I hope this blog post finds you well. It appears I have become the unofficial walking talking tourist board of the Aosta Valley and I am fine with it. I thought I didn’t want anyone to know about the hidden gems on the valley or why the Aosta Valley has been secretly attracting the worlds best free-riders, under the radar, allowing them to enjoy the ore-inspiring natural beauty, food, culture and endless free ride possibilities.
Gressoney is a solid favorite of mine, along with Champoluc and Pila these small, quiet and undisturbed resorts offer everything a freerider would want. We want peace, we want a no queue lift system and we want terrain in abundance- if these items are on your checklist then Gressoney is the place for you!
“Based at the center of the Monterosa ‘three valleys’, Gressoney is actually two villages: Gressoney-La-Trinité and Gressoney-Saint-Jean. Champoluc and Alagna are also part of the Monterosa ski circuit, a large network of lifts and pistes, and some great off-piste terrain. Despite its excellent ski area, all three resorts are unspoiled and quiet, with a friendly, authentic Italian ambiance. As such, Monterosa is considered by many to be one of Europe’s best kept secrets. – See more at: http://aosta-valley.co.uk/destinations/gressoney/#sthash.KXIi7r1i.dpuf”
Visit this link too for more info on booking and why this should be on your holiday hit list whatever your ability in freeride: http://aosta-valley.co.uk/destinations/gressoney/