Ski Courmayeur, Italy
Resort Height: 1224m | Highest Lift: Cresta Arp 2755m
Blacks: 4 | Reds: 17 | Blues: 8
One of the benefits of having the Mont Blanc Unlimited lift pass is the fact that you can ski in Italy at no extra charge, in the ski resort of Courmayeur. Nestled at the end of the Aosta Valley and just on the other side of the Mont Blanc Tunnel, Courmayeur is more than just a little bit special. With an atmosphere of easy-going friendliness, fantastic restaurants (you are in Italy after all!), wide sweeping pistes and awesome vistas of the massif, Courmayeur is a day out full of fun, good food and great skiing. See our recommendations for mountain restaurants.
View Courmayeur ski maps.
Being separated by Mont Blanc, the weather conditions in Courmayeur can be very different to Chamonix and it can therefore be a great alternative to skiing in Chamonix if the weather conditions aren’t great. Check out the weather forecast to plan ahead and pick a day to go through the tunnel to Courmayeur.
To ski in Courmayeur, you’ll need to have the Mont Blanc Unlimited lift pass, or buy a one-day local pass when you get there. Read more about the Mont Blanc Unlimted pass in our winter guide or go straight to our Chamonix Resort Shop to book now online. You’ll need to validate your pass at the ticket desk in Courmayeur before you can use it on the lifts – go to the Téléphérique de Val Veny, Téléphérique de Courmayeur or Télécabine de Dolonne with the receipt that came with your lift pass.
Public transport to Courmayeur
There is a bus shuttle service taking you over to Courmayeur. Catch the bus from Chamonix bus station at 8:30am or 9:30am (return buses at 4:30pm and 5:30pm), and with your Mont Blanc Unlimited (MBU) lift pass you get a discounted rate of 15€. (Times and costs are approximate and may change each year.)
In Courmayeur, you’ll be dropped off at the Skyway Monte Bianco, the rotating cable car which goes up to the Pointe Helbronner, and from there it’s a 5-minute walk to Val Veny cable car for access to the ski slopes.
Find out more at the offices of SAT Chamonix, at 13 avenue Michel Croz, by phone +33 450 530 115 or online www.sat-montblanc.com. Book online at www.savda.it, at the SAT office in Chamonix or in Chamonix Sud.
In the morning, make sure you get there 15 minutes early so they can check your lift passes and tickets. Don’t forget your ID card or passport for crossing the border to Italy!
If you bought your lift pass online, make sure you take a copy of the receipt with you too.
Driving to Courmayeur
Your Mont Blanc Unlimited lift pass (2 days +) also gives you a discount on the tunnel pass if you decide to drive yourself through. Make sure you take your lift pass and the receipt with you. You’ll also need to have already used your lift pass on the lifts in Chamonix, or if you’ve just bought it, make sure you wait 1 hour before going to the cash desk so they have you in the system.