Courmayeur is located on the border between Italy and France in the region of Vallée d’Aoste, where the highest mountains of Europe have concentrated. This mountain skiing resort is often called celestial, as for it is surrounded by 14 four-thousand meters high mountains. Elite hotels, restaurants of haute cuisine, thermal springs– it’s wonderful and breath-taking place. Every year thousands of mountain skiers come here from all over the world in order to conquer these steep slopes.
Lost in coniferous woods, Courmayeur charms everyone with its views. Although it’s one of the most elite and fashionable resorts of Europe, it has succeeded in preserving atmosphere of ancient Alpine town. The locals claim its rock paved streets have not altered since the times of Napoleon. But this resort could be regarded truly special due to the opportunity to come from the slopes of fabulous Montblanc.
Courmayeur has 31 professional trails, which are served by 20 lifts. Most of the slopes are of middle level of complexity. There are also a few black slopes for thrill seekers. The slopes of Courmayeur are difficult for beginners, and there are but few trails for non-experienced skiers.
There are nice areas for off-piste skiing and excellent slopes for snowboarders. Freeriders will appreciate endless skiing areas covered with virgin snow. The resort is also known for its panoramic and forest slopes. There is also a big snow park on the territory of Courmayeur. And there are more than 50 kilometers of plain trails for amateurs of cross-country skiing.
There a large sport complex, swimming pools bowling club and skating rink on the territory the resort. There is an opportunity to visit unique thermal spring on SPA-resort Thermes de Pré-Saint-Didier. For amateurs of active leisure there dog sled races, bicycle and snowmobile rides.
There is a horse racing club on the territory of Courmayeur and a fan park, where both children and adults can have a great time.
Every spring a carnival takes place on the resort, and on St. Valentine day you can participate in bustling public festival.
And on December 30, on season opening you can enjoy a spectacular scene of skiers descending from the slopes holding the torches alight.