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Courchevel in February 2020 - What weather to expect & what to do

A family-focused month with plenty to do in Courchevel

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| Rachel Wilson, Courchevel Reporter | Published
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The January blues are over and February is just around the corner. It's the shortest month of the year so make sure you make the most of what Courchevel has to offer in this busy month.

Despite it being French and British school holidays, there's plenty of tips to avoid the busy periods and enjoy your time in the mountains. Here's our guide to making the most of your time in the Three Valleys this month.

What’s the weather like in Courchevel in February?

After a very sunny January, February is set to have similar bluebird days. The unpredictable nature of the mountains means that there might be a few snowy days but don’t forget to pack your sunscreen. The end of January sees the jet stream take a dip down and drive the Atlantic systems towards the Alps, so there's more snow on the way to give the pistes a good top-up.

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What’s the snow like in February in Courchevel?

January was a sunny month with only a couple of days of light snow. The pistes are still in very good condition, in particular, the higher parts of the resort like Saulire. If you're out at first lifts, then the black run above La Tania, Jean Blanc, is groomed to perfection. The snow that's set to fall at the end of January and beginning of February will improve conditions even further, increasing the snow depths and covering any ice patches that may have surfaced.

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How to avoid the February holiday rush in Courchevel?

Courchevel Moriond is often a quieter area to ski as the main resort of Courchevel can often dominate, so head over to enjoy the long red Chapelets run, the most western point of the Three Valleys. Jumping on the Pyramides drag lift will take you to the top of some exceptional long blue pistes. Another top tip is to take a picnic on the slopes so you can ski through lunchtime where a lot of skiers will take to the restaurants for an hour or two, so make the most of this quieter time. 

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Where to enjoy a romantic meal for Valentine’s day in Courchevel?

For an exquisite fine dining experience, then the restaurant at Hotel La Sivoliere, Le 1850 - Be Organic, is the perfect place. The service is exceptional and the food is of a very high standard. Enjoy a delicious cocktail in the bar lounge room before being wined and dined in their restaurant. For a more traditional option, head to La Fromagerie, an Alpine-style restaurant in Courchevel 1850 where you can gorge on cheese-based local foods like fondue or their speciality which is the 'Potence Flambée' – chunks of beef steak flambéed in whisky, cooked at your table. If you prefer a fun and lively Valentine’s night with your partner, then head to Copiña Bar in Courchevel Moriond. You can indulge in an impressive range of drinks and tapas, including cutting-edge cocktails, hand-selected craft beers, world wines and Iberian-sourced bites.

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What events are there for families in Courchevel in February?

With the school holidays in February, there’s plenty organised for the little ones in your ski group. Starting with a festive ski show on Tuesday 11th and 18th of February from 18:15 – it all begins with a DJ set followed by the main show 18:45, in Courchevel Moriond. On Wednesday, February 26th there's a Nickelodeon-sponsored event where there will be entertainment and games for children in Courchevel 1850.

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Where to enjoy the Courchevel International Firework Festival?

The International Pyrotechnic Festival returns to Courchevel and I cannot stress enough how you should not miss it, especially if you’re a Game of Thrones fan because it’s this year's theme. It’s not your ordinary fireworks display, this is a competition between pyrotechnic teams from around the world who put on an unbelievable show to try and win over the judges. On Thursday, February 13th, the Polish team takes their show to Courchevel Moriond starting from 16:00 with a dragon-themed street performance, then a torchlight descent at 19:15 by ESF and the fireworks at 19:30. The French team debuts in Courchevel 1850 on Thursday, February 20th with the same street performance at 16:00 on the snow front, then a torchlit descent at 18:45 and the fireworks at 19:00. Don’t miss the Finnish team in Courchevel Village on Thursday, February 27th starting at 16:00 for the street performance, 18:45 for the torchlit descent and 19:00 for the big firework display. It’s all free and hot drinks are provided by Courchevel Tourism.

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