Courmayeur is a charming resort that extends a warm Italian welcome.
Courmayeur can be reached in just 90 minutes from Geneva airport and the journey time from Turin airport is only marginally longer. This resort makes a very attractive weekend ski destination and the Mont Blanc tunnel also makes day trips from here to Chamonix — possibly to ski the Vallee Blanche — eminently feasible.
On the mountain, skiers are sure to enjoy excellent conditions thanks to the high altitude, with pistes reaching up to a snow-sure 2,755 metres. There is something for everyone in Courmayeur making it a particularly good choice for families and groups with mixed abilities.
For those advanced, off-piste skiers interested in hiring a guide, Courmayeur makes a good very base with plenty of challenges in its surrounding mountains, particularly those accessed via Entreves, which include the Toula glacier.
The heart of Courmayeur is a collection of cobbled, pedestrianised streets, lined with boutiques, delicatessens, inviting bars and gourmet restaurants, serving everything from home-made authentic Italian pizza and pasta, to Michelin-starred fare.
Everywhere in Courmayeur the locals are all extraordinarily friendly towards visitors.