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Punta Helbronner - Funivie Monte Bianco

La Palud no22, 11013 Courmayeur, Italy
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Ranked #2 of 13 attractions in Courmayeur
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Hk
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

The whole journey up to the top takes around 20 minutes but during peak hours, it might take at least 2 hours to queue up. Once you are up there, the view is excellent. But be prepared for a long waiting time. Once you get to the top, you would either turn left taking the stairs or turn right taking... More

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Torquay, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

Spectacular views and ski tracks. Loved every bits of it!!! We were so lucky with the weather. it was a gorgeous day with a limpid sky so that we could admire the valleys and the picks surrounding us and, of course, the majestic Monte Bianco!

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Geneva, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

What a stunning place to come skiing ! You're right on the border between Italy & France so you can choose to ski down from the top either back in to Courmayeur or by skiing the Vallée Blanche down to Chamonix in France. You should hire a mountain guide unless you're very experienced and familiar with this area.

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hong kong
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

Just go on a clear day and have the view of your life! We took the cable car and it wasn't a long wait cos it was off season. We met a few hell skiers at the same time probably trying to ski over to France or do the sky ski!. We stopped halfway to view the rocks collection. Nothing... More

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Helsinki, Finland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

Worth visiting in good weather ! This is in the Italian side of mountain and the funivia is covered, not open one.....

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Leuven, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013

We spent a week around the Mont Blanc in France and Italy, so we had very clear days, and cloudy days. We were in Courmayeur on a nice but cloudy day (invisible summit all day, but a lot of sunshine otherwise). So we decided only to go up to the first stop of the old lift. I'd say it's about... More

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Penarth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

Even in July there was still snow and ice at the Refuggio Torino Nuovo, 200 steps above the end of the cable car. The views were stunning but the cable cars were crowded and cramped, which is presumably why a new cable car is currently under construction.

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Mevasseret zion Israel
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

Nice but Aguille de Midi from Chamonix is better. Worth it if in Courmayeur and it is possible to do non-stop round trip from Helbronner to Aguille de Midi - over the tops of the mountains - that is fantastic on a clear day

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Vedano al Lambro, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2013

When in Courmayeur, you cannot miss a ride on this triple Funivia. I did it in winter with my children, and we were the only ones who had no guide for the ski-cross on the Mèr de Glace on the Mont Blanc. Even if you do not plan to ski, if you are luncky with the weather you can enjoy... More

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Madrid, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2013

Luckily I went up on a perfectly clear day - the views were spectacular. Defiantly worth the trip up - had a coffee at the second stop in the little cafe there. And at the first stop I sat out on the terrace and enjoyed the sun and the amazing views. Recommended.

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