at a glance...

600km of pistes
1800m resort height
2.5 hours transfer time
All levels great for
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Resort overview

Often regarded as the capital of the Three Valleys, Courchevel is renowned for its incredible varied skiing, snow sure slopes and world-class mountain restaurants.

Courchevel is made up of ive villages:
La Tania, Courchevel Le Praz (1330 m), Courchevel Village (1550 m), Courchevel Moriand (1650 m) and Courchevel (1850 m); each of which offers a unique experience.

Courchevel 1850, the largest village by quite some distance, is what makes the resort so desirable to the rich and famous with the luxury boutiques, Michelin star restaurants and chic hotels. It’s not a cheap destination to ski, even having its own airstrip. More luxury hotels than any city in France (other than Paris) it’s the top village that draws to crowds and demands the prices. Sat at the one end of the world’s largest lift-linked ski area, the Trois Vallées, Courchevel’s snow sure slopes hold enough diversity to satisfy the keenest of skiers. 

Away from Courchevel 1850, the surrounding villages have a lot to offer. Le Praz is traditional with plenty of forest skiing and the 1992 Olympic ski jumps. La Tania is a pedestrianised village hidden away in the trees with what feels like it's own private ski area and Courchevel Village is particularly family orientated with the Aquamotion centre (a giant spa and water park area) and free sledging descent as well as direct access to 1850. Courchevel Moriond is the sunniest of the villages with a gentle ski area and lively après ski, at Christmas the village is particularly buzzing, a very festive atmosphere.

Skiing in the resort

Courchevel forms part of the Three Valleys with 600km of pistes to explore. Subsequently, Courchevel’s lift system is excellent and provides efficient access to neighbouring Three Valley resorts including Meribel and Val Thorens.

Ski holidays in Courchevel are ideal for all skiers and boarders. Courchevel's local slopes alone are vast and varied with fantastic skiing to suit all abilities. Beginners can take advantage of dedicated ZEN areas, where magic carpets provide easy access back up the nursery runs; whilst intermediates will be spoilt for choice in Courchevel Valley with its huge range of easy blues and varying reds. Experts are guaranteed to find magnificent itineraries to challenge them with some of the best black runs in the area and the famous, 'grand couloirs' at the top of Saulire. There are vast off-piste areas throughout the Three Valleys.

Flexiski Tip Free lifts – Yes they do exist! We always point this out to customers arriving at around two or three in the afternoon, they want to get out on the slopes but it’s a bit late to pay for a half day pass. There are only a couple of drag lifts, Bellecotte being the main choice but it gives you access to the lower slopes for completely free! Perfect for a few quick runs to warm up your ski legs on the arrival day. Have a look at the piste map, the free lifts are the ones marked with a yellow rectangle and they’re more common than you might think! 

Après ski

Après-ski in Courchevel 1850 is sophisticated with a price tag to match. Starting at lunchtime at one of the mountain restaurants before heading back to a hotel bar or spa. After dark, those looking for a gourmet dining experience will be spoilt for choice by Courchevel’s six Michelin-starred restaurants; and if you still have the energy, you can dance the night away in one of the stylish bars and clubs.

For a less razzle-dazzle après ski, you could try Courchevel Moriond (1650). The village has built a reputation for a buzzing atmosphere and lively après scene.

Best for...

  • Après
  • Families
  • Relaxing
  • Foodies
  • Ski in, ski out
Accommodation in Courchevel

The Majority of our accommodation is in Courchevel 1850, by far the biggest resort village and with the majority of the ski in, ski out accommodation. We have a mixture of in town hotels and those further up the slopes so you can get up and get going before the lifts even open. Be the first on the mountain every day, or lie in and watch the early risers trundle down the pistes from the comfort of your bed. You’re on Holiday after all.

Map List
2* Hotel Courchevel Olympic - Courchevel 1850
2* Hotel Courchevel Olympic - Courchevel 1850

Smack bang in the middle of Courchevel 1850 just a minutes walk to the nearest slope or 3 minutes to La Croisette and the ski school meeting points.

Features:
  • Bar
  • Fireplace
  • Complimentary WiFi
  • Ski lockers
  • Car parking
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3* Les Ducs de Savoie - Courchevel 1850
3* Les Ducs de Savoie - Courchevel 1850

Occupying a prime location within stepping distance of the Jardin Alpin piste, the hotel has friendly staff and all the usual facilities plus more.

Features:
  • Ski in / ski out
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Terrace
  • Spa
  • Pool
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3* Hotel Les Flocons - Courchevel Village 1550
3* Hotel Les Flocons - Courchevel Village 1550

A family run hotel sat at the bottom of a blue run in Courchevel 1550. The large sunny terrace is the perfect spot for a post ski drink.

Features:
  • Doorstep skiing
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Terrace
  • Hammam
  • Sauna
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3* Mercure Courchevel 1850
3* Mercure Courchevel 1850

Overlooking the lake, the hotel is above Courchevel 1850 with a green run down to town on its doorstep.

Features:
  • Ski in / ski out
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Terrace
  • Fireplace
  • Wifi
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4* Fahrenheit Seven - Courchevel Moriond 1650
4* Fahrenheit Seven - Courchevel Moriond 1650

A fantastic location at the bottom of the slopes, it's harder to get better access to the mountain and still be only metres from the town centre.

Features:
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Terrace
  • Hammam
  • Sauna
  • Complimentary WiFi
More info
4* Hotel des Trois Vallees - Courchevel 1850
4* Hotel des Trois Vallees - Courchevel 1850

Hotel des Trois Vallees is a luxurious boutique hotel located in a quiet corner of Courchevel 1850, perfect for a convenient ski in, ski out holiday.

Features:
  • Ski in / ski out
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Terrace
  • Fireplace
  • Spa
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4* Hotel Le Portetta - Courchevel Moriond 1650
4* Hotel Le Portetta - Courchevel Moriond 1650

Situated at the foot of the Belvedere slope, Hotel Le Portetta offers superb ski in, ski out access coupled with luxurious accommodation.

Features:
  • Ski in / ski out
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Terrace
  • Fireplace
  • Spa
More info
4* Les Chalets du Forum - Courchevel 1850
4* Les Chalets du Forum - Courchevel 1850

Pierre & Vacances premium residence Les Chalets du Forum are self-catered apartments 150 metres from the Croisset at the centre of Courchevel 1850.

Features:
  • Wifi
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Resort guide

Courchevel

The resort
Resort height - 1,800m
Highest point - 3,230m

Ski areaLes 3 Vallées ski area - 600km of piste

Slopes
Green runs 13%
Blue runs 39%
Red runs 38%
Black runs 10%

Lifts - 180

Season length - November to May

Resort ratings
Beginners - 4/5
Intermediates - 5/5
Experts - 4/5
Snowboarders - 4/5
Families - 4/5
Après - 4/5
Eating out - 5/5
Charm - 2/5
Scenery - 3/5

Activities
Cross-country skiing | bowling | fat biking | hang gliding | heli-skiing | ice skating | Nordic walking | paragliding | segway | ski joering | ski diving | sledding | snow cat driving | snowmobiling | snowshoeing | torchlit descent skiing

Transfer times
Due to the fact that flights into Chambery and Grenoble tend to only be available on the weekends, we use Geneva as our main airport.

Chambery - 1 hour 15 minutes
Grenoble - 1 hour 45 minutes
Geneva - 2 hours 30 minutes

Courchevel local area lift pass
3 day lift pass from £152
6 day lift pass from £254

3 Valleys lift pass
3 day lift pass from £178
6 day lift pass from £297

James Sales Manager "Courchevel is certainly a luxurious resort with some stunning properties. If you're looking to splash out, Courchevel is the resort for you!" View James' profile
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