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