A guidebook for the Mont Blanc Massif’s powderhounds.
The historic Italian resort of Courmayeur is located on the sunny side of the 4810m high Mont Blanc. Situated in the heart of the Aosta Valley, Courmayeur is a mere 20km from its neighbouring French resort Chamonix, and the two towns are linked by the high speed Skyway Monte Bianco cable car. Although Cormayeur’s skiable area is relatively small, what it lacks in groomed slopes it makes up for in fantastically challenging off-piste and heliskiing, and the local lift pass covers all the surrounding Aosta Valley resorts as an added bonus.
Courmayeur town centre is elegant and compact, with pretty cobblestoned pedestrianised streets, top-notch restaurants and stylish Italian boutiques. After a hard day’s skiing you can sit back in one of the many cosy bars, and take in the unadulterated mountain landscapes, with fourteen 4,000m+ peaks visible. Here’s a collection of freeride routes to help you find the finest powder on the mountain.