A rite of passage for urbanites living in Milan is the quintessential ski weekend in any of the resort towns of Northern Italy, Switzerland, France, and Austriaâ€”reachable in a few hours by car.
Back in January, with the SDA Bocconi Ski Club, I visited Courmayeur, Chamonix, and Montblanc. Instead of skiing (or attempting to learn anyway), I visited the Terme di PrÃ© Saint Didier (natural hot spring spa).
Since it has been nearly two months since this weekend trip, I will let the photos do most of the storytelling.
A few notes:
- MontblancÂ (a.k.a. Montebianco) is reachable via the city of Chamonix, just across the French border with Italy, up a harrowing gondola lift. It is the highest peak in all of Europe.
- If you go to Chamonix, we had an amazing meal at Le Monchu (typical raclette grilled meat and melted cheese, SO GOOD).
- Terme di PrÃ© Saint Didier is a wonderful way to spend a Sunday, with a view of the mountains near Courmayeur. Book well in advance, and go with a friend or partner to feel most comfortable. Extra treatments are recommended (if only for fun), though the massage was underwhelming.
- For a great guide to backpacking Montblanc, check out this article from my friends over at 10 Adventures.