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COURMAYEUR, ITALY

Ski Holidays in Courmayeur, Italy

Courmayeur lies at the foot of Mont Blanc, Europe's highest mountain, close to the French border in the Aosta Valley. It is a characteristic Italian village of cobbled streets, stylish shops and excellent cafés and bistros, all set within an attractive medieval centre.

Resort Statistics

Courmayer
Level Rating Runs
Beginners 6
Intermediates 12
Advanced 4
Snowboarders
Total Runs 22
Good for
  • Families
Resort features Walking Trails Snowshoeing Traditional village resort Picturesque
Resort Statistics
Altitude 1224m
Km of Piste 100km
Directions of Slopes N/E, N/W
Longest Run 20km
Drag Lifts 3
Ski Lifts 16
Highest Lift 2763m
Uphill Capacity 8400
Chairlifts 8
Gondolas/Cable cars 5

Snow conditions in Courmayeur

The main skiing area is at Plan Checrouit and, with over 80% of the skiable terrain covered by snow cannons, snow here is virtually guaranteed.

Apres-ski, restaurants and other activities in Courmayeur

There is a good range of friendly bars, with something for all tastes. · Cocktails at the American Bar or the Guides Bar with cosy log fire. There is dancing on the tables at Poppy's Disco pub and Jimmy's in our Hotel Astoria.

Other activities in Courmayeur

  • Indoor ice rink
  • Curling
  • Fitness centre
  • Heli-skiing
  • Swimming pool (in next village)
  • Cross-country skiing
  • Ski touring and snowshoe walking (with a minimum number of 6 participants)

Eating out in Courmayeur:

An excellent range of no less than 50 restaurants and cafés to choose from, offering delicious local Valdostana and Italian cuisine to suit all tastes and budgets. · Le Tunnel for massive pizzas and pasta, Pierre Alexis for excellent Italian cuisine, Piazzetta for pasta and seafood and the Vieux Pommier with its old apple tree, for local specialities.

Other amenities include:

  • Weekly market
  • Shops and boutiques
  • Local buses to Chamonix and Aosta

Family choice

Courmayeur has a friendly atmosphere and excellent children's facilities. The Monte Bianco ski school operates a Kinderheim at Plan Checrouit at the top of the cable car for children aged 6 months-12 years, 9.00am-4.00pm, Mon-Sat.

Transfer time in Courmayeur

The closest international airport to Courmayeur is Turin (Caselle Aeroporto di Torino) around 150 km transfer distance. The international airport of Cuneo is also convenient but a lot further transfer distance at 250 km away and Geneva airport is also another option.