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Useful Resort Contacts
|Monte Bianco Ski School:||0039 0165 842477|
|Tourist Information:||0039 0165 842060|
|Hotel Pavillon (4 star):||0039 0165 846120|
|Hotel Triolet (3 star):||0039 0165 846822|
|Medical Dr Mannu:||0039 0165 809853|
|Taxi Monte Bianco Courmayeur:||0039 0165 842960|
Piste Rating for Courmayeur
Courmayeur is a traditional old Italian mountaineering village that, despite the nearby Mont Blanc tunnel road, has retained much of its old-world feel.
The pistes suit intermediates, but are surprisingly limited for such a well-known, large resort. They are varied in character, if not gradient. The east-facing Chercrouit area catches morning sun, and has open, above-the-tree-line pistes. Most people follow the sun to the north-west-facing slopes towards Val Veny in the afternoon, which are interesting, varied and tree-lined, with great views of Mont Blanc and its glaciers. Courmayeur has good snow reliability for most of the season although its slopes are not high those above Val Veny keep their snow well, but the Plan Chercrouit side is rather too sunny for comfort in late season. It is a great place for a weekend away although Sunday crowds pour in making queues and overcrowded slopes - but whether it makes sense for a week's holiday is another matter.
The village has a charming traffic-free centre of attractive shops, cobbled streets and well-preserved buildings. The centre has a great atmosphere and there is a lively evening scene centred on stylish bars with comfy armchairs or sofas to collapse into, often serving free canapes in the early evening. There's a great choice for eating out, both in downtown Courmayeur and within taxi range.
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