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Destination guide: Courmayeur, Italy

One word (or 3 actually): Skyway Monte Bianco! With the new Skyway to Hellbronner side of Mont Blanc Courmayeur has been transformed from a nice italien place to a freeride paradise. The Skyway really open ups som amazing possibilities. Not as crowded as in Chamonix but still the same 2000m vertical drop runs.

Courmayeur is a well known Italian resort which offers quite spectacular scenery. The village area does not allow cars and has ample of restaurants, bars, and shops, and not to forget the incredible après-ski scene. The slopes of this mountain region are incredible for skiers of medium skills, and the place also offers heli-skiing as well as off-piste opportunities for experts.

It was first developed around two ancient churches at the foot of Mount Blanc, this large village of Courmayeur is well known in history. Apart from the scenic beauty which the place has to offer, the resort also comprises of all the charms that have the capability to cater modern visitors as it has restaurants, shops,  as well as bars. This is a place where one can read about the history, its attractions, and ambiance of the place and how to access the slopes.

Courmayeur offers piste for skiers of different skiing capability. However, the place offers variety as well as scope for those with medium level skiing capability. Moreover, apart from this, there are ample lot of opportunities for the beginners, and those who are expert  skiers will certainly love the heliskiing and off-piste terrain opportunities. Further, all the links to Chamonix will make sure that the skiers to move across the field, and there are several mountain restaurants where you can stop by for a quick break which is very pleasurable. The place now has the new cable car called the Skyway Monte Bianco is a link to Chamonix, and this is not just quick, but the ride is quite spectacular. Those who are not into skiing, can visit and see a lot of other things in Courmayeur.

The place offers a wide range of shops as well as boutiques along the cobbled streets. There are lively café and bars at an après-ski time; this is a beautiful and adventurous place which is worth exploring at any point of the day. Courmayeur offers a wide range of accommodation, even in the town or even in the neighboring areas of Entreves or Dolonne. Lodging options include luxurious hotels, bed, and breakfasts as well as apartments.

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