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Courchevel

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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.

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Latest news, reviews & events in Courchevel

News

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.

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Events

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.

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What to see & do in Courchevel

Do

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.

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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.

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Plan your Stay

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Courchevel is a truly universal resort with a wide variety of pistes to satisfy beginners, intermediates and advanced skiers. The resort has ski terrain ranging from 1350m to 2738m altitude, and 150km of marked runs.

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Ski Areas in Courchevel

Things to Do in Courchevel

Courchevel has a lot more to offer than just winter skiing. It is also a popular destination during the summer for hiking, climbing and mountain biking, as well as for its nine hole golf course and driving range.

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Sports & Activities in Courchevel

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The restaurant scene in Courchevel is second to none for a ski resort. Not only do you have an excellent choice of places to eat, but the quality is superb, with a good selection Michelin Star restaurants on offer.

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Where to Eat in Courchevel

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Nightlife in Courchevel 1850 has become fairly exclusive, with most of the bars being upmarket and found within the luxury hotels. Therefor, Courchevel Moriond has become the unofficial hub of Courchevel after dark.

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Nightlife in Courchevel

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The resort is comprised of five main villages linked by lifts and a free shuttle bus, each with their own character. Courchevel 1850 is by far the most exclusive, where as La Tina is definitely the more family friendly of the villages.

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Where to Stay in Courchevel

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The most convenient airport for the Three Valleys is Chambery, situated 109 km away, or about 1hr 15. From here, you have a number of different methods of transport to choose from to get you up to resort.

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How to Get to Courchevel