Recommend Gressoney in winter

Winter sports, must-see places, activities for the whole family, and tips for all kinds of weather!

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First time in the Gressoney Valley? Or simply lacking ideas? Don't worry! Let yourself be inspired by our selection of tips and suggestions for your trip.

Whether you love skiing or snowboarding, looking for places of interest or activities to do with the family, we have everything you need. Get ready to explore the wonders of our mountains! In this section you will find:           

  • The most beautiful downhill and cross-country ski trails
  • Ski mountaineering trails 
  • Places of interest
  • What to do in bad weather
  • Family activities
  • Tips for more days and more activities

The ski slopes not to be missed:

  1. The Leonardo David slope in Weissmatten: a slope repeatedly named among the most beautiful and challenging in Italy, with two beautiful walls, one of which is illuminated even at night, and homologated for international Giant Slalom and Slalom competitions. In recent years, it has hosted the training sessions of the World Cup national teams of France, Canada, Spain and Switzerland. A slope for expert skiers that will give you great emotions.
  2. The Gabiet-Salati slope: in the main Monterosa Ski area, it is the slope on the slope leading to Valsesia, a moderately demanding slope with spectacular views and plenty of sun in the afternoon.
  3. The cross-country track at Gressoney Saint Jean: 25 km of beaten tracks with different difficulties and gradients, immersed in the most beautiful larch and evergreen forests with a ski school offering courses for all levels. A complete sport that will help you maintain the best physical and mental shape through the splendid sensations you will experience immersed in the uncontaminated nature of Gressoney.
Passo dei Salati

Passo dei Salati

Pista Leonardo David Weissmatten

Pista Leonardo David Weissmatten

Pista di Fondo Gressoney Saint Jean

Pista di Fondo Gressoney Saint Jean

Places of interest:

  1. The centre of Gressoney Saint Jean: Visit the picturesque historical centre of the village of Gressoney Saint Jean, where you can immerse yourself in the local culture, visit the characteristic shops and enjoy traditional delicacies.
  2. The centre of Gressoney La Trinitè : Visit the small historic centre of the village of Gressoney La Trinitè, from where the Punta Jolanda chairlift connects the centre of the village with the main Monterosa ski area, you will find little restaurants where you can sample Gressoney specialities.
  3. Mont Mars Nature Reserve: Explore the nature reserve at Fontainemore, where you can venture out on snowshoe or cross-country skiing trails. You can admire enchanting views and breathe in the fresh mountain air amidst its forests.
Gressoney Saint Jean

Valle di Gressoney

In town

Gressoney Saint Jean

Altitude: 1385 m

Villa Margherita 1, 11025 Gressoney-Saint-Jean AO

Gressoney La Trinité

Valle di Gressoney

In town

Gressoney La Trinité

Altitude: 1635 m


Valle di Gressoney

In town


Altitude: 760 m

What to do in case of bad weather:

  1. Walser Museum: Take advantage of a rainy day to visit the Walser Museum, where you can discover and learn more about the history and culture of the Gressoney Valley.
  2. Wellness: Relax and pamper yourself in one of the wellness centers the facilities have to offer. You can enjoy treatments, spas, rejuvenating saunas and relaxing massages. 
  3. Savoia Castle: Good or bad weather, a stop at Savoy Castle is a must. A blend of Art Noveau and Neo-Gothic, it is located in Gressoney-Saint-Jean in a panoramic position within a park, a veritable forest, that also houses a botanical garden
  4. Fortress of Bard: Visit the most iconic fortress in the Aosta Valley; its interior houses local and international art galleries.
  5. Cinema & Sports: When it rains there is nothing better than relaxing on the sofa reading a book or watching a good movie. That is why during the summer you can see the latest releases on the big screen. Besides movies, inside the Sport Hause, you can enjoy a variety of activities; from swimming to climbing, basketball to volleyball, squash to fitness.
Forte di Bard

Fortress of Bard

The most impressive military construction in the Aosta Valley
Ecomuseo Walser

Walser Ecomuseum

A Journey to Discover the Traditions and Habits of Walser Culture

Wellness & Relax

Wellness Oasis in Gressoney: Regenerate mind and body in the Alps
Gressoney Sport Haus

Gressoney Sport Haus

A multifunctional structure for sports
Gressoney Castello

Savoia Castle

Queen Margherita's mansion with Monte Rosa view

Family activities:

  1. Fontainemore Adventure Park: A little adrenaline, a lot of fun, and then lianas, Tibetan bridges, and zip lines are the ingredients that the Fontainemore Adventure Park offers to anyone who wants to spend a day of fun.
  2. Hike with nature guide: Book a hike with an experienced nature guide who will make the experience, even more, engaging for your children by providing interesting information about the local fauna and flora. 
  3. Horseback Riding: In the picturesque Gressoney Valley, horseback riding is a passion that is intertwined with the beauty of the mountain landscapes. Children will have the opportunity to be taken, riding friendly Ponies, through a fun excursion around the beautiful Gover Lake and perhaps do some petting with the older horses.

Tips for multiple days and multiple activities:


  1. The Sentieri del Lys: Plan a multi-day hike through the entire Gressoney Valley. From the Vigne di Donnas to the foot of Monte Rosa, each stage is unique. You will discover the various alpine huts along the way to spend the night and continue the adventure the next morning.
  2. Baptism of the 4000s: Thanks to the Indren station, you can climb up to 4000 meters in a day, such as an ascent to Punta Giordani and the Vincent Pyramid. 
  3. Visit neighboring towns: If you have more time on your hands, plan a visit to neighboring towns to discover the different facets of the region and enjoy traditional foods. 

We hope these tips have inspired you to discover the wonders of the Lys Valley! For more information or to plan your vacation, rely on the Consorzio Gressoney Monte Rosa to enjoy your stay and have an unforgettable experience in the Alps!

Consorzio Turistico Gressoney Monterosa

    Tel: +39 0125 356670
    Address: Villa Deslex – 11025 Gressoney-Saint-Jean AO