Afternoon – More to Explore
Many of you may be quite content to call it a day after dining in any of Courmayeur’s fantastic eateries, but for those who reluctantly layer back up and drag themselves away from the luncheon table… We carry on the ski day by taking the Checrouit gondola back up, but this time heading to skiers left to spend the afternoon exploring the tree lined slopes above Val Veny (7).
Firstly take the Lazey red down to the Plan de la Gabba chair (8), which transports you up to enjoy the Gabba piste and the Comba Moretta. High runs, which often means great snow, even with their sunny aspect.
You will want to take the International piste, for a taste of Courmayeur’s other noteworthy export aside from the food and the powder – downhill racing. The World Cup stops here every season for this amazing long descent through craggy Aosta scenery, and it simply has to be ticked off before you leave.
Taking the Bertolini chair (9) back up will afford you not only a welcome sit down, but also a chance to take on a black run, one of the resort’s more challenging pisted routes. Rocce Bianche takes you down some tough terrain, but allows access to the blues around Val Veny, which you can ride down to Zerotta (10), and keep enjoying for as long as your legs hold out.
At the end of the day you have the option to ski back over to Plan Checrouit, or lift down into Entreves (11) and take the bus back into Courmayeur village.