Christmas Day/Boxing Day Snow in Champoluc

As predicted, there was a bit of snow in Champoluc over Christmas Day and Boxing Day. At least 60 centimeters fell on Boxing Day at 1,600 metres with a massive 2 metres of snow reported at 3,300 metres above the Alagna Valley!

Snow forecast for Champoluc

With the start of the ski season in the Monterosa area less than 2 weeks away, we have been anxiously watching the snow forecast for Champoluc and the surrounding area. After the fantastic conditions we had last year, we are hoping for more of the same!

There has been some light snowfall over the last week, but this week is really where it’s at, with heavy snowfall predicted today.  Temperatures over the week will drop to a minimum of -8 on Thursday, with the heaviest snowfall of 38cm’s expected.

Within the next 9 days, we are hoping for at least 64cm’s and we should be able to enjoy excellent skiing conditions for the first weekend of the season. Watch it as it happens on our webcam, this is the view along the main street in the village and onwards to the mountains of the Monterosa range beyond.

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World Snow Awards 2013

World-Snow-Awards-Commended-Award-2013-290x300The World Snow Awards 2013 recognised companies, brands and organisations across the industry who deserved to be rewarded for their excellence in providing service to the snowsports public. The winners were chosen by a panel of leading ski and snowboard experts and by reader votes. The awards ceremony was held at the Broadway Members Club on the 1st November.

We are very pleased to have been Highly Commended in the World Snow Awards 2013 in the ‘Specialist Tour Operator’ category, after being shortlisted in last year’s awards.

To have our hard work acknowledged by such an influential award within the Snowsports industry is very encouraging.

Our congratulations go to all the award winners, and especially to Olympic ski racer siblings Martin and Graham Bell. The brothers were jointly awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award for Outstanding Contribution to UK Snowsports at the second annual awards ceremony in London.

As a privately-owned, established operator (now in our 14th season), we pride ourselves in the high standard of service that we offer to our clients, but it is always good to have this commitment rewarded.

We’ve  invested substantially in the facilities that we offer in resort again this year with a much larger crèche (the Ski 2 Penguin Club), another new transfer minibus, new decals on some of our other vehicles and lots of new hire skis and boots.

Regular visitors will also notice other subtle improvements to the packaging for your travel documents and stronger luggage labels.

 

Skiing in Champoluc – Easter 2013

We are gearing up for the Winter ski season in Champoluc, watching this video, sent in to us by Mathew Coyne, just reminds us of what a great ski season last winter was. We are sure this year will be as good!

Mathew’s Gopro video was shot on some of the advances routes around Champoluc and the MonteRosa region.

SKI 2 WINTER GAMES

Thursday 19 December to Monday 23 December 2013

Ski 2 Racing, in association with Snowsport England and the Ski School Champoluc, are pleased to announce the launch of their Ski 2 Winter Games.

 

racing5 days of racing, training and fun for U14, U12 and U10 athletes, ending with an U14 BASS Slalom (stubbies), U14 BASS GS and a Slalom (stubbies) and GS for U12’s and U10’s. Training and racing will take place mornings and afternoons as well as some exciting floodlit night time racing.

Training: There are 3 days of training for GS, Slalom, Jumps, Combi and Speed Skiing. During training, athlete’s performance will be judged and points awarded. These points will be combined with points awarded for racing and will count towards prizes.

Racing: There will be a series of ‘fun’ races. Combi, Speed Skiing, Floodlit Cross Country and a night time dual slalom and parent’s race. Points for these races will be combined with the training points and will count towards prizes.

Sunday 22 December: U14 BASS Slalom (stubbies) U12 and U10 Slalom (stubbies)

Monday 23 December: U14 BASS GS. U12 and U10 GS

Athletes are invited to attend with either their own coaches or can train and race with Ski 2 Racing coaches or Italian Maestri. Athletes can also choose to either participate in the 5 day ‘Winter Games’ or just enter the races on the Sunday and / or Monday.

Further details to follow.

Champoluc has an excellent pre-Christmas snow record. All races (conditions permitting) will be held on the FIS homologated Del Monte piste. The finish area is at 1,980m and has excellent spectator areas and bar/restaurant facilities.

Champoluc is part of the famous Monterosa Ski Area, with 3 valleys of extensive on and off piste ski-ing. Getting there is easy, by road just 1½hrs south of Mont Blanc Tunnel or airports at either Geneva, Milan or Turin.

Contact Simon for more information.