Skiing in Courchevel
Skiing & Boarding in Courchevel
Courchevel is a good all-round resort. Its ski area offers a good selection of runs for all levels and it is also popular with families, off-pisters and non-skiers.
The resort’s 150 kilometres is enough for most, but the avid skier can buy a pass to the vast Three Valleys ski area, opening up 600 kilometres of lift-linked runs
If you are a beginner, fun ‘ZEN’ areas have been especially created for you to ski in complete safety while the 19 green and 35 blue runs will help you get to grips with the slope. For more experienced skiers, 34 red and 8 black runs enable you to put your technique and skills to the test.
Courchevel offers 66 km of maintained and marked cross country ski trails too!
NEW FOR WINTER 18/19
A new gondola going from Courchevel Village to Courchevel 1850 is opening. It replaces Les Grangettes gondola. The old 4 seated cabins will be replaced by new cabins that will host 10 persons seated with lighting inside and outside when it is dark and takes 2.55 minutes instead of 5 (Direct access to the slope without stairs).
2019/2020: a new chairlift between Aquamotion and Courchevel 1850 will open (and a new slope will be created)
Courchevel is investing €1M in new generation snow makers to enhance further more the ski guarantee. 26 new machines will be put on the Lac des Creux and Rama runs.
Staying in Courchevel
The resort consists of four ski villages: Courchevel 1300 (La Praz), Courchevel 1550, Courchevel 1650 and Courchevel 1850. While 1850 has the most high-end hotels and shops, its modern development is decidedly lacking in charm. Fans of the traditional French feel should head to Courchevel 1650.
When it comes to accommodation, Courchevel pays particular attention to furnished holiday rentals. The resort counts 47 hotels plus a large range of chalets and apartments.
Zenith offer a range of hotels and apartments. Details of all the ski accommodations can be seen at....
Leave your car in the car park! With ski-in/ski-out accommodation, transport provided by accommodation providers, a free resort shuttle bus service, marked-out footpaths, childcare centres for your little ones, a Children’s Village that’s one of its kind in France (boasting a safe area for them to learn to ski)… the watchwords here are comfort and ease of use, with or without skis.
Doing more in Courchevel
Aquamotion is a unique place, the largest European water park in the Alps! There are a whole host of activities to enjoy with in and outside areas and state of the art equipment. In the Aquawellness area for example there are lagoons, aero beds, effervescent baths, jets, showers, saunas, steam rooms and a salt cave. At the Spa you can enjoy a range of beauty treatments and massages. There is also an indoor climbing wall from 6 years of age upwards.
THE place to be to have a great time with family or friends! There is a 2.5 kilometre toboggan run which snakes through the forest between Courchevel and Courchevel Village.
Take Les Grangettes gondola lift up to the top (between 9am and 7.30pm) or travel up by resort shuttle bus, then head off on a crazy descent that lights up at nightfall… It’s the perfect bad weather activity, or simply a way to continue having fun after a day on the slopes!
We offer a range of other options to enjoy including:
- piste-basher driving
- snowmobile rides
- tandem hand-gliding
- themed evenings
- want to book any - do email or call us.
- ice rink
- bowling alley
- shopping addicts won't be outdone
- fitness and spas
The nearest airport is Lyon or Geneva - transfers can be arranged from other airports - contact us for further details.
Should you prefer to drive, we can assist with ferry or tunnel crossings.
The local train station is Courchevel and we can arrange trains for you from Paris or from London- more detail at travel arrangements
Got some questions about the resort?
Call us on 0203 137 7678; email us your questions or;
- see the accommodation
- see other French ski resorts