The resort has lovely snow and with most of its beautiful tracks running at altitudes of more than 1800 metres, Courchevel guarantees snow from the beginning of December till late in April. Lying in the most extensive ski area in the world, the vast Trois Vallees, it offers wonderful slopes for all levels of skiing. There are safe and secure areas for beginners, many inviting slopes for competent and intermediate skiers and a number of challenging black diamonds for the brave and daring.
Variety is the spice of life and Courchevel provides this winter sport variety in abundance:
- 150 kilometres of ski slopes
- 66 kilometres of cross-country skiing
- 17 kilometres of Nordic walking trails
- snowshoe tracks
- a luge track
- world class jumps, and many more
The lift system is modern and more than 70% of the ski lifts can accommodate individuals with physical disabilities. Visitors to the resort of Courchevel will enjoy some of the most picturesque views in the world and appreciate service of outstanding quality.
Ski instruction at Courchevel is excellent. The ESF Courchevel Ski School includes 860 qualified and experienced instructors, operating in no less than 12 different languages. This means that everyone, from enthusiastic toddlers to grey-haired newcomers, can learn from the best ski instructors in French, English, Russian, Portuguese, Brazilian, Spanish, German, Dutch, Chinese, Hebrew, Japanese, Turkish or Flemish!
Fun for the whole family
Courchevel caters for the whole family – from the tiny tots to the grandparents. A fantastic toboggan track, ice skating rink, snow park and a family park provide hours of fun-in-the-snow for young and old. A lot of attention is given to the organization of special events-on-the-snow so that all the family members can spend an unforgettable time together.
Excellent luxury accommodation
You will be spoilt for choice when you start looking for luxury accommodation in Courchevel. The resort is famous for the quality of its ski in, ski out chalets for rent. Apart from magnificent catered chalets, Courchevel also offers ski chalets and apartments on a self-catered basis. Many of the beautiful chalets in this resort boast indoor pools and spa facilities. They do not come cheap, but they give excellent service and good value for money.
Après ski attractions
After an exciting day on the slopes, Courchevel has something for every taste! There is the friendly, unpretentious cellar where you can relax with a very nice glass of wine, spiced up with tasty cheeses and hams from the region. A concert bar with live music, a delightful cocktail list and a vibrant atmosphere will encourage you to dance late into the night. You can ski into a marvelous heated outdoor terrace with ice shot drinks and pizzas made right there as you order them. The bars at a number of prestigious hotels will enthrall you with its tranquil comfort, excellent wine and Champagne list and tasty cocktails. Choose from a number of Michelin starred restaurants and you will be seated at an elegant table whilst being treated to delicate and tasty cuisine, served in luxurious French style.
Courchevel ski resort actually includes four resorts with a diverse range of advantages: there is something for every taste and every mood. Charming Courchevel 1300, or Courchevel le Praz, has preserved its traditional Savoyard village lifestyle, its narrow alleys and small stone cottages, filled with the spirit of the mountains. Courchevel 1550, or Courchevel Village, is firmly focussed on families, and the happy voices of children on the toboggan track fill the crisp air.
Quiet Courchevel 1650, Courchevel Morion, is a sunny family resort, with a valuable children’s care facility. It is perfectly situated for stunning mountain views and marvelous ski in, ski out chalets. World famous personalities, international elite and the jet set, love to gather at Courchevel 1850. Known to the regulars as The 18, it is famous for exhilarating skiing, many Michelin starred restaurants, luxury shops and brand name boutiques.
I can’t think of a better way to summarise Courchevel than;
“Jet set, jet friendly and je t’aime!”
Celine Renaud is Head of Sales for Leo Trippi.