The ski resort of Courchevel is located within the world famous Three Valleys ski area, one of the world’s largest ski areas. It comprises 5 ski resorts - Courchevel, Meribel, Les Menuires, Val Thorens and La Tania. It boasts 600km of marked runs, 200 direct ski lifts, over 1230 snow cannons and a tremendous variety of skiing for all abilities. There is a fun park with half pipe and plenty of jumps for boarders. Snow conditions are almost guaranteed to be good from early December to late April. The ski resort of Courchevel is a fantastic base from which to explore the whole Three Valleys ski area.
Courchevel Ski Resort -
• Snowmaking machines: 2,000 machines
• Resort height: 1,300m-1850m, 4130-6070ft
• Highest lift: 3230m
• No. of lifts: 200
• No. of slopes: 330
• Total piste length: 600km
• Snowparks: 7 including Boarder Cross
• Purpose built: No
• Glacier: No
Made up of four separate village-resorts generally known by their altitude in metres, this outstanding resort offers something for everyone. The mountain road winds up from Le Praz (1300), the quaintest village, past 1550, through 1650 to 1850. Courchevel 1650 is quieter, with an old village centre, lively bars and quietly situated chalets. The lift system covers both sides of the valley and the world's largest cable car, heading up to La Saulire, connects Courchevel to the rest of the Three Valleys ski area.
There is a fantastic variety of activities available for non-skiers (or if you simply fancy a day off!) including - hot air ballooning, skidoo trips, parapenting, massage, bowling, ice skating, ice go-karting, tobogganing, rafting down the Olympic ski jump in Le Praz or, for a real adrenaline rush, sky diving over the mountains! There are also some great events to watch out for including the renowned Courchevel freeride event. Make sure to check the local calendar before you travel.