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, glamorous nightlife and stylish designer boutiques.
Courchevel was a collection of small hamlets and sheep farms until 1942 when the French Commission of Tourism expressed an interest in creating a ‘super ski resort.’ Construction of Courchevel Altiport began in 1961 and the ski area was linked to Val Thorens and Méribel in 1973. Courchevel became popular with the Parisian set, leading to the addition of more luxury hotels and chalets which, in turn, attracted a new wave of the rich and famous.
The ski area offers wonderfully wide, gentle and immaculately groomed pistes, many running through pretty forests. Its north-facing aspect means the snow quality is excellent. The resort is spread over five villages, each with very different personalities. You can choose between the glamour of Courchevel 1850, the rustic charm of Le Praz, the vibrant nightlife in Courchevel Moriond, the budget-friendly Courchevel Village or the family-favourite La Tania.
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 and 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 Courchevel Air Show, the 3 Vallées VTT mountain bike event and the occasional stage of the Tour de France.
- When is Courchevel opening for the ski season 2020/21?
- Safety measures in Courchevel winter 2020/21
- Travellers welcome to Courchevel from June 15th 2020
- Flights to Geneva restart in June 2020
- Tour de France 2020 postponed to late summer
- A farewell to the 2019/20 ski season in Courchevel
What to see & do in Courchevel
There is plenty do in Courchevel, both on and off the slopes. Just some of the 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 enjoy 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 the pistes to view the magnificent scenery either. A simple stop off at one of the many mountain restaurants is enough to get a chance to enjoy the magnificent scenery.