Chamois Ski Resort

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Chamois has great trails for beginners & intermediates.
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Chamois ski resort.
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Chamois is Italy's only car free village.
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Chamois Ski Resort

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  • Chamois Ski Trail Map
  • Vertical (m)
    1,800m – 2,500m (1,090m)
  • Average Snow Fall
  • Lifts (7)
    1 Cable car (access only)
    3 Chairlifts
  • Ski Hours
    Early Dec to early April
    8:45am - 4:40pm
  • Terrain Summary
    Runs – 18km
    Longest run – 5km
    Advanced - 0%
    Intermediate - 88%
    Beginner - 12%
  • Lift Pass Prices (Day Ticket 18/19)
    Adult - €20 to 26
    Child - €14 to 18.50
    Child u/8yr - Free

Chamois Ski Resort Italy

Chamois is a delightful, traditional ski resort sitting high above the Valle d'Aosta on the road to Cervinia. The Chamois ski lifts may be old and a tad slow, but if that is a problem, you have missed the point of visiting Chamois.

Chamois is Italy's only car free village and is linked to the rest of the world via a cable car from the town of Buisson. Its stunning location perched on a precipitous cliff above the valley is perfect on a sunny day for pleasant skiing, quiet contemplation, delicious food & a few tasty spritzers & negroni.

Summary of Pros & Cons for Chamois Ski Resort


  • Beautiful village and ski resort area;
  • Good range of trails for learners to intermediates;
  • Fun off piste and interesting backcountry terrain;
  • Sensational views on a clear day;
  • Uncrowded, no lift lines;
  • Excellent value for money;
  • Several après ski options;
  • Ski in ski out accommodation available;
  • Some great food on the mountain.


  • Old & slow lift system;
  • Limited piste terrain for longer stays;
  • No advanced piste trails.

Pro or Con (depending on your perspective!)

  • Small ski resort;
  • Majority of ski terrain south facing and sunny, but above 1800m;
  • Quiet village, isolated location.

Chamois Skiing & Snowboarding Terrain

One does not journey to Chamois with the expectation of a mega sized, ultra-modern skiing area. Chamois is about a genteel snow experience lathered in local tradition. That said, the ski terrain has enough intermediate piste, plus off-piste alpine meadows & even tree skiing to soak some sweat into one's thermals! You will generally have the resort to yourself - crowds are unknown at Chamois. See the Chamois ski trail map here.

Whilst the lift pass does not include the cable car up from Buisson, skiing at Chamois is very cheap. Once on the hill, the ski lifts serving the 700m vertical are a series of 'romantic' chairs - slow enough to get to know your fellow passenger intimately on the journey up. A small beginner & learn-to-ski area with surface conveyors & tows is mid mountain, but Chamois is essentially for intermediates.

Where is Chamois, Italy?

The gorgeous village of Chamois is positioned high above the town of Buisson on the road to Cervinia in the Valle d’Aosta. A cable car links Chamois to the valley at Buisson.

The cable car valley station at Buisson is 16km south of Breuil Cervinia and 12km north of Châtillon and the main Aosta Valley. By road, Aosta is 26km west and Turin 100km to the south.

Gateway airports are Turin, Milan Malpensa and Geneva. Private transfer from the airport can be the most cost effective & efficient mode of transport to the area, especially if in a group of 3 or more people. Search & book airport transfers to Buisson here.

Public train & bus transport is available but can be convoluted. Chamois (Buisson) is easy to reach by car, particularly from Turin or Milan. Parking is available at the valley cable car station in Buisson.

Chamois Accommodation

The Chamois village comprises a few rifugio, hotel & guesthouse/pension options. A night in the village is a magical experience away from the hustle & bustle below. The village of Buisson in the valley is the obvious alternative, as are Cervinia/Valtournenche & Châtillon.

Search & book all Chamois ski accommodation here.

More Reasons to Visit Chamois

One might get the impression that Chamois ski resort made an impression on the Powderhounds. Very true. It was not just about the skiing or the snow. The combination of this pleasant village in its outstanding location experienced with friends, food & drink on a sunny day just reminds you what skiing is all about. Feelings of bliss & contentment. Visit Chamois, even if its for half a day. it'll be the best half day you have in a while.

Tours in or near Chamois

Safari (Road Trip) Tours

Monterosa Ski Safari
8 Days | 7 Nights | 6 Skiing Days
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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USD 2,029
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