“Far, far above, piercing the infinite sky, Mont Blanc appears – still, snowy, and serene ”. When the poet Percy Shelley saw Mont Blanc, he was so fascinated by it that he dedicated a complex poem on Man and Nature to it. Both before and after Shelley’s eulogising of it, the 4810-metre-high mountain – Europe’s tallest – has never failed to fascinate all those who have yearned to reach it.
At its feet lies Courmayeur, a favourite haunt of the international jet set and a driver of the flourishing Alpine tourism industry. Here, luxury hotels are complemented by welcoming shelters and delightful mountain villages, where you can enjoy some serious rest and relaxation. Safe pistes with perfect snow offer unbeatable enjoyment for experts and beginners alike.
You don’t want to miss also the slopes of La Thuile, part of an international ski area bordering France.
Excursions up into the mountains on panoramic trails allow you to admire first-hand the impressive landscapes and the Alpine lakes with their emerald-green pools, and you may well catch sight of deer and roe deer, which like to wander through the meadows. All of this happens while, as the poet put it, “Mont Blanc yet gleams on high”.
Reach the point closest to the summit of Mont Blanc with the Skyway cable car
Admire the panorama on Europe’s largest glaciers from the circular terrace of Punta Helbronne
Be enchanted by the panorama of the Dente del Gigante
Ski on the more than 100 km of pistes for beginners and experts
Trek along the highest trails in Europe, surrounded by majestic mountains
Visit the Alpine museum dedicated to the Duke of the Abruzzi, in the centre of Courmayer
Immerse yourself in the warm spa waters at Pré-Saint-Didier
Recharge your proverbial batteries in one of the delightful mountain shelters
Take a walk through the Val Ferret, the most beautiful valley at the foot of Mont Blanc
Go shopping on the historic Via Roma, in the heart of Courmayeur