Courchevel, France

Ski Facts

resort altitude: from 1300m
ski area: 3 Vallées
height at summit: 3200m
marked runs: 600km
snow park: yes
snow rating:

Travel Facts:

nearest airports: chambery 2hrs
geneva 2½hrs
lyon 3hrs
rail: moutiers

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Courchevel Ski, Snowboard & Summer Holidays

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Courchevel boasts some of the best facilities for both winter and summer stays.

Courchevel is not one resort village but four distinctly separate ones. They were renamed in 2011 but are still commonly known by their old names – Courchevel 1850, Courchevel 1650, Courchevel 1550 and Courchevel 1300. They are linked by lifts, pistes and a road which winds its way up from Courchevel Le Praz (1300), through Courchevel Moriond (1650) to the highest resort which is now simply known as Courchevel (1850), bypassing Courchevel Village (1550) on the way.

Ski holidays in Courchevel:

Courchevel has long been one of the most popular starting points from which to explore the Three Valleys. The various villages have different characters, from traditional and rustic Les Praz at 1300m, to the cosmopolitan and chic Courchevel 1850. The ski area has something for everyone - and the level of services available make it possibly one of the best ski holiday destinations.

Summer holidays in Courchevel:

Although Courchevel may not be an obvious choice for a summer holiday, the area has plenty of things to do for all the family.

Winter activities include:

hang gliding, parapenting, bowling, go-karting on ice, tobogganing, ice climbing, heli-skiing, snow mobiles, swimming pool, fitness centre, squash.

Summer activities include:

swimming pool, fitness centre, climbing, mountain biking, walking, golf

More info:

Eating out: big range of restaurants and prices. 1850's upmarket reputation is upheld by establishments such as the nationally acclaimed Chabichou.
The areas of 1650,1550 and Le Praz also offer a good range of restaurants and places to eat.
Apres ski: All Courchevel's 4 areas offer a good choice of bars and nightlife to suit every mood and budget. Many bars provide live music throughout the week. From 1850 to Le Praz, there really is something to please everyone.
Non skiers: fitness centre at 1850, ice driving circuit. Pedestrian lift passes available.