The Italian ski resort of Courmayeur is located at the foot of the 4,808m high Mont Blanc. The ski resort offers a glamorous mountain experience with several exciting activities to discover. Courmayeur is a popular choice for keen skiers to explore the entire Aosta Valley region. It is also an excellent ski weekend choice. Between the vibrant bars, exceptional restaurants, and stylish boutiques, there are also fantastic experiences to discover. We’ve listed our top five things to do in Courmayeur, from exciting heli-skiing to relaxing ancient thermal spas, there is something for everyone. Here is our pick for the top five things to do in Courmayeur.

Backcountry and Heliskiing

If you’re a through-and-through thrill seeker, fly by helicopter to explore the highest and the deepest powder in Europe. Experience a complete adrenaline rush by dropping into the Mont Fortin area at 2,755m. Courmayeur is the only ski resort on Mont Blanc that allows you to reach immaculate glaciers and peaks by helicopter. Ride over the impressive peaks with your guide and get stuck into waist-deep powder in no time. It’s sure to be an unforgettable experience.

Stay At:

Hotel Le Massif is a firm favourite for Ski Solutions clients. The fabulous five-star hotel exudes grandeur and is the ultimate luxurious getaway.

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Backcountry and Heliskiing in Courmayeur


Experience the thrilling and unique activity of dog-sledding this winter. In the heart of Val Veny, at the foot of the impressive Mont Blanc, you will find a group of specialised guide dogs. See Courmayeur in a different way by gliding through the snow on a sled towed by a pack of 30 huskies. Fabrizio Lovati is the head dog guide and an excellent teacher, learn how to lead your own sled in this fabulous setting!

Stay At:

Located just a stones’ throw away from the resort centre, Hotel Svizzero is an excellent home-away-from-home. The family run-hotel will ensure you have an unforgettable ski holiday.

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Dog-sledding in Courmayeur

Dine in a Refuge

Find refuge in a refuge. One of the top experiences, in our opinion, is to dine in a secluded mountain hut with remarkable scenery. With several perched in untouched locations, it is the perfect choice for soaking up the beautiful views of nearby Mont Blanc. Mountain refuges tend to serve hearty local dishes, which will be just the right fuel before you return to the slopes. The cabins are full of rustic charm and have a wonderfully welcoming ambience. Soak in the warm mountain atmosphere and sample delicious produce found in the region.

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Hotel Gran Baita has fantastic facilities including a spectacular indoor/outdoor swimming pool, jacuzzi, sauna and relaxing treatment rooms.

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Dine in a Refuge in Courmayeur

Skyway Cable Car

The Skyway Monte Bianco is a technological feat considering the complexity of the build against the natural setting. The stunning journey takes 18 minutes and reaches a mammoth 3,466m to its final destination, Pointe Helbronner. During the journey, you won’t miss a thing as the transparent cabins rotate giving a 360° view of the snowcapped peaks. At the top, admire the magnificent views of Mont Blanc, Mont-Rose, the Matterhorn, Grand Paradis, and Grand Combin. For a truly memorable experience, visit the Bistrot des Glaciers and have a well-earned meal – one of the highest restaurants in Europe!

Stay At:

Stay at the Grand Hotel Courmayeur Mont Blanc for a wonderful luxurious getaway. Located in a peaceful, sun-drenched area of Courmayeur, it is the perfect spot for a relaxing trip.

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Skyway Cable Car in Courmayeur

Cross-Country Ski in Val Ferret

Val Ferret is the second valley in the ski area, which has a calmer atmosphere. The magical surroundings are peppered with stunning treelines and natural beauty. Admire the setting by cross-country skiing, a new and fun activity to try. The area has more than 20km of cross-country ski terrain, perfect for beginners to navigate. Or if you prefer to be taught, there are fantastic ski instructors who will provide excellent guidance around the cross-country tracks.

Stay At:

Hotel Pavillon is a delightful four-star hotel in an excellent location. Its just a few minutes walk from the main gondola and moments away from the town centre.

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Cross-Country Ski in Courmayeur

To find out more about the top things to do in Courmayeur, call our ski experts on 020 7471 7700.

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