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Courmayeur Ski Resort, Italy






Key Features

  • Good for après
  • Off-piste
  • Traditional village
  • Glacier
  • Groups
  • Activities for non-skiers

Resort Facts

  • Resort height: 1560m, 5118ft
  • Highest lift: 1225m
  • No. of lifts: 21
  • No. of slopes: 23 pistes
  • Total piste: 50km
  • Transfer times: 1hr 45mins from Geneva

Overview of Courmayeur

Located at the top of the Aosta valley and with 14 peaks higher than 4000m, Courmayeur is serious mountain destination, often compared to neighbouring Chamonix for it's huge variety of challenging terrain beneath the towering Mt Blanc.

Traditional Alpine architecture adorns the buildings in the car-free village making it feel more French at first glance, but the true Italian charm starts to seep from the cobbled streets as you explore further. The resort bills itself with the strapline, "Come experience a crescendo of fine Italian food, exciting sport activities, superior relaxation and prime shopping." - which sounds pretty tempting!

3 Things We Love About Courmayeur

  1. Amazing ski terrain to explore, including the option to heli ski and ski tour extensively.
  2. The Skyway Monte Bianco rotating cable car up to Punta Helbronner at 3,462 metres is a masterful feat of engineering.
  3. A historic and charming alpine village which maintains tradition whilst innovating for the future of mountain tourism.

Skiing and Snowboarding in Courmayeur

The skiing itself is challenging enough on-piste for intermediates, but off-piste there is real fun to be had especially from the top of the ski area; the Cresta d'Arp.

There are 3 main areas to the resort above the town; Courmayeur, Dolonne and Entrèves. Each has its own benefits and part of the pleasure is exploring and enjoying the intoxicating views of Mont Blanc. You can summit the 3462m Punta Helbronner via a gondola from Entrèves, giving you access to skiing off-piste itineraries on Mont Blanc - True adventure!.

Lift Passes in Courmayeur

A local area pass will enable you to also enjoy access to other famous resorts in the Aosta valley; Gressoney, Champoluc, Pila and Cervinia. Stepping up to a full area pass will also allow you to ski at neighbouring Chamonix and Argentiere.

Activities in Courmayeur

  • Swimming pool & Spa
  • Indoor climbing wall
  • Indoor ice skating
  • Leisure centre
  • Cinema
  • Helicopter excursions
  • Snowshoeing

Après Ski in Courmayeur

Courmayeur's nightlife matches its reputation as a ski destination, with a palpable buzz throughout the village as the lifts close and the party gets started! Here's a selection of establishments you might like to visit:

  • American Bar - A huge variety of international beers on tap as well as homemade crepes and piadinas to enjoy whilst you enjoy the atmosphere and maybe some live sport on one of several TVs.
  • Super-G - At the foot of the slopes this large open-air bar serves all manner of beers, wines and cocktails to the rhythm of live DJ sets and under the gaze of Mt Blanc
  • Bar Roma - Style it up and enjoy an authentic Italian aperitivo cocktail then make the most of the complimentary buffet as you contemplate where to go for dinner.

Places to eat in Courmayeur

In true Italian style, the choice of dining in resort is astounding - each restaurant seemingly outdoing the last in terms of quality ingredients, choice and value. Here are a few options:

  • La Clochette - A traditional and popular brasserie serving a varied menu and with an extensive wine list in a rustic and cosy setting.
  • Sushiball - A sushi and sashimi bistro and wine bar serving aperitifs and bistro dinners paired with a selection of excellent wines and beers.
  • La Padella - Good value Italian cuisine, especially pizzas. Unfussy and large portions make it a popular choice.
  • Ski Pol da Geremia - A self service restaurant at 2,300m with a distinctly adventurous/mountaineer vibe. It's basic but the views are unforgettable.

Family Features

Courmayeur is a great resort for adventurous families. If you need some help for your little ones you might be interested in:

  • Ski Schools - A variety of ski schools operate in Courmayeur, however you can book with our recommended partner as part of your holiday package - please scroll down to find out.
  • Creche/Day Care - The resort's kids club is located next to the main cable car station and offers day care for children up to the age of 10.

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    Ski essentials in Courmayeur

    Organising ski hire has never been easier. Select your preferred departure date and see what discounts we offer when you pre-book. (Please note helmets are not included. Please call if you'd like to hire one).

    Up to
    10% off

    Bronze Silver Gold Platinum Ski-All-In
    Adult   (12+ yrs) Skis | Poles £92 £83 £112 £101 £135 £122 Save an additional £20 per person with our Ski-All-In discount when you book your ski hire at the same time as purchasing any lift pass!
    £20 per person
    Ski | Poles | Boots £133 £120 £153 £138 £184 £165
    Snowboard £92 £83 £112 £101
    Snowboard | Boots £133 £120 £153 £138
    Child   (8-11 yrs) Skis | Poles £46 £42
    Ski | Poles | Boots £73 £66
    Snowboard £54 £49
    Snowboard | Boots £78 £70

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    Ski essentials in Courmayeur

    A lift pass is a necessity for every ski holiday and often a sizeable chunk of your holiday budget. As a result, and using our 35 years of experience, we have sought great value prices for you, so browse via resort and date to see how much you can save!

    Six Day Full Area Pass Ski-All-In
    Senior   (66+ yrs) £279 Save an additional £20 per person with our Ski-All-In discount when you book your ski hire at the same time as purchasing any lift pass!
    £20 per person
    Adult   (15-65 yrs) £327
    Child   (8-14 yrs) £279

    Find out more about lift pass options we offer

    Ski essentials in Courmayeur

    No matter what level you are – first time skier to seasoned pro, everyone can find ski tutorial to suit their level. Browse our ski lessons via date to see our current rates. Prices based on morning lessons – subject to availability.

    Ski school is available to book as part of your holiday package. Please call our ski experts on 0330 102 8004 if you need any assistance.

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