In the village there’s a swimming pool, climbing wall and ice skating. But one of the most spectacular things you can do is to take the Skyway Monte Bianco – the cable car that takes you up to 3,466 metres. Don’t tell the French, but the view of Mt Blanc is much better this side of the mountain and you can see for miles into Italy.
For the more advanced, this is also the gateway to off-piste adventures. Enquire in the guides office in Courmayeur (also home to a recently updated museum) – easy tours are also possible. This being Italy, you can also look forward to delicious local cuisine and wines – and the best cappuccinos. If you’re a foodie, you’ll be in heaven here.