Courmayeur is an Italian town in the autonomous region of Aosta Valley, in northern Italy. It is located at the foot of Mont Blanc, the highest mountain in western Europe, in the Graian Alps range, and is crossed by the Dora Baltea. Courmayeur shares the summit of Mont Blanc with the neighboring Chamonix in France, and owns the title of highest town in Italy.

Skiing in Courmayeur

Courmayeur offers skiing for all standards, including famous runs such as the resort's World Cup Downhill and the International, a 6km (4 miles) run which drops 1000m (approx 3500 feet). Many runs are covered by snowmaking and the resort has a very good snow record.

There are two main ski areas. The largest, Chécrouit - Val Veny, directly above the resort, is largely suited to beginners and intermediates although there are some testing off-piste slops that may be undertaken with the assistance of a guide.

Serious skiers are likely to head for the lift network of Mont Blanc, which serves steeper, more spectacular trails and links over to Chamonix which, along with Argentière further up the Chamonix Valley, is included on the Courmayeur lift pass.

Further skiing info can be found here.

How to get to Courmayeur

By car

From Italy:
Highway Turin - Aosta - Courmayeur
Exit : Courmayeur
Aosta 35 km - Turin 151 km
Milan 224 km - Genova 298 km

From France and Switzerland:
Through Chamonix and Mont Blanc Tunnel (Chamonix 22km) Link Tunnel du Mt Blanc

Chamonix 22 km - Geneva 87 km
Lyon 222 km - Annecy 94 km

By air

By train

From Italy:
Railway line Turin – Aoste – Pré Saint Didier + coach transfer
Railway Line Milan – Aoste – Pré Saint Didier + coach transfer

From France:
Fast Train TGV from Paris .
  • Paris - Annecy
  • Paris - Bellegarde
  • Paris - Chambéry - Aix Les Bains
  • Paris - Saint Gervais Les Bains - Le Fayet
Then Train Express Régional towards Saint Gervais Les Bains - Le Fayet and Chamonix.

By coach

  • Turin – Courmayeur
  • Milan – Courmayeur
  • Chamonix – Courmayeur

VISA Requirements

Before booking your trip to Italy, make sure you satisfy the Visa requirements for that country. Please visit the Visa Information page. Should you require an invitation letter, please email the General Chairs.