With plenty of character and great ski terrain, Courmayeur is a top choice for all skiers, with a lively village and stunning restaurants to boot.

Courmayeur is a traditional Italian resort full of character, and surrounded by spectacular scenery. The centre of the village is car-free with plenty of shops, restaurants and bars, and a fabulous après-ski scene. Meanwhile the mountain slopes are best for intermediate skiers, although experts will love the heliskiing and off-piste opportunities.

Quick facts

  • Located on the Italian side of Mont Blanc, western Europe’s highest mountain
  • Spectacular scenery with fourteen 4,000m+ mountain peaks visible
  • Resort altitude of 1225m, with 100km of pistes from 1210m to 2755m
  • Attractive, atmospheric resort brimming with history and charm
  • Lots of good shops, restaurants and bars, and a good après-ski scene
  • Access to the world’s longest lift-served run, the Vallée Blanche
  • Best for intermediate skiers, and good off-piste and heliskiing available too
  • Courmayeur lift pass also covers Chamonix and Argentière ski areas
  • Courmayeur is the home of the new Skyway Monte Bianco

Getting to Courmayeur

Courmayeur is just a 1 hour 20 minute transfer from Geneva or a 1 hour 40 minute transfer from Turin and many airlines serve these routes. Alternatively, the drive from Calais through France takes about 10 hours and is very scenic as you approach Mont Blanc.

More about Courmayeur


First developed around two ancient churches at the foot of Mont Blanc, the now large village of Courmayeur is steeped in history. While retaining plenty of charm, the resort is also well equipped for the modern visitor with shops, restaurants and bars galore. Here you can read a little more about its history, ambience and attractions, and how to access the slopes.


Courmayeur caters for all levels of skier, offering the most variety and scope to intermediates. However, beginners also have plenty of opportunities here, and experts will particularly love the off-piste terrain and heliskiing opportunities. Links to Chamonix enable skiers to venture further afield, and the numerous mountain restaurants on offer mean that stopping for a break is always a pleasure. Now that the new Skyway Monte Bianco cable car is open the link to Chamonix is not only quicker but also pretty spectacular. 


If you’re not skiing, you won’t be short of things to see and do in Courmayeur. From browsing the plethora of shops and boutiques along Courmayeur’s cobbled streets, to enjoying a lively café and bar culture at après-ski time, this is a charming and interesting place to explore at all hours of the day.


Courmayeur has an excellent range of accommodation on offer, either in the town itself or in the neighbouring hamlets of Dolonne or Entreves. Options include luxury hotels, bed and breakfasts and centrally located apartments. To book or for advice, contact one of the Courmayeur specialists listed below.


A number of UK tour operators can assist with arranging all elements of your holiday to Courmayeur including accommodation and travel from the UK and can advise you on the best accommodation options for you.

UK Tour Operators in the Aosta Valley