Courmayeur Ski Weekends
The charming medieval town of Courmayeur is nestled at the foot of the mighty Mont Blanc in the Aosta valley; on the edge of the French-Italian border. The pretty 17th-century town is a hotspot for ski weekends because of its access to a great ski area, brilliant non-skiing activities and the extremely short transfer times between the resort and Geneva and Turin airport.
Courmayeur also has built itself a name for being a resort with a delightful dining scene, skiers wanting to spend a weekend in a resort where great food is as important as great skiing will find themselves feeling right at home in this gastronomic Italian resort.
- Approximately 90 minutes from Geneva
- Approximately 90 minutes from Turin
- Great mix of blues and reds
- Fantastic freeride opportunities
Courmayeur is an attractive little skiing commune in the Aosta Valley. It is well known for its medieval town which has picturesque Italian and French style houses and boutique shops that are peppered along its car-free, cobbled streets. The resort is very stylish and is home to lots of great restaurants, authentic cafés and is bursting with vibrant après bars. All of this combined makes the traditional Italian town a popular destination for a short break.
The ski area of Courmayeur leans towards a more intermediate to advanced level of skiing. The area is relatively small with only 41km of wide, cruisey slopes; the pistes, however, are very well-maintained and tree-lined. You can ski up to 2,750m here and lots of slopes are north facing, making the resort a great late-season short break destination. Chamonix is also a nearby neighbour of Courmayeur and there are regular buses that can take you there to open up another 100km of skiing.
Courmayeur is great for weekend skiers who are looking for a resort which excels in gourmet dining. The resort is blessed with great restaurants on-and-off the mountain; the central Via Roma is the best place to find the top dining spots in the town. Look out for Ristorante Chalet Plan Gorret, the restaurant serves superb and innovative Italian dishes and is amongst the best restaurants in the Alps.
Courmayeur has plenty of character. You can spend a weekend trawling around the sleek clothing shops and relaxing in sophisticated wine bars by cosy fireplaces in the afternoon. Courmayeur’s après scene is refined and low-key until the twilight hours when the resort really comes alive. For those looking for spectacular views, try going up the Skyway Monte Bianco, from the top you have 360-degree panoramic views of mountains.