TRANSFER TIME (approx): Turin 2 hours
LIFT PASS (2010/11): Adult £188 (local)
£198 (Aosta area pass)
£226 (Mont Blanc unlimited)
PISTE FACTS: Longest Run: 20km
Courmayeur is a traditional looking alpine village sitting in the shadow of Mont Blanc , Europe's highest mountain. It enjoys a long season with great snow cover. It is also well located for day trips to Chamonix in France and the nearby Italian resort of La Thuile.
The terrain is probably best suited to intermediate riders comfortable riding blue and red runs all day. There is excellent off piste for those seeking a powder fix, but not much for the freestyle minded.
Off the snow there is a weekly market, sports centre with tennis, ice skating and climbing wall, a cinema and stylish shopping. There is a wide selection of restaurants and bars making the apres ski scene here a lively one. Something for everyone.