Courmayeur 

 
Courmayeur is situated on the Italian side of Mont Blanc, Western Europe’s highest mountain, at the top of the Aosta Valley.
It can be reached via the A5 autostrada from Milan approx. 220km/2½ hours or from Turin approx. 150km/1½ hours. Alternatively from Geneva, Courmayeur is reached via the autoroute Blanche via Chamonix and the Mont Blanc Tunnel (toll payable) approx. 100km/1½ hours.
Nearest Airport:
Turin: 150km / 1½hrs. Geneva:100km / 1½hrs. Milan Malpensa: 200km / 2¼hrs.
Auberge de la Maison
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4 Star

Auberge de la Maison is a charming chalet-style hotel situated in the pretty village of Entreves, just 3km from the town of Courmayeur.
Residence Le Grand Chalet
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3 Star

Situated close to the town’s main cable car and just 5 minutes walk from the centre of Courmayeur.
Hotel Berthod
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3 Star

Family run 3 star hotel, approx 400m from cable car.

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Courmayeur

 

Courmayeur is nestled under the 14 peaks of the Mont Blanc massif. It is arguably the most sophisticated resort in the Aosta Valley, with a charming cobbled pedestrianised town centre offering a wealth of shops, cafés, bars, restaurants and pizzerias with a friendly yet stylish Italian feel.

 

The ski areas of Plan Checrouit and Val Veny offer a variety of pistes for all standards of skiers and snowboarders with wonderful mountain views, fantastic mountain restaurants and excellent snow making systems to ensure good snow conditions throughout the season.

 

Courmayeur is situated at the top of the Aosta Valley and on the Italian side of the Mont Blanc. The Courmayeur ski pass allows a day in another resort in the Aosta Valley (namely La Thuile, Pila, Cervinia, Champoluc or Gressoney) and a day in France (Chamonix or Flaine).

 

Dolonne

Dolonne is over the other side of the valley from Courmayeur town, yet within 1km of the town’s facilities. Dolonne is a picturesque traditional old village with cobbled streets and just a couple of bars, cafés, small supermarket, ski shop and nursery/baby slope with moving floor and children’s fun park. It is serviced by an orange public bus that connects with Courmayeur town and valley, which is free for those with a Courmayeur ski pass. Dolonne also has a big Sports Centre with ice rink, curling, indoor tennis, squash, 5-a-side football, volleyball, basketball, golf and climbing wall. New in 2007, there is now a ski lift/gondola, which connects Dolonne to the Plan Checrouit ski area.

 

Shopping

Courmayeur’s main cobblestone pedestrianised thoroughfare ‘Via Roma’ has a variety of interesting shops ranging from chic designer boutiques (with names such as Cartier, Hermes, Gant and Sergio Tacchini) and jewellers (only to be found in London, Paris, New York and Courmayeur!) There are also mouth-watering Italian delicatessens and shops selling books, maps and photographs of the local area, crafts created by local artisans, souvenirs, postcards and of course ski and mountaineering equipment. Via Roma is perfect for a leisurely morning browse or an early evening stroll. At the weekends Via Roma comes alive with the smart set from Milan and Turin parading along in their fur coats! There is also a weekly market on a Wednesday located near the Sports Centre.

 

Cafes, Bars and Restaurants

Courmayeur is renowned for its numerous cafés, bars and restaurants dotted around the town and concentrated along the main street of Via Roma. You can choose from sophisticated cafés with sofas and fireplaces such as Caffè della Posta for a morning cappuccino and cake, gelaterias for an afternoon ice cream and stylish bars such as Bar Roma or the American Bar for après ski drinks or aperitifs with buffet style appetisers. The many restaurants serve predominantly Italian fare including antipasta and pasta specialities of the region but also include ‘Valdostana’ local cuisine.

For pizza there is the very popular Pizzeria du Tunnel and also La Boite, both of which are family favourites, serving huge oven baked pizzas at very reasonable prices! There are also restaurants in the square such as the Vieux Pommier offering Alpine treats such as raclette and fondues. Yet Courmayeur is also renowned for its very stylish restaurants such as the Pierre Alexis 1877 and the Cadran Solaire with a repertoire of gourmet delights for a special evening. And for those looking to sample everything on the menu, there is La Maison de Filippo in Entreves which offers no less than 18 courses!

 

Facilities

Courmayeur has a library, Alpine Museum, indoor ice rink and, multi-sports centre. The Palasport offers indoor tennis (tuition available), squash, 5-a-side football, volleyball, basketball, indoor golf and climbing wall. It also has a childcare centre for children from 6 months to 12 years (predominantly Italian speaking). Next door is the Palaghiaccio ice centre offering ice-skating, ice hockey, ice shows and ice disco in the evenings with psychedelic lighting and music. Also there is international Curling.

 

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Resort Stats

  • Village Height: 1224m (4016ft)
  • Highest Lift: 2763m (9065ft)
  • Total km of Pistes: 100km above and below tree line
  • Number of Runs: 22
  • Blue (Beginner): 6
  • Red (Intermediate): 12
  • Black (Difficult): 4
  • Total Number of Lifts: 19 (4 cable cars, 2 gondolas, 8 chairlifts, 3 drag lifts, 2 magic carpets)
  • Uphill Capacity per hour: 8,400 pax
  • Direction of Slopes: North East and North West
  • Number of Snow Canons: 365 (over 80% of the pistes covered)
  • Number of Mountain Restaurants: 23

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