Here you can stop the world… and get off
Cross-country skiing in Cogne?
80 km of slopes await you
The thrill of the descent or the relaxation of the cross-country trails in Cogne? A thrill lasts for a moment; relaxation expands time and takes root... An easy choice for those who love winter in the mountains. Here, where the cold invigorates the mind and body, the woods are the perfect setting where you can ski slowly, enjoying the view all around, the crisp air, and the clear horizon that invites contemplation.
Observe what lies behind turns and slopes; be lulled by the crunching of the snow during a snowshoe hike in the moonlight. Treat yourself to the luxury of going slow, because slowing down breathes life into our time on this earth.
Cross-country skiing to get back into shape
In Cogne, cross-country skiing is an unmissable must. Whether you are a beginner or already an expert, here you will have 80 km of slopes at your disposal that wind through the villages of Epinel, Lillaz, and Valnontey.
As a backdrop, the Gran Paradiso National Park, an exceptional setting for this sport. It is so healthy and complete that it doesn’t tire the joints and does not require excessive technical preparation. Passion and a minimum of equipment are enough, the watchwords are: slow down, relax, and have fun.
Alpine skiing, a sport that requires determination
Thanks to the privileged position of the Sant’Orso in front of the Nordic ski slopes and the alpine ski school field, in Cogne, you can comfortably practice these sports while enjoying a small and exclusive area on the wooded slopes of the summit of Montzeuc. The hotel is just a few minutes from the ski lifts, which you can also reach with the free ski bus (the stop is 50 meters away).
Beginners and children can have fun with the Snowpark treadmill and race along the slopes of the rubber dinghy track.
Cogne also boasts one of the best ski schools in the Aosta Valley ... an invitation to dive into winter sports.
Do you want to improve your familiarity with the mountains? Cramponnage is a winter mountaineering technique that is also suitable for beginners. Equipped with crampons and accompanied by a guide, you cross small gorges until you build up to the frozen ice formations.
In December, the magic of an authentic atmosphere brightens up the Cogne Valley. In the characteristic festively decorated villages, Christmas is a long awaited holiday that is full of exuberance. Do not miss the traditional torchlight procession on the last day of the year through the streets of Lillaz, accompanied by delicious tastings.
Dozens of trails to explore, the crunching of fresh snow as a soundtrack, your footprints that mingle with those of foxes, chamois and hares peeking out from under the pristine blanket of snow, and crystallized vegetation. The slow rhythm of a snowshoe hike in the moonlight is a perfect way to end the day in style.