Courchevel, France

Extensive, varied slopes suitable for all levels...

*  Easy access to the whole 3 Valleys...

*  Good snow record and excellent grooming...

*  Upmarket resort with top quality hotels and restaurants...

If ever mountains were made for skiing it was in Courchevel – an ideal resort for any level of skier, from complete beginners to the most seasoned of experts. Add to that a highly efficient lift system, an excellent natural snow record and some of the best grooming in the world, and it's no wonder that Courchevel is so highly rated.

 

The resort itself is spread widely over the gently wooded terrain, but our featured hotels are all on or very close to the pistes.

Courchevel at a glance...

 Resort height:

1650/1850m

 Slopes:

1260-2740m

(1260-3230m - 3 Valleys)

 Pistes:

150km

(600km - 3 Valleys)

 Snow rating:

☆☆☆☆

 

 Suitability

Skiing

 Beginners

☆☆☆☆☆

Green runs

16%

 Intermediate

☆☆☆☆

Blue runs  

38%

 Advanced

☆☆

Red runs

37%

 

 

Black runs

9%

 

 Resort

Transfer time

 Charm

☆☆

Chambéry

1hr30

 Convenience

☆☆☆☆☆

Geneva

2hr15

 Après-ski

☆☆☆

Lyon

2hr15

 Family

☆☆☆☆

Grenoble

2hr15

 Non-skiers

☆☆☆☆☆

 

 

 

Snow reliability

General snow cover

4/5

Snow quality – upper

4/5

Snow quality – lower

3.5/5

Resort level snow

4.5/5

Powder potential

4/5

The skiing

Even without the rest of the 3 Valleys, Courchevel would rate as one of the world’s finest ski resorts. With it, it is hard to beat for any level of skier.

 

The easiest slopes are closest to the resort (1650 and 1850), which boasts some of the widest and gentlest home runs in the Alps. Further afield, the terrain gets steeper with an excellent mix of tree-lined runs and more open bowls and gullies.

 

Keen skiers will also want to explore the rest of the 3 Valleys, an area so vast that you could spend weeks here and still be discovering new pistes. All this backed by a state-of-the-art lift system, that means that you rarely have to queue even during the busiest of times.

The resort

Courchevel comprises four main resorts, long known by their (approximate) altitudes, but recently rebranded Courchevel Le Praz (Courchevel 1300), Courchevel Village (Courchevel 1550), Courchevel Moriond (Courchevel 1650) and simply Courchevel (Courchevel 1850).

 

Courchevel is France’s most chic resort with lots of super-smart hotels, shops and restaurants. Although purpose-built, it is mostly low-rise and cleverly designed to blend into its wooded surroundings. The resort stretches a long way up the hill, but all the hotels are either on or very close to the pistes. Most also have private shuttles.

 

Courchevel has a reasonable choice of après-ski venues including some very exclusive clubs. Off-slope activities are relatively limited, but it is easy for pedestrians to get up the mountain and meet skiing colleagues for lunch.

Our hotels in Courchevel

Barrière Les Neiges ****

Courchevel 1850

 

* Brand new, super-luxurious hotel
* Perfect ski-in, ski-out location

* State-of-the-art pool and spa

 

Guide price: £4495pp**   Read more 

La Sivolière ****

Courchevel 1850

 

* Charming luxury hotel
* Secluded piste-side location

* Fabulous gourmet cuisine

 

Guide price: £2495pp**   Read more 

Suites de la Potinière ****

Courchevel 1850

 

* Cutting edge and contemporary
* Great central location

* Fabulous designer spa 

 

Guide price: £3460pp*   Read more

Hotel Les Sherpas ****

Courchevel 1850

 

* Charming, intimate hotel
* Great spa and family-friendly pool

* Superb gourmet cuisine

 

Guide price: £1995pp**   Read more 

Le Portetta ****

Courchevel 1650

 

* Family-friendly luxury hotel

* Perfect slope-side location

* Fine dining

 

Guide price: £1895pp**   Read more

Location

Courchevel is located in the Savoie region of the northern French Alps.

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Guide prices are based on a departure in low season and include flights, private transfers and 7 nights accommodation on either a *B&B or **half board basis.