During the winter, if the kids are only skiing for half a day, then there are plenty of other activities available in resort to keep them happy.
On the snow
Staying on the slopes, there are dedicated sledging zones at top of the Tovets ski lift in Courchevel, and by the Belle Etoile holiday complex in Courchevel Moriond. There is also a dedicated adventure luge track - a 2km adrenaline-fuelled run down a 15% incline with banked turns through the forest from Courchevel to Courchevel Village. It's open every day and in the evenings during the season, and is free with your lift pass. Other fun snow zones especially designed for children can be found above Courchevel Moriond in the Indian Camp. You can wear war paint, traditional costumes, dance and sing songs around the camp fire. Or learn to hunt with a bow and arrow and play real Indians with all the family in the camp with its three new tepees. If you head to the Altiport (by road or by slope) in the afternoons your kids (from age six) can join an Adventure Camp where they can try airboards, paret or snake-gliss, or even snow-mobiling! No reservation required but there is a charge for the activities.
In Courchevel, there is Forum Centre which has an indoor ice skating rink, an indoor climbing wall and a bowling alley. There is also an indoor adventure mini-trail where children from seven years can scale Nepalese bridges, monkey bridges, ladders and giant spider's webs. Or for five years and over, let them loose on 'Tarzan vines' in the Forum's atrium. Other activities to consider for your children include snowman building, snowball fun, and if you want a real treat, try husky dog sledding where the little ones can ride in a passenger sledge with you - please note there is usually only one passenger sled per trip, so booking in advance is highly recommended to avoid disappointment. Also try horse drawn sleigh rides.
In Courchevel Village (on the way to Courchevel Moriond) is the Aquamotion swimming and leisure complex. From indoor and outdoor pools to baby pools and surf pools, river rapids and diving pools, all the family can enjoy this complex. You can also go indoor climbing or take aqua fitness classes, and there is a spa area with beauty treatments. Other activities include cinema (look out for films in VOST for films in English). You can find out more about Non-Skiing Activities in Courchevel in our guide.
For adults that aren't quite so sure of the skiing, there are plenty of spas you can try for some indulgence, as well as fitness classes, or perhaps some snow shoeing. Pedestrian ski passes are available at a reduced rate so you can join the rest of your group up in the high mountains for lunch and spectacular views.
During school holidays, the tourist office organises plenty of events designed for children. Over Christmas you can expect street parades, lantern processions, carol concerts, and Santa Claus. Check our Events Calendar for details.
Summer holidays in Courchevel are all about being active and there are a wealth of activities on offer here for all ages and members of the family. Our dedicated guide to activities in Courchevel includes a section specifically on kids' activities with information on horse riding, short family hikes, high ropes courses, where to go swimming, nature parks, and numerous other fun things that will help make your family holiday as unique and memorable as possible!