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Courmayeur Ski Resort & Transfer Guide

Courmayeur is a legendary climbing and ski resort, that has both natural charm and atmosphere by the boatload. Unequivocally unspoilt and traditional, Courmayeur is the kind of authentic mountain town that feels a world away from the typical modern tourist trap. Given its small size and relatively compact collection of amenities, Courmayeur tends to be more of a weekend destination than a base for a longer ski trip. However, just as soon as you’ve sampled the local culture, cuisines and cosiness of it all for yourself, we guarantee Courmayeur is one Aosta Valley gem you might never want to leave!

 

Ski Resort Location

Located just below the end of the Mont Blanc tunnel on the Italian side, it’s ease of access that has made Courmayeur such a popular place for quick hops and short breaks. Plus, it’s also a great place to start from if planning to explore the Aosta Valley in a little more detail. As for the Italians, they descend on Courmayeur in generous throngs throughout the season from Friday to Sunday. However, you’ll be surprised how many of them don’t seem to be bothered about the slopes.

For many visitors, Courmayeur is a place to see and be seen. There’s an incredible café and dining culture in particular attracting stylish Italians like moths to flames. Unthinkable when there’s such spectacular skiing on Courmayeur’s doorstep? Perhaps, but what this translates to is minimal lift queues and pristine conditions on the slopes, even when Courmayeur feels and is as busy as it gets!

 

Closest Airports to Courmayeur

If you’re flying to Courmayeur, be sure to arrive via one of the closest airports:

 

Closest Train Stations to Courmayeur

The train line that once ran right by Courmayeur closed in 2016 due to lack of demand and high upkeep costs. If you plan to travel to Courmayeur by train, you’ll need to make Aosta station your transfer point. From here, it’s pretty easy to get anywhere in the Aosta Valley by way of a shared or private transfer service.

 

Transfer Times

These transfer times are approximate only. Weather and traffic conditions can significantly impact transfer times:

  • Aosta – 50 minutes
  • Geneva Airport (GVA) – 1 hour 55 minutes
  • Annecy Airport (NCY) – 1 hour 50 minutes
  • Turin Caselle Airport (TRN) – 1 hour 55 minutes
  • Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP) – 3 hours 5 minutes
  • Chambery Airport (CMF) – 2 hours 15 minutes
  • Milan Linate Airport (LIN) – 3 hours 20 minutes
  • Orio al Serio International Airport (BGY) – 3 hours 25 minutes
  • Grenoble Airport (GNB) – 2 hours 55 minutes
  • Lyon St-Exupéry Airport (LYS) – 2 hours 55 minutes

 

How Much Will My Transfer Cost?

Alps2Alps works hard to offer the most affordable transfers to Courmayeur and the rest of the Aosta Valley. In order to provide you with an accurate quote, we’ll first need to know the exact details of your planned trip. This way, we can ensure that you are provided with the best possible quotation, in accordance with the following:

  • Which airport you arrive at
  • How many people are travelling with you
  • Number of children and ages
  • Demand in accordance with the season
  • The time and date of your trip
  • Availability of deals and discounts at the time

All of the above will only ever result in our base-rate for ski transfers going down – we never over-inflate our prices at any time or for any reason. We also offer substantial discounts for off-peak, off-season and midweek transfers to Courmayeur. If looking for the best possible deals, travelling outside peak season or midweek typically results in the biggest savings. We offer midweek (Monday to Friday) prices with up to 60% discount than weekend prices.

Your transfer quote will also depend on vehicle availability, transfer schedule, vehicle utilisation and other costs like road tolls and airport parking charges. 

If you have any specific requirements or plan to travel as part of a larger group, please get in touch directly so we can discuss your needs.

 

Resort Open & Closing Dates

Seasonal opening dates at Courmayeur are of course dependant on snow conditions, though are currently listed as follows:

Season opens – Early December 2017

Season ends – Mid April 2018

 

Ski Resort Essentials

Courmayeur has a comparatively low resort altitude of 1,200m, which is why the season here tends to be a little on the short side. Here’s a brief rundown of a few more key details:

  • Ski lifts: 21
  • Downhill Pistes: 50 km
  • Cross Country Pistes: 22km
  • 4 Black Pistes
  • 14 Red Pistes
  • 6 Blue Pistes
  • 3 Green Pistes
  • Highest lift: 2,760m
  • Lowest Piste: 1,210m
  • Max Vertical: 1,560m

Given that Courmayeur forms part of the wider Aosta Valley Ski Area, you’ll benefit from a full 180 pistes totalling more than 350km right there on your doorstep. Beginners and intermediates are of course catered for, though the majority of runs are more advanced reds and blacks.

 

Family Friendly/Kids

At the time of writing, there are two ski schools serving Courmayeur and both have immaculate reputations. Offering classes for kids and adults, covering skiing and boarding alike, you’ll be in safe hands from start to finish. As a quiet, cosy and wonderfully safe resort, Courmayeur as a whole makes a great choice for families with kids of all ages.

 

Weather/Snow Weekly Forecast

 

Maps of Courmayeur

Pistes Map of Courmayeur

 

Live Webcam

Courmayeur live webcam stream:

 

Tourist Resources & Links

Courmayeur may be compact and unassuming, but the same can’t be said for the wider (and much larger) Aosta Valley Ski Area. So before heading out, be sure to take a look at a few important resources to help you get the most from your trip, such as:

 

How to Choose Transfers to Courmayeur

The most amazing trips to Courmayeur begin with high-quality resorts transfers you can rely on. There may be hundreds of options to choose from, but we guarantee you won’t find a better deal than Alps 2 Alps can offer! Give us a try for yourself and you’ll see why our customers keep coming back.

Travel to Courmayer with us and benefit from:

  • The lowest possible prices at all times throughout the season
  • The friendliest service and English-fluent drivers
  • Safe, comfortable and reliable vehicles
  • Outstanding local knowledge to help you make the most of your trip
  • Convenient times and the fastest transfers to all resorts
  • 24/7 customer service for total peace of mind
  • Family-friendly service and a welcoming attitude at all times

 

Book Your Ski Transfer to Courmayeur

As always, the best advice if looking to score the best deals on peak services is to book as far in advance and possible. However, we also promise the same value for money and total customer service package, even if you come to us at the very last minute.

We know what it takes to make the trip of a lifetime to Courmayeur even better – travel with Alps 2 Alps and start the enjoyment the moment you step on board!

Book your transfer here!