Crevacol Ski Resort

Crevacol- the small Aosta valley ski resort that skis bigger than most!
Crevacol ski resort rite of passage - backcountry return on the roof of the Grand St Bernard Pass motorway.
Crevacol ski resort base area juxtaposed against glorious mountains & am elevated motorway.
Skiing Crevacol.
Upper chairlift at Crevacol.
Typical Crevacol skier linking delizioso powder turns.
A broad area of backcountry at Crevacol has sensational larch tree skiing.
Beginners get to use the conveyor for free at Crevacol.
Crevacol ski resort off-piste.
Two restaurants & bars are superbly located mid mountain at Crevacol.
Crevacol lower (& slower) chair & obligatory powder turns!
Ski it all at Crevacol - perfect piste.
Off-piste Crevacol powder.
Easy beginner slope at Crevacol.
Intermediate piste trail at Crevacol.
Advanced Crevacol groomer with a lightning fast 'head ducking' finish.
Crevacol is just south of the Grand St Bernard Pass to Switzerland & Verbier.
Alpine backcountry routes start from behind the summit chair at Crevacol.
Nearest accommodation to Crevacol is in St Leonard.
Get on the roof &ski, push, slide & crawl to Crevacol anyway you can!

Crevacol Ski Resort

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  • Vertical (m)
    1640m – 2450m (810m)
  • Average Snow Fall
    8m+
  • Lifts (3)
    2 Chairs
  • Ski Hours
    December to mid April
    9:00am to 4:30pm
  • Terrain Summary
    Runs - 20km
    Longest run – 6+ km
    Advanced - 14%
    Intermediate - 51%
    Beginner - 35%
  • Lift Prices (Day Ticket 18/19)
    Adult - €25 to 29
    Child - €17.50 to 20.50
    Child u/8yr - Free

Crevacol Ski Resort Italy

Crevacol ski resort, north of Aosta, is a Powderhounds secret stash with a feature unique in the world of skiing - a return 'trail' via the roof of an elevated major roadway.

Crevacol resort's base is hemmed in by a bend in the Gran San Bernardo (Grand St Bernard) Pass road to Switzerland & Verbier. Whilst this provides some visually challenging elements, in the end, the road delivers unsurpassed return access from a powder laden backcountry that we are sure could not have been further from the minds of the engineers that build it. Road users - one; skiers - one; visual amenity - nil!!

Skiing at Crevacol reminds one that bigger is not necessarily better & that having fun sliding on snow does not have to cost the world. On a powder day, you will love it

Pros & Cons for Crevacol Ski Resort

Pros

  • High base area with reliable snow;
  • Fantastic backcountry ski access and return;
  • Very good range of piste trails for beginners and intermediates;
  • Excellent options for advanced riders seeking powder, including tree skiing;
  • Uncrowded, no lift lines;
  • Awesome value for money on a powder day;
  • Free learn to ski conveyor in base area;
  • Ski in ski out lodging option.

Cons

  • Limited terrain for multiple days within the resort;
  • Limited to non-existent public transport access;
  • Some inbounds off piste is low angle.

Pro or Con Depending On Your Perspective

  • Base doesn’t see the sun in mid winter (the car park can be a skating rink, but it is cold, so the snow stays…….cold!);
  • The elevated roadway is ugly (but so useful!);
  • Only 1 accommodation option in the resort.
  • Limited après.

Crevacol Skiing & Snowboarding Terrain

The ample skiable vertical of 800m is more than adequately served by the two well positioned chairlifts. From the top, the options are many. Inbounds piste trails for beginners and particularly intermediates, are fun, rolling runs that are as fast or slow as one desires. Trails wind through trees in the mid area. One marked advanced trail out wide to skiers’ right highlights skinning and backcountry options as well as being a rollicking joy in its own right. All the runs to the base go under the elevated roadway - a surreal experience. Can be difficult stopping oneself from ducking one’s head.

Off-piste, freeride and backcountry options are excellent from the top lift station. Untouched bowls, safe ridges and light forest to the north and east of the resort all end with a return via the roof of the elevated roadway – a unique experience in the world of skiing. A bit of a push, but who cares. Note that we imagine going onto the roadway is probably not strictly allowed, but as they say, when in Rome…..

See the incredibly understated & relatively non-descript Crevacol ski trail map here.

Where is Crevacol, Italy?

The Crevacol ski resort is only 31km NW of Aosta on the excellent SS27 road(35min drive) and 16km south of the Grand San Bernardo Pass (which leads to Switzerland). Crevacol is close to the small village of Saint-Rhémy and 52km by road south of Verbier in Switzerland. Public transport is so limited to Crevacol that we do not view it as a viable transport option.

The closest airports to Crevacol include Milan, Turin & Geneva. Turin only serves flights from within Europe & the UK.

Due to the difficult nature of public transport to the Crevacol ski resort, we recommend travel is best by rental car. If one is not up to driving, we recommend looking at a private transfer, particularly if in a group of 3 or more people.

Search & book all local & airport transfers to Crevacol here.

Crevacol Accommodation

There are three main accommodation options when skiing Crevacol. One is on the mountain in the only ski-in ski-out lodgings. The other is in nearby villages like Saint-Rhémy or Etroubles. The third is in the Aosta valley .Given that public transport to the resort is nearly non existent, having a car allows for easy day trips from the greater Aosta valley. Lodgings near Aosta are many & varied. The closer one gets to Crevacol, the more limited the hotel & guesthouse options get.

Search & book all Crevacol ski accommodation here.

More information about this European ski resort is coming soon. We hesitate because it is too good & we don't want to say too much. While we ponder some more, you can mull over the ridiculously understated Crevacol ski trail map here.

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