Immaculately groomed pistes provide a huge variety of runs: gentle greens for beginners, with an easy progression onto seemingly endless blues and reds for intermediates, severely narrow couloirs below La Saulire and long, knee-buckling black mogul slopes and extensive off-piste for experts, who want to hire a guide. Three snow parks and reserved slopes for boarders offer freeride, freestyle and boarder cross
Many of the slopes are attractively tree-lined, and high altitude, an abundance of snow cannons and many north and north-east facing slopes ensure reliably good snow from early December to late April.
The lift system is highly efficient, with minimal queuing and easy access to Méribel and Val Thorens, to make the most of the amazing variety and extent of "The 3 Valleys"
Mountain restaurants in Courchevel take lunch to a different level of cuisine, and sophistication (and sometimes price!) especially. Cap Horn, Le Chalet des Pierres and Bel Air.
Nightlife is sophisticated rather than boisterous, with piano bars, jazz clubs and smart night clubs to the fore.
Les Caves de Courchevel is an institution and favoured by Parisians, La Bergerie has theme nights, including a Russian night with plenty of Vodka, Kalico is more casual and always busy. For more informal pub-style apres-ski try La Potiniere or Chez Jacques.
For something more energetic Courchevel 1850 has an ice rink and squash courts or if you just want to relax before dinner many hotels have spas, beauty centres or indoor pools open to non-residents
resort 1800-2738 metres
167 lifts & 600km of marked runs in Les Trois Vallées (3 Valleys)
green 23% | blue 32% |
red 30% | black 10%
3 Valleys Ski Pass with Méribel, Val Thorens-Les Menuires |
cross country 67km | winter footpaths for walking & snow shoeing 13km | toboggan run 2km floodlit at night | 3 snow parks with tables, rails and boxes, freeride & boarder-cross + snow parks in Méribel & Val Thorens
extras indoor ice rink for skating curling & ice hockey |
scenic flights from altiport |heli-skiing |snow rafting | Kart Cross on snow & ice circuits | quad bikes | snow scooters | hotel spas & pools | kindergarten from 18 months | baby sitting
aIRPORTS Geneva 90 miles
Chambéry 70 miles
Lyon 115 miles
Smooth and sophisticated, with ski-in ski-out convenience, Courchevel 1850 is part of the immense 3 Valleys. There are slopes to suit everyone from beginner to expert on more than 600km of well-prepared runs, served by a highly efficient lift system, with a long snow-sure season from early December to late April.
Courchevel 1850 exudes quality and high standards. It ranks amongst the the world's top resorts and has some of the best hotels in the Alps. It's high in altitude, and on style, and more suited to the the fashion conscious than the budget conscious - but worth the extra.