10 Reasons to Choose Courchevel

Writen by Jason Gibson.

Courchevel is made up of several resorts that all have their own unique personality and it certainly has something to accommodate everyone’s taste. Choose from the highly sophisticated Courchevel 1850, the charming and traditional Le Praz, super-convenient 1550 or the family-friendly 1650.

Here are 10 reasons why we think Courchevel is a great destination for your next ski holiday.

  • Skiing to suit all abilities in Courchevel
    Courchevel is part of the famous 3 Vallées area

    High altitude resorts with many North facing slopes that guarantee great snow cover throughout the entire season. This is supported by an enviable state of the art artificial snow-making system that is used to put down an early season base and then regularly top up the natural snowfall.

  • It’s part of the magnificent 3 Vallees, the largest linked ski area in the world and as such accesses over 680km’s of immaculately groomed pistes. Each night a fleet of 85 piste machines groom 100% of the green, 75% of the blues, 50% of the reds and 25% of the black runs throughout the area.
  • Courchevel has some of the best lift accessed off-piste skiing in Europe. Hire an instructor, strap on your transceiver, pull on your back-pack and bust out your fat skis!
  • So you don’t like queuing, well Courchevel is the place for you. With a state of the art lift system and constant re-investment you will very rarely find yourself in a lift line that last for more than 2 minutes. This year sees yet more significant developments with the link between 1650 and 1850 being upgraded and the famous ‘M&M’ bubble lift out of Le Praz being replaced by a 6 person high-speed chairlift.
  • Courchevel has Apres-ski to meet every taste and budget. You can party all afternoon in the Folie Douce before skiing home, listen to live music at La Boulotte or kick back and relax at our personal favourite, the Fire and Ice Bar in 1650.
  • With over 10 Michelin stars held by a total of seven restaurants throughout Courchevel you can follow up your days skiing with a meal cooked by a one of the World’s top chefs. Not looking for a gastronomic extravaganza, then please don’t worry, Courchevel has a great choice of alternatives. From a 4€ baguette, a 12€ Plat du Jour or a burger and chips at a slope side restaurant you will be surprised how good value Courchevel can be.
  • Undoubtedly it is a requirement of ski holiday to have comfortable accommodation. Do your homework and you can find rooms from 35€ per night all the way up to €150,000 per week!
  • Courchevel is a perfect destination for a self-drive holiday. Whether driving from the UK or hiring a car at Grenoble, Chambery, Lyon or Geneva airports you can be in resort in under 2 hours.

    Family Friendly Skiing Courchevel
    Looking towards Courchevel Altiport in 1850
  • The infamous Luge run from 1850 to 1550 operates until 7pm every evening and should not be missed. It looks pretty tame (for the first 100 metres) but watch out, there’s no turning back!
  • Finally there are a great range of ski schools available in Courchevel who offer a range of ski lessons to suit every level of skier there is. From the largest schools with 100’s of instructors to small independent schools such as Sweet Snowsports they will not only help you learn to ski but show you everything else that Courchevel has to offer.


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