Courmayeur Mont Blanc is delighted to be welcoming back guests for the highly anticipated 2021/2022 ski season.
Situated in the heart of the Italian Alps, the luxury family resort is launching a selection of brand new experiences for guests to enjoy including a ‘smart working’ offering, a brand new restaurant opening and a new partnership with snow-making technology designed to enhance the skiing and snowboarding experience. On top of that, the resort will be welcoming back its infamous ‘Gourmet Ski’ experience from 17 to 20 March 2022 and will continue to offer its ‘ski butler’ service, mountain night experiences, accessibility skiing and everything provided by Skyway Monte Bianco – a state-of-the-art cableway connecting the Italian Alps to the French with its highest point at 3,446 metres.
Courmayeur Mont Blanc is delighted to welcome back guests and invite them to immerse themselves in the great outdoors this winter, recentring in a fresh and natural environment. It is the dream destination for travellers looking to experience adventure, get active and embrace nature. December through to all the gloomier months in the UK makes the renowned ski resort a vibrantly tempting destination filled with fresh-powered slopes, unspoilt trails, and peaceful views from the highest of peaks. Ideal for any mountain enthusiast, Courmayeur offers superb heliskiing, off-piste and cross-country skiing, as well as joy skating, fat biking, hiking, snowshoeing, climbing and cycling – ideal for non-skiers too. A regular Eurostar runs from London to Chamonix Mont Blanc, with an average total journey of 20 hours, so it is now possible to embark on this journey by rail and avoid the stress of flying.
A New Smart Working Initiative
Courmayeur Mont Blanc has launched a brand-new smart working initiative designed to offer the ideal balance of work, life, and ski. New for this ski season, visitors are being invited to ‘live-like-a-local’ and experience their very own alpine office, with carefully designed ‘workcation stations’ available. A brand-new workspace has been designed in the Skyway Monte Bianco, a state-of-the-art cableway connecting the Italian Alps to the French. Through a ‘Skyway Smart-Working Ticket’ employees will fill their wildest working dreams and email from an impressive 2,200 metres high at the Pavilion station, with coffee available on demand. At lunch visitors can swap their stroll around the block with a ski down the mountain or trade in their office canteen lunch for a meal at almost 3,500 metres high at the panoramic restaurant, Bistrot Panoramic – boasting breathtaking views of the Mont Blanc, Monte Rosa, Matterhorn, Grand Paradiso and Grand Combin. For those seeking a little less altitude, Courmayeur Mont Blanc has also partnered with four hotels in the resort to offer various workation packages throughout the winter season.
Brand New Restaurant Opening & Further Developments
This season brings a new restaurant opening to the resort: Ristorante Cadran Solaire. Cadran Solaire is a historic and lively restaurant located in the centre of Courmayeur, founded by the Garin family – who are well known for their hospitality in the village also owning one of the flagship hotels, L’Auberge de la Maison. The restaurant’s interiors are beautifully decorated in a traditional alpine style, typical of the Valle d’Aosta with vaulted ceilings and the shelves that are filled with antiques from the family’s personal collection. The restaurant offers quintessentially alpine cuisine using fresh local produce accompanied by a rich selection of wines. The restaurant’s cellar is deep underground and formed part of the old house – for a more intimate, historical experience, guests can request a private dinner in this part of the restaurant.
Courmayeur Mont Blanc is also developing their gourmet scene further this year with a brand new bakery, Ravi Courmayeur that is opening for this ski season. Ravi has been opened by another well-known figure in the village – who also owns the popular mixology bar, La Bouche. The bakery will be open throughout the day and will be perfect for a quick breakfast in the morning and aperitivo later in the day.
A New Partnership with TechnoAlpin
Courmayeur Mont Blanc has partnered with TechnoAlpin, to deliver state-of-the art technology to the resort’s snowmaking system. This follows a 5.7 million euro investment to enable 70% of Courmayeur’s slopes to be modernised and extended over the next three years. A total of three pumping stations will be installed at the ski resort as part of this project and there will also be a compressor station, 11 km of pipelines and 181 new pit valves. The snow guns on the slopes will also be renewed and expanded meaning that from now on, 145 new machines will provide optimal snow coverage on the slopes. In future, the entire system will be controlled and managed using TechnoAlpin control software, which will be extended across the entire snowmaking system.
Gourmet Ski Is Back
After two years, Courmayeur Mont Blanc is thrilled to be welcoming back the 7th annual Gourmet Ski Experience, taking place on the 17th – 20th of March 2022. Created by Momentum Ski’s Amin Momen and Heston Blumenthal, the event has a renowned and well-deserved reputation for attracting outstanding chefs to the gourmet resort of Courmayeur. Taking place in partnership with Hotel Royal e Golf, the event will see three days of Michelin-starred Mountain feasts prepared by three Michelin star chefs, Tom Kerridge, Claude Bosi and renowned local-chef Paolo Griffa.
Tom Kerridge, who holds 2 Michelin stars for The Hand & Flowers as well as a Michelin star for The Coach, both in Marlow, will be joining the event for his second time on skis, along with friend Claude Bosi, who holds 2 Michelin stars at London’s Bibendum, to dream up more Michelin starred mountain feasts. Curated by Heston Blumenthal, past chefs at the Mountain Gourmet Ski Experience have included Marcus Wareing, Clare Smyth, Jason Atherton and Sat Bains.