50km of piste
20 ski lifts
Base altitude: 1224m
Top altitude: 2755m
Beginner: 33%
Intermediate: 52%
Expert: 15%

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We have to ‘fess up straight away, Courmayeur is not a big ski resort. Indeed, with just under 50km of groomed pistes it is relatively small but...wait...hold your horses before you click away from this elder statesman of the European snowsports and Alpine climbing scene! Situated up and over from Chamonix, on the Italian side of Mont Blanc – known locally as Monte Bianco - Courmayeur is a stalwart of Italian skiing.


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Beginner: 33%
Intermediate: 52%
Expert: 15%


Flying - There are a few options when it comes to your destination airport; but Milan or Turin are the obvious options because of distance to the resort and availability of flight and transfer options. Milan to Courmayeur is 234kms and Turin to Courmayeur is 151kms.

Driving - Drivers will find the roads through France faster and emptier than those in the UK and this is largely down to them being toll roads…so there is a price to pay! London to Courmayeur takes around 11 hours 30 minutes without stops and this includes the tunnel crossing.....90 minutes to Dover, 30 minutes in the tunnel and nine-and-a-half hours from Calais to Courmayeur.


If you are planning to self-cater during your time in Courmayeur, it may be a good idea to keep this quiet as, in most guides to Courmayeur, the local gastronomic scene gets a ten out of ten rating. This is Italy after all! There is a Carrefour in resort for those self-catering essentials.

It's pretty hard to narrow down restaurant choices here, but we like Chateau Branlant for its authentic Italian Alpine experience with fantastic local dishes from the Aosta Valley - it's a great spot for lunch! And, if you agree that wood-fired pizzas tend to go down pretty well with a cold beer after a long day on the slopes, La Pizzeria du Tunnel, the oldest pizzeria in Courmayeur, should be your first port of call!


In the Val Ferret area, there are wonderful cross-country skiing trails with mountain huts and picturesque refuges. Not a bad place to give the sport a try. Or if you fancy sampling other mountain based activities, you could try snow-shoeing, fat-biking or sledging!

There are plenty of non-mountainous pursuits for the visitor to Courmayeur too. The nearby village of Dolonne has a large sports centre with a full size ice rink, squash & tennis courts, a climbing wall and gym, and the nearest public swimming pool is in neighbouring Pré-St-Didier; accessible by local bus.

For the more relaxed of mind, many of the hotels in Courmayeur have Spa facilities – in Au Coeur des Neiges, there is a lovely wellness area with swimming pool (with hydrojets, waterfalls and counter-current swim), relax area with Himalayan salt lamps, hammam with chromotherapy, sauna and a multi-sensory shower.

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