Aosta Valley is the closest thing on earth to what a fairy tale village would look like. The town is nestled at the base of a Monte Bianco. It’s a charming mountain village unlike any other place I’ve ever been to. Something about it all is very surreal ~ AM
The Roman Winter Hotspot
Awaken to a crisp blue sky, soak up the warm sunny afternoon after a mountaintop lunch and stroll through town in the brisk evening air. Experience ski touring of miles of snow covered mountain peaks stretching across Italy, France and Switzerland to dazzle your senses. Visit chalets perched along the mountains or stroll along the country shops and eateries that line up along the main Via in the center of town after a long ski trip. Valley d’Aosta is where Italian ski touring enthusiasts show off their skills and fashionable winter wear. Take a ski trip into Italy’s ultimate playground and best kept secret. If you have a passion for exploring the slopes, a ski trip to Aosta can transport you away from the tourists into authentic Italian culture. All winter enthusiasts will face challenging runs, yield to exceptional cuisine and delight in the festive Aprés skiing. The views on top are breathtaking, then slide down to the valley for a warm Aosta gathering.
“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” – Mark Twain
All the fanciest accommodations
All savory breakfasts, 3 organic lunches, 5 nutritional dinners with local wine
All cultural enrichment events, 4 unique excursions, guest experts and entrance fees
8 Ski Condition Sessions
Voluntourism: Our Connect Program
All gratuities for baggage, porters and hotel service
All van transportation from and to Via Mondo special events
Shuttle service from pick up and drop off locations
Service of Via Mondo professional guide(s)
After a restful afternoon at the hotel, we stroll into town. We enjoy the Après lifestyle and nightlife of the historical and charming town of Courmayeur. A sumptuous dinner awaits as we discuss the following day’s adventure.
A shuttle bus outside of the hotel will transport us to the Courmayeur mountain base. An Alpine tour with a local expert will show the group the best pistes. We gather together for cocktails and dinner at Plan Checrouit located on the mountain at an elevation of 2080m. Salute!
We begin the morning with an hour of gentile yoga before Breakfast. A gondola ride to Rifugio Torino offers the chance to view the peaks up close then a mountainside lunch at the Pavillion. Be sure to see the crystallized quartz and botanical gardens of Saussurea before heading down to the base.
Our day in France. A shuttle takes us through the Mont Blanc tunnel to Chamonix, a quaint french town. A day of Alpine skiing and snowboarding down tremendously long slopes with a multitude of options and levels. Chamonix rated among the best in the world. An evening in Chamonix with a guided tour around town followed by a delectable French cuisine.
Gentile ski conditioning before Breakfast for a day Alpine trails at La Thuile resort. We shuttle to an old mining town turned into a ski mountain resort. La Thuile and the french, Rosière mountain offer 150 km of slopes with 35 lifts. This evening, we remain in the old village of La Thuile. Bon Appetite!
Choose between the three ski areas: Courmayuer, La Thuile or Chamonix. We begin with an hour of ski conditioning then the remainder of the day is free to explore on your own. Try out the many snow-shoe and cross-country trails in the area. Before we leave Aosta, we revel in a thermal bath and spa treatment at Pré-Saint-Didier, then a typical Valdostana dinner to bid the Alps farewell.
We head to an 1800s farm-house to wander the cellar, peruse the open farm and return for a sumptuous classical Valdostano lunch. Prepare a traditional lunch along side the family, savor the beauty and enjoy a full course lunch and wine tasting. In Turin this evening, we tour the city tunnels, sub-cellars and mysterious past.
We set out for a walk around the city center to appreciate the natural vibe and feel of the area. A chance to view the architecture and take notice of the city structure. A free day to explore the city on your own. An evening of cocktails to celebrate our adventures together and toast to our successes.
A morning yoga session before we say good-bye to The house of Savoy, the city of Torino and the majestic mountains of the Alps.
Explore the wonders of Aosta, Italy
Villa Novecento is ideally located in one of the most elegant areas of Courmayeur, few minutes far from the downtown pedestrian shopping street of Courmayeur. Our Guests can take advantage of a free and non stop shuttle bus service to and from the new cable car which allow you to join the slopes faster than the main cable car of Courmayeur.
Luxury is expressed through the constant attention to detail, the mixing of different arts, and this creates an international environment. The hotel has its own style, one that incorporates different cultures from all over the world, making it “a home away from home”.
The Heart of the Alps
Visit: Courmayeur/ Chamonix/ Torino
March 4 – March 12 2017
March 18 – March 26 2017
April 1 – April 9 2017
April 15 – April 23 2017
Duration: 9 days
Start/Stop: Saturday to Sunday
From: $3295 / Single Supplement: $700