Courmayeur, on the Italian side of Mont Blanc
The Italian ski resort of Courmayeur is only 20 minutes away and it is easily accessible to skiers staying in the Chamonix valley; a worthwhile quick trip as Chamonix Mont Blanc Unlimited lift ticket also applies to Courmayeur.
Courmayeur is one of the best winter destinations in Italy for downhill skiers but equally for off-piste skiers who can ski the Vallée Blanche down to Chamonix. For lovers of cross-country skiing, a detour is needed in the Val Ferret where one of the most beautiful cross country area in the Alps is located.
In summer time, a visit of Courmayeur and the Val of Aosta, is mandatory for the beauty of the Alpine valley, some Roman sites and several castles.