Turin 2 hrs
• small draught beer €3 • bottle of house wine €8 • glass of coke €2 • cup of tea/coffee €2 • pizza €8 • sandwich €4
Glacier High Altitude Guaranteed Snow
high altitude skiing
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So what's it like?
A charming resort nestling below the majestic peaks of Mont Blanc
Courmayeur lies at the foot of Mont Blanc, Europe's highest mountain, close to the French border in the Aosta Valley. It is a characteristic Italian village of cobbled streets, stylish shops and excellent cafés and bistros, all set within an attractive medieval centre. The main skiing area is at Plan Checrouit and, with over 80% of the skiable terrain covered by snow cannons, snow here is virtually guaranteed.
There are several gentle nursery slopes situated at Plan Checrouit and Maison Vieille, however these can only be used when accompanied by a ski instructor. Tuition is excellent and the wide beginners slopes are good learning grounds in beautiful surroundings, although the gradient can be steeper in places than an average blue run.
Courmayeur is the perfect resort for intermediate to good skiers, with an abundance of testing runs, including a huge choice of treeless bowls, challenging mogul fields, steep gullies and wide open pistes.
The challenging descent from the Cresta Youla to Val Veny entails a long run of 9kms and the Competizione - unpisted, fresh snow or moguls is a must.
Wide range of friendly bars that can get pretty lively. Try: • Après ski buffet at Bar Roma • Cocktails at the American Bar • Guides Bar with cosy log fire
Indoor ice rink, sports centre with climbing wall, heli-skiing, swimming pool (in next village), cross-country skiing (a short bus ride away in Val Ferret), ski touring and snowshoe walking (with a minimum number of 6 participants), local buses to Chamonix and Aosta
An excellent range of no less than 50 restaurants and cafés to choose from, offering delicious local Valdostana and Italian cuisine to suit all tastes and budgets.
· 3-course set menu from 16 · Pizzas from 8 · Le Tunnel for massive pizzas and pasta, Pierre Alexis for excellent Italian cuisine, Piazzetta for pasta and seafood and the Vieux Pommier with its old apple tree, for local specialities.
One-way (arrival) from £41 pp.
Return from £78 pp.
Courmayeur has a friendly atmosphere and excellent children's facilities. The Monte Bianco ski school operates a Kinderheim at Plan Checrouit at the top of the cable car for children aged 6 months-12 years, 9am-4pm, Mon-Sat.
Special offers for holidays between Dec 2013 to Apr 2014
· Kids ski free: Free lift pass for children 7yrs and under when accompanied by an adult buying the same pass. Free helmet hire for child aged 11 years and under when hiring skis/board and boots.