Thanks to its Walser villages, the picturesque sixteenth-century church, the nineteenth-century villas and the Savoy castle, Saint Jean is an important cultural center of Monte Rosa, but also the starting point for renowned ski slopes. In winter you can ski on the mythical slopes of Weissmatten, among centuries-old stone pines and frozen lakes. The black run "Internazionale Leonardo David" is known by most people because it annually hosts international level competitions and training, but also for night openings. On those occasions it is offered to skiers for an evocative skiing illuminated under the stars.
From anywhere in Italy: Turin-Aosta A5 motorway as far as Pont Saint Martin exit, then regional highway 44 to Lys Valley.
From France: through Mont Blanc tunnel, continue on Turin-Aosta A5 motorway as far as Pont Saint Martin exit. Then regional highway 44 for Lys Valley.
From Switzerland: through Grand San Bernard tunnel in the direction of Aosta, then continue on Turin-Aosta A5 motorway as far as Pont Saint Martin exit, then regional highway 44 for Lys Valle.
Winding yet spectacular regional highway 44 leads through a series of villages to Gressoney-Saint-Jean. By continuing along this road, the outline of the impressive Monte Rosa glacier becomes clear and at its feet lies the village of Gressoney-La-Trinité.
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