Courchevel stands at approximately 1,747m and is the highest part of the resort. This picturesque hamlet is renowned for being the height of luxury during the winter ski season with its extensive list of five-star hotels and vast ski area. With its efficient access via its own private airport, the resort is where the rich and famous choose to holiday, so don’t be surprised if you are sharing a ski lift or a bubble car with someone you recognise.
Catering to its wealthy clientele, the village has a wide variety of shops, a number of which are luxurious brands. So even though you are in a remote peaceful setting, you should be able to find everything you need here, from the latest gadgets to the newest fashions.
Things to Do in Courchevel 1850
Courchevel has a lot to offer other than beautifully groomed pistes. Just some of the other amenities include a bowling alley, an ice rink, a 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.
As well as the ski area the resort is also a popular destination during the summer and there is plenty to keep guests entertained. As well as the hiking, climbing and mountain biking on offer, the hamlet has a nine hole golf course and a driving range with 27 bays (nine of which are covered). Visitors can also get involved in activities such as canyoning, rafting, paragliding and paint-ball, just to name a few. If you prefer to take your holiday at a slower pace, the resort is a popular destination for cookery courses, some of which are run by Michelin-starred chefs; or you can enjoy a peaceful hot air balloon ride over the Alps.
Dining in Courchevel 1850
After an active day on the mountains, visitors can sample some of the gourmet treats to be had in Courchevel. One of the most popular Savoyard restaurants is La Mangeoire which serves a variety of regional and French dishes accompanied by a great selection of wines. There is also an equally popular Italian restaurant, La Cortona. For straightforward traditional specialities at reasonable prices, Le Refuge is a favourite with locals.
Nightlife in Courchevel 1850
Chalets in Courchevel 1850
As you'd expect in such a high-profile resort, some of the chalets on offer are pretty spectacular, coming with their own chauffeurs, chefs and a small army of staff. There are, however, many that suit a smaller budget and are just as comfortable and well equipped.
Apartments in Courchevel 1850
There is a great selection of apartments available in the heart of the resort, from the more affordable to the very expensive, catered or self catered, there's something to suit every budget and taste.
Hotels in Courchevel 1850
Just some of the exclusive hotels in resort include the Cheval Blanc, Le Saint Joseph, Le K2 Palace and Les Airelles. These hotels, like many others in the area, provide extensive services and include gourmet restaurants with Michelin-starred chefs. You don’t have to break the bank though to holiday here, there are plenty of good quality affordable places to stay and dine such as La Loze and Les Flocons.