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At the valley bottom at the foot of the spectacular Mont Blanc mountain chain, lies Courmayeur (1224 m) and its ski area at Chécrouit-Val Vény. The pistes face 2 different directions, starting at 1525 metres altitude at Plan Vény on one side and 1709 metres at Plan Chécrouit on the other, up to 2763 metres at Cresta d'Arp. The ski area is managed by the Società Courmayeur Mont-Blanc Funivie and is reached thanks to 2 cable cars situated respectively in the town (p/h 1667) and in Entrèves (p/h 1100) and 1 cabin lift Dolonne (p/h 2400). All the departure points have car parks. The snow cannons covered 70% of the ski area. In Dolonne there is a childrens' snow park with conveyor belt lifts suitable for beginners and kids. Off piste is possibile directly on the slopes of Mont Blanc itself, or you can visit its peaks using the Funivie Monte Bianco, which leaves from La Palud. This lift system reaches an altitude of 3462 metres and from this point the off piste descents of Toula and the Vallée Blanche begin. The latter route leads down to Chamonix in France.