Courmayeur, situated at the foot of the Mont Blanc massif, is the Val Ferret oldest alpine resort in Aosta Valley, and has produced numerous world-famous alpine guides, who indeed set up here the first alpine guides association in Italy.
In addition to the parish church, well worth a visit here is the Duca degli Abruzzi Alpine Museum.
The village is surrounded by numerous little hamlets in which the characteristic building style of the traditional local houses has survived intact: La Saxe, Dolonne, La Palud and Entrèves, which in summer plays host to the characteristic antiques market of Santa Margherita. From here you can reach the Mont Blanc tunnel, 11,600 metres long, which crosses the Mont Blanc chain into France, at the foot of the Bossons Glacier.
Courmayeur is perfect for a holiday that combines culture, nature, shopping, relaxation, good food and the chance to practise a wide range of sports in both summer and winter. The mountains that surround the town are a dream for both hikers and climbers, while winter visitors will find 24 lift facilities, including cableways, cablecars, chairlifts and skilifts. The ski area offers 100 km of downhill slopes, while a range of fun alternatives is guaranteed, from off-piste skiing to ski mountaineering and from heliskiing to cross-country skiing and snow-shoe trails in the Val Ferret. Artificial snow cannons ensure the runs are always in tip-top condition.