Chiesa in Valmalenco

Chiesa in Valmalenco


Chiesa is a charming, traditional Italian mountain village set high in the Lombardy region of Italy with skiing split over two areas. The snow record here is great and the pistes are always well groomed so groups can enjoy top class conditions.

The resort is geared towards customer service, and all our groups receive a hot lunch on the mountain and use ski storage by the slopes as part of the standard package!

Off the slopes there are a variety of activities for groups to enjoy, including a modern swimming pool complex to which our groups receive free entry for one evening as part of the tour price. Overall this safe, friendly resort is an unbeatable choice for school groups.


The main ski area is the high altitude plateau from Alpe Palu. This area provides a good base for beginners and is reached by a 4 minute cable car ride – on one of Europe’s tallest cable cars! Groups are met at the top by the excellent ski school.

With 60km of marked runs there is plenty of variety for groups and most importantly, progression here is quick. Chiesa is a quiet resort, which means virtually no queuing and more skiing!

  • Km of piste 60km
  • Resort Height m
  • Direction of slopes Southeast and Southwest
  • No of lifts 9
  • Key-card lift-pass Yes
  • No of runs 2 6 8 3
  • Longest run 6km
  • Highest lift 2330m
  • Snow-making 57 snow cannons
  • Lift-pass area Chiesa Valmalenco
  • Medical facilities Doctor and hospital in resort, hospital in Sondrio
  • Transfer times Approx 3 hours from Milan
    Approx 17.5 hours from Calais


Hotel Genzianella

Hotel Genzianella 3 Star

  • Family-run, traditional hotel
  • Great for sole-occupancy groups

A delightful family-run hotel, the Genzianella is a great choice for sole-occupancy groups. The Cabello family maintain a friendly and informal atmosphere.

Capacity: 55

Location: The Genzianella is conveniently located within easy walking distance of the ski lifts and slopes, and just a stone’s throw from the traditional and scenic town centre.

Facilities: The hotel offers free WiFi in communal areas, a reading room, lounge, bar, TV room and a lift to all floors. The restaurant serves home-cooked local specialities.

Accommodation: All rooms have en-suite facilities, TV and telephone.

Meals: Groups have breakfast and dinner in the hotel and a hot lunch on the mountain.

Hotel GenzianellaHotel Genzianella


Hotel Funivia 3 Star

  • Walking distance to ski lifts
  • Good in-house facilities

This hotel is situated within walking distance of the town of Chiesa and only a short walk from the local amenities and ski lifts. Good in-house facilities include a gym.

Capacity: 40

Location: The Funivia is situated just a short walk from the local amenities and ski lifts, and offers scenic views over the area.

Facilities: The hotel boasts a TV lounge, gymnasium, and dining room. Safety deposit boxes are also available.

Accommodation: This sole occupancy hotel has multi-bedded rooms for pupils, all of which feature en-suite private facilities. Adults are accommodated in twin or triple rooms.

Meals: Continental breakfast and evening meals are served in the hotel, whilst hot lunches are taken on the mountain.



Hotel La Lanterna 3 Star

  • Sole-occupancy hotel
  • Good on-site facilities

A centrally-located hotel offering good facilities and and ideal choice for sole-occupancy groups.

Capacity: 50

Location: Situated 500m from the main cable car and a short walk from the beautiful town centre, the La Lanterna enjoys a convenient, central location.

Facilities: The hotel has a large restaurant with a central fireplace, lounge room, quiet reading room, bar and taverna, plus free WiFi in all communal areas.

Accommodation: All rooms feature en-suite bathrooms, plus safes, satellite TV and telephones.

Meals: The hotel serves breakfast and home-cooked dinner, and groups enjoy a hot cooked lunch on the mountain.



Hotel Rezia 3 Star

  • Central location
  • Friendly, family-run hotel

A good standard accommodation based in the town centre offering maximum convenience for your group.

Capacity: 70

Location: The Rezia enjoys a town centre location. Local amenities are on the doorstep, whilst the main resort cable car is just a short walk.

Facilities: The hotel has a restaurant, bar, taverna and games room.

Accommodation: The traditional and comfortable rooms have en-suite facilities, TV and telephones.

Meals: A continental breakfast and home-cooked dinner are served in the hotel’s restaurant, and groups eat a cooked lunch at one of the mountain restaurants




Useful Information


  • Pizza night
  • Disco
  • Swimming
  • Ice-skating

Europe Price Package:

All Equity packages are tailor-made to suit the needs of our groups. Here are our standard package inclusions:

Transport Inclusions...

  • Return travel by air or coach
  • 1 free staff place for every 10 full paying passengers by Air
  • Or 1 free staff place for every 8 full paying passengers by Coach

Includes full-board accommodation, lift pass, 5 or 6 days ski tuition, skis boots, poles and helmet, dedicated resort representative service and 24 hour emergency service.

The Equity Ski Europe package in detail:

Transport Inclusions...

  • Return travel by Air or Coach (Air packages include overseas airport transfer. Coach to UK airport from school is available as an optional extra.)
  • All security charges, airport and local taxes
  • 1 free staff place for every 10 full paying passengers by Air or 1 free staff place for every 8 full paying passengers by Coach

Resort Inclusions...

  • Full-board accommodation
  • Dedicated resort representative service
  • Evening entertainment programme (optional)
  • Full use of your coach in resort (coach groups only and subject to EU drivers hours regulations)

Ski Pack Inclusions...

  • Lift-pass. Supplements are payable for extension areas in some resorts
  • 5 or 6 days of ski tuition (minimum 4 hours per day. Additional tuition is available for a supplement)
  • Skis, boots and poles
  • Helmet

Included Extras...

  • 24 hour emergency service
  • All travel documentation, luggage labels and resort information
  • Personalised customer service throughout from your knowledgeable tour coordinator

Extras to budget for...

  • Evening entertainments

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The snow record here is great and the pistes are always well groomed so groups can enjoy top class conditions.