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In an understated corner of Courmayeur, The Gran Baita disregards the razzle-dazzle, it's authentically elegant in its simplicity. A petite and intimate place where the hosts are great and a cup of coffee is something to remember. Even the sauna has panoramic views and the pool extends out into the snow giving you 31 degrees of steaming water under snowy skies and swirling winds, I can't think of too many more appealing notions. Maybe the outdoor hot tub is more your cup of tea.
The restaurant is a taste bud tickler of local and national dishes and the American bar has a stately home-esque spot next to the fire, perfect for swapping tall tails of top ski speeds, crashes and quips of the day. If you're looking to go further afield for your evenings the town centre is a 10 minute walk and the complimentary ski shuttle will get you to the lifts each day.
- Ski shuttle can take you to the Dolonne lift which is quicker and has less queuing involved
- Quiet location in a pretty, residential neighbourhood
- Fab indoor to outdoor pool in the stylish wellness area
- The location is just out of town so you will need to use the shuttle to get to the slopes
- Once you've ditched the ski boots it's an easy 10 minute stroll to the town centre
- Car parking is free outside or you can park in the garage for €15 per day
On the outskirts of town, the Gran Baita is in a peaceful residential area - a pleasant 10 minute walk to the town centre and a 5 minute drive on the complimentary ski shuttle to the slopes.
Each of the 54 rooms at the Hotel Gran Baita Courmayeur has a TV, minibar, safe and complimentary WiFi. Most have a balcony with mountain views.
Single rooms have a single bed and ensuite
Sleeps max. 1
These rooms have a French bed which is a three quarter double and can accommodate a second person if you're close. Also an ensuite.
Sleeps max. 2
Comfort rooms can have either a double or twin beds and have an ensuite.
Sleeps max. 2
Junior suites have king beds and can accommodate two additional people. The ensuite has a bath tub.
Sleeps max. 4
Half board, a bed and breakfast reduction is available
Resort height - 1,225m
Highest point - 2,755m
Ski areaCourmayeur - 39km of piste
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
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
Curling | dog sledding | golf on snow | paragliding | snow biking | snow shoeing | sports centre with climbing wall, squash and tennis
Geneva - 1 hour 30 minutes
Turin - 2 hours
Transfers from Geneva pass through the Mont Blanc Tunnel. Shared transfers will often change vehicles just outside Chamonix so don't be surprised if you're asked to change vans here.
If you hire a car there is a toll cost to pass through the tunnel at around €57 per car (return) and then around €10 in standard toll road charges.
Courmayeur local lift pass
3 day lift pass from £126
6 day lift pass from £229
You can also buy a Mont Blanc Unlimited pass which includes neighbouring Chamonix and gives you a discount on a bus through the Mont Blanc tunnel to Chamonix and back (approx €15 return). The bus timetable can be found here.
Mont Blanc Unlimited lift pass
3 day lift pass from £134
6 day lift pass from £221
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