Entrèves (which means 'between the streams') is a quaint hamlet less than 4km north of Courmayeur with a small collection of traditional stone houses and farm buildings surrounded by pastureland. Great restaurants and good hotels for skiers and outdoor enthusiasts who are looking for something a little quieter than Courmayeur.
Idea base winter and summer sports (mountaineering, mountain biking, hiking, cross country skiing, snow shoeing)
There are a few restaurants and some of the most famous hotels in the Aosta Valley such as the Auberge de la Maison.
Getting there: The easiest access to Aiguille d'Entrèves is from Punta Helbronner, which is usually reached by cable car from the new base station near Entrèves. Purists can take a steep trail that follows more or less the course of the old cable car line. If coming from Chamonix, one can reach Refuge des Cosmiques at Col du Midi. From there it is possible to cross Vallée Blanche and Glacier du Géant, or, if it is running, continue with the cable car from Aiguille du Midi to Punta Helbronner.