A good-time resort, for those who like their food and wine as much as they enjoy the slopes. Actually, it’s probably the perfect place for a weekend, rather than an entire week.
Although the views over to Mont Blanc are magnificent – one of the most impressive sights in Europe – the skiing is limited to a few red runs for serious skiers, and unless you go off-piste or take in a few other Aosta-Valley resorts, there’s not that much variety.
But there is lots of apres-ski activity to indulge in, whether that’s shopping on the Via Roma, with its oh-soItalian range of delis, interior design shops and fashion boutiques, or partying and eating with some of the most beautifully-dressed skiers you’ll see anywhere.
Either eat up the mountain at Rifugio Maison Vieille or the Hotel Christiania, for pastas and wood-fired pizzas, or indulge in the valleys, at Pierre Alexis (which has a top-notch wine list, as well as regional food) or the gastronomic La Clotz, in Val Ferret, a 15-minute drive from town.