Courmayeur, Aosta Valley, Italy - A Great Day Trip from Chamonix

From Chamonix, through the Mont-Blanc Tunnel, you arrive in the Val D'Aosta (Aosta Valley). The Aosta Valley people are well-known for their hospitality, respect for tradition, mountain agriculture, nature and the local architecture.

Entrèves, the first hamlet just after the tunnel exit, is an architectural wonder with it's beautiful old slate roofed houses.

Courmayeur is a great day trip all year round with great skiing, hiking, shopping and eating! The charm and elegance of the town will seduce you and the proximity to Chamonix makes it easy to go back!
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Last Updated: 
Tue, 20 Jan 2015
Courmayeur Town
Courmayeur City Center
Courmayeur ski areas

Courmayeur, at the foot of the Italian side of Mont Blanc is a ski resort very popular with customers in northern Italy and visitors from around the world. Italy is a perfect ski day trip as the resort of Courmayeur is included on your ski pass if you have picked up the Mont Blanc Unlimited Pass.

Above the Val Veny (southwest), facing the Mont-Blanc, Courmayeur gives skiers an absolutely spectacular scenery. With almost 20 lifts and 30 different runs, Courmayeur has many options for all levels. The off piste in the area gives some nice vertical and amazing views of the Mont Blanc massif not to mention great snow! The altitude of the resort goes from town level at 1224m up to 2755m at the top of the Cresta Arp lift.

Love pizza, pasta, risotto, cappuccinos and all that is Italian? The mountain also has 20 something restaurants to choose from with fantastic Italian fare!

Val Ferret (north-east) in winter is a paradise for skiers. The snow arrives in quantity, at All Saints. The altitude makes a good quality of snow throughout the winter. The snowshoeing is popular, the change of scenery is total. The Val Ferret, winter is not accessible by car. Deposited in a shuttle to the first hamlet, Planpincieux. After that, it's your move, walk, snowshoe or cross country skiing. Again, in the Val Ferret, charming restaurants are all the ingredients and Valle d'Aosta to treat you, in the localities of Tronchey, and Lavachey Arnouva.

Calm, wild, impressive panorama, in the Great Jorre, the Dolent various glaciers, and at the bottom of the Val Ferret, the Col du Grand Ferret, border with Switzerland.

In summer, the Val Veny and Val Ferret are popular with climbers, Cristalia, hikers (Tour du Mont-Blanc), walkers, bikers and anglers. Nature, flora, its fauna intact. Winter brings skiers from around the world.

As in the Val d'Aosta, the breeding of cows is very present. Many herds of cattle and sheep also come to spend the summer pastures. The sound of bells will accompany your stay in these times so beautiful valleys.

A Pre-Saint-Didier, you can enjoy well-made ​​from the spa. Its hot springs were known to the Romans. At the entrance of Pré Saint Didier, Le Goufre the Dora di Verney is a beautiful green setting.

Bang and the Val de Cogne are known for beautiful cross country ski trails, beautiful waterfalls and ice for the bravest.

In summer, Cogne is the departure of many walks in the Reserve of the Gran Paradiso National Park, where chamois and ibex in large numbers waiting for you. A unique experience.