Saint Bon (1100m)
Courchevel Le Praz (1300m)
La Tania-Courchevel (1400m)
Courchevel Village (1550m)
Courchevel Moriond (1650m)
Courchevel 1850 (1850m)
Highest Point: 2740m
Total ski area (3 Valleys): 600km
Cost Indicator: 4/5
❄️Funky Fox Bar
❄️La Folie Douce (Meribel)
❄️Le Bel Air
❄️Le P’tit Drink
Ski Holidays In Courchevel
Situated in the 3 Valleys, the largest linked ski area in the world, Courchevel is a firm favourite with the rich and famous. With exclusive restaurants and luxury accommodation, it has an international reputation for excellence. However, holidaying here needn’t be expensive.
Courchevel is made up of six villages each with their own distinct character. With its luxurious image, Courchevel 1850 attracts the moneyed crowd while more family friendly and affordable alternatives can be found in Courchevel Moriond (1650m) and Courchevel Village (1550m) – the latter can be reached from 1850 by a thrilling toboggan ride. Courchevel Le Praz (1300m) is ideal for ski jumpers with its towering Olympic jumps and Saint Bon, the lowest village at 1,100m, offers a traditional mountain holiday. There's also La Tania-Courchevel at 1400m which is the newest village which only opened in 1990 and is ideal for families due to it's convenient size and being car free.
Skiing In Courchevel
Beginners and families: With 19 green and 35 blue runs the Courchevel area offers plenty of variety for beginners and younger skiers. There are also four ZEN zones – gentle slopes in enclosed areas designed specifically for novices. The ski area around Courchevel-Moriond is made up predominantly of blue and green runs making it a popular base for families. There are also plenty of ski schools to choose from based in Courchevel, we at Get me to the Alps use ESF.
Intermediate: There are 111 red runs to enjoy across the Three Valleys (34 in Courchevel) all easily accessible via numerous lifts, runs over the ridges and linking passes. If you want to try your hand at cross country skiing, Courchevel has 66km of marked and maintained trails to explore.
Advanced: If you like your descents steep and challenging, you’ll find 30 black runs across the 3 Valleys. In the Courchevel Valley head for the Saluire/Creux area with its varied network of black and red runs at altitudes between 2,000 and 2,700 metres. On days when visibility isn’t too good the black runs near Le Praz are a good option.
Snowboarding: With a huge choice of runs for beginners and intermediates, Courchevel is also great for a bit of exploring with trees near Le Praz and lots of back country to with natural half-pipes, hits and drops. At Courchevel Railpark you’ll find boxes, rails, a quarter pipe, different grade kickers and more.
Accommodation In Courchevel
Courchevel offers a whole array of accommodation options in the various villages. With many accommodation options being ski in, ski out, access to the slopes wherever you are staying in the resort is undoubtedly a major plus point.
We recommend the following accommodation option -
Les Chalets du Forum is a premium 4* Pierre & Vacances residence located in the Le Forum area of Courchevel 1850. Ideally just 100m from the slopes and a short walk from the La Croisette area, the residence is a fantastic base to enjoy this famous resort and legendary 3 Valleys ski area has to offer.
Apres Ski In Courchevel
With around 70 restaurants – 7 of which are Michelin starred – Courchevel is a foodies dream, with everything on offer from local Savoyard cuisine to burgers and sushi. There are plenty of places to enjoy some aprés ski including traditional alpine venues, champagne and piano bars. And there’s lots more fun to be had when the skis are off with activities such as helicopter rides, spas, bowling, ice skating, sledging, snowmobiling, a cookery school run by a Michelin-starred chef and much more. You can also try your hand at night skiing with a torch-lit descent.
Transfers to Courchevel
Getting to Courchevel isn't the easiest despite it being such a popular resort.
Ben’s Bus offers shared airport transfers to Moutiers and you can get a short taxi ride from there up to the Courchevel villages.
Alternatively, private transfers are an option, this would be a door to door service and there's no waiting around at the airport. For groups of 8 (which is the sweet spot for minibus transfers) are pretty good value for money.