Courmayeur, Italy

Charming town with spectacular setting at the foot of Mt Blanc...

*  Short transfers – ideal for short breaks...

*  The best mountain restaurants in Italy...

Magnificently set at the foot of Mont Blanc, Courmayeur is one of Italy’s most charming and charismatic resorts. The slopes (which boast some of the finest mountain restaurants in the Alps) are compact but varied, and best suited to intermediates.

 

More adventurous types will delight in the range of off-piste possibilities – all this, an easy 75 minute drive from Geneva, making Courmayeur a compelling short-break destination.

Courmayeur at a glance...

 Resort height:

1225m

 Slopes:

1210-2755m

 

 Pistes:

100km 

 Snow rating:

☆☆

 

 Suitability

Skiing

 Beginners

☆☆☆☆☆

Blue runs

39%

 Intermediate

☆☆

Red runs  

48%

 Advanced

☆☆

Black runs

13%

 

 Resort

Transfer time

 Charm

☆☆☆

Geneva

1hr15

 Convenience

☆☆

Turin

1hr45

 Après-ski

☆☆☆☆

Milan

2hr15

 Family

☆☆☆

 

 

 Non-skiers

☆☆☆☆

 

 

 

Snow reliability

General snow cover

3.5/5

Snow quality – upper

3.5/5

Snow quality – lower

3/5

Resort level snow

2/5

Powder potential

3.5/5

The skiing

Courmayeur’s ski area is compact but wonderfully varied, with mesmerising views of Mont Blanc and the surrounding glaciers. The pistes themselves are best suited to intermediates and offer an interesting mix of open and wooded slopes.

 

A particular highlight of the area is the huge number of fabulous mountain restaurants which offer much better value than in nearby France or Switzerland.

 

Courmayeur also offers lots of exciting off-piste, including some serious (lift-served) high mountain terrain on the flanks of Mont Blanc.

The resort

Magnificently positioned at the foot of Mont Blanc and steeped in mountain tradition, Courmayeur is one of Italy’s most captivating ski resorts. Narrow cobbled streets and numerous interesting cafés, bars and boutiques add to its charm, and an early evening stroll down the famous Via Roma is a popular pastime.

 

Après-ski revolves around the sophisticated bar scene, though there are now three new night-clubs on the outskirts of town. Non-skiers are well catered for and can reach many of the excellent mountain restaurants by cable-car.

 

Little Entrèves, a few kilometres up the valley, is a delightfully rustic backwater with its own cable-car access into the main ski area.

Our hotels in Courmayeur

Hotel Gran Baita ****

 

* Recently renovated historic hotel

* Fabulous pool and spa

* Breathtaking Monte Bianco views

 

7 night guide price: £995pp**  

3 nights from £795pp**

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Hotel Pilier d'Angle *** s 

 

* Small, charming hotel 

* 5 minutes walk from lifts 

* Excellent spa

 

7 night guide price: £945pp**

3 nights from £665pp**

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Hotel Berthod ***

 

* Quirky, charming B&B

* Fantastic central location

* Super-friendly owners

 

7 night guide price: £795pp*

3 nights from £545pp*

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Location

Courmayeur is located in the Aosta valley in the far north-west of Italy, close to the French and Swiss borders.

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Guide prices are based on a departure in low season and include flights, private transfers and 7 nights accommodation on either a *B&B or **half board basis.