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Courmayeur has the reputation of being the highest lift in the Alps

Nestling on the southeastern slope of the Mont Blanc massif, Courmayeur's
dramatic alpine scenery has 14 peaks over 4000m.

Founded in the 17th century as a spa town located at the very top of the
Aosta valley, Courmayeur has world-famous charm. Nearly every rooftop is
made of huge slabs of chunky slate hewn from Europe's highest mountain. In
fact almost every building, street and fountain in the town is either made
from or built into the mountain. The cobbled streets that trickle off the
Via Roma in the old town boast some of the best restaurants in the Alps
and also some of the highest Italian fashion. The Courmayeur resort is
split into three main areas or towns: Courmayeur, on a south-facing ridge;
Dolonne, just over the river in the valley; and Entrèves, a little way up
the valley from Dolonne. Each has its own lift to the resort ski area.

Ski information

Beginners


There are several gentle nursery slopes situated at Plan Checrouit and
Maison Vieille, however these can only be used when accompanied by a ski
instructor. Tuition is excellent and the wide beginners slopes are good
learning grounds in beautiful surroundings, although the gradient can be
steeper in places than an average blue run.

Intermediates

Courmayeur is the perfect resort for intermediate to good skiers, with an
abundance of testing runs, including a huge choice of treeless bowls,
challenging mogul fields, steep gullies and wide open pistes.

Advanced

The challenging descent from the Cresta Youla to Val Veny entails a long
run of 9kms and the Competizione - unpisted, fresh snow or moguls is a
must.

 More about the skiing in Courmayeur
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 Nightlife

Wide range of friendly bars that can get pretty lively. Try: • Après ski
buffet at Bar Roma • Cocktails at the American Bar • Guides Bar with cosy
log fire
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Activities

Indoor ice rink, sports centre with climbing wall, heli-skiing, swimming
pool (in next village), cross-country skiing (a short bus ride away in Val
Ferret), ski touring and snowshoe walking (with a minimum number of 6
participants),  local buses to Chamonix and Aosta
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Eating out

An excellent range of no less than 50 restaurants and cafés to choose
from, offering delicious local Valdostana and Italian cuisine to suit all
tastes and budgets.
· 3-course set menu from €16 · Pizzas from €8 · Le Tunnel for massive
pizzas and pasta, Pierre Alexis for excellent Italian cuisine, Piazzetta
for pasta and seafood and the Vieux Pommier with its old apple tree, for
local specialities.