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A holiday in Courmayeur is the ideal opportunity to discover and enjoy Alpine traditions at the foot of Mont Blanc, in a green valley surrounded by forests, mountains and glaciers. Despite being an internationally renowned tourist resort, Courmayeur has retained an authentic Alpine atmosphere you'll discern as you stroll among the shops on the narrow winding Via Roma, in the city centre, as well as in the villages that surround the heart of the town, where the Dora della Val Veny and the Dora della Val Ferret rivers flow into the Dora Baltea, crossing the Valle d‘Aosta region. Hospitality, a love of tradition and respect for local architecture are present in every detail here.

If you decide to spend your holiday in Courmayeur, don't miss the crossing over Mont Blanc, an extraordinary experience made possible by the modern cable cars that carry you 2,000 metres up the mountain in just a few minutes. During the crossing, which offers a magnificent view of the glaciers and the great Alpine peaks, we recommend visiting the Alpine Botanical Gardens and the Mont Blanc Crystal Exhibition. Courmayeur, the story of which has always been linked to Mont Blanc, is a historic centre for mountaineering and mountain hiking. To learn about the great feats that marked the history of mountaineering, you can visit the Duca degli Abruzzi Alpine Museum, which houses documents, heirlooms and climbing equipment. The museum is located in the Guides' House, in the heart of Courmayeur, beside the old parish church.

Courmayeur's Alpine skiing district is visited by skiers from all over the world. The Toula glacier downhill run is exceptionally good for off-piste skiing, as is the Vallée Blanche downhill, which crosses the Mer de Glace glacier to Chamonix on the French side of Mont Blanc. The Val Ferret slope for Nordic skiing, very pleasant and suitable for inexperienced skiers, is partly flanked by a pedestrian trail through the snow for non-skiers, providing an opportunity for a lovely stroll surrounded by nature only a few kilometres from Courmayeur. In addition to skiing, there are many other activities to enjoy in the snow, including traditional snow shoeing, ice skating and an exciting ride on a dog sled. Fitness and relaxation fans will enjoy the fully equipped Forum Sport Centre or the hot spring waters of the Terme di Pré-Saint-Didier.

During the warmer months of the year, at the foot of the highest peak in Europe, the best sports activities are trekking, mountaineering and mountain biking. The Valdigne trails also provide a perfect opportunity for walks and excursions to discover the beauty of the valleys, with routes suitable for expert hikers as well as families with small children. The most notable ones definitely include the Tour du Mont Blanc circuit, the Alte Vie, the Balconate del Monte Bianco, the pastures in the Chavanne valley and the Rutor glacier.

Valdigne isn't just a paradise for Alpine sport enthusiasts, it also offers a range of activities for every taste: from golf courses in the Val Ferret to rope trails high in the trees at the Adventure Park in Pré-Saint-Didier; from river rafting, canoeing and hydrospeed boating on the Dora Baltea river, to long relaxing horse rides, paragliding and hang gliding. La Thuile, in particular, offers mountain bikers an impressive 16 cross-country itineraries between Italy and France, for a total of 220 kilometres of trails, as well as 15 downhill and free-riding itineraries served by two chairlifts specially equipped to carry bikes up the mountain. Take a look at the holiday packages to Courmayeur and get ready to discover the beauty of Mont Blanc and its valleys.

Top hotels in Courmayeur

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Grand Hotel Courmayeur Montblanc
Grand Hotel Courmayeur Montblanc
5 out of 5
Strada Grand Ru 1, Courmayeur, AO

Situated in Courmayeur, this luxury hotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Dolonne Cable Car and Courmayeur Cable Car. Skyway Monte Bianco and Mont Blanc Cable Car ...

4.6/5Wonderful! (116 reviews)
Wonderful holiday at the Grand

"Overall a nice stay, and experience of Courmayeur, with our base at the Grand. Room was spacious and interior made of solid materials, and also had an oversized bathroom with a nice tub. Common areas felt fresh, clean, and grand in every way. The dining room was a tad too sterile, could have been ..."…"

Reviewed on 7 Jan 2020

Grand Hotel Courmayeur Montblanc
Le Massif
Le Massif
5 out of 5
Strada regionale, 38, Courmayeur, Aosta

This family-friendly Courmayeur hotel is located in a national park, within 1 mi (2 km) of Dolonne Cable Car and Courmayeur Cable Car. Pre-Saint-Didier Spa and ...

4.4/5Excellent! (18 reviews)
Top hotel

"We had a fantastic stay!! Can’t recommend enough"…"

Reviewed on 4 Mar 2020

Le Massif
Gran Baita Hotel & Wellness
Gran Baita Hotel & Wellness
4 out of 5
Strada Larzey 2, Courmayeur, AO

This family-friendly Courmayeur hotel is located in the mountains, within 1 mi (2 km) of Dolonne Cable Car and Courmayeur Cable Car. Skyway Monte Bianco and ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (68 reviews)
Love this hotel - we come from Hong Kong to stay!

"This is a real gem of a place. Rooms are great as are the Spa, breakfast and the management. We've now stayed here summer and winter and never been disappointed - and we'll be back from Asia to stay again in summer 2020"…"

Reviewed on 3 Feb 2020

Gran Baita Hotel & Wellness

Top Holiday Rentals in Courmayeur

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Residence Le Grand Chalet
Residence Le Grand Chalet
3 out of 5
Strada Regionale 57, Courmayeur, AO

Located near the slopes, this Courmayeur residence is in the mountains, within 1 mi (2 km) of Courmayeur Cable Car and Courmayeur Forum Sport Center, and close ...

4.3/5Excellent! (21 reviews)
Nice for the slopes !

"Excellent hotel almost on top of the gondola and very close to shops bars and restaurants."…"

Reviewed on 20 Feb 2019

Residence Le Grand Chalet
Rochefort
Rochefort
Localita Planpincieux, Courmayeur

Situated in Courmayeur, this golf chalet is 2.2 mi (3.5 km) from Skyway Monte Bianco, and within 9 mi (15 km) of Mont Blanc and Aiguille du Midi. Aiguille du ...

Rochefort
Altido Charming Style Flat Courmayeur Plangorret
Altido Charming Style Flat Courmayeur Plangorret
Strada per Plan Gorret, 47, Courmayeur, Valle d'Aosta

Situated in the mountains, this apartment building is within 3 miles (5 km) of Courmayeur Cable Car, Skyway Monte Bianco and Mont Blanc Cable Car. Dolonne Cable ...

Altido Charming Style Flat Courmayeur Plangorret

Popular places to visit in Courmayeur

Val Ferret
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Val Ferret

Explore the great outdoors at Val Ferret, a popular spot to commune with nature in Courmayeur. You can seek out the ski slopes while in the area.

Ski In
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Ski In

4.5/5(56 reviews)

Hit the slopes at Ski In, a top ski area in Courmayeur. Discover the area's mountain views and spas.

Val Veny
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Val Veny

Commune with nature and explore the great outdoors at Val Veny during your travels in Courmayeur. You can seek out the ski slopes while in the area.

Top things to do in Courmayeur

Monte Bianco Skyway Experience
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Monte Bianco Skyway Experience

£115
Per adult
Chamonix & Mont Blanc Full-Day Tour
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Chamonix & Mont Blanc Full-Day Tour

£84
Per adult
88% of travellers recommend
Chamonix & Mont Blanc with Aiguille du Midi & Mer de Glace
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Chamonix & Mont Blanc with Aiguille du Midi & Mer de Glace

£176
Per adult
84% of travellers recommend
Chamonix Mont-Blanc & Mountain train from Geneva
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Chamonix Mont-Blanc & Mountain train from Geneva

£129
Per adult
100% of travellers recommend
Chamonix & Mont Blanc Independant Flexible Tour
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Chamonix & Mont Blanc Independant Flexible Tour

£66
Per adult
Yoga classes at the foot of Mont Blanc
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Yoga classes at the foot of Mont Blanc

£14
Per adult

Reviews of Courmayeur

4.5

Top Destination

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5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

29 Jul 2019

A pleasant and convenient place to break our journey back from furthur south in Italy but a bit busy at this time of year compared to our visits out of high season when we have visited some of the attractions we ignored this time!

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

3 Mar 2019

Nice place for families or to visit with that special someone.

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveller

1 Mar 2019

Poor for beginners no real nursery slope area ! Some nice slopes other than that but not too much variety. Limited bars in town but many restaurants and shops

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveller

22 Feb 2019

Courmayeur is not really a serious ski location if you are intermediate or expert skier. Too many beginners who are skiing out of control or learning in your way or you have to avoid running into you. The front mountain is not groomed regularly

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