Widely regarded as one of the best ski resorts in the world, ski holidays in Courchevel combines a traditional village atmosphere with an exclusive alpine resort. Three Valleys Skiing is accessible from Courchevel offering over 600km of immaculate pistes amidst breathtaking scenery. All this, combined with sophisticated boutiques and a lively nightlife has served to make ski holidays in Courchevel a truly unique experience.
Courchevel is in fact not just one resort but five which all share the same skiing area but all significantly differ in terms of appearance, size and amenities. Courchevel Le Praz 1300, is the quaintest of the five and retains a charming village atmosphere alongside some traditional architecture. Courchevel 1550 is a good-value, purpose-built village which benefits from offering direct access to the extensive ski-lift network.
Likewise, Courchevel 1650 is a larger, livelier version of 1550, with a significant commercial hub, abundant accommodation and plentiful restaurants. The most popular resort, however, is the sophisticated Courchevel 1850. The largest of the resorts, Courchevel 1850 is the throbbing, sophisticated heart of the resort, with abundant facilities, entertainment and shops.
Courchevel has some of the best groomed pistes in Europe and forms part of the outstanding Three Valleys ski area. It is so popular due to the huge choice of runs and the reliable snow cover. The lift system is excellent, allowing first class life connections to all of the Three Valleys resorts. Ski holidays to Courchevel is an international favourite for all grades of skiers. Beginners will love the gentle tree-lined slopes located near to the 1850 and 1650 areas, while Courchevel Valley offers world-class long, quiet runs for those of intermediate ability. Additionally, ski holidays in Courchevel offers advanced skiers a wide variety of pistes on which to test themselves. Experts can try the black run under the Chanrossa chairlift down to Courchevel's fruit junction where they will truly discover an extreme ski experience.
Ski holiday to Courchevel provides enough to entice even a non-skier. The cosmopolitan nature of the resort means that you will find a collection of gourmet restaurants and enticing cafes to suit everyone. The après ski offers young, lively bars across all villages to suit a variety of different budgets.