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The city of Aosta has history, mountains and wonderful skiing.
The city of Aosta has history, mountains and wonderful skiing.
The history of Aosta is still visible in its Roman ruins.
The history of Aosta is still visible in its Roman ruins.
Ski powder near Aosta at La Thuile.
Ski powder near Aosta at La Thuile.
The Aosta Valley ends with the stunning Skyway Monte Bianco.
The Aosta Valley ends with the stunning Skyway Monte Bianco.
Ski under Monte Cervino (Matterhorn) at Cervinia in the Aosta.
Ski under Monte Cervino (Matterhorn) at Cervinia in the Aosta.
Ride to Pila ski resort from the centre of town in Aosta.
Ride to Pila ski resort from the centre of town in Aosta.
Ski small but beautiful resorts like Chamois from Aosta.
Ski small but beautiful resorts like Chamois from Aosta.
Discover the secret stashes of Crevacol ski resort from Aosta.
Discover the secret stashes of Crevacol ski resort from Aosta.
Beautiful old town Aosta.
Beautiful old town Aosta.
Shopping in Aosta is full of surprises.
Shopping in Aosta is full of surprises.
Powder skiing from Aosta is world class at Cervinia ski resort.
Powder skiing from Aosta is world class at Cervinia ski resort.
Courmayeur near Aosta is simply brilliant.
Courmayeur near Aosta is simply brilliant.
Freeride skiing at Monterosa is the best in the Aosta and Europe.
Freeride skiing at Monterosa is the best in the Aosta and Europe.
Access summer skiing from Aosta at Cervinia on the Plateau Rosa.
Access summer skiing from Aosta at Cervinia on the Plateau Rosa.
Powder on the flanks of Mont Blanc is accessible from Aosta.
Powder on the flanks of Mont Blanc is accessible from Aosta.
Aosta is replete with historic fortifications in the old town.
Aosta is replete with historic fortifications in the old town.
Enjoy some of Italy's best après ski in the resorts around Aosta.
Enjoy some of Italy's best après ski in the resorts around Aosta.
The Aosta ski resorts also have some Italy's finest cuisine.
The Aosta ski resorts also have some Italy's finest cuisine.
The city of Aosta.
The city of Aosta.
Stay in Aosta and ski the resorts of the Valle d'Aosta.
Stay in Aosta and ski the resorts of the Valle d'Aosta.

Aosta

Surrounded by snow capped mountains, arriving by train at the station near the old town centre, one will see the central bus station diagonally across the road to the right, the ruin of an ancient fortification to the front and the gondola to Pila ski resort heading out of town to the south. Welcome to Aosta, Italy.

Aosta Italy is the capital city of the famed Valle d'Aosta and is surrounded by some of Europe's best ski resorts at nine different locations. Its own sovereign territory for much of history, the Aosta Valley is replete with castles and fortifications, plus Roman ruins, monuments and gates within the city itself. A pleasing mix of great skiing, food and history, Aosta, or one of the smaller nearby towns, makes a wonderful base from which to explore all the region has to offer.

Aosta Skiing & Snowboarding

The Aosta Valley is blessed with a wealth of skiing riches. From huge interlinked resorts to quirky local ski hills that no one has ever heard of, skiing in the Aosta is never dull. Apart from Pila and Courmayeur, all the ski resorts are in side valleys.

Pila is an exceptional north facing, medium sized ski resort with access direct form the Aosta city centre via gondola. Courmayeur is the ritziest of the Valle d’Aosta ski resorts, but like all Italian skiing areas, its style is approachable to everyone and by no means exclusive. Only 30min drive from Aosta, Courmayeur includes the amazing Skyway Monte Bianco with its stunning views and freeride terrain.

Between Pila and Courmayeur is the super fun resort of La Thuile. An excellent choice on a powder day, La Thuile has trails and of piste for all abilities, including tree & heli skiing.

North of Aosta is the Powderhounds secret stash of Crevacol. Its unique feature is the ability to use the roof of the elevated Grand St Bernard Pass Road as a backcountry return trail.

Down the valley north of Chatillon is the Valtournenche, with 3 ski resorts culminating in the well-known Cervinia below the Matterhorn. Two other resorts and the beautiful Chamois and another gentle resort called Torgnon.

Further along the Valle d’Aosta at Verres and Pont St martin the Ayas and Lys valleys head towards the myriad ski resorts that make up the number 1 ski resort for Powderhounds, Monterosa Ski.

Between Verres and Pont St Martin, near the imposing Forte di Bard, the interesting Champorcher ski resort lays south of the valley, secluded from the rest of the world.

For more information see our Aosta Valley Ski Resorts page

Summer Skiing at Cervinia

Cervinia ski resort offers summer glacier skiing from the Plateau Rosa during June to early September. The skiing is limited on the Italian side but more expansive in neighbouring (and lift interlinked) Zermatt.

Heli Skiing in the Aosta Valley

Several heli ski options are available from Aosta, and are the amongst the best, and most numerous in Europe. Operators utilise Cervinia, La Thuile, Courmayeur, several Monterosa Ski locations (including Gressoney la Trinite, Staffal and Alagna), and the Valgrisenche.

Where is Aosta, Italy?

The city of Aosta is in the heart of the Aosta Valley, 133km by road north of Turin, Italy. Main international gateway airports are Milan Malpensa (195km by road) and Geneva (150km by road) in Switzerland. Turin's airport serves some European and UK flight origins.

The E25 motorway (autostrade) runs through the Valle d'Aosta past the city of Aosta, heading west to France via the Mont Blanc Tunnel and east to Turin and Milan.

Aosta is well served by train and bus transport. A railway line from Chivasso (on the Milan - Turin line) terminates at Aosta. A central bus station provides links to ski resorts and villages further afield.

For more information see the Travel to Aosta page.

Nearby Ski Resorts

Two Valle d'Aosta ski resorts are interlinked with international skiing areas. Cervinia is linked with its well known neighbour in Switzerland, Zermatt. Lesser known is the link between La Thuile and the French Tarentaise ski resort La Rosiere.

Outside the Aosta Valley, a couple of major ski resort options are possible, but both have expensive tunnel usage fees to get to them. West in France a short drive from Courmayeur is the ski mecca of Chamonix, whilst north of Aosta is Verbier and a number of smaller Swiss ski resorts. Chamonix is a short journey via the Mont Blanc Tunnel, verbier is via the Grand San Bernard Tunnel.

If driving oneself, be prepared to pay an exorbitant fee for the privilege of transiting the tunnels. Regular bus services make the journey from Courmayeur to Chamonix and can work out cheaper depending on how many are in the group.

Travelling Around Aosta & the Valle d'Aosta Ski Resorts

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Car hire and rental is available at several locations in the Aosta city centre and  near the small local airport.  Ensure the rental is an all wheel drive with snow tyres.

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Aosta Activities

The history of Aosta forms one of the city's great activities. Visiting castles, fortifications, Roman bridges and ruins is fun as well as instructive. Whilst the Aosta town centre has numerous historical structures including the old town walls and towers, Porta Praetoria, Roman theatre and Arch of Augustine, down the valley are a number of castles, forts and other structures worthy of a visit including at Castello di Fenis, Forte di Bard and the Pont St Martin in ....... St Martin!!

Aosta has numerous laneways, nooks and crannies in its old town which hide intriguing shops selling local wares including the traditional wooden 'coppe trattate' communal drinking vessels.

For more information see the Aosta Activities page

Ski Tours in or near Aosta

Safari (Road Trip) Tours
Monterosa Ski Safari DETAILS
GUIDED OFF-PISTE ADVENTURE
8 Days | 7 Nights | 6 Skiing Days
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USD 2,066
Ability: Strong Intermediate to Expert
This guided tour takes in some of Italy & Switzerland's iconic alpine ski areas (Zermatt, Cervinia, Monterosa) in the upper valleys of the Monte Rosa massif among 4,000m peaks such as the Matterhorn. Join a "fixed date" tour or get your own group of 4+ together for a custom tour.
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Chamonix Mont Blanc Powder Skiing Safari DETAILS
GUIDED OFF-PISTE ADVENTURE
8 Days | 7 Nights | 6 Days Skiing
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Ability: Strong Intermediate to Expert
Ski off-piste for 6 days around Mont Blanc, discovering the largest glacial ski area in Europe. Ski descents of between 1500 and 2800m in virgin snow via the most beautiful summits and passes in Chamonix France and near Courmayeur Italy. Join the "fixed date" tour or get your own group of 4+ together for a custom tour.
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