Courchevel Ski Resort
If you’re looking for luxury and access to the vast network of pistes that make up the Three Valleys, Courchevel is the ideal base for your next ski holiday.
Although the resort has a reputation as a playground for the rich and famous, the skiing really is first class. The local area has a good mix of tree-lined slopes below the resort and wide, open runs above it – more than enough to keep most happy for days. However, add in access to the rest of the Three Valleys and the resorts of Méribel and Val Thorens – via the Saulire and the Col de la Loze – and the options are seemingly limitless, especially for keen piste skiers.
The resort is home to perhaps the widest selection of 5* hotels of any ski resort in the world and with this comes luxury shops, swanky bars and top-class restaurants. Nowhere more so is this the case than Courchevel 1850. The other villages are generally better value and have a much greater range of accommodation, bars and restaurants.
With 600km of pistes to explore across the Three Valleys, getting around can seem slightly daunting. Therefore, why not sign up to the Ski Club’s Instructor-led Guiding Service – running in the resort between 22nd December and 13th April this season.
Another place to gain some great information is the Ski Club’s Courchevel Facebook Page, where the group’s members will be more than happy to help if you have any questions.
What's New for 2019/20?
The Three Valleys area is renowned for spending significant amounts on improving the skiing infrastructure each season and the 2019/20 season is no exception. A number of Courchevel specific additions will be made. Firstly, the updated Le Praz gondola will have new 10 seat bubbles that will connect Le Praz to the centre of Courchevel 1850 in just under 6 minutes. These will depart from the new €26.6 million ‘Alpinium’ building which has been built in preparation for the 2023 world cup. The 18,000 square metre building also includes, amongst other things, 500 parking spaces, a multimedia library, a children’s area and a lift pass sales office.
In addition the new 4-seater Grandes Combes chairlift will link the newly-built 4* Hôtel L’Écrin Blanc in 1650 to Courchevel 1850. A new kilometre long blue run will return skiers to the hotel.
Further up the mountain, the Freeride LAB, which can be accessed via the new Creux Noirs drag lift, has been developed to provide all terrain skiers with a demanding high-altitude sector of off-piste terrain, including two red runs and one black run which will be left ungroomed.
Our Courchevel Resort Ratings
- Beginner ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
- Intermediate ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
- Advanced ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆
- Snow Reliability ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
- Fast Lifts ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
- Resort Activities ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆
- Après ★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆
- Value ★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆