Reviews about Alagna

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What do you think about Alagna?
lasse_lara
30/05/2007
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Charming is the word that I think best describes Alagna.
In the Alagnadelle of Monterosa Ski, the slopes are not so many but the more surfaces for offpiste, especially from the top of Punta Indren.

There are several cozy Rifugios and restaurants around the system, a simple espresso is about 1 euro.

Week 9 2007 offered both sun, wind and snow.
At the beginning of the week when it was sunny and did not snow for a while, you could find nice wind-driven snow that lay in the sinks. At the end of the week a lot of pillows came to pass and left for everyone.

The wind made the gondola from the Gressoneys side up to Passo Salati, where Gresonneys and Alagnas lift systems meet, were mostly closed. This meant that some had to go to a pistol scoop to avoid getting caught in Gressoney and having to get a taxi from Gressoney to get back to Alagna. Taxiresan learn about 200 euros.

Finally, I recommend anyone who goes to Alagna to hire a guide to find good scratches.

Skidbruden
10/02/2005 (Modified: 09/04/2007)
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Have been to the Alps for the first time and then I lived in Champoluc, but also went skiing in Gressoney and Alagna.

The backs of the Alps are absolutely wonderful compared to here in Sweden. There are long slopes, narrow slopes and naturally dingy. It is a challenge to get down these slopes.
Here the legs ache after several miles of skiing day after day. It's wonderful simply.

These three valleys are not so badly exploited yet, but they still have their charm and it is not crowded in the slopes. The longest lift queue I was in the meantime was about 3 minutes long.

Absolutely Cannon Place!

buda
03/02/2005
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But new lift in place that is far more reliable than the old top lifts, Alagna has the chance to live a little while waiting for the "big" change; new lift up to 3700 m.

After that, it's only a matter of time before the charm disappears too good :)

Edit offpist and even better for those who can knat a bit. A restaurant that is not to be missed is Fum Diss, which is under the cab lane up the system. More "home-at" feel, look for!

isen
18/12/2004
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A gem that will disappear ... I'm so grateful that you gotta be there before civilization takes over.

But when I shared a lift with an employee, he said; Despite the upgrades of the lift system, we will keep the Alanga spirit, Freeride Paradise!

So maybe there is hope ....

Kristoffer Rönnback
Kristoffer Rönnback (Guest)
18/12/2004
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Went down to Champoluc hoping to run pads and offpiste in Alagna. During the time we were there, Alagnas cabin was closed for 9 days. Got to go to Gressoney instead and go next to the slopes and in the big ravine, which was okay. It did not snow too much, but instead the sun shone all the time and thawed the snow. Champoluc ski area sucks big and Gressoney is almost as bad. The areas are too small simply. First of all, you could have traveled helplessly on the Monte Rosa massif, but it costs a lot.
Lucky that we then chose to live in the right valley so we had to go every day anyway. But by Alagna, it became nothing of it. Therefore, can not rate the resort.

Bronkenstein
08/12/2004
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A fun place !!! the lifts are quite ancient !! However, they were building a new cabin course when I was there in April 04. Do not know if they are going to keep the old lift, but it goes slightly higher than the new one and gives you more opportunities to get down from the mountain! ! There were formerly two dragon lifts even higher up on the glacier, but they have settled down for a while .... lots of offpiste and you really do not need to get crowded !!! The same lift pass also applies to Gressoney which is definitely worth a visit !! Alagna has a nice old burlift from 1956, I think the lift killer said .... where you have to take a race, run and then jump on the elevator on the go. Are you two starting to run from two different starting positions .... The village of Alagna is really beautiful and really worth a visit !!!!

hansblix
16/02/2004
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So nice skiing you can imagine .. sun gases and 1 meter pillows!
One disadvantage for those who have a fear of terror is the lifts .... it's an experience to ride them! If I remember correctly, the cabin was in 1929 .... But, as said, very awesome!

pualVANdyk
20/03/2003
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alagna is fat nice place if you like to go offpiste. Yes, there in January but it was a bit of snow so it was not that much loose snowing. Yes, I recommend going there if you want to pump pillows

David
David (Guest)
29/03/2001
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If it's ok then it's bad, it's bad, it's really bad. If the cabin is closed, not much happens. If the ball is closed the valley is very boring. Pretty vulnerable place partly due to old lifts that break apart + that the sun quickly melts away a nice lice.

Does not agree to non-existent lift queues. Every Saturday / Sunday this year it was about 1.30h queue to get up with the cabin.

A good tip to go here is to buy the book Powder Rosa. It describes all offpist rides from Alagna away to Champoluc. Invaluable.

The rumor says that next year there will be a new cab that will make it easier for Gressoney and a lift from the Salzadalen to Alagnas peak station (how it will be?).

The small village of Stafal above Gressoney is tactically better but has abslout nothing to offer in the evenings. Bet on this place.

Lelle
Lelle (Guest)
12/02/2001
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In Alagna, skiing is true, nothing else! But skiing is rocking!
The lift queues are nonexistent, even on weekends when Italians come from the Milan district that comes there for a slow ride in the slopes. The offpiste we have northerners for ourselves!
I experienced the best pillow of my life here on a Friday morning after a snowy Thursday ...
A warning only: they have trouble with the top cabin this year, and if it does not work, neither will you come to Balma or Gressoney without a helicopter.