Courmayeur, tourist resort in the internationally renowned Aosta Valley is famous for its scenic beauty and the hospitality of its inhabitants. The old village offers you the opportunity to breathe an authentic alpine atmosphere as you stroll between the shops of Via Roma or less in corners coitus. La small town of Courmayeur sits at 1224 meters above sea level in the foothills of Mont Blanc, in an enchanting and green environment surrounded by pine and larch trees, mountains, glaciers and beautiful villages along the Dora Baltea, the river that runs through the city and all the Aosta Valley.
Born a destination for skiing
The hospitality and attention to detail are two elements that have always characterized receptive structures Courmayeur luxury hotels, alpine chalet historic coffee center as shelters nearby tracks ski.C’est Courmayeur bore the history of ski lifts. In 1908, the Donizelli families, Gilberti and Lora Torino did build the first cable lift. This innovative idea has led the company Monte Bianco who designed the left from La Palud to Punta Helbronner. Following its completion in the mountain, which until then was frequented only by mountaineers, has become accessible to everyone. Today, with over 100 kilometers of slopes, Courmayeur is between the best sports field winter Italy and Europe. The alpine ski area of Courmayeur is frequented by devotees from around the world. On the other hand, fans of Nordic skiing is available to the wonderful slopes of Val Ferret, ideal even for beginners. Part of the area is provided with a lateral pedestrian path on the snow, which provides an opportunity to enjoy wonderful walks in the heart of nature just a few kilometers from the village center. The proposals for the off-road are no less interesting. In particular we note the decent of the Toula Glacier, and those of the “Blanche Hill” from the French side of Mont Blanc.
The tourist wealth of Mont Blanc
If you are located in Courmayeur, do not waive especially not the emotion that offers the crossing of Mont Blanc, the highest peak in Europe. Mont Blanc achieves in minutes 2000 meters. Crossing -which from La Palud, near Courmayeur (to 1325 meters) and reaches Pavilion (at 2173 meters-altitude offers an incomparable view of the glaciers and the great peaks of the Alps, the possibility of visit a beautiful alpine botanical garden and Mont Blanc crystal exhibition.
Courmayeur is one of the historical destinations of mountaineering and mountain tours, which it is possible to walk the steps by visiting the Alpine Museum “Duca degli Abruzzi “(Duke of Abruzzi) housed in the House of the guides, the village center. The museum houses documents, objects and climbing tools. Easily reachable throughout the year (from France, the rest of the Europe through the Mont Blanc tunnel and from the other Italian regions across the highway from the Aosta Valley, connecting Turin with the Mont Blanc tunnel) Courmayeur is the ideal destination for those who, in winter as in been wanting a holiday dedicated to relaxation in a cosmopolitan atmosphere, intimate and at the same time worldly and sparkling.
In Pré-Saint-Didier, you can enjoy the well-made balneotherapy. At the entrance of the Baths of Pré Saint Didier, The Chasm of the Dora Verney is a beautiful green setting.Cogne and Val are known for their beautiful cross-country trails, and beautiful icefalls. In addition, during the summer, Cogne is forming the basis for many hikes in the reserve of the National Park of Gran Paradiso.
In winter, enjoy ski activities on area chairlift with direct connection for skiers and free shuttle or Hauteluce Val Joly. Lovers of walks, on foot or on snowshoes, discover the marked trails in forests.
In summer return, the valley of Hauteluce is adorned with a color palette as varied as the activities it offers . Green deep carpeted by alpine flora for hiking, horseback or mountain bike and discover the life pastorale.
Mont Blanc, clear blue rivers and lakes, every moment you will be seduced by the beauty of a natural environment that has kept its true character.