Courchevel

   Courchevel

Things to do - general

Courchevel is part of the renowned‘Les 3 Vallees’ ski area, which is arguably the largest ski area in the world (though the Portes du Soleil will argue about that). Many skiers regard this area as THE best intermediate ski-playground of anywhere! This impressive lift- inked ski area consists of 5 of the best ski resorts in France, those being Courchevel, Val Thorens, La Tania, Meribel, St Martin de Belleville and Les Menuires. Set in a fabulous landscape, the slopes of Courchevel are north or north-east facing, making them very snow-sure. After Val Thorens, this makes Courchevel the next best resort for the best snow conditions in the area, rivaling Meribel and Les Menuires.

Les 3 Vallees offers you amazing skiing in a total of 600km of high altitude and snow-sure ski slopes, with something for everyone, no matter what your style or ability. The area benefits from reliable snow coverage, between 1300m and 3230m. This means that over 500km of the ski area is located above 1800m with many of the links over to another area, via higher lifts, rather than at village resorts. For the less adventurous you will be happy to know that the 3 Valleys offer many wide ski runs, which are maintained nightly by an army of “piste bashers” or grooming machines.

Courchevel is made up of four different villages, each with its own distinct feel and atmosphere. These were renamed a few seasons back, but are still commonly known by their old names and are all linked by a frequent free bus service. Courchevel’s villages comprise of Le Praz (1300), a pretty and quiet village with tree-lined slopes and direct access to 1850; Courchevel 1550, which has a relaxed atmosphere and good slope access; Courchevel 1650 (or Moriond), with a really lively atmosphere and a great selection of shops and bars; and 1850, where you’ll find a host of chic boutiques, high end accommodation, as well as a huge selection of restaurants and fine dining, some complete with Michelin stars. A chairlift and blue run link 1650 area to Courchevel 1850.

The choice in the 3 Valleys ifs often where to stay. The village centre around the main lift in Courchevel 1650, reached by an escalator, has been attractively developed and as mentioned offers a selection of shops, restaurants and bars. Opposite the lift a longer three- tage covered escalator serves a big area of self catered and catered chalets lower down the hill. Staying around here offers reasonable value and good ambiance, with families enjoying the huge watersports centre, Aquamotion.

The Aquamotion centre is packed with features such as indoor and outdoor pools, a diving pool, a surfing area with a spectacular wave, a three lane water slide, wild water rapids, saunas, steam room, hot tub and climbing wall. There’s also a skating rink and fitness centre with gym, sauna and steam room in Courchevel 1850. Some hotel spa facilities are open to the public on payment of an entry fee. Courchevel 1850, is the highest and largest area, spreading a good way up the hillsides. It’s THE prestige place to stay, where the rich and famous of all nationalities, head to be seen perhaps in their latest designer gear. It’s also the main lift hub with gondolas from the centre heading up in three different directions and mainly easy pistes back down. Here you will find a significant number of luxury chalets and hotels, with a bevy of expensive boutiques, though not as many as Gstaad or St Moritz. For everyday food shopping the lower resorts are a better option – especially Moriond, which has a few boulangeries and minimarkets, with accommodation prices dropping the lower down the valley you go, ending in Le Praz, which still has easy access to 1850. Just call or email and let us help you find your ideal accommodation in this terrific ski area.

Courchevel – 150km
3 Valleys – 600km

Green slopes: 19
Blue slopes: 33
Red slopes: 39
Black slopes: 10
Ski lifts: 52

Country FRANCE

Apartment, Chalet & Hotel

Apartment Natou III

Apartment Natou III

COURCHEVEL, FRANCE
Price per night from £ 20
Appreciated for its elegant accommodations, shops, restaurants, bars and its nightlife, Courchevel 1 More info
Chalet Des Lanches

Chalet Des Lanches

COURCHEVEL, FRANCE
Price per night from £ 150
4 bedroom Apartment with sauna, log fire, and wi-fi Chalet des Lanches is a new development located More info
Chalet Dulcis Casu

Chalet Dulcis Casu

COURCHEVEL, FRANCE
Price per night from £ 125
Chalet Dulcis Casu is a new, 6 bedroom 330m2 catered chalet, which is a seriously stylish Alpine hid More info
Chalet Ellanar

Chalet Ellanar

COURCHEVEL, FRANCE
Price per night from £ 150
With great mountain views , Chalet Ellanar is a fabulous self catered townhouse, well located in Le More info
Chalet Samuel

Chalet Samuel

COURCHEVEL, FRANCE
Price per night from £ 20
Chalet Samuel is a well located 3 bedroom catered chalet in Courchevel 1550 on the edge of the Prove More info
Chalet The Loft

Chalet The Loft

COURCHEVEL, FRANCE
Price per night from £ 150
Chalet The Loft in Courchevel with 4 bedrooms and self catered.Le Loft is a 4 bedroom luxury apartme More info
Apartment Natou III

Apartment Natou III

COURCHEVEL, FRANCE
Price per night from £ 20
Appreciated for its elegant accommodations, shops, restaurants, bars and its nightlife, Courchevel 1 More info
Chalet Des Lanches

Chalet Des Lanches

COURCHEVEL, FRANCE
Price per night from £ 150
4 bedroom Apartment with sauna, log fire, and wi-fi Chalet des Lanches is a new development located More info
Chalet Dulcis Casu

Chalet Dulcis Casu

COURCHEVEL, FRANCE
Price per night from £ 125
Chalet Dulcis Casu is a new, 6 bedroom 330m2 catered chalet, which is a seriously stylish Alpine hid More info
Chalet Ellanar

Chalet Ellanar

COURCHEVEL, FRANCE
Price per night from £ 150
With great mountain views , Chalet Ellanar is a fabulous self catered townhouse, well located in Le More info
Chalet Samuel

Chalet Samuel

COURCHEVEL, FRANCE
Price per night from £ 20
Chalet Samuel is a well located 3 bedroom catered chalet in Courchevel 1550 on the edge of the Prove More info
Chalet The Loft

Chalet The Loft

COURCHEVEL, FRANCE
Price per night from £ 150
Chalet The Loft in Courchevel with 4 bedrooms and self catered.Le Loft is a 4 bedroom luxury apartme More info