About Courmayeur, Italy
If shopping, exceptional Italian dining and skiing all rolled into one sound like a dream vacation, then Courmayeur should be your next ski trip. This picturesque Alpine village is situated in Italy’s Valle d'Aosta region and lies at the foot of Mont Blanc, Europe's highest mountain. Courmayeur is close to both the French and Swiss borders. The village exudes coziness with a warren of narrow cobblestone streets, small bars and fabulous restaurants. Courmayeur skiing, which is comprised of 62 miles of terrain, can be found just above the town, which is connected by two cable cars and a gondola that stretches across the valley; it’s a short return to town by bus.
With views of Mont Blanc from just about every direction, the scenery can't be beat. Partiers will be pleased with Courmayeur’s collection of lively discos. There are plenty of other off-mountain activities on a Courmayeur ski vacation, including an open-air ice skating rink and quintessential Italian boutique shopping on Via Rome. But its star quality is found in the restaurants, where the Italians seem to spend far more time than on the slopes.