Courmayeur Ski Resort Guide
- Acres of ski:250
- Terrain Parks:-
- X-Country:22 km
Courmayeur is an extremely popular resort in the shadows of Mont Blanc. The resort is linked from the pretty town by one of Europe's largest gondolas. There are a lot of snow cannons that top up the lower slopes, which can become thin as everyone heads back to the gondola. Powder-hounds will revel in the upper slopes and lower down there are plenty of wooded areas for some superb tree-skiing. Despite its impressive surroundings, Courmayeur is not the most challenging resort but is certainly tamer than Chamonix. Off the slopes, the town of Courmayeur is pretty, very lively and its centre is car-free.
- Nearest Airport:Geneva
- Nearest Train Station:Pre St Didier
- Tourist Office Phone:+39165842477
- Tourist Office Website:www.courmayeur-montblanc.com
- Slopeside accommodation:yes
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- Issued:12 Feb
- Last Snowfall:12 February 2019
- Snow Depth (upper):–
- Snow Depth (lower):–
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Visitor Reviews of Courmayeur
maximum t from United States writes:
I stayed in Courmayeur for a weak in mid March 2018. What a fabulous mountain! Not small, not limiting, not skiable in a day. Those who criticise it's small size must be beginner or intermediate or just not into skiing. The mountain has many large distinct areas to discover: great groomers, powder fields and wonderful back country skiing. For advanced skiers, take the Youla cable car, then take the ARP to access wonderful powder fields and amazing views; you'll most likely have it all to yourself during the week. We were lucky, it dumped a foot or more the day before we arrived and we had bluebird days all week. Check out Chateau Branlant for lunch; get the onion soup and the cheesecake, for sure! Also the restaurant, at the Rifugio Monte Bianco (an alpine lodge/hostel), of sorts was quite excellent (the tomino cheese!)
The town is wonderful and best explored on foot. Restaurants are of high quality and hospitality is warm. Peter, the bartender at the Cresta et Duc, is wonderful! During our week here, we spent most of our time at Courmayeur. We did not get bored! We are advanced skiers so we took advantage of all the mountain's possibilities. As others have stated, Courmayeur is indeed the best hub to stay at in the Italian Alps. Great shopping, great restaurants, very charming. Nightlife was quiet, but if you ski, then most likely you're turning in after supper anyway. We also started our 'partying' with MJ breaks starting at 1:30 usually ;)
Nearby La Thuile is a must visit! Impressive back bowls here were the highlight of the trip and a once in a lifetime experience. Skiing into France was a novelty but we quickly returned to La Thuile for the impressive scenery, powder everywhere, and long runs. Cervinia was also worth the trip, though a longer trip than La Thuile. Wind is an issue at Cervinia sometimes, but the long groomers are pretty impressive! It's so open it's like skiing in a frozen desert. Surreal for sure.
Only let down was our trip to Chamonix, which is just way too big to explore in one day. I'm sure it's an amazing place and I'd consider staying here for a whole separate vacation to experience all it has to offer! From what I heard from other tourists (mostly 'in the know' Europeans), the Italian Alps offer the best food, skiing, and value. Viva Aosta, viva Courma!