Why You Should Go Skiing in Courchevel – What the Experts Say
The biggest ski area in the world, beautiful scenic views, delicious food and perfectly groomed pistes. It’s no wonder why people dream of skiing in Courchevel every winter. If you’re looking to spoil yourself this ski season then this area of the French Alps is the ideal location. Courchevel is a ski resort with the perfect setting to spend time with family and friends this winter holiday, or to relax and unwind with some of the best après-ski in Europe. Still not sure? Well, we’ve rounded up some of the best writing from travel experts who tell you exactly what they think about skiing in Courchevel.
A Skier’s Paradise
“The snow here is usually some of the best in the whole ski area, and there’s terrain to suit everyone from beginner to expert.” – The Telegraph
Besides the luxurious chalets and gourmet restaurants, Courchevel is part of a huge skiing playground which makes it the best place to practice your skills. It doesn’t matter if you’re a professional, beginner or even a freestyler, skiing in Courchevel will allow you to show off your skills and give you plenty to discover every day.
“All resort villages are linked by an efficient and frequent free bus service and enjoy pretty woodland settings. From the slopes above there are good views to Mont Blanc and over the valley to Champagny and Bellecôte in the La Plagne ski area.”
“Despite the significant presence of fur-clad ladies with small dogs (also in fur coats) under their arm, Courchevel is family-friendly.” – The Guardian
Courchevel is packed with ski slopes, and it has great starting areas for kids to start sliding down gently. This includes the Village des Enfants, with 5km of gentle child-only pistes. With a wide selection of ski and snowboard schools you’ll never struggle to get some lessons in, making Courchevel a great spot for families to learn to ski together.
“Children as young as 18 months start by sliding on tiny skis in soft supple boots, while over-threes have more formal lessons in the snow playground. The Village also has a chill-out room (with TV) and canteen. And if your little one doesn’t enjoy the experience, you’ll get your money back.”
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Everything You Need
“Extensive, varied slopes – many visitors don’t leave this valley.” – Ski Club
Whether you’re most interested in the skiing, the shopping, or joining in the party when the sun goes down, Courchevel will probably have just what you need. With so many things to see and do you can visit countless times and still discover hidden gems.
“Many of the fast chairlifts have an electro-magnet system that works in conjunction with special bibs to hold children securely onto the chairlifts.”
“Perhaps equally important to those who return year after year is Courchevel’s brag-value – most of your friends are going to be impressed.” – Mountain Passions
Mountain Passions go into detail about the luxurious side of skiing in Courchevel, and for good reason. The resort is known to be a celebrity hotspot and with so many designer boutiques and fine-dining restaurants you’ll have more than enough places to treat yourself.
“The reputation has substance, too – everything, from the piste preparation and capable lift system to Michelin-starred restaurants, vibrant après-ski and near-limitless bespoke services, has a premium stamp.”
Every Day is a Celebration
“Courchevel is buzzing with excitement from the beginning of the season to the end: Big, popular parties; high-class events, meetings, and moments of sharing; friendliness, exchanges, and new friends.” – france.fr
Sometimes skiing during the day is just not enough, and you want to explore more in this magical luxury resort. Well, luckily for you skiing in Courchevel always has something else to offer, whether it’s events, parties or just moments of happiness, the night is sure to be well spent.
“Courchevel organizes events for all: Festivities are organized each winter for the World Cup of Alpine Skiing, Christmas, New Years, and Easter, bringing together thousands of visitors.”
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Skiing in Courchevel will Test Your Abilities
“The long sweeping red run Creux is fabulous to hit mid morning once the snow’s had a chance to soften, while the black M piste is often inexplicably deserted.” – Ultimate Ski
With 150km of pistes and 62 lifts there’s always going to be a ski run to give you a challenge in Courchevel. Or take the short trip to one of the connecting valleys to widen your horizons even more.
“The Three Valleys is fully deserving of its top rank among the world’s elite ski areas. This enormous French ski area.”
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Luxury Ski Chalets
Courchevel is a traditional alpine ski resort at the heart of the Three Valleys in France. Over the years it has developed a reputation as a world class ski resort entirely dedicated to all types of winter sports. With 27 green runs, 44 blue runs, 38 red runs and 10 black runs it’s an ideal playground for all levels of skiing and snowboarding, along with endless off-piste opportunities.
Courchevel Winter Prices and Availability
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