Giants of the Alps
Mountain systems of the Aosta Valley have sketched a natural skyline where 4 peaks, well known to mountaineers, are easily recognised: Mont-Blanc (4,810 m), a mountain sculpted in granite and second only in Europe after Mount Elbrus in the Caucasus mountains; Mount Cervino or Matterhorn (4,478 m), with its characteristic pyramidal form; Mount Rosa (4,634 m), second highest mountain in the Alps; and mount Gran Paradiso (4,061 m), the only 4,000 m mountain to be entirely located on Italian land.
The setting for the adventures of the pioneers of Alpinism, the imposing Monte Bianco mountain range frames Courmayeur.
Surrounded by one of Europe’s largest skiing areas, which extends between Italy and Switzerland, it's a destination of choice for skiers around the world.
The uniquely beautiful Monte Rosa mountain range dominates Monterosa Ski, a skiing area that spreads over 3 valleys.
At the feet of the Gran Paradiso lies the National Park by the same name, a natural habitat for numerous protected species and a place for unforgettable hikes.