Sample a taste of Italian hospitality in this stylish resort with its spectacular views of Mont Blanc, quality bars and restaurants and gorgeous cobbled streets.
Chalet Hotel Cristallo
The Chalet hotel Cristallo is tucked away in a quiet side street just off the main Via Roma which runs through the heart of the village.
Charm is the order of the day inside the hotel, with its beamed ceilings, whitewashed walls and antique furniture. The rich, wood-panelled bedrooms are comfortable and en-suite with a bath or shower.
The dining room is light and airy with elegant draped curtains and plenty of seating choices, whether you wish to join fellow guests at a larger table or dine as a couple. A hearty breakfast is on offer and you can choose a full cooked breakfast or help yourself to a bowl of hot porridge made to order. There is also a continental option if you prefer.
Don’t miss the afternoon tea with steaming hot soup and homemade cakes. For dinner, choose from a variety of starters, main courses and desserts, accompanied by complimentary red or white wine.
In the evenings, relax in the intimate bar or spread out in the lounge and enjoy some après ski with your fellow guests. And don’t worry about aching limbs; the hotel’s sauna will take care of those for you.
This 26-roomed hotel offers singles, twins and doubles and is child-free for most of the season. During school holidays, children aged 7 and up are welcome but no childcare is provided.
WiFi is available.
** Please Note** - *One evening a week dinner is not served in the Chalet Hotel giving you the chance to dine out at one of the excellent local restaurants.
Skiing in Courmayeur
With great snow, varied terrain, fabulous scenery and plenty of time for lunch, Courmayeur takes a very Italian approach to skiing.
It has an excellent snow record, backed up with a very impressive snow-making system and a very efficient lift system. The ski area has a varied selection of easy and intermediate runs liberally sprinkled with welcoming huts, each with its own panoramic sundeck and spectacular view.
For stronger skiers the possibilities are endless, with famous off-piste runs such as the Vallee Blanche into Chamonix, the Toula Glacier in the shadow of Mont Blanc and access to some of the best value heli-skiing in Europe (with a mountain guide). The Vallee Blanche descent into Chamonix is outstanding and one that you'll never forget.
From Courmayeur you also have the opportunity to venture into two other ski areas as well – from La Thuile you can ski to La Rosière in the Espace San Bernardo.