The resort of Courchevel is so extensive many people visit without actually skiing! There is every type of shop you can imagine from ski wear, clothes, footwear and jewellery to gifts and groceries. A great resort with lots of events throughout both summer and winter.
Courchevel has a huge range of restaurants, the choice is vast - you can eat in an igloo, have fondue and champagne in a Yhurt, have dinner at a woodcutters lodge and sledge back to your accommodation or drink mulled wine around a camp fire in a teepee! If you're looking for something less rustic you can enjoy seafood at 2000m at Le Cap Horn, treat yourself to 1* Michelin at Baumaniere 1850, upgrade to 2* Michelin at Le Chabichou, go Italian at Le Cenduee, enjoy traditional French cuisine at Le Mangeoire, try Asian Cuisine at Le Grand Cafe, sushi at Le Tremplin and Oysters at Exodus Cafe. If you want a good burger then try Jacks Burger or just a snack at La Grange A Pizza.
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With the north facing aspect of many slopes in Courchevel they are some of the best in the Three Valleys. There are great views across to Mont Blanc and over the valley to Champagny and Bellecote in the La Plagne ski area.
Things to Do nearby
There are numerous activites in Courchevel in both summer and winter. During the winter there are some really unique activities for a ski holiday such as; hand gliding, helicopter tours, ice climbing, ice skating, tandem skydive, sledge and toboggan. There's even the opportunity to drive a piste basher! In the summer along with walking and mountain biking you can take part in activities such as archery, climbing, cookery lessons and paintball.
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On the Les Verdons platueau in Courchevel there is a nine hole golf course. There is also a driving range with 27 bays including seven covered bays along with pitching and putting greens.
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The main lift hub for Courchevel is conveniently in the centre of the resort. There are a choice of 4 lifts directly from the snow front or if you would rather start skiing straight away you can ski down to Courchevel Village and Le Praz. The first of the four main lifts is the Chenus Bubble Lift which leads over towards the Col de la Loze Chair Lift connection with Meribel and La Tania. The Verdons Bubbe Lift which takes you to the top of resort where there are also connections to Meribel and skiing towards Courchevel Moriond. The Verdons lift is split into two halves, the first provides access to gentle greens and blues and the second more challenging reds and blacks. The remaining two options from the snow front are the Jardin Alpin Bubble Lift and the Bellecote Drag lift which both lead to beginner areas. If queues are particularly busy first thing in the morning, it is worth taking a short ski from the snow front to the Plantrey Chair Lift from where you can ski down to La Tania or take connections to Meribel.
Courchevel has a huge range of bars there must be something for everyone's apres tastes here; test the Master Barman in the art of mixology at Le 8611, enjoy some relaxing piano bar apres at Anna Purna, sample wine and charcuterie at Bar Joe, relax by the fire in Le Stanleys Bar, get that village pub feel from home in L'eQuipe, move on to the whisky's in Le Palace de Nieges and then treat yourself to vintage Champagne in Le Billini's - just to name a few!
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