The Italian ski resort of Courmayeur is at the foot of the 4,808-metre-high Mont Blanc, which is the highest mountain in the Alps. It has a ski area encompassing over 40km of pisted slopes. Courmayeur ski resort is a charming medieval resort that extends a warm Italian welcome. The skiing in Courmayeur offers excellent conditions thanks to the high altitude, with pistes above 2,500 metres.
Courmayeur can be reached in just 90 minutes from Geneva airport, making the ski resort a very attractive weekend ski destination. The Mont Blanc tunnel also makes day trips from here to Chamonix very feasible.
There is something for everyone in Courmayeur ski resort making it a particularly good choice for families and groups with mixed skiing abilities. There are green runs, wide cruisy blues as well as challenging black runs and off-piste. For those advanced off-piste skiers interested in hiring a guide, Courmayeur ski resort makes a very good base, with plenty of challenges in its surrounding mountains. Particularly those accessed via Entreves, which include the Italian version of the Vallee Blanche and the Toula glacier.
The centre of Courmayeur, which was originally a medieval market town, is a cosy collection of narrow streets, some of which are for pedestrians only. Courmayeur comes alive in the evenings as glamorous Italians walk between boutique shops, vibrant bars and restaurants.
Here's our guide of what to expect when skiing Courmayeur. Call our ski experts today to find out more about Courmayeur ski resort.