Courchevel is thought to be the most “chi-chi” of all of the Three Valleys resorts, but the four different resort levels (see which is best for you below!) offer something for everyone, from beginner through to advanced skiers and boarders, non-skiers/boarders and families, groups, couples and singles.
Skiers and boarders can access a huge variety of terrain, with some 150km of groomed pistes served by 62 lifts in the Courchevel area alone, and a further 450km of pistes to discover if you venture into the wider Three Valleys (the world’s largest linked ski area). Courchevel boasts a modern and efficient lift system, and benefits from mainly North facing slopes which, combined with the continued investment in snow making facilities (2100 snow cannons in Courchevel) ensures the best possible snow conditions.
On the mountain there are restaurants and “snack” options to suit all budgets (yes, really!) some of which can be accessed by non-skiers via gondola, cable car, and in some cases by road. In the resort itself, the eating experiences are unsurpassed anywhere in the Alps, with eight restaurants boasting up to 2 Michelin stars, and many other superb restaurants offering everything from traditional Savoyarde fare to seafood, sushi and tapas.
The new Aquamotion complex (opened December 2015) has added to the many non-skiing activities available, and is open daily, with heated indoor and outdoor pools, waterslides, “wellness area” with sauna/Hammam/Jacuzzi/whirlpools, and a surf pool and climbing wall. There are numerous other activities on offer in resort, including skidooing, paragliding, joy-flights, hot-air ballooning, the 2km “luge” run down to Courchevel Village, husky-dog rides (all of which we can arrange for you) and many more.
Whether it’s your first visit or not to this gem of a resort, we are confident it won’t be your last!
Which Courchevel resort is for me?
- Ski in/ski out accommodation
- Fine-dining restaurants
- Luxury brand shopping
Courchevel Village (1550)
- Family friendly
- Gondola runs until 7.30pm
- Quiet and peaceful atmosphere
Courchevel Moriond (1650)
- Very family friendly
- Proximity to ski school meeting points
- Lively atmosphere
Courchevel Le Praz (1300)
- More traditional "ski resort" feel
- Easy ski access despite being lower
- A handful of excellent restaurants/bars