One of Ski 2’s more unusual hotels in Champoluc, situated just off the Ostafa piste.
Sleeps 14, plus space for 2 extra beds if required. This recently renovated mountain refuge has just 4 bedrooms (1 x double/twin with jacuzzi and room for an extra bed and 3 x twin/doubles – all with en-suite bathroom), plus another 3 bedroom apartment (2 x doubles, neither of which can be separated and 1 x room with bunk beds – all sharing 2 bathrooms, plus a kitchen) in a separate building.
The property has a popular restaurant, normally exclusive to hotel guests in the evening, but frequented by skiers during the day.
It is owned and managed by Jean-Claude and his wife Michela, who used to work as part of the Ski 2 Resort Team. One of our few properties actually situated on the slopes, L’Aroula is in a tiny hamlet of ancient farm buildings about two thirds of the way down the Ostafa piste. Accessed by taking the main gondola up from the village and then the Ostafa gondola onwards to 2,420 metres. From here the red piste winds back down to Crest and L’Aroula can be found tucked off the edge of the piste with views down the valley.
Access to Champoluc village in the evening is possible but requires some planning! The main gondola normally runs every evening at 1800, 1930, 2230 and 2330 hours, allowing guests at L’Aroula to spend time in the village in the evening before returning to the hotel.Please note that it would take 30 minutes to walk down from L’Aroula to the top of the gondola and considerably longer to walk back. The hotel might be able to offer ski-doo transfers between L’Aroula and the top of the main gondola, but this cannot be guranteed.
For those that know the resort, L’Aroula is just below the point where Ostafa II piste fisnishes and joins back with Ostafa I.
Suitable for 2 or 3 families, or a small group of friends looking to escape and spend a week in an authentic mountain refuge, L’Aroula is proving to be very popular with Ski 2 guests.
Because of the location of this property, please call our office prior to booking flights to discuss logistics on your arrival and departure day – there may be an additional supplement for the use of a snowcat to transport you and your luggage between the village and this hotel if you choose to arrive or depart at a time during which the cable car isn’t operating. On your arrival day, most clients take the option of purchasing an afternoon ski pass (the ski pass included in your holiday cost starts on the morning of the day after you arrive), enjoying some ski time and then finishing at the hotel, where they are reunited with their luggage. Alternatively you can enjoy some time in Champoluc village on your arrival and then take the 1645 hours gondola up to Crest from where you will be collected by ski-doo and transported with your luggage to the hotel.