Why You Might Like Courmayeur More Than Chamonix

We’ve all heard of Chamonix.  It’s the world-famous ski resort that sits on the French side of beautiful Mont Blanc.  The skiing there is terrific – that’s why it was picked as the site of the first-ever Winter Olympics, way back in 1924.

Compare Chamonix and its winter sports history with Courmayeur, the ski resort on the Italian side of the same mountain (it’s called Monte Bianco if you’re in Courmayeur).  Not all that long ago, Courmayeur was just a sleepy little mountain village.  Now, even though it’s nowhere near as famous or crowded as Chamonix, it’s one of the magnificent Valle d’Aosta’s top ski resorts.  Continue reading

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Travel tips to save money

If you are planning your Mont Blanc ski vacation to Courmayeur Italy, you will want to keep reading. Below are some of the best travel tips to save money on everything from Courmayeur hotels to attractions and travel. While you do not want to skimp on your ski vacation to the point you do not enjoy your time in Courmayeur, there is nothing wrong with saving money on your Courmayeur ski resort vacation.  Below are our best tips for saving money on your next vacation. Continue reading

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Courmayeur’s Grand Hotel Royal e Golf

Courmayeur Italy is a world-renowned Mont Blanc ski resort.  Thousands of people travel to Italy each year to enjoy a Courmayeur vacation.  Courmayeur skiing conditions make it a perfect destination for winter sports enthusiasts; however, the Courmayeur weather conditions also make it a great  vacation location during warmer months. One of the most luxurious Courmayeur hotels is the four-star Grand Hotel Royal e Golf.  It is perfect for family vacations, quiet couple retreats and business conferences. The hotel has entertained guests for over 200 years including Queen Regina Margherita and Giosuè Carducci.  It is perfectly located at the feet of Mont Blanc in the historical center of Courmayeur. Continue reading

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Reasons to be a world traveler

Stay-cations became popular as people have been battling with their finances as the recession continued on; however, as the economy is improving more people are beginning to plan and take true vacations.  In fact, world travel is rising because people are longing to go beyond the confines of their own country to see how others live and experience new things.  There are many reasons why you should consider traveling to other parts of the world as your budget and time allow.  Below is a list to get you started – we encourage readers to comment with reasons they may have for becoming a world traveler. Continue reading

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Courmayeur Italy – Delightful for Several Reasons

Every year, a lot of people come to Courmayeur, Italy.  It’s such a tiny place (its full-time population is less than 3,000), you might not even have heard of it unless you’re a big-time skier.  But considering its small size, it’s a delightful place that offers a remarkable number of reasons for people to visit there.

For one thing, if you love gazing endlessly at spectacular Alpine vistas, you’ll love Courmayeur.  It’s a charming, pedestrianized village snuggled right into the base of Mont Blanc, one of the most beautiful and well-known mountains in all of Europe.  Chamonix could make a similar claim, but it’s larger, busier and more hectic and crowded.  Plus, Chamonix is on the French side of Mont Blanc.  Courmayeur is on the mountain’s southern, Italian side.  Its pace is slower and much less hectic, and it’s a lot less crowded. Continue reading

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