Courchevel The Three Valleys

Courchevel ski resort

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The high-end French Alps ski resort of Courchevel is part of one of the largest ski areas in the world, The Three Valleys, or Les Trois Vallées.

Courchevel is made up of four separate villages, all linked and offering great scope for a varied and interesting alpine skiing holiday. The resorts have been recently re-named, but they are generally still referred to by their old numbered names which refer to their altitude.

From December to April, you will find some of the best snow in the area and the slopes are meticulously maintained. There are over 2,000 snow cannons in The Three Valleys area.

With some of the best skiing in the Alps, the slopes travel through a varied landscape with some great tree-lined runs. There are slopes to suit every level of skier.

Courchevel 1850

Courchevel 1850, the crème de la crème of the Courchevel resorts, was one of the first ever purpose built ski resorts and has become known worldwide for luxury and decadence.

Book a luxury ski chalet in Courchevel 1850 and you will be mingling with A-list stars and possibly even royalty!

There are four Michelin star restaurants, exclusive night clubs and a selection of high end designer shops.

You can party until 4am at La Grange, a modern night club with DJ's, karaoke and live music nights.

Arrive in style by chartering a private plane or helicopter to fly from Chambéry or Geneva into Courchevel's airstrip.

Courchevel 1650

Courchevel 1650 is a fairly quiet and relaxed ski resort with what is arguably the best skiing in the area.

The slopes are wide and tree-lined and have the benefit of being in full sun for most of the day.

There are some good bars and restaurants, including a ski-in /ski-out restaurant and a supermarket with everything you will need for a self catering holiday.

We recommend the restaurant Petit Savoyard for friendly service and great pizzas cooked on an open fire.

You can also try your hand at night skiing, which takes place every evening at 7pm from the resort.

Courchevel 1550

More of a family ski resort with less of a party atmosphere, there is a good varierty of slopes for skiing as well as snowboarding.

This is one of the more affordable resorts in Courchevel and is linked to glamourous Courchevel 1850 by ski lift, cable car and bus.

There is still local nightlife though with a selection of quaint bars so you'll still be able to partake in some 'après ski'.

The restaurant Loeil de Boeuf is great for meat lovers and has a lovely terrace for an al fresco lunch.

Courchevel 1300

Two ski lifts away from Courchevel 1850 and Méribel, the resort has good snow and tree lined pistes including a famous black run.

One of the most picturesque of the Courchevel resorts and full of character, it has a lovely central pedestrian square. Be sure to visit the Cave des Lys, a cosy local bar with a great wine cave which serves tapas and snacks.

A free bus service links the resort to the other Courchevel locations. The furthest, Courchevel 1850, is only 15 minutes away.

Don't miss the super fun 2km toboggan run down from Courchevel 1850.

Courchevel Ski Passes

There are a variety of ski passes available depending on how much and how many people want to ski.

If you are staying for a week in a ski chalet in Courchevel, you can get a 6 day pass which covers either Courchevel or the whole 3 Valleys area.

The price per person decreases the larger your group, so buying a family or group pass is always the best value.

For a couple, there is also a Duo Pass which saves on the individual cost.

For the occasional skiing day, a one day pass is available.

The whole of the Three Valleys ski area is linked by cable car and we have ski chalets to rent in nearby French Alps resorts.

Note: This article may contain or reflect personal opinions and cannot be considered contractual.
Full property details and booking terms and conditions are available on the relevant property page(s).
Entry fees, opening hours and other information is correct as of publishing, January 2016.


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