I’ve skied there a few times but the only time I’ve been there in summer it was like a ghost town. Admittedly it was late summer but everything was boarded up, including the hotel we were hoping to stop at. In fact we ended up driving on to Courmayeur.
This was years ago though (when the Mont Blanc tunnel was closed)
i would have thought that the valeey that courmayeur was in would be too steep sided for owt but very extreme dh stuff.
the first 5 miles out of the tunnel is all cliffs and such.
not very nice.
the area round aosta is nicer on the bike. imho.
higgo: The stuff in La Thuile mostly only appeared last summer, genuinely down to the work of one bloke with a spade! It’s great, but I wouldn’t suggest a week there. Works well for us as part of a week’s riding over a wider area.