Courmayeur and surrounding areas

The “Pearl of the Alps”: Courmayeur deserves this name due to the extraordinary beauty of its surrounding countryside, the harmony of its architecture and mountains, and its long tradition of hospitality. It’s not just by chance that it’s the most famous and oldest Italian Alpine station, overlooked by the majestic scenery of the Mont Blanc mountain range.
Courmayeur is full of history, tradition and ancient village pride. Its picturesque unspoilt village centre still retains the original urban and architectural layout; via Roma is one of the most famous pedestrian streets in the entire Alpine area.
The Mont Blanc Skyway cable car, that covers 2 spectacular sections, leading up to Punta Helbronner at 3466 m.a.s.l., and that – in summer – links, with 3 more sections, Courmayeur to Chamonix, almost reaching 4000 metres, is called the eighth wonder of the world (www.montebianco.com).
Val Veny and Val Ferret, at the foot of Mont Blanc, are among the most beautiful mountain valleys in the world that can be reached by transport. In summer, a nine-hole golf course is open in Val Ferret, the highest and most spectacular in Europe.

In winter, the Courmayeur Mont Blanc Funivie ski resort, a natural balcony with an exceptional view of Mont Blanc, offers over 100 km of slopes. There is always snow, and the orientation of the slopes guarantees its quality, even in spring. Snowmaking machines, covering almost all of the resort, provide excellent snow coverage on all slopes until the end of the season.

However, it’s total paradise for freeriding enthusiasts, who can take advantage of fabulous off-piste routes for all abilities, with all exposures and steep slopes, on glaciers, in open channels or slopes, and in woods.

Courmayeur and nearby Chamonix, linked by the 11.6 km long Mont Blanc Tunnel (www.tunnelmb.net), are the birthplaces and world capitals of alpinism. The historical association, the Guide di Courmayeur (www.guidecourmayeur.com) was founded in 1850.

Non-exhaustive summary of…

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Terme

Pré St. Didier, www.termedipre.it

Skyway

Mont Blanc Skyway and Vallée Blanche Cable Car

Shopping

Shopping in Via Roma and in the streets of the old town

Crafts

Foire de la Paquerette artisan fair on Easter Monday in Courmayeur

Fair

The traditional Sant’Orso fair (Aosta) on 30th and 31st January

Miniclub

Chécrouit in winter, Forum Sport Centre all year round

Playground

Children’s playground (town centre, Dolonne, Val Farret)

Cinema

Cinema Palanoir, Courmayeur

Festivals

“Batailles des Reines” and traditional festivals

Culture

Conferences, exhibitions and shows

Museums

Alpine Museum in Courmayeur, and others (Aosta, Fort Bard, Les Combes d’Introd)

Ultratrails

Mont Blanc and Tor des Géants ultratrails, and others

Water sports

Rafting, canoeing, hydrospeed and canyoning (at Pré St. Didier, Morgex, Villeneuve, Champdepraz)

Mountaineering

Rock, ice and mixed climbing for all levels

One-day or multi-day hiking

Tour of Mont Blanc, one of the most popular hiking trails in the world, and the “Alte Vie” trails of the Aosta Valley

Mtb

Mountain bikes, electric bikes

Paragliding

Paragliding, hang-gliding and gliding

Climbing

Outdoor rock climbing and indoor climbing wall

Forum Sport Center

Indoor: gym, tennis, squash, five-a-side football, skating, climbing wall, golf and curling

Horse riding

Val Ferret, La Salle

Golf

9-hole golf course in Val Ferret

Fishing

“No kill” fishing reserve in Val Ferret

Alpine skiing and snowboarding

Cross-country skiing

Arpy, Val Ferret

Ski mountaineering

Numerous trails throughout the region

Heli-skiing

Val Veny, La Thuile and Valgrisenche

Off-piste skiing

Toula, Arp, Vallée Blanche and many more

Snowshoeing

Val Ferret, Plangorret and other locations, available at night

Frozen waterfalls

Cogne, Val Ferret

Tennis

Clay court tenn

Regional swimming pool

Pré St, Didier

Mont Blanc Tunnel

To get to Chamonix, Mégève, Lakes Annecy and Geneva, Martigny and Vallese

Botanical Garden

Skyway intermediate station and Little St. Bernard Pass

Tours of the mines

Cogne

Alpine Pool

Chécrouit, from mid-July to the end of August

Roman Aosta

Roman town of Aosta, megalithic area of Aosta, Pont d’Ael Roman aqueduct

Castles of the Aosta Valley

St. Pierre, Sarre, Fenis, Verres, Issogne, Gressoney, Ussel, Aymavilles

Casinos

Saint Vincent and Chamonix (France)

Route des Vins

The “Route des Vins” and its wine cellars (www.routedesvinsvda.it)

Fort Bard

Approx. 90 km away, www.fortedibard.it

Gran Paradiso National Park

Cogne, Valsavarenche, Val di Rhemes – approx. 50 km away

Parc animalier d’Introd

The first and only Wildlife Park in the Aosta Valley

Hills

Little St. Bernard Pass (megalithic cromlech) and Great St. Bernard Pass (hostel and lake)

Strada Statale 26 n. 11 - 11013 Courmayeur (AO) - Italy

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