Reasons to Visit Courmayeur Ski Resort

Courmayeur, Italy is known for its spectacular scenery and outdoor activities. After all, this Italian town is towered over by the legendary Mont Blanc, the highest peak of the Alps. This makes for excellent slopes to ski down, trails to snowshoe, and ice cliffs to climb. However, there are more reasons that just the beautiful winter weather to visit Courmayeur Ski Resort.

If you prefer warmer weather, visiting Courmayeur Ski Resort during the warmer summer months is a great idea. Once the snow melts, those slopes turn into hiking trails and horseback riding trails. There are also places to rock climb, as well as enjoy white water rafting. Continue reading

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The Other Courmayeur

Courmayeur is a charming, pedestrianized resort village snuggled into the base of Mont Blanc, on its Italian side.  When blanketed by snow in the winter, the village almost looks like a scene from a picture postcard.

Naturally, most people come to Courmayeur in order to ski Mont Blanc.  Over 140 kilometers (almost 87 miles) of downhill and cross-country ski runs are easily accessible to Courmayeur’s visitors.  Plus, an incredible 14 mountains with peaks soaring higher than 4,000 meters (more than 13,000 feet) are visible from the village.  Continue reading

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Courmayeur – Gateway to Fabulous Mont Blanc

A lot of people think of Switzerland as the world’s premier skiing destination, with some sightseeing, shopping and local culture thrown in for good measure.  Well, Switzerland isn’t the only European country where you can get all of those things.  Far from it – France, Austria and Italy would all stand in line to argue the case that their landscapes are just as breathtaking, their skiing just as challenging, their shopping just as cosmopolitan, and their culture just as interesting. Continue reading

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