Cosmopolitan Courmayeur lies on the opposite side of the iconic Mont Blanc to French resort Chamonix, which is just a short drive away. A picturesque ski holiday town with cobbled streets, stylish shops, cafes, bistros and lively bars, all surrounded by breathtaking high-mountain scenery for holiday snaps to treasure. The exciting skiing and climbing appeal to Brit skiers, so check out our amazing ski deals for Courmayeur.
Skiing in Courmayeur
Uplift in the mornings can be slow with one main gondola running out from the centre of town, but Italian aren’t known for early rising! The Chercrouit skiing area is largely suited to beginners and intermediates although serious skiers will be delighted to see the off-piste opportunities. Expert skiers will also love the Mont Blanc, or Mont Bianco as it’s locally known, which lives up to its reputation for superb skiing, ideal for mixed ability skiing holidays to Italy. The Courmayeur lift pass also grants access to other ski areas in the Aosta Valley. To spice up your skiing holiday, there is a World Cup Downhill and the International 6km pisted run drops 1000m as you descend. Why not get in the competitive spirit and race your friends whilst pretending to be legendary skier Graham Bell for the afternoon?
Snowboarding in Courmayeur
The snowboarding in Courmayeur is great for freeriding, try the pretty tree-lined runs down from Cresta D’Arp, or attempt the descent into world-renowned Vallee Blanche, although you’ll need to catch the bus home, it’ll be well worth the trip. For some great pisted runs, Eclipse Ski recommends visiting the Bertolini chairlift.
You’ll find all the buildings have beautiful rooftops made of huge slabs of slate carved from the top of the mountain.
Accomodation in Courmayeur
There are some luxury hotels here to choose from, and dining out options are excellent given the money the area attracts. Accommodation in Courmayeur tends to be perfect if you’re going on a group skiing holiday. Great value for money hotels in Courmayeur are in abundance so check out our best deals Courmayur skiing holidays today.
|Resort altitude||1225m||Skiing altitude||1225m - 2755m|
|Transfer time||1hrs 30mins||Longest run||20kms|
|Total kms of piste:||100kms||Cross country||Yes|
|Snow canons||365||Slope direction|
|Nursery area||3||Number of lifts||18|
|Night skiing||No||Snow making|
|Season||Nov - Apr||Mountain restaurants|
|Ski bus||Linked resorts||Chamonix|
|Summer skiing||No||Terrain parks||Border Cross|
|Half pipe||No||Tree runs||Yes|
Summary: Skill level, features and activities
|Type of resort||Alpine|
|Suitable for families|
|Apres ski (nightlife)|