ways to satisfy your thirst for adventure on the water: rafting, kayaking and canyoning. There is no shortage of climbing and via ferrata activities.

Hotels in Alagna Valsesia

Family Hotel Mirtillo Rosso ****

Located in Riva Valdobbia, Mirtillo Rosso Family Hotel is just 3 km from Alagna Valsesia Ski Resort. It offers free Wi-Fi, a restaurant, children’s playground, terrace and ski storage room. Rooms are equipped with everything you need for comfort. The hotel is also ideally located for skiing and offers bicycle and car rental.

Indren Hus ***

Indren Hus is 500 metres from the ski lifts of the Alagna Valsesia ski area and offers panoramic views of Monte Rosa and Valsesia. It features a relaxation area with sauna and a large garden with plenty of sun loungers in summer. The rooms are fully equipped and overlook Monte Rosa. An Italian breakfast is served every morning and the restaurant is open for lunch and dinner. Free Wi-Fi is available in public areas. Parking is free and the town’s main attractions are 300 metres away.

Hotel Montagna Di Luce ***

Located in Pedemonte, Albergo Montagna Di Luce offers free Wi-Fi throughout the building, a ski storage room, a restaurant and a bar. Rooms offer mountain views and are fully equipped. The à la carte restaurant serves typical Italian cuisine. A breakfast of local products is served daily. The Montagna di Luce is 500 metres from the ski lifts of the Alagna Valsesia ski area, where you can rent ski equipment.

Skiing in Alagna Valsesia: the highlights of the ski area

  • The ski resort has state-of-the-art ski lifts that avoid long waits and CO2 emissions.
    Hotels near the ski resort have a ski warden for added comfort.
  • The resort is famous for its freeride circuits, which are ideal for free-style enthusiasts, with snow parks, half-pipes and special areas for parendissage.