This quaint and pretty Italian ski village is situated at the foot of Europe’s highest mountain, Mont Blanc. Although not the largest of ski areas, Courmayeur has so many other attributes going for it including a number of satellite resorts which make for interesting day trips in the Aosta valley, Chamonix and beyond. We truly believe you will fall in love with the resort once you have been.
It boasts challenging off piste, jaw dropping views in all directions, exceptional restaurants and a lively nightlife plus the fact that the village is minutes away from the Mont Blanc tunnel, so a relatively short transfer from Geneva, Milan and Turin. It is also near on impossible to find a bad meal anywhere. There is something for everyone in this resort from the piste bash skier, the adventure skier wanting to cross border ski or the fussy foody who wants to go on a restaurant ski safari.
Any of the mountain restaurants it really is hard to find a bad meal
For après definitely have a stroll down the Via Roma for a few drinks which are always accompanied by a plate of delicious antipasti
Taking the Skyway to some serious off piste action
Book a table at Maison Vielle, it’s an old shepherds hut run by the charismatic Ciacormo Calosi. You will be picked up and dropped off by a snowmobile which adds to the charm and slightly exciting aspect of dining.
We loved Bar Roma as it’s a big space with comfortable armchairs and sofas. Great drinks and again plenty of plates of food that come out for free.
If you are after a night of cocktails we loved the busy Bar Americano.
Geneva 1.5 hours
Turin: 2 hours
Milan Milapensa: 2.5 hours