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39km of pistes
1225m resort height
1.5 hours transfer time
Intermediates & experts great for
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Resort overview

Situated at the foot of the Mont Blanc, the traditional Italian resort of Courmayeur forms part of the Aosta Valley near the French border. The charming medieval village has a picturesque mix of French and Italian influences which can be seen in its cobbled streets, stylish boutiques and authentic cafés.

The resort boasts incredible views of Europe’s highest summit, lovely wide open pistes for intermediate skiing and some excellent mountain restaurants. Its close proximity to both Geneva and Turin make it an ideal destination for a ski weekend or short break.

New in 2015 the Mont Blanc Skyway, a three staged cable car takes you all the way up to Punta Helbronner in 360 degree rotating glass cabins for some fabulous views and a panoramic terrace at the top – a mere 3,466m. The off-piste runs from here are divine but make sure you hire a guide.

Skiing in the resort

Located on the sunny side of the Mont Blanc, skiing in Courmayeur is divided into two sectors. The main ski area of Checrouit is best for sunny morning skiing whilst Val Veny on the opposite side of the ridge is popular in the afternoon so you can follow the sun over.

Absolute beginners have a couple of nursery slopes to get to grips with snow plough turns but ski holidays in Courmayeur are best suited to intermediates with the majority of the runs being red. Slopes are varied, tree lined and offer stunning alpine scenery.

Advanced skiers have a few black runs on the Val Veny side, as well as the off-piste runs from the summit of Cresta d’Arp. Courmayeur used to have a much larger ski area until 64 of their runs were re-classified as off-piste itineraries meaning there is plenty to explore, enough a season let alone a short break.

The main lift up from the village runs until midnight allowing skiers to take in the sunset and enjoy a couple of après drinks before descending. And others can make their way up from the town to sample a fine choice of restaurants for an evening on the mountain.

Après ski

Courmayeur exudes a cosmopolitan atmosphere, especially at weekends when the resort is bustling with guests from Milan who have popped by for a weekend on the slopes.

The best après-ski is in the town where you will find a handful of sophisticated bars and cafés dotted around the pedestrianised centre on the main street Via Roma. Restaurant options are plentiful and authentic bars boasting large sofas and fireplaces create the perfect setting for relaxing after a day on the mountain.

Typical of Italy, the evenings tend to be low-key until the midnight hour approaches and then the town begins to liven up.

Best for...

  • Foodies
  • Value
  • Short transfer
  • Short breaks
  • Groups
Accommodation in Courmayeur

The Majority of our accommodation is centred around the main town using the gondola to get to the slopes. We also feature the hamlet of Dolonne which you can ski back to at the end of the day rather than downloading to the town.

We have a range of hotels depending on your requirements from 16th century fortified houses to contemporary Italian boutiques.

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4* Hotel Cresta et Duc
4* Hotel Cresta et Duc
4* Hotel Cresta et Duc

The Hotel Cresta et Duc is superbly located in the heart of Courmayeur surrounded by an excellent selection of shopping and dining options.

Features:
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Terrace
  • Spa
  • Hammam
  • Sauna
  • Massage
  • Complimentary WiFi
  • Concierge
  • Conference
  • Jacuzzi
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3* Maison Saint Jean
3* Maison Saint Jean
3* Maison Saint Jean

Family run hotel in the heart of Courmayeur with indoor pool, sauna and steam rooms.

Features:
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Terrace
  • Fireplace
  • Spa
  • Pool
  • Sauna
  • Steam room
  • Complimentary WiFi
  • Car parking
More info
4* Villa Novecento
4* Villa Novecento
4* Villa Novecento

Surrounded with spectacular views of the mountains, Villa Novecento is a traditional boutique hotel with rustic and homely décor.

Features:
  • Restaurant
  • Terrace
  • Spa
  • Hammam
  • Sauna
  • Massage
  • Gym
  • Complimentary WiFi
  • Car parking
  • Jacuzzi
More info
3* Hotel Dolonne
3* Hotel Dolonne
3* Hotel Dolonne

Situated in the village of Dolonne, the hotel is just a few minutes from the Dolonne cable car, which goes to Plan Checrouit.

Features:
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Terrace
  • Fireplace
  • Complimentary WiFi
  • Car parking
  • Conference
More info

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Resort guide

Courmayeur

The resort
Resort height - 1,225m
Highest point - 2,755m

Ski areaCourmayeur - 39km of piste

Slopes
Although not the largest area there are plenty of off-piste runs to explore. If you're a fan of mountain restaurants, you will be in heaven.

Blue runs 27%
Red runs 59%
Black runs 14%

Lifts - 18

Season length - November to April

Resort ratings
Beginners - 1/5
Intermediates - 4/5
Experts - 3/5
Snowboarders - 3/5
Families - 2/5
Après - 4/5
Eating out - 4/5
Charm - 4/5

Activities
Curling | dog sledding | golf on snow | paragliding | snow biking | snow shoeing | sports centre with climbing wall, squash and tennis

Transfer times
Geneva - 1 hour 30 minutes
Turin - 2 hours

Courmayeur local lift pass
3 day lift pass from £122
6 day lift pass from £218

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