Valtournanche – the Matterhorn Valley

This is an excerpt from the book “Aosta Valley Itineraries”.

Matterhorn from Chamois - Photo © Enrico Massetti
Matterhorn from Chamois – Photo © Enrico Massetti

Six villages in white spaces: 400 km of slopes for every degree and difficulty: alpine ski, surf, carving, and telemark.

Exclusive views in the world: cross-country ski track, ski with heliski, ice skating tracks and excursions for one holiday to remember!

Breuil Cervinia and Valtournanche are waiting for you with modern, capacious and very fast lifts.

Especially the connection with Zermatt (Switzerland) offers a great ski domain with snow-guaranty thamks to natural and artificial snow.

The view is spectacular: you can reach the Plateau Rosa at 3489 meters. For the quiet lovers, Chamois, Torgnon and La Magdaleine offer a holiday far from the worldliness, in white silences with every good lifts. Ski schools and prepared ski teachers are everywhere to follow you from the fist steps to the most modern techniques.

In the Matterhorn Valley you will find charming villages very suitable for the whole family: welcome, sport activities, ski teachers that will follow your children step by step, whit places and excursions possibilities for everybody: walking ar with snow-shoes.

Lago Azzurro
Lago Azzurro – Photo © Enrico Massetti

Breuil Cervinia means ski all year long. A modern resort that has been able to change in the time. It offers excursions, walks, sport activities among the most particular like: quad, ski-doo, paragliding …. but also hotels, hospitality and good dishes!

Chamois means a secret and magic place. It can be reached only by a cable-car or by walking along a panoramic path. In summer it offers excursions to picturesque places like the Lod lake, a well equipped picnic area and the possibility to ski during the winter season.

Chamois-La Madgaleine
Chamois-La Madgaleine – Photo © Enrico Massetti

La Magdaleine: the holiday for everybody! Simple and harmonious resort, an ideal place to find energy and well-being. Alpine ski, cross-country ski and ice skating during the winter season, walks and excursions in summer: sport and relax.

Valtournanche: the mountaineering of this valley is born here! Valtournanche has conserved places with old atmosphere and it offers modern hotels and lifts for the alpine ski and the cross-country ski, a sport center, an equipped picnic area and an excellent horsemanship.

Torgnon: cross-country ski tracks for all degrees and difficulties through splendid conifers woods. Torgnon is an ideal place for excursions and walks and for the people loving a warm and quality mountain life!

Antey – Saint Andre is situated near all tourist resorts of the valley, it’s rich in ruins and traditions, it offers a cross-country ski track, a new adventure park, an equipped sport center and a climbing wall among the most beautiful in the region.

Ferragosto Party
Ferragosto Party – Photo © Enrico Massetti

Breuil Cervinia doesn’t mean only skiing and mountains: in addition, you can play golf and tennis, or enjoy the local swimming-pool and practice many other sports. You can find also nice chapels in the villages along the valley, sacred arts, history of a past to be visited.

Discover the mountains and its culture, the most reserved one, the pastures, the wood sculptures, the costumes, a tradition that today means innovation and research.

Elegant and family managed hotels, small restaurant where it’s possible to taste fresh and genuine dishes, to feel warm atmospheres, to have fun. For the worldliness lovers there is Breuil Cervinia with its roads and its shops and the Casino de la Vallee in the near Saint Vincent.
Courtesy of the AIAT Monte Cervino