Courchevel

Courchevel is one of the most famous ski resorts in Europe and offers fabulous snowy slopes with an exceptional panoramic view of Mont Blanc.
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Courchevel is one of the most famous ski resorts in the world. With its 6 villages, Courchevel is located in the 3 Valleys ski area, in the heart of the Vannoise massif, at an altitude of over 2,000 metres.

This resort actually combines three magnificent ski areas. An essential destination for winter sports, it attracts many visitors every year. It is also renowned for its sporting history, since it hosted events during the Albertville Olympic Games in 1992.

Moreover, its exceptional landscape easily seduces nature lovers. In summer as well as in winter, it is therefore a favourite destination for travellers with a passion for unspoilt mountains.

The Courchevel ski slopes

Courchevel is the largest ski area in the world, within Les 3 Vallées: it comprises 600 km of slopes, of which 180 are green-blue slopes and more than 140 red-black slopes.

Its great advantage is its accessibility to skiers of all levels, who will be able to enjoy different sectors according to their preparation and age.

Surrounded by massifs and glaciers, snow-lovers will have 150 km of slopes with a medium level that is not particularly demanding.

Slopes for beginners

Seven Easy Rider areas have been created in the area for skiing in complete tranquillity: in fact, these are areas closed to the flow of skiers, with very wide slopes with a low gradient, served by dedicated and often free lifts.

These are slopes suitable for those who do not yet feel safe to go up the green and blue slopes and for those who prefer to practice while admiring the beautiful scenery.

The areas are located at various strategic points of the ski area:

Those who feel ready enough to descend can try the easy slopes on the Courchevel 1850 plateau, on Plan Mugnier, the Montagne Russe and The Pyramide.

Family-friendly pistes

The Courchevel resort offers a family park, perfect for families and freestyle enthusiasts. Located on the Verdons slope, it consists of many basic facilities, specially designed for both beginners and more experienced riders: big air, air bags, rails, kickers, boxes and a boardercross course, which are also accessible at night.

If you are still not satisfied, head to the Wood Park with Easy, Medium and Pro Line and a slalom course. Or take the kids to Western Park, designed and built like a far-western country with cowboys and Indians to keep the little ones entertained.

Slopes for experienced skiers

For experienced skiers who love thrills and adrenaline, we recommend the Chanrossa area and Combe Saulire . Of all the black runs, Courchevel’s Grand Couloir is undoubtedly the steepest in Europe.

If, on the other hand, you prefer off-piste, you should head for the Freeride LAB. This high-altitude sector provides access to the most popular off-piste runs, surrounded by a unique panorama. The Roche Grise, with a red and a black slope is also a must.

Those who want more adrenalin-fuelled thrills guaranteed in complete safety can try the peuf experience slopes:

Things to do in Courchevel

Courchevel is not only ski slopes and weeks in the snow. Mountain lovers will find hiking trails and panoramas to admire in all seasons of the year. Indeed, this enchanting valley is dotted with small lakes and peaks from which to gaze upon the unparalleled Alpine beauty.

Lacs Merlet

1Lacs Merlet, 73120 Courchevel, France

These two enchanting little lakes are located at an altitude of 2449 metres, on the heights of Courchevel.

One ascends from Mont Bel-Air: the diversity of the landscape and the richness of the flora and fauna will enchant hikers. The Petit-Mont-Blanc appears in the distance.

Sommet de la Saulire

La Saulire is the highest skiable peak in the Courchevel area: it is 2738 metres above sea level and is an important crossing point between the Three Valleys.

You can ascend directly by cable car from Courchevel: once at the top, a panoramic platform awaits you from which you can admire the glaciers of the Vanoise massif, the Aiguille du fruit, the Mont Blanc massif and the entire Alpine setting.

Lac de la Rosière

3Lac de la Rosière, 73120 Courchevel, France

Surrounded by a beautiful coniferous forest, an atmosphere reminiscent of western Canada awaits you, thanks to its green/turquoise colours and the footbridge over the lake, from which you can take wonderful photographs.

Following an almost flat path through the fir trees, you reach the Poux waterfall. You can also take the botanical trail to admire the local flora, in particular the bearberry or the common brunelle.

You can arrive directly by car or take advantage of the line H shuttles.

Col de la Loze

4Col de la Loze, 73550 Les Allues, France

From La Tania you will have to take the cable car first and then the Dou des Lanches chairlift to the top of the pass. From there, a breathtaking view will open up before your eyes: it is by far one of the best vantage points in the Tarentaise Valley with sweeping views of the glaciers of La Vanoise, La Grande Casse and Mont Blanc.

At an altitude of 2,304 m, it is the third highest mountain pass in Savoie and the connecting route between the Courchevel and Méribel valleys: its ascent will be featured in the 2020 Tour de France.

Map

In the following map you can see the location of the main places of interest mentioned in this article

Spa in Courchevel

After an intense day on the ski slopes, the best way to round off the afternoon is to relax in one of Courchevel’s many spas .

Most of the hotels in the ski resort offer in-house spas, which are also open to external guests: salt caves, saunas, treatments, experience showers, pools and wellness trails await you.

Of particular note is Aquamotion, an immense aquatic and wellness centre divided into different areas: an aqua-fun area for family fun with pools, slides and rivers with rapids, anaqua-wellness area to relax and enjoy wellness services such as saunas, hammams, whirlpools, a spa & balneo to treat yourself to a moment dedicated to body care, facials, with massages of all kinds, and a sports & fitness area with an indoor surf wave, climbing wall and gym.

Where to stay in Courchevel

The ski resort and the villages built from scratch have been able to fit magnificently into the Alpine landscape, without disfiguring it, thanks to the intervention of great names in architecture.

Courchevel cultivates its refined image, characterised by high-end hotels: it attracts wealthy people from all over the world. Logically, the offer of luxury hotels and wealthy resorts makes the prices almost unaffordable and definitely high. Large hotels compete in splendour and comfort to accommodate their elegant clientele. However, it is not impossible to find more affordable facilities by booking well in advance and taking advantage of seasonal offers.

In addition, once you arrive at the Courchevel ski resort, you can leave your car in one of the 11 car parks: from this moment on, you can explore the area on foot or move easily between the different levels of Courchevel and its hamlets thanks to the free shuttles and lif ts open during the day.

The resort is divided into six villages, located at an altitude of between 1300 and 1850 metres: they are all united by a quest for excellence and a culture of detail, to create a unique and unforgettable environment.

Each village has been designed to stand out, preserve unique characteristics and welcome different types of visitors.

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Courchevel 1850

The most sought-after village of all is Courchevel 1850, to which the ski resort owes its international reputation. Thanks to the excellence of its facilities, the unbridled luxury of its hotels and the sophistication of its venues, the village is definitely very chic and here wealthy or famous people from all over the world gather for skiing holidays.

Built on the principles of elegance and luxury, Courchevel 1850 is a paradise for lovers of fashion, high-class dining and exclusive atmosphere: here you will find starred restaurants and gourmet bistros, haute couture shops and super-luxury hotels.

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Les Monts Charvin
Courchevel - Impasse des Verdons
8.8,0Fabulous 210 reviews
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White 1921 Courchevel
Courchevel - 80 Rue du Rocher
8.8,0Fabulous 116 reviews
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Hôtel de la Loze
Courchevel - Rue Park CityExtra sanitary measures
8.6,0Fabulous 105 reviews
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Courchevel Le Praz

Courchevel Le Praz stands out for being an exquisite, charming and traditional village with its chalets and narrow alleyways: the builders have perfectly reproduced an authentic and atmospheric architecture, perfectly set in its natural surroundings

Frequented by ski jumping enthusiasts, thanks to the presence of Olympic ski jumps, Courchevel Le Praz is the preferred village for those seeking an authentic setting immersed in tranquillity, where they can relax and unwind in the shops, terraces, restaurants and bars after a busy day’s skiing.

It is only 8 minutes by free shuttle bus or gondola from Courchevel 1850.

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Lodge Les Merisiers
Courchevel - 201 Rue de la MadelonExtra sanitary measures
8.1,0Very good 549 reviews
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Les Peupliers
Courchevel - Le PrazExtra sanitary measures
8.5,0Fabulous 148 reviews
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La Maison Les Peupliers
Courchevel - S/N Le Praz Saint Bon TarentaiseExtra sanitary measures
8.5,0Fabulous 109 reviews
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La Tania

This is undoubtedly the newest ski resort in the area. Despite its modern facilities, it is located in an unspoilt corner of the valley.

Loved and frequented especially by families with children, it is famous for its magnificent Folyères slope that runs inside a beautiful spruce forest. Rich in toboggan runs, which are very popular with children, La Tania features hotels that propose animations and activities dedicated to families.

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Hôtel Le Montana
La Tania - D98 - La Tania
8.2,0Very good 346 reviews
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Résidence Pierre & Vacances Le Britania
La Tania - centre stationExtra sanitary measures
8.4,0Very good 55 reviews
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Le Britania 507
La Tania - 73120, La Tania, Courchevel Apt 507, Le BritaniaExtra sanitary measures
7.9,0Good 15 reviews
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Courchevel Village

Another village frequented mainly by families is the Courchevel Village, designed to guarantee the presence of all services and comforts, while maintaining an intimate atmosphere: shops, family hotels, sledding slopes a stone’s throw from the centre and even a water park, Aquamotion.

The village is well connected with fast and direct access to Courchevel 1850 in less than 5 minutes by free shuttle bus.

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Hotel les Flocons
Courchevel - 360 Rue des Rois - Courchevel Village
8.3,0Very good 57 reviews
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Courchevel 1550 – VERITABLE SKI AUX PIEDS – APPARTEMENT LES TOVETS T2 – 47m2 – 4P
Courchevel - 523 Rue Champ MassonExtra sanitary measures
9.2,0Superb 32 reviews
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Courchevel Moriond

Sunny and full of green and blue slopes, the village of Moriond is connected to Courchevel 1850 in a few minutes with the free shuttle.

Unlike the other villages, Courchevel Moriond is frequented by a younger crowd: in fact, it is an après-ski paradise, thanks to its intense evening life. Here, in fact, you will find plenty of bars and clubs to suit all tastes: from the classic English pub to the trendy place for an aperitif, from the oyster bar to the classy restaurant, from the typical Savoy bistro to the disco.

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Fahrenheit Seven Courchevel
Courchevel - Rue du Marquis
7.8,0Good 287 reviews
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Les Monts Charvin
Courchevel - Impasse des Verdons
8.8,0Fabulous 210 reviews
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White 1921 Courchevel
Courchevel - 80 Rue du Rocher
8.8,0Fabulous 116 reviews
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Saint-Bon

Saint-Bon is the original village, where the resort’s first hotel was built in 1908, Le Lac Bleu. Unlike the other villages, it retains a historical connotation, with its picturesque mountain alleyways and baroque church.

Connections to the other villages are provided by free shuttles and there are several signposted footpaths leading you to discover the surroundings.

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How to get to Courchevel

Nestled in the middle of the Alps, the villages of Courchevel enjoy an ideal location, made easy to access at any time of the year thanks to consistently clean roads and daily connections.

By plane

To reach Courchevel by plane, you have a choice of three stopovers fairly close by, less than 200 km from the Savoy ski resort. From here, the fastest way is to rent a car directly at the airport.

Geneva airport is 149 km away (2 hours 15 minutes), Lyon airport is 187 km away (2 hours) and Grenoble airport is 170 km away (2 hours).

Courchevel Weather

What's the weather at Courchevel? Below are the temperatures and the weather forecast at Courchevel for the next few days.

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Where is located Courchevel

An important ski resort in Savoie, Courchevel is nestled in the French Alps, about 2 hours from Geneva and Lyon and just over 3 hours from Turin.

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