Ski holidays in Courmayeur

Sophisticated resort with wonderful skiing on the Italian side of Mont Blanc

Courmayeur’s cobbled streets are full of luxurious shops, stocked with the most upmarket and stylish clothes and accessories. Take a walk through the town and feast your eyes on some delicious local foods, don’t worry, your nose will lead the way. You will struggle to miss the 4810m high Mont Blanc, Europe’s highest mountain which sits just beyond the town.

Despite its small ski area, Courmayeur remains a popular resort, due to its well-maintained pistes, varied terrain and spectacular scenery and views. The main attraction is the famous Monte Bianco Skyway. Imagine yourself ascending to 3,466m knowing that when you reach the top, you will be met by open powder fields and plenty off-piste to play in. This is like nowhere else we have experienced and unsurprisingly attracts top skiers and snowboarders from all around the world.

At the end of the day, there’s a great selection of bars to grab a drink, relax and chat about your day on the slopes. It’s definitely one for the bucket list.

  • from£949pp
  • 54 rooms
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Hotel Gran Baita is perfect if you're looking for a bit more luxury. It's just ten minutes' walk from the centre of town and there's a free shuttle to get you to and from the slopes each day. Relax and enjoy the excellent spa facilities where there's in indoor and outdoor pool or just grab a drink in the comfy lounge next to the open fire.    

  • from£699pp
  • 35 rooms
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Delightful, small and family run - you'll soon feel at home at Hotel Courmayeur. It's got a central location and it's just 200 metres from the ski lifts. The whole place has a traditional feel with a cosy lounge and comfy rooms. 

  • from£979pp
  • 44 rooms
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In the centre of Courmayeur town and just 250 metres from the lifts is the beautiful Hotel Cresta et Duc. The stylish interior throughout makes for a comfortable stay and the spa is great each afternoon to rest those weary legs. Food at the hotel is as impressive as the dining room itself and the bar is not to be missed either.   

  • from£679pp
  • 30 rooms
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This is a really unique hotel if you're looking for something a bit different on your ski holiday. The building dates back to the 16th century and there's lots of original features to enjoy. We love the stone walls, cosy rooms and log fireplace near the bar. It's less than a mile from Courmayer (there are regular buses) and close to the ski lifts. In fact, you can almost ski back to the door.

Ski and Snowboard Information
Skiing levels
Beginner
Intermediates
Advanced
Snowboard
Cross country

Beginners skiing in Courmayeur

Beginners may ski Plan Checrouit where there are some easy blue runs to build up your basic technique.

Intermediates skiing in Courmayeur

Intermediate skiers will enjoy the variety of red runs; the leg-burner from Youla to Zerotta has a height difference of 1000 metres. Nearby La Thuile provides even more variety which is a short bus ride away.

Advanced skiing in Courmayeur

Advanced skiers will appreciate Courmayeur's huge off-piste potential - from Arp or Youla to either Zarotta, Dolonne or La Balme. Or tackle the famous 22km Vallée Blanche glacier run down to France from the top of the SkyWay cable-car for bragging rights. 

For those seeking an adventure, there is heli-skiing available in the resort which can be booked directly with the appropriate company. For more information, please speak to the local tourist information centre who will be able to assist. 

Snowboarding in Courmayeur

Wide open pistes and lots of off-piste possibilities around the Youla and Gabba; plus the snowpark in Dolonne.


Mountain facts
Area 50 km
Resort Altitude 1224m
Ski Alt. From 1210m
Ski Alt. To 2624m
Runs
11
16
4
Longest run 4 Km
Lifts Lifts 18, Chairlifts 8, Free Baby Lifts Yes, Cable car 4, Draglifts 3, Gondolas 2, Magic Carpets 1
Lift Times

0830 - 1645

Lift Ski LockersYes
Local Pass Lifts18
Night Skiing IncludedNo
Mountain Restaurants20
Snow Cannon Coverage70%
Cross Country Trails

30km in Vel Ferret. Need to take a local bus.

Off-piste OptionsYes
Slope DirectionN, E, S
Snowpark Info

1 in Dolonne

Inghams Plus

  • Save up to £40 per couple 
  • Groups - Up to 1 in 7 go Free 
  • Free Child Lift Passes up to 8 yrs
  • Inghams Telephone Rep Service

Special Offers

Things To Do
  • Cross country tracks
Activity Information
  • Squash and tennis
  • Winter walking
  • Weekly market
  • Thermal spa in nearby Pré St Didier
  • Heli-skiing
  • Ice Skating
  • Cinema
Ski Extras

Winter 2020/21 Pre-bookable Lift Passes, Ski Hire & Tuition

SPECIAL OFFER ON EQUIPMENT HIRE
Save up to £73 per person

Book your lift pass with us and we'll give you 50% off equipment hire or carriage. See our Ski Bundle page for details. 

Lift Passes Days Season Adult
18-64yrs 
Teen 
14-17yrs
Youth
9-13yrs
Senior 
65+
Area Lift Pass 6 L £235 £207 £165 £207
H £251 £221 £176 £221

Area pass includes 2 days skiing in another Aosta Valley resort or Skyway.

L (12 Dec - 19 Dec), M (10 Dec - 30 Jan & 21 Mar - end of season), H (20 Dec - 9 Jan & 31 Jan - 20 Mar)

Equipment Hire (6 days)  Description Blue Red Black
Adult Skis £82 £110 £137
Skis & Boots £119 £146 £174
Snowboard & Boots - £146 -
Child (6-10) Skis & Boots - £59 -
Snowboard & Boots - £59 -
Helmet - £21* -

Please see here for a description of hire categories.

Tuition Days Hours Adult Child (4-12)* 
Ski 5 2 hrs 45 mins per day £195 £175
Snowboard £195 £175

Tuition starts on Mon at 10.30am

*Child snowboard lessons from 6 years

Please note: Group ski lessons need a minimum number of guests to take place. Very occasionally these numbers aren’t reached. If you have pre-booked lessons and this happens, the ski-school will do their best to offer private lessons to the value of the lessons you had originally booked. Prices and supplements are correct at time of publishing but may vary up or down; correct prices will be advised at the time of booking.

Useful Information
Information about Courmayeur
Resort Code ITCO
Languages spoken Italian/English
Time difference GMT+1
Currency EUR
Latitude 45.792737
Longitude 6.97171
Travel and Transportation

Flights depart Saturday

To Turin

From

Gatwick

Stansted

Birmingham

Manchester

Leeds Bradford

Edinburgh

Transfer 1hr 45 minutes by coach

Flight supplements may apply.

Car hire available: Yes

Evening resort bus service: No

Local bus services:

Parking available: No

Resort Ski bus available: Yes

Good to know

  • Home to the impressive Skyway Monte Bianco cable-car
  • Ski the world’s longest lift-served run, the Vallée Blanche
  • Chic village with a good après-ski scene
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