Set against the backdrop of Mont Blanc, Courmayeur could be a scene from a Christmas card, with soft street lamps illuminating the snow falling on the pedestrianised stone village. The resort has more than 140km of downhill and cross-country ski runs. Courmayeur’s old Roman centre comes alive during après ski hours, which are the liveliest in the valley. When the snow melts, walking or biking opportunities are limitless, including 280km of blazed walking trails through the mountains.
Thanks to the A5 motorway, Courmayeur is one of the most easily reached resorts in the Valle d’Aosta, and gets busy with Turinese and Milanese skiers, especially on Sundays in high season.
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Courmayeur destination guides
Mont Blanc Classic
A classic self guided supported walk in the Alps through France, Switzerland and Italy
Mont Blanc Guided Walk
An exhilarating walk through the Alps with spectacular views of famous peaks and glaciers