Your Guide to the Courchevel Ski Resort
Here’s just a glimpse at what ski holidays in Courchevel have to offer…
Arguably one of the most prestigious resorts in the infamous Three Valleys, it’s little wonder Courchevel is held in such high esteem across the world. Boasting traditional Alpine charm, superb slopes and a welcoming atmosphere, Courchevel ski holidays are popular with a wide range of visitors.
Here’s a closer look at this world-class resort, and why a stay in one of our Courchevel luxury chalets will make your trip unforgettable.
Our Luxury Chalets in Courchevel
Skiing in Courchevel
What makes Courchevel one of the best ski resorts in France?
Regardless of age, ability or interests, Courchevel holidays have something to offer everyone. Popular with families, students and celebrities alike, this luxurious resort becomes a home away from home for an enormous number of guests every winter. So, what does a ski holiday in Courchevel look like? Here’s a closer look at what its slopes have to offer.
An Overview of Courchevel, France
The resort is made up of a cluster of four stunning villages, Courchevel 1850, Courchevel Moriond 1650, Courchevel Village 1550 and Courchevel Le Praz, each one offering its own unique charms. Getting around these magnificent villages is easy, as a free bus service runs throughout the Three Valleys.
The sheer size of the resort on its own is impressive, but this is made even more magnificent when you consider the grandeur of its wider location. Courchevel is located in the world’s largest linked ski area, the Three Valleys, sharing 600km of pistes. These are served by 169 modern ski lifts, which your Courchevel lift pass will allow you to access.
There are 321 runs in total: 132 blue, 106 red, 32 black and 51 green.
Skiing in Courchevel is an unmissable experience, as it alone claims 150km of these excellent slopes, boasting variation that suits a range of skill levels. Expert, intermediate and beginner alike will find their needs met in this world-class resort. For those who haven’t been skiing before, there’s a wide range of superb ski schools located here.
Those seeking the off-piste experience are also guaranteed to find it, with many exciting trails available for exploration. Whichever slope you choose, you’ll be greeted by some simply spectacular views of Mont Blanc, that rival those found on a postcard.
Snow Conditions in Courchevel
Thanks to its comfortable altitude of 1300m and many north-facing slopes, Courchevel can boast great snowfall. Of course, the best ski holidays aren’t solely about the snow, but it’s a necessary ingredient. The highest lift reaches 2740m, giving keen skiers access to the more challenging Alpine runs.
Towards the end of the season, as the weather gets warmer, the resort is served by numerous snow cannons to ensure skiers still receive the most enjoyable experience. With this in mind, it’s apparent why this is one of the most sought-after ski areas in France. Check the current Courchevel snow conditions here.
Activities, Après-Ski and Restaurants
While superb skiing is an ingredient required of any Alpine getaway, it’s not the only necessity. What happens off the slopes is equally as important as what happens on them! However, Courchevel wouldn’t be held in such high esteem around the world if it didn’t excel in every area.
Those who are keen to try an exciting winter activity will delight in the range on offer in this resort. From ice skating to sledding, there’s something to suit all ages, each serving to help make your next Alpine trip one to remember for years to come. This is just one reason why Courchevel has established itself as one of the most child-friendly resorts in France. Here, luxury family ski holidays are guaranteed!
But, older visitors have plenty to keep them entertained also. Thanks to its eclectic array of bars and clubs, Courchevel comes to life in the evenings, making it enormously popular with those looking for an exceptional night out. The après ski is some of the best found in the Three Valleys. While it’s not as lively as the neighbouring Méribel, the mix between cosy bars and late-night clubbing means everyone can find something to suit their tastes.
If you’re in need of something to eat, perhaps for a romantic night out, you’ll be spoilt for choice about where to dine first. Courchevel is home to no less than seven Michelin-starred restaurants, perfect for those who enjoy splendid, sumptuous experiences.
But, fine dining isn’t the only option on the menu. The resort is soaked with French charm, which means there are numerous restaurants whose menus have taken inspiration from traditional local cuisine. As well as this, there are many establishments who open their doors for those who simply fancy a light, refreshing meal.
Evidently, this region of the Alps caters to all – irrespective of appetite.
Flights to Courchevel
Courchevel is conveniently located near many airports, including Geneva, Chambery, Grenoble and Lyon. While transfer times vary, good snow conditions and light traffic will see you spending as much precious time on the slopes as possible. This makes the resort hugely popular for weekend trips and last-minute getaways.
Whichever airport you choose, one of our professional drivers will collect and return you in one of our luxurious vehicles. This takes makes travelling convenient, removing the possibility of you encountering public transport delays.
Our Courchevel Chalets
A glimpse at our luxury ski chalets in Courchevel
A holiday of this nature deserves only the finest accommodation. A stay in one of our Courchevel chalets [link] is the perfect choice, as it will complement the grandeur of your surroundings. When creating the perfect Alpine trip, where you stay is integral to your enjoyment.
While there are numerous hotels in Courchevel, including six-star establishments, your very own luxury chalet will make you feel at home, while you’re looked after by a dedicated team of staff. Here’s a closer look at why a stay with us is an unmissable experience.
We offer three stunning chalets in Courchevel 1850. Each one is a symbol of luxury, where all of our guests is made to feel at home. Whichever you choose, you’ll find it’s the perfect choice to make your holiday unforgettable. Nestled in the heart of the Three Valleys ski area, our lodges are perfectly located for all skiers and boarders. But, they have much more to offer than what meets the eye.
Our beautiful Chalet St Christophe is one of our most popular chalets in Courchevel, boasting the 5-star experience. It sleeps ten to twelve guests comfortably, making it perfectly tailored to large families and groups. This particular chalet is catered, meaning you’ll have your very own dedicated chef on-hand to prepare sumptuous meals. This includes four-course dinners and lavish breakfasts.
Nearby sits Chalet Les Sorbiers, where no detail has been overlooked. As with its prestigious neighbour, this Courchevel chalet sleeps ten to twelve guests and is also catered. During your stay, you can enjoy the extravagant hot tub, sauna, and other luxurious facilities. We’ve left no stone unturned in our promise to create the VIP ski experience.
Our Studio St Christophe offers a slightly different, but equally superb, holiday. It sits adjacent to our previously mentioned Chalet St Christophe, but is self-catered and sleeps two guests. This is perfect for those seeking a more autonomous trip. But, despite this, you’ll still receive the luxurious experience found in our other two chalets in the area. With excellent, direct access to the slopes, including those in Courchevel 1650 and 1550, you can ski in and ski out at your leisure.
Regardless of your choice, throughout the duration of your stay with us, you’ll receive an exemplary service that rivals that of even the most prestigious hotels in the area. We’ve gone above and beyond to ensure your experience surpasses your expectations, making it a holiday of a lifetime. To us, the perfect ski holiday isn’t solely about the pistes, but the all-encompassing unforgettable experience. Therefore, this is something we endeavour to provide for each and every one of our guests.
If you’re tempted to begin your stay with us, browse our full selection of luxury chalets in Courchevel here. Alternatively, if this location doesn’t appeal, take a look at our stunning Méribel lodges here.
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