Ski holidays in Courmayeur

Travel over the clouds in this skiers paradise

Right on the border of France, Courmayeur's one of the classiest ski resorts in Italy. It's positioned at the foot of Europe's highest mountain, Mont Blanc. Lot's of people flock here for it's mixed piste levels, fantastic snow conditions and intimate ski area. Other's can't get enough of the big-mountain scenery - there's nothing nicer than sitting in a mountain café on a bluebird day and soaking up some rays.

Look out for snow-sport champions - the resort attracts top skiers and snowboarders from all over the world. The stunning views, powdery snow and endless choice of off-piste draws them in year after year. The Vallée Blanche is unmissable; starting at one of the most famous off-piste areas in Europe and taking you through a glacier. This is a good one to do with a guide as they'll show you all the best routes.

Another brilliant perk of skiing here is the six-day lift pass which lets you do two days skiing in another nearby resort. La Thuile and La Rosiere are popular places to go (there's a bus that'll take you to these nearby towns, or you could take the Monte Bianco Skyway). You can't miss the Monte Bianco Skyway, a cable-car reaching up to 3,466 metres. How many people can say they've travelled over the clouds?

With all the things to do in Courmayeur, you'll definitely be needing a drink and some hearty food throughout the day. The village has a great reputation for bars and restaurants. You're bound to find the perfect place to re-convene and chat about your day on the slopes.

This is definitely one for the bucket list!

  • 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.    

  • 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£729pp
  • 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.

  • 68 rooms
Grand Hotel Courmayeur Mont Blanc, Dining Room With View

The Grand Hotel Courmayeur Mont Blanc's a beautifully decorated 5* hotel with views from every window. Not far from the centre of Cormayeur this is the ideal base for a ski or spa holiday in one of the most sought after resorts.

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

Beginners skiing in Courmayeur

Beginners can 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 love 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 wanting an adventure, there's 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

There are wide open pistes and loads of opportunities to go off-piste around the Youla and Gabba; there's also a fantastic 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

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

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

Classes start on Monday at 10.30am

*Child snowboard lessons from 6 years

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 the time of publishing. Up to date prices will be confirmed 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 Sunday

To Turin

From

Gatwick

Heathrow

Birmingham

Manchester

Edinburgh

Transfer 1¾hrs by coach
Flight supplements may apply.

Private transfers and self-drive are available.

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