Champoluc, lying at 1568m, is a genuine alpine village in the Aosta Valley, West Italian Alps. The heart of the village is an ancient part from the 17th century, a main square and a main road with hotels, shops and apartment houses. Rather than a typical, overcrowded touristic resort, Champoluc is a cozy small town with familiar and easy feelings, where people live all year round. The surrounding valley, called Ayas Valley, is wide and covered by beautiful woods. On all sides of it, like a pearl necklace, lye a dozens of other small beautiful villages, all originated in the Middle Age. The Krämer Thal passed here connecting the Mediterranean with the North of Europe, for trade and commerce.
The mountains around Champoluc and its valley offer spectacular views over the Monte Rosa Massif' 4000 meters peaks including the Matterhorn, a highly developed ski area - Monterosa Ski, a lot of off-pist, ski mountaineering in the wintertime, and a well-developed trail system for all kinds of hiking, trekking and top touring during summer. The twenty fourthousanders of the Monte Rosa with their glaciers and mountain huts are famous among mountaineers from all over the world.