Courmayeur Travel Guide

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Courmayeur Hotels

  • Hotel Bouton d'Or

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  • Hotel Plan Gorret

    Plan Gorret 45, Courmayeur, 11013, Italy

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

  • Romantik Hotel Villa Novecento

    Viale Monte Bianco 64, Courmayeur, Valle d'Aosta, 11013, Italy

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

  • Hotel Vallee Blanche

    Loc. La Palud, Courmayeur, 11013, Italy

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

  • Hotel Albergo Aigle

    La Palud Entreves, 5, Courmayeur, 11013, Italy

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

  • Hotel Camosci

    Strada Per Entreves 7, Courmayeur, 11013, Italy

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

  • Hotel Berthod

    Via Mario Puchoz 11, Courmayeur, Valle d'Aosta, 11013, Italy

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

  • Checrouit Residence

    Fraz.Verrand, 46, Courmayeur, 11013, Italy

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

  • Albergo Dente del Gigante

    Strada La Palud 42, Courmayeur, 11013, Italy

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

Courmayeur Restaurants

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    by jorgejuansanchez Written Aug 29, 2014

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    The ice creams in Italy are delciious. It was cold in Courmayeur, nevertheless I loved the ice cream there.

    Favorite Dish: Ice Creams!

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    by domenicococozza Written Jul 28, 2007

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    This is an incredible place. Long bench tables where thirty or forty people all sit together.
    There is no menu. Each table is served from one end and the food just keeps coming in torrents. Antipasti dishes, pasta, fish, meat, water, wine and desserts with coffee, grappa and a loving cup of mulled wine. Everything is passed from person to person in an endless stream of dishes. All topped off with a wooden bowl of mulled wine passed around the table and shared by everybody. Great fun and terrific atmosphere.
    Reservations are a must

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    by Oana_bic Written Feb 10, 2007

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    Favorite Dish: We had some rabbit pate - so tender and delicate yumii, then the cheese fondue with truffle oil was perfect and some very nice deer..Great food with amazing Italian wine, in a very charming place..

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Courmayeur Transportation

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    by Maria81 Written Jan 8, 2012

    Closest airports: the closest airports are Milan and Geneva. For us - given we were able to fly out of London City Airport - Geneva was more convenient, even though you do have to cross two more borders on the way.

    From the airport: we rented a car at the Geneva airport and drove to Courmayeur, via Chamonix and the Mont Blanc Tunnel. There were no traffic jams to speak of and we were at the hotel in 1.5hrs. That said, the same trip can easily take 3+ hours if the tunnel is crowded. First, you follow the A40 to Chamonix/Grenoble, turning off towards the Tunnel before you reach Chamonix. From there, it's Strada Statale (SS) 26 that leads to Courmayeur.

    To keep in mind: parking (anywhere except at your hotel) in Courmayeur in winter is impossible, so make sure the hotel has parking available, and is not too far from the funiculars/gondolas. Or that there are shuttles available.

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Courmayeur Sports & Outdoors

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    by Maria81 Written Dec 25, 2011

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    Chiecco is the easiest blue run accessible from Plan de Checrouit in Courmayeur and this is where I was taken by the instructor after a 15-minute stint in the beginners' area. To reach the Chiecco drag lift from the Plan de Checrouit area, ski down a small slope between the 'Baita' restaurant and a ski rental store. The slope is signposted 'Chiecco' and 'Dolonne' - be careful not to go down left but go instead across the flat area if you're a beginner - the down left way is the red 'Dolonne' piste.

    By the standards of purely beginners' slopes, Chiecco is quite steep, especially the first section after the drag lift - but definitely doable after some instruction. As you negotiate the slope there are two possibilities - straight down and then right across the flat will lead you back to the drag lift, while going to the left will bring you back to the Plan de Checrouit 'village'.

    Keep in mind that the Chiecco is very popular with learners so if you're at beginner-intermediate level you may find a bunch of people going quite slowly (as I was!) a bit annoying.

    The run is best done before 1pm as its popularity means the snow will deteriorate - and the sun no longer warms the slope up.

    Equipment: As for any other skiing trip to the resort

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    by Maria81 Written Dec 25, 2011

    The only really flattish place to ski in Courmayeur, but unfortunately usable only if you're with the ski school. This being my first time alpine skiing on real snow, I took a lesson to get a feel for it - and got to use the beginners' area as well. The slope is a gentle one, and there is a 'magic carpet' lift to take you to the top of it. I did not spend more than 15 minutes in the beginners' area but it's a very good place to start if you're a beginner like me and somehow manage to pick Courmayeur for your first 'white week' vacation.

    Equipment: You're unlikely to encounter strong winds, so ski mask may be less necessary than for other Courmayeur skiing. All the other equipment suggestions are the same as for any skiing trip to the resort.

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    by Maria81 Written Dec 25, 2011

    Courmayeur was the place where I went on my first alpine skiing trip for Christmas 2011. The setting is amazing, with Mont Blanc and the entire surrounding mountain chain visible on a clear day. However, for a complete beginner like myself, choosing Courmayeur was a bit of a mistake - the resort is steep, with no green runs. Blue ones Are quite steep and the more challenging of these would have been classed as red in other resorts. However, if you are at intermediate level, the place is wonderful. The resort is dominated by red runs, and there are also several difficult blues, which should keep you busy for 2-3 days at least. Once you're done, you can explore some of Valle d'Aosta's other resorts - your Courmayer ski pass will allow you a day's skiing elsewhere with the purchase of a 4 days' pass.

    Total number of runs: 29

    Equipment: You can bring your own equipment or rent your ski kit at the resort - there are plenty of hire shops both in Courmayeur and up the Plan de Checrouit. Definitely bring warm clothing and a ski mask - it does get windy! Sunglasses, sunscreen and lip balm are also a must.

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    by Iksi Written Mar 4, 2008

    Favorite thing: Courmayeur is located on the Italian side of the Mt.Blanc tunnel and you get a nice view to the Mt.Blanc ,the biggest peak of western Europe.On my visit there were lots of clouds so I hope you are luckier than me and you get to see the whole mountain.

    View of the Mt.Blanc
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    • Eco-Tourism

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