Ski Holidays in Courmayeur, Italy
Be wowed by the magnificence of Mont Blanc, Europe’s highest mountain and experience la dolce vita in the traditional alpine village of Courmayeur in the Aosta Valley. Charming and rich in history, Courmayeur has the warm welcoming glow of a classic mountain community combined with a fabulous array of shops, restaurants and bars plus an alluring après ski scene. Bordering France and with close proximity to Chamonix, advanced skiers can take full advantage of first rate ski slopes and enjoy a large area of great ski terrain. Thrill seekers will be glad to know that Heli-skiing and off-piste skiing are popular past times in Courmayeur, whilst beginners and intermediates are well catered for upon the gentle mountain terrain.
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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
- Fitness centre
- 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
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.