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Courchevel Resort Overview

Situated in The Three Valleys ski area, Courchevel is a prestigious resort with an impressive altitude reaching up to 2,738m. The resort is made up of five different villages, with Courchevel 1850 being the most known for its luxury ski-in-ski-out chalets, 5-star hotels and Michelin-starred restaurants. 

The skiing terrain in Courchevel is vast, offering 150km of pisted runs. The resort’s snow reliability, combined with its efficient lift system, makes it a popular choice among skiers. The ski season typically begins in early December and lasts until the end of April.

Skiing in Courchevel

Courchevel provides a diverse range of skiing opportunities for all abilities. Beginners can enjoy a variety of gentle slopes and wide boulevards, while more advanced skiers can test their skills on the steep blacks and off-piste runs. The resort offers 150km of pisted terrain, which is part of the extensive Three Valleys ski area – the largest ski area in the world. 

The resort is divided into different levels – Courchevel 1850, 1650, 1550 and 1300 (Le Praz) with each offering a different skiing experience. Courchevel 1850, the highest and most prestigious of the levels, offers a good balance of green, blue, red and black runs. For those looking for a challenge, the Grand Couloir in Courchevel 1850 is one of the most difficult pistes in the world.

Is Courchevel Family-Friendly?

Courchevel is an excellent resort for families. It offers a range of accommodation options from self-catering apartments to luxury chalets and hotels, many of which are located right on the slopes for easy access. The resort also provides numerous family-friendly amenities such as child-friendly restaurants, a snow park, an outdoor ice rink, a bowling alley and a free sledging area. There are also discounts available on lift passes for children under the age of 13.

Après-Ski Scene in Courchevel

Courchevel has a vibrant après-ski scene, with plenty of bars, clubs and restaurants to choose from. From cosy mountain huts to lively nightclubs, there’s something for everyone. Some of the most popular après-ski venues include Le Tremplin, located at the bottom of the home run in Courchevel 1850, and Fire & Ice Bar in Courchevel Moriond (1650) which boasts an outdoor ice bar and fire pit. 

Dining in Courchevel

Food lovers will be spoilt for choice in Courchevel, which has a reputation for its gourmet dining. The resort is home to several Michelin-starred restaurants including Le 1947, which has three Michelin stars, and Le Chabichou and Le Kintessence, both with two Michelin stars. For a more casual dining experience, try Le Petit Savoyard in Courchevel Moriond (1650) for traditional Savoyard dishes or La Table de Mon Grand-Père in Le Praz for hearty mountain cuisine.

How to Get to Courchevel 

Courchevel is easily accessible from the UK, with a number of travel options available. The three closest airports are Chambery (1h 30m), Grenoble (2h) and Geneva (2h 30m). Regular transfers run from these airports to Courchevel throughout the ski season. If you’re travelling by train, the nearest station is Moutiers, which is approximately a 30-minute drive from the resort. 

Courchevel Insider Tips

  • For a unique après-ski experience, try Aquamotion in Courchevel Moriond (1650), a large indoor-outdoor water park.
  • Take a ride on the free inter-resort shuttle to explore the different villages of Courchevel.
  • Enjoy panoramic mountain views from the top of the Saulire cable car. 
  • For a special treat, book a table at Azimut, a Michelin-starred restaurant in Courchevel Le Praz.


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