Courchevel is the most important of the Three Valley resorts, Courchevel 1850 is stylish has good facilities and a lively nightlife. The resort has an outstanding snow record and is perfect for all level of skier set amid some beautiful scenery you can choose from unlimited tree-lined pistes. There are four separate levels to the resort of Courchevel, the traditional village of Le Praz at 1300 then 1550, 1650 and the largest resort 1850. The Courchevel valley has something for most everyone.
Just below Courchevel 1850 is the smaller resort Courchevel 1650 which has its own ski area, various resort facilities and a friendly ambience.
There are approximately 54kms of cross country trails, the longest run Cime de Caron is 5kms and there are over 500 snow canons. The highest lift is 3,200. You can get a local lift pass which covers Courchevel/La Tania or an area lift pass which includes the whole Three Valleys ski area. A photograph is required for the lift passes.
Skiing for beginners
, intermediates and advanced are well catered for here, novice skiers can practise and improve on the wide gentle pistes with easy slopes. There is an enormous selection of runs in the Three Valleys with some very exciting red runs along with some gentler blues for the intermediates.
Advanced skiers will find plenty of challenges and excitement you may want to head for the infamous trio of couloirs or further afield into the Three Valleys.
Throughout Courchevel snowboarders can enjoy many off piste challenges as well as a large dedicated snow park. The Three Valleys is popular with novice and advanced riders alike.
Non-skiers can enjoy a holiday in Courchevel they are well catered for, you can try out the ice-rink in the 1850 area enjoy a walk on one of the many cleared walk ways between the villages. For more excitement you may prefer parapenting, snow shoeing, ice climbing or tobogganing, there is a wide variety of activities something to suit most everyone.
If you are planning a skiing holiday
or winter break with children the resort has day nurseries and children’s skiing lessons available. It is recommended you book both of these facilities prior to your holiday.
The resort area Courchevel 1550 is an ideal location for families with children while Courchevel 1650 is popular with the young.
The resorts have some fine restaurants, cafés and bars for day and night entertainment and refreshment. You will find discos, clubs and piano bars some open until late. The resort has cinemas a good selection of shops including designer shops.
Courchevel 1850 is a sophisticated and chic resort area famous for its skiing; it offers good quality restaurants and accommodation including hotels, chalets and apartments and some excellent amenities.