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Visitor reviews for Gressoney-la-Trinite Ski Resort

Gressoney-la-Trinite Ratings

Overall: 3.9. Based on 20 votes and 31 reviews. Vote

Snowsure: 4.1

(1) Occasionally gets enough snow for skiing, (2) is often closed due to a lack of snow, (3) occasionally suffers from a lack of snow, (4) rarely suffers from a lack of snow, (5) Gressoney-la-Trinite is snowsure even in the poorest seasons.

Variety of pistes: 4.7

(1) The ski runs are featureless and unvaried, (3) the ski runs are varied but not extensive enough for a week, (5) Gressoney-la-Trinite has diverse and interesting pistes including forests and high alpine terrain.

Off-piste: 4.8

(1) No off-piste worth mentioning, (2) off piste is out-of-bounds, (3) some varied offpiste that stays fresh for one or two days, (5) a vast array of off-piste routes that can stay untracked for several days.

Scenery: 4.7

(1) An ugly resort in a bland setting, (3) average mountain views and resort, (5) a spectacular setting and a beautiful / historic resort town.

Access: 4.1

(1) At least one overnight stop, (2) requires a whole day, (3) requires more than half a day – you may have time for a few turns (4) arrive by lunchtime and ski all afternoon, (5) there is a main airport within an hour of Gressoney-la-Trinite.

Public Transport: 3.7

(1) There are no buses or taxis to Gressoney-la-Trinite, (3) there are slow or infrequent buses / trains available, (5) getting to the resort is easy with frequent bus / train connections.

Accommodation: 3.9

(1) No places to stay in/near Gressoney-la-Trinite, (3) a few places to stay in the resort, (5) a wide variety of accommodation suitable to suit all budgets.

Cheap Rooms: 3.7

(1) No budget accommodation available, (3) just one or two hostels so book ahead, (5) several cheap hostels and pensions available.

Luxury Hotels: 3.2

(1) No luxury accommodation available, (3) just one or two luxury hotels so book ahead, (5) several up-market hotels in Gressoney-la-Trinite.

Ski in/Ski out: 4.3

(1) The ski area is located far from any accommodation, (3) a free ski bus takes you to the ski area in a short trip, (5) Ski-in ski-out accommodation is available.

Childcare: 3.3

(1) There are no child care facilities at Gressoney-la-Trinite, (5) the resort has excellent child-care facilities including at least one reasonably priced creche.

Snowmaking: 4.1

(1) Gressoney-la-Trinite relies entirely on natural snow, (3) there are just a few snow cannons, (5) there are snowmaking facilities on all pistes.

Snow Grooming: 4.7

(1) There are no snow groomers at Gressoney-la-Trinite, (3) occasionally some pistes are left ungroomed and in a poor state, (5) all the runs at Gressoney-la-Trinite are groomed daily.

Shelter: 3.4

(1) there is nowhere to ski when it is windy or visibility is bad and lifts often shut, (3) there are some trees for poor visibility but main lifts sometimes close, (5) Gressoney-la-Trinite is mostly in forest where you can ski in flat-light and windy days, lifts rarely close.

Nearby options: 3.4

(1) If snow conditions are poor at Gressoney-la-Trinite, it will be poor everywhere nearby, (3) there are good alternatives within an hours drive, (5) other locations on the same lift pass provide a rich variety of snowsure ski conditions.

Regional rating: 4.1

(1) Gressoney-la-Trinite usually has poor snow conditions compared to other resorts in region, (3) has average conditions for the region, (5) usually has the best snow conditions in the region.

Lift Staff: 4.5

(1) The staff at Gressoney-la-Trinite are rude or unhelpful, (5) lift staff at Gressoney-la-Trinite are pleasant, cheerful and eager to help.

Crowds/Queues: 4.3

(1) the resort is always busy and there are usually long lift queues, (3) it is quiet apart from occasional weekends and school holidays, (5) it is uncrowded and lift queues are very rare.

Ski Schools: 4.4

(1) No ski schools available, (2) one or two ski schools but local language only, (3) a few ski schools but book early for multi-lingual instructors, (4) plenty of ski schools and multi-lingual instructors available, (5) excellent ski schools with friendly multi-lingual ski instructors.

Hire and Repairs: 4.3

(1) Nothing can be sourced, not even ski-wax or ptex. (3) there are some ski shops but rentals need to be booked in advance, (5) good quality ski equipment can be purchased or hired and overnight repairs are possible.

Beginners: 2.9

(1) Beginners can only watch others ski and snowboard, (3) a few gentle slopes but beginners will get bored in less than a week, (3) Vast areas of gentle terrain.

Intermediates: 4.5

(1) No intermediate terrain at Gressoney-la-Trinite, (3) intermediate skiers will get bored after a few days, (5) vast areas of cruising runs.

Advanced: 4.8

(1) Nothing for advanced skiers and snowboarders, (3) enough steep terrain for a few days with some good offpiste, (5) Enough steep terrain and offpiste areas to entertain advanced skiers for at least a week.

Snow Park: 2.5

(1) Not even a kicker at Gressoney-la-Trinite, (3) average sized park quite well looked after, (5) huge park area and expertly crafted pipes, jumps and boardercross trails.

Cross-country: 3.7

(1) There is nowhere to go for cross-country skiing around Gressoney-la-Trinite, (3) there are some cross country trails available, (5) the area features many spectacular and well maintained cross-country trails.

Luge/Toboggan: 2.1

(1) No designated luge or toboggan runs, (3) there are toboggan runs that open quite often, (5) Gressoney-la-Trinite has long and well maintained luge / toboggan facilities suitable for all ages.

Mountain Dining: 4.6

(1) Nowhere to buy food by the pistes, (3) some places to eat up on the mountain but they are often busy and expensive, (5) there is a variety of excellent mountain eateries right next to the slopes to suit all budgets.

Eating: 3.8

(1) Bring your own food, there isn't even a shop. (5) A wide variety of places to eat and drink in the resort, from fast food to fancy restaurants.

Apres-Ski: 2.8

(1) Nothing to do, not even a bar, (3) there are a few bars in the resort but nothing special, (5) clubs and bars stay open until very late and have a friendly atmosphere.

Other Sports: 2.6

(1) No sports facilities at all apart from ski lifts, (3) resort has just a small public swimming pool, (5) resort has all kinds of sports facilities, including a full-size swimming pool.

Entertainment: 2.5

(1) Besides the snow and walking there is nothing to do here, (3) the non-skier will find things to do for few days but may become bored after a week, (5) the resort area is a fascinating place to visit, regardless of winter sports.

Winter Walks: 3.7

(1) Very limited walking and no snowshoe trails, (3) a couple of designated scenic walking/snowshoe trails, (5) extensive and diverse winter walking trails for all abilities.

Ski Pass Value: 4.4

(1) A 1 week ski pass is overpriced compared to the number of lifts available, (3) the ski pass is averagely priced and covers a reasonable number of lifts, (5) ski passes are excellent value for money and cover a lot of lifts spanning a big area.

Value (National): 4.2

(1) Overall, Gressoney-la-Trinite is one of the most expensive ski resorts in the country and not worth the money, (3) overall represents average value for money, (5) overall offers the best value resort in the country.

Value (Global): 4.6

(1) Overall, Gressoney-la-Trinite is one of the most expensive ski resorts in the world, (3) overall it offers pretty average value for money compared to resorts from other countries, (5) internationally the resort offers excellent value for money.

Show all 35 ratings

December 01, 2004
MacKnee from Ski United Kingdom United Kingdom
Keep the secret. Great mountain scenery, long empty runs, efficient lifts, lots of off-piste for all standards. What more could you want? Apres ski is a bit tame--no, it is non existent.
May 14, 2005
John Houghton from Ski United Kingdom United Kingdom
Shouldn't really talk about this awsome powder mecca, but i've kept quite now for to many years! Other like minded mountain boys and girls need to know about the addrenlin filled tall peaks of the Monta Rosa. Ok, so theres not much night life, but after a day in this mountain range you'll be in bed by 9pm! Experience the superbly relaxed typically Italian 'freeride paradise', making chamonix look like a tea party! I've been skiing back country for the last 20 years, and Gress for me has it all, none of your 'you can't go here, and you 'cant go there', fresh tracks still available after three days! Great value, very experienced friendly local guides with the right attitude (recommended) Completely looney Italian helicopter pilots who don't mind a bit of wind! Plenty of very high quality accomadation at the right price up down the valley. Oh well, i suppose the cat is out of the bag now, but i'll keep quite about the Gressoney couloirs, roll on next winter!
November 05, 2005
Max Manganello from Ski Italy Italy
That's right!!! Gressoney is a wonderfull place! I say so because I come from there... yes I am a Gressoney guy but now I spend a lot of time in UK. I organise ski holidays to Gressoney, Champoluc and Alagna for the Brits (not only). If you want to ski in these beautiful European undiscovered jewels check www.skiwithmax.com and I will be delighted to help you. Ciao for now.
February 19, 2006
Justin Case from Ski United Kingdom United Kingdom
The whole Monte Rosa area is just horrible. Nasty outdated lifts that have a habit of knocking you of your feet as you dismount, inept snow grooming and a useless piste map, expensive and crappy food served with a snarl, zero night life and unfriendly, vicious locals... just stay away. You will hate skiing here! Go to Suze!
February 26, 2006
Steve from Ski United Kingdom United Kingdom
Perhaps Justin is used to the likes of St Morritz or Chamonix where queuing and partying is part of the lifestyle choice. For the rest of us, Gressoney is a traditional resort with excellent skiing spread over three resorts and four mountain slopes. Good selection of beginners to difficult slopes as well as loads of friendly off-piste. Have not had to queue more than a couple of minutes even on a busy Sunday. Having been to other parts of Italy, France and Switzerland in the past, I am returning next week for the third year here and cannot fault the peacefulness of the location or the friendliness of the locals, including the ski school, which is as excellent as you'd expect in Italy.
March 30, 2006
Graham Ellis from Ski United Kingdom United Kingdom
Just come back from a 4 day snowboarding break. Stayed in Residence Hotel Valverde. Excellent hotel, adjacent Jolanda lift, ride right back to hotel. Snowboarding here is superb, plenty of intermediate & advanced level slopes & easily accesible off-piste, flat sections nowhere near as bad as Trois Vallees. Village is very small with no nightlife except for hotel bars, but that isn't what I go for. I'm surprised at Justin's comments, especially about the lifts, lots of them had magic carpets to help you on, and the locals were extremely helpful, even though my Italian is limited. To sum it up, if you're a decent skier or boarder & want an unspoilt resort, but are not into nightlife, this place is for you!
March 09, 2007
Bernard Roberts from Ski United Kingdom United Kingdom
I am only glad to hear Justin's comments if it keeps some people away from this jewel of a resort. As others say; non-existent night-life. We have been four times and have had varying snow conditions but great skiing. Very friendly people. The skiing to Alagna and Champoluc is as good as Alpine skiing gets. Our one wish for improvement is a chair to cross the road and car park at Stafal but maybe the less developed the less of the Justins. We are back in a fortnight.
March 23, 2008
laura thedy from Ski Italy Italy
Yestarday in Gressoney La Trinite' 25 cm fresh snow ! Ciao Laura
November 16, 2008
sam from Ski United Kingdom United Kingdom
This was the best weeks skiing I have had in a while. The slopes where empty, lifts where empty and the food was awesome. Go if you can.
November 26, 2008
Azzurra Thedy from Ski Italy Italy
2 meters of snow on the top and very good condition on the bottom. Perfect temperature and big sunshine. Breathtaking freeride... this year it is a paradise!!!!