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Welcome to Courchevel
Courchevel is a world class ski resort and part of the famous Three Valleys ski domain, one of the largest in the world, with access to 600km of marked pistes. It's a place where luxury really does mean luxury. Everything about Courchevel is high-end, from the perfectly groomed runs and state-of-the-art lift system, to the Michelin starred restaurants, exclusive high-end hotels and chalets, and stylish boutiques. Prior to its development as a ski resort, Courchevel was a collection of small hamlets and sheep farmers. In 1942 the French Commission of Tourism expressed an interest in creating a ‘super ski resort.’
They wanted to create an enormous cohesive ski area at high altitude, and chose Courchevel for this project. Construction of Courchevel altiport began in 1961, and the ski area was linked to Val Thorens and Meribel in 1973. The combination of this specially developed resort, with it's big ski area at high altitude, and private airport, meant that the resort became popular early on with the Parisien set. This led to the addition of more luxury hotels and chalets, which in turn has attracted a new wave of the rich and famous.The ski area is popular for good reason, as it offers wonderfully wide and gentle pistes that are immaculately groomed.
Many of them run through pretty forests, and the north facing aspect means the snow quality is excellent. Courchevel's appeal is not only found on the slopes though. The resort is now spread over five villages, each with very different personalities. You can choose between the glitz and the glamour of Courchevel 1850, or the more rustic charm of Le Praz lower down the mountain. For younger groups, the vibrant nightlife in Courchevel Moriond is a popular draw, or for those on a budget Courchevel Village provide some very affordable accommodation options. La Tania is purpose-built, traffic-free, and perfect for families.
Latest news, reviews & events in Courchevel
Find out all about what is happening in the Courchevel area, and how to make the most of your time here. The latest news, reviews of fun activities, current events and the trendiest restaurants, as well as interviews with leading locals, insider's guides and our top choices for things to do, see and experience in the region. Plus, during the winter season, our famous snow reports and dump alerts all in the same place.
There are loads of events in Courchevel & the 3 Valleys year-round. From quirky local events to large scale sporting spectacles there is always something worth visiting. Every February the spectacular International Festival of Pyrotechnic Art comes to resort. Summer highlights include the Courcheval Air Show, the 3 Vallees VTT mountain bike event, and the occasional stage of the Tour de France.
- Le Praz gondola closes a week early
- Snow returns to Courchevel in March
- Snow on the forecast for Courchevel
- Springlike conditions arrive early for Courchevel
- Latest gear - best technical winter wear 2019
- Courchevel local crowned world champion skier
What to see & do in Courchevel
There's plenty do do in Courchevel, both on and off the slopes. Just some of the other amenities in resort include a bowling alley, an ice rink, cinema (which shows films in English) and an indoor climbing wall. Families and friends can also enjoy the thrill of the luge sledging run down to Courchevel Village, or take a relaxing sleigh ride to view the breathtaking scenery.
Skiing through the resort of Courchevel, you will take in fantastic 360 degree panoramic views from Les Ecrins, all the way to Mont Blanc. You don't have to go too far from piste to view the magnificent scenery either. A simply stop off at one of the many mountain restaurants is enough to get a chance to enjoy the magnificent scenery.