Why Visit Courmayeur?

Ski area

Courmayeur has 42km of slopes and 17 lifts, with three gondolas taking skiers from the resort to the slopes at Plan Chercrouit. With the Unlimited Lift Pass, skiers also have access to the whole of Chamonix.




The slopes are best suited to intermediates and experts, with only a few for beginners. The terrain is varied, and there are some fabulous cruisy runs at Youla, and to Zerotta through the trees. The resort really comes into its own however, for off piste skiing. There are some challenging descents down from Arp and Punta Helbronner – for which you’ll need proper kit and we recommend hiring a guide.



The resort’s reputation as a foodie destination is well-deserved, with traditional Aostan dishes created from locally reared and homegrown produce. At the top of the Maison Vielle chairlift sit the restaurant of the same name, and one of the most popular in the resort. You can also eat here at night, as the lift closes at midnight. The cosy Chieco has a fabulous menu, and can be reached by non-skiers. For pizza, head to Pizzeria Il Tunnel in town or for Michelin starred food, the Petit Royal creates mountain fare with flair. But be sure to book ahead. If you time it right, you may even be in resort for the annual Mountain Gourmet Ski Experience.

Après ski

The Italians do après ski rather well! For a real party at the end of the day, stop off at Super G for champagne and dancing. For a more sedate aperitivo, the Grand Hotel Royal e Golf is the place to go.



Unique to Courmayeur

With its border location, the resort is heavily influenced by all the best aspects of Italian, French and Swiss culture, celebrating them all wholeheartedly.




Images © Courtesy of Courmayeur Mont Blanc