• By Frachey Funicular
    • At the departure of the Mandria chairlift
    • On foot

    Retsignon is located at Ciarcerio at 1979 m altitude. The easiest way to reach us is via the Frachey funicular that will take you on the slopes in 3 minutes. Upon arrival you will be 200 m downhill and at the bottom you will find the bar-restaurant. Retsignon is also easily accessible on foot, especially in the summer and late winter season: starting from the Frachey funicular car park, you will spend only half an hour. At the peak of the winter season, it may be an opportunity for a “pole”. For those who wander, The bar-restaurant is located right in front of the chairlift’s departure from Mandria, which is a compulsory stage for those who want to cross the Champoluc Valley to Gressoney Valley or the other way around.

    Tel: +39 3339369053

    Fax: +39 0125 306338

    For info and reservations contact us


    Winter season: 8:30-16:30

    Summer season: 8:45-17:30 (funicular stops from 12:45 to 14:00)

    Winter season: December-April

    Summer season: July – August

    Champoluc – Monte Rosa

    Loc. Ciarcerio – Frachey 11020 AYAS (AO)


    The peculiarity of this and of all the most high-altitude places is that when you lifts are closed you will find it difficult to get off in the country: a different holiday than usual to rediscover the pleasant silence and tranquility that offers you the mountain after sunset.

    How to reach Lo Retsignon?

    Take the A5 Torino-Aosta highway and exit in Verrès, then follow the signs for Val d’Ayas until you arrive at the last municipality, Ayas.

    Pass through the Mont Blanc Tunnel, take the A5 Torino-Aosta highway and exit in Verrès, then follow the signs for the Val d’Ayas until reaching the last municipality, Ayas.

    Pass through the tunnel of Gran San Bernardo, take the A5 Torino-Aosta highway and exit in Verrès, then follow the signs for the Val d’Ayas until reaching the last municipality, Ayas.

    From your nearest bus station take the Aosta coach and get off in Verrès, where the connection to the Val d’Ayas passes (until Frachey funicular stop) .

    Bus Lines Vita Valle d’Aosta

    Bus Lines Milano-Valle d’Aosta Savda

    The train station is Verrès, the site to see trains available and timetable is To know the road from Verrès to Frachey look at the previous indication.

    The three nearest airports are Torino-Caselle aT 110 km, Milano-Malpensa aT 170 km and Milano Linate aT 190 km. To know the way from the airport to Frachey look at the directions above.


    If you are traveling by car during the winter season, make sure that your diesel fuel contains antifreeze as you don’t want any unpleasant surprises on your departure.

    Once you arrive in Ayas, follow the directions for Champoluc and then Frachey, until you arrive at the car park next to the Frachey funicular train.

    There you can easily reach us via the funicular railway, which takes you directly to the ski slopes. Lo Retsignon is just a short walk down from the funicular station, directly in front of the next ski lift “La Mandria”.

    If you arrive after the operating hours of the funicular train (5:00 PM) we can organise for someone to collect you. Please inform us of this requirement at time of booking.
    For the carriage to the apartments the cost is 20,00 € per 1 or 2 person, while for 3 or more it’s 8,00 € per person.

    During the summer season if you have a 4×4 car you can go up and down from the country as you prefer

    During the winter season we advise you to buy your ski pass (daily, weekly, morning .. according to your preferences) before you come up to Lo Retsignon. These can be purchased from the Monterosa Ski ticket office located at the funicular train station in Frachey. This will enable you to set off in the morning directly from the apartment.