Skiing Cervinia and Courmayeur

Last week, I decided that enough was enough and we needed to break in our skis.  This was on Wednesday, and by Friday, we were off to Val d’Aosta, the Italian Alps region that borders both France and Switzerland.  We found a beautiful little house perched midway up a mountain near the town of Nus to stay the weekend and we were greeted with fresh white powder for the entire trip.  Having never skied in Italy before (I know, that’s a foul in itself!), we wanted to see as much as possible.  On Saturday, we decided to ski Courmayeur Resort, which is famous for Mont Blanc (or Monte Bianco in Italian) and then on Sunday, we skied Cervinia, which is famous for the Matterhorn (it shares the mountainside with Zermatt, Switzerland).  Unfortunately, because it snowed both days, we didn’t actually get to see either landmark.  Well, we couldn’t miss the base of Mont Blanc (it is ginormous!); the top, however, disappeared into the clouds!

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