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Ski Courmayeur

Fresh Powder Tracks, Blue Skies & Quiet Slopes

Ski Courmayeur in early December!

Tim Looking Down the Mighty Italian 'Val Veny' at the Head of the Valle d'Aoste

With the fine tree skiing on the northern slopes of the ski resort of Courmayeur on the left

Sun & Powder Skiing Early Winter at Courmayeur

With the resorts stunning position & views across to the South side of the Mont Blanc Massif evident in the background

Fresh Tracks on South Facing Slopes at Courmayeur

This excellent short run is accessed by a quick side step and 'boot-up' from the top of the Zerotta Chair lift.

The Fine North Facing Bowls Above the Val Veny

Accessed from either the Youla or Arp lifts these superb runs provide open slopes above the tree which run down in to impressive gullies cutting through the Veny forests before a highly scenic cruise and pole back to the Zerotta chair lift.

Traversing from the Arp lift to the Col de Youla

'Fourches de Youla' (2808m) behind. This traverse accesses a steep WNW facing slope below the col which must be traversed in a SW direction to avoid the cliff bands below. The superb north facing valley that follows leads down in to the Combe des Vesses and in to the Forests of Val Veny. An extremely scenic journey with superb views of the South side of the Mont Blanc Massif

The Comba Des Vesses, Val Veny, Courmayeur

This fine couloir is the more westerly of the two 'Vesses' which can be skied from the top of the Arp or Youla lifts

Good Snow on the Entrance Pitch to the Vallon d'Arp

A great off-piste ski journey from the Arp lift at Coumayeur

The Scenic Val Veny Descent from the Youla Lift at Courmayeur

With the Aiguille de Glaciers across the Val Veny

Skiing the North Facing Val Veny Couloirs Below the Youla Lift

Skiing one at a time through steep avalanche terrain

A Wintery Monte Bianco South Face Gives a Stunning Setting for Skinning at Courmayeur Val Veny

Good terrain below the Youla lift where fresh tracks can be had with a pair of skins when the upper lifts are closed.

Superb Mid Winter Powder - January 2014 at Courmayeur / Val Veny

Great skiing heading in to the upper limit of the trees at C.2160m on the shady north facing slopes of the Val Veny.

Good North Facing Powder Skiing On The Val Veny Side Of Courmayeur Ski Resort

With great views over to the south side of Monte Bianco. Lean snow cover in general but plenty of fresh snow today, just before Christmas 2016.

Good Steep Off Piste Skiing From The Arp Lift Above Val Veny

With Monte Bianco South Face beyond. Good off piste conditions higher in the resort for Christmas 2016

Excellent Powder Skiing In The Upper Dolonne Valley, Courmayeur

With the Val d'Aosta below. Good skiing & snow conditions in early Feb 2017