Alagna Ski Resort

Alagna is a small, traditional Italian village with a big reputation for offering some of the best powder and off piste in Italy, making the area an expert skier or boarder’s paradise.

Alagna has over 2000m of lift served vertical and some serious off piste terrain, linked to Gressoney and Champoluc in the Monterosa Ski Area. On piste however, the two ends of the ski area are 17km apart so skiing the pistes from one end to the other and back gives a real sense of travel. Back in town, the old wooden buildings and quiet streets make Alagna one of the most picturesque of all Italian ski resorts, especially when the spectacular scenery of the Monterosa massif (including the Alps’ second highest peak) is added into the equation.

With such accessible off piste, its no surprise that Alagna is a Ski Club Freshtracks favourite. This winter we have six trips heading out to the resort, so why not join us and explore everything this fantastic resort has to offer?

Our Alagna Resort Ratings

  • Beginner ★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆
  • Intermediate ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆
  • Advanced ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
  • Snow Reliability ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
  • Fast Lifts ★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆
  • Resort Activities ★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆
  • Après ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆
  • Value ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
Pros

Access to incredible off piste terrain

Huge vertical and lots of skiing above 2500m

Part of the vast Monterosa ski area and its 132km of linked slopes

Cons

Upper mountain can close and be bleak in bad weather

Tough mountain for beginners or early intermediates

Village is quiet and there’s not a great deal to do off the slopes

Alagna Skiing and Snowboarding

There is a small beginner zone in the Alagna valley at Wold, but this really is a resort for intermediates upwards. Fans of piste skiing will enjoy the gentle blues at Cimalegna and the long reds down into Gressoney. For more confident intermediates, attempting to get all the way to Champoluc is well worth it, just watch out for the steeper black G6 into Gressoney – in bad snow conditions it may be worth downloading the gondola to get across towards Champoluc.

It is for advanced and expert skiers and boarders that this resort really comes into its own however. The jewel in the crown is Punta Indren, where long off piste runs drop down over 1000m. Hiring a mountain guide or joining a Ski Club Freshtracks holiday here will ensure you make the most of the terrain, which expands into a vast playground if you have a set of touring skins. Another bonus here is that the snow often remains untracked for longer – crowds are almost unheard of.

  • Total Pistes: 132km
  • Blue: 17%
  • Red: 72%
  • Black: 11%
  • Additional Ski Routes: 5km
  • Lifts: 20
  • Altitude: 1212m – 3275m

Alagna Piste Map

The local area map can be downloaded here.

Alagna Resort

A small hamlet, Alagna sits on the far eastern fringes of the Monterosa ski area, in the next valley over from Gressoney. Comprised of old wooden buildings, a pretty church and quiet streets, it feel distinctly different from the conventional ski resort and instead it oozes traditional Italian charm, with great food and hospitality on offer.

Season Dates

16th November - 3rd May 2020 dependant on snow.

 

How to get to Alagna

Milan Malpensa is just under two hours away from Alagna, whilst the city’s other airport, Linate, lies on the other side of the city – the drive takes around two and a half hours, depending on traffic. Turin airport is also around two and a half hours away.

  • Milan Malpensa airport: 2 hours
  • Milan Linate airport: 2.5 hours
  • Turin airport: 2.5 hours

Alagna Contact Details

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