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One of the resorts, along with Chamonix in France, which shares Mont Blanc, Courmayeur is a resort for those who enjoy the challenge of skiing down steep runs and from great heights.

Courmayuer's two most famous pistes are the World Cup Downhill and the International Run; the latter is four miles long and goes through a 1000 metre drop. The Vallée Blanche run to Chamonix is another favourite.

Courmayeur itself achieves a good balance between authenticity and excitement: pedestrianisation and cobbled streets maintain its charm, but an active cafe and bar scene in the evening appeals to younger skiers.

Courmayeur Videos

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