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Gressoney Travel Guide

Gressoney Ski Resort

  • Nearest town: Aosta
  • Resort Altitude (metres): 1223m
  • Ski Season: November - April
  • Mountain Range: The Alps
  • Number of Lifts: 12
  • Highest Lift (metres): 2861m
  • Lowest Lift (metres): 1223m
  • Number of Slopes: 12
  • Snowboarding: yes
  • Cross Country (km): 30km

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General information

There are a number of interesting attractions worth visiting in Aosta, which is near to Gressoney. Some of the attractions found in Aosta include the Arch of Augustus which dates back to 24 B.C. when the Romans founded the town. Another sight worth a visit are the ruins of a Roman theatre that date back to the 1st century B.C. The Gothic Collegiata dei Santi Pietro e Orso, which dates back to the 12th century is one the town's most famous landmarks.

  • Languages: Croatian Italian French German Serbian
  • Temperatures: 3.5°C
  • Driving: Drivers drive on the right-hand side of the road
  • Emergency contact numbers: Police: 112
    All Emergencies: 113
    Fire: 115
    Ambulance: 118
  • Population: 1050
  • Religion: 84% Roman Catholic 6% Jewish 5% Muslim 5% Protestant

Apres-ski

Gressoney has a quiet Apres Ski scene, with St Jean being the more lively resort of the two. There is a nightclub and a few bars, which provide good venues for a fun night out. Both resorts also have a number of excellent restaurants that serve a range of traditional and Italian cuisine. St Jean also has a number of shops that sell almost anything you need, as well as offer equipment for hire. Other than that there isn't much on offer, if you're looking for more entertainment you can head off to Aosta, which is close to Gressoney.

Overview

Gressonay consists of two parts, Trinite and St Jean, both of which have access to the Monterosa Ski area. St Jean is the more beautiful and bigger one of the two, but Trinite is a friendly little resort that has a lot of character. Apres Ski in the area is generally pretty quiet, with St Jean providing more restaurants, shops and accommodation. Gressoney offers some of the best skiing in the Monterosa and the snow is quality quite reliable. There are a number of excellent runs for intermediates, and experts have some excellent off-pistes at Alagna. Beginners have a good choice of runs, but they are spread all over the area and may take some time to get to.

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