Courmeyeur Review

by: carl2 - Oct 9, 2009

  • Overall Rating 3
  • Family Friendly 3
  • All-Mtn. Terrain 3
  • Terrain Park 0
  • Nightlife 3

    Pros: Couple nice long runs

    Cons: Can get crowded above the first gondola station

    Recommended For: Family Friendly, Empty Nesters

    Date Visited: Mar 1, 2009

Full review

Courmeyeur has great scenery when cloud cover from Mont Blanc has lifted, but there's something uncomfortable about the place. Some resorts just click and Courmeyeur hasn't done it for me after several visits. Essentially trails run at an angle off the main ridge below Col Checrouit and converging at Plan Checrout, for the most part just above the first gondola station so it can be a bit crowded at times. When it snows there's generally a crowd trying to get up to the high gondola and because it's small there can be quite a wait on a powder day. This is definately not a resort that will occupy experienced skiers for an entire week. I met a British family on the gondola who had booked a week, had no transportation and were looking for a way out of Courmayeur to visit other ski resorts in the area. Essentially they were bored with the place. In late season a lot of British school groups will visit. If you do go to Courmeyeur take a half day off and visit the spa at Pre St. Didier. The town of Courmayeur has it's own charms and has overhauled the main shopping street as a pedestrian mall.