Italian escape: Courmayeur accommodation
If you are searching for the perfect winter ski break, look no further than Courmayeur, one of the most popular skiing-hotspots in Europe, in the heart of the Aosta Valley. Situated in northern Italy at the foot of Mont Blanc, Courmayeur is a lively village filled with cobbled streets, restaurants, bars and plenty of opportunities to enjoy the bustling après-ski atmosphere.
With 100km of on and off-piste slopes, the area is best suited for intermediate skiers, although those who are looking for more of a thrill can enjoy the free-riding and even heli-skiing. Whilst staying in Courmayeur accommodation, the Sky Way is not to be missed. This cable car links the town to Chamonix in France with two stop points. At over 15km long, it offers incredible panoramic views, including the Aosta Valley, the Matterhorn and the Monte Rosa. Due to it's well-connected transport system, visitors are also able to access the glacial ski run of the Vallee Blanche in Chamonix, allowing the possibility to ski later than the standard season. Because of its location in Europe, staying in Courmayeur accommodation acts as an ideal base to explore the surrounding area and even countries. The Mont Blanc Tunnel will link you to France, while Geneva and Milan are possible to reach within a few hours. If you enjoy your Courmayeur accommodation, consider visiting other popular ski resorts for your next winter getaway, such as Sölden in Austria or Saint-Jean-d'Aulps in France.
Summer in the Alps: holiday rentals in Courmayeur
Summer in Courmayeur is particularly popular with hikers and fans of the outdoors. Popular routes include tours around Mont Blanc and the Monte Rosa and you can even have a go at rock climbing. Other popular sports include trail running, mountain biking and canoeing or kayaking down the Dora Baltea River. During your stay in a Courmayeur holiday rental, be sure not to miss “Saussuera” - the Alpine Botanical Garden located at the Pavillion du Mont Fréty (the first station for the Skyway) and at over 200 metres above sea level, is described as the highest botanical garden in Europe - this is open during the summer months only. Whatever season you stay in Courmayeur, you will be sure to leave with unforgettable memories.