Not a skier or fancy a day off? Not a problem. There's still lots to do in the Aosta Valley - we've put together just a few ideas ...
- Visit the Fontina Cheese factory in Pré St Didier
- Take a trip to the Casino in St Vincent and try your luck
- Take a train to nearby Turin and enjoy some sightseeing and excellent shopping
- Visit Cogne and do some ice climbing or try out the extensive cross-country trails
- Have some fun quad-biking in Zerotta, Courmayeur
- Staying in Courmayeur? A complimentary ski bus runs to the Punta Helbronner lift. Your lift pass covers the journey to the top, which marks the start of the crossing via the Vallée Blanche to Chamonix. A spectacular 3 cable car journey with a viewing platform over a stunning mountain panorama. Staying elsewhere? It's definitely worth it! Make sure you choose a clear day though!
- Most hotels run complimentary busses to the newly renovated Spa in Pré St Didier. It's open 7 days a week, has over 20 different spa services, has three outdoor pools and offers splendid mountain views.
- Take a hot air balloon ride over the Alps. What could be more romantic?
- It is said that Aosta is second only to Rome in the number of Roman ruins it hosts. So pop down for a bit of culture. Ask our UK office for a complimentary 'town trail'
- Keen on history? The Aosta Valley has an abundance of enchanting castles. Hire a car and go and explore - or why not take your watercolours and paint a picture?
- Visit the huge sports centre in Courmayeur where there's indoor tennis, squash, volleyball, basketball, indoor golf and a climbing wall available. Next door is the magnificent skating rink if you fancy a slide around.
- Take an exciting helicopter flight through the valley, or a light aircraft flight. Brilliant!
- Staying in Courmayeur? A trip up to the Arp is a great way to spend the morning and is covered on your standard lift pass. Make sure you go on a clear day and don't forget to take your camera. Simply stunning.
- Visit Courmayeur or Aosta for a gastronomic Italian lunch - both towns have a multitude of excellent restaurants where local specialities are expertly prepared.
- The Aosta Valley is a tax-free zone, so take to the streets of Courmayeur or Aosta for some excellent bargains. Treat yourself to some local wine, firey grappas, delicious cheeses and fresh pasta. There are also lots of designer shops to make the ladies drool!
- Wondering why the rest of us are so passionate about skiing? As they say, if you can't beat them, join them. Come along on one of our specially-priced Learn to Ski Weeks and give it a go yourself.