Nestled amidst the majestic peaks of the Italian Alps, Courmayeur, crowned by the lofty presence of Mont Blanc, the highest mountain in Western Europe, beckons skiers and snowboarders with its vast expanse of pristine slopes and enchanting alpine allure. The Courmayeur ski area, encompassing the entire town and its neighboring slopes, boasts an impressive 100 kilometers of interconnected pistes, catering to all levels of expertise, from gentle beginner runs to exhilarating off-piste adventures.
When the sun dips below the horizon, Courmayeur transforms into a vibrant après-ski hub. The town’s bustling Via Roma comes alive with the chatter of après-ski enthusiasts spilling out of cozy bars and elegant ristoranti. Live music fills the air, and the aroma of delectable cuisine entices passersby.
Beyond skiing and snowboarding, Courmayeur offers a diverse range of winter activities to suit every taste and preference. Families can embark on exhilarating snowmobile rides through snow-covered meadows, while ice skaters glide effortlessly across the town’s open-air rink. For a more serene experience, cross-country skiers can explore the tranquil trails winding through the surrounding forests, while winter hikers can embark on invigorating treks through snow-laden landscapes.
As the day draws to a close, cosy cafes and traditional tavernas offer a warm respite from the winter chill, where visitors can savor the flavors of the region, indulge in hearty local dishes, and unwind amidst the convivial atmosphere. Whether seeking sun-kissed days on the slopes, cultural immersion, or adventurous escapades, Courmayeur’s ski holiday experience caters to every desire, promising an unforgettable winter escapade amidst the enchanting beauty of the Italian Alps.
Beginners can find their comfort zone on the wide-open slopes of the Plan Checrouit and Plan Maison areas, where gentle gradients and dedicated nursery zones provide the perfect setting to hone their skills and build confidence. As their proficiency grows, skiers can progress to the intermediate terrain of the Val Veny and Prà La Grata areas, where meandering runs through snow-kissed forests and breathtaking vistas of the Mont Blanc massif await.
Experienced skiers and snowboarders can test their limits on the steeper slopes of the Chécrouit and Youla areas, renowned for their challenging black runs and exhilarating off-piste powder bowls. For those seeking an adrenaline rush, the Vallée Blanche, a legendary off-piste descent from the summit of Mont Blanc, offers an unparalleled challenge and an unforgettable experience.
Season Start / End: 3/11 – 10/04
Opening Times: 08:25 – 17:00
Total Slope Length: 42 km
Easy Runs: 11
Intermediate Runs: 17
Difficult Runs: 5
MOUNTAIN STATION ALTITUDE: 2763m
VALLEY STATION ALTITUDE: 1224m
TOTAL SKI LIFTS: 18
CABLE CARS: 4
CHAIR LIFTS: 8
DRAG LIFTS: 3
MAGIC CARPETS: 1