About Ski Pass Options in Courchevel & the 3 Valleys
There are a number of different ski passes available in Courchevel. Prices vary according to your age, how many of you there are, what areas you'd like to ski in, how many days you want to ski and the time of year. Planning ahead can help you make the most of your Courchevel ski holiday and hopefully save you some money too.
|Which Ski Pass to buy in Courchevel|
|Adult Pass||An adult pass is for people aged 13-64 years|
|Child Pass||A child pass is for children aged 5-12 years (under 5's are free)|
|Family Pass||Family groups must comprise of at least 2 adults and from two to seven children. Everyone pays the child's rate.|
|DUO Pass||Passes for 2 people for 6, 7 or 8 days for the same ski area bought at the same time|
|TRIBU Pass||Passes for 3+ people for 6, 7 or 8 days for the same ski area bought at the same time|
|3 Valleys Pass||Full area pass, including Meribel & Val Thorens|
|Courchevel Pass||Local area pass, suited to beginners and intermediates|
|Courchevel Mini Pass||A beginner specific ski pass covering a small part of the Courchevel ski area|
You can buy your pass online but before you buy anything we recommend you check the weather forecasts on arrival, or speak to your accommodation provider who should be able to advise you of the best options - before you spend money on the wrong kind of pass for you or if the weather will be inclement.
3 Valleys ski-passes (Full area)
The 3 Valleys is the largest linked ski area in the world and anyone of any level of ability usually takes advantage of this full area pass. It offers unlimited access to 180 lifts, 600kms of piste and 8 resorts: Meribel/Mottaret, Courchevel, La Tania, Val Thorens, Les Menuires/St Martin, Orelle and Brides Les Bains. You don't have to be an expert skier to ski the 3 Valleys as there are plenty of greens and blues across the area to allow you to enjoy it.
Also see: Ski Areas in Courchevel
Courchevel Valley ski-passes (Local area)
The Courchevel Valley pass is the local area pass that gives you unlimited access to the 62 lifts in the Courchevel Ski Area (150kms of piste). If you are a complete beginner or have 1-2 weeks of skiing or boarding experience, you will probably find that the Courchevel Valley pass has more than enough to keep you challenged and entertained during your stay. Alternatively, if you don’t plan on skiing hard all day, every day, or have to get back to meet your kids from ski school, then this local area pass will also suit you.
Also see: Ski Areas in Courchevel
Group 'Tribu' Ski Passes offer discounted rates for groups of 3 or more skiers, skiing for at least 6 days and all purchasing passes at the same time. Special discounts are also available to groups of 20+. You'll need to contact one of the Ski Pass Offices to get a quote.
Family Ski Passes
Family passes are available for both the Courchevel Valley and full area 3 Valleys pass, where everyone int he family group will pay the child's rate. Your family will need to be made up of two adults and two to seven children aged 5-18 years old (from the same family), buying all your passes at the same time for a minimum of 6 days. Under 5's ski for free. Proof of age will be required and each member of the family will have their own hands free pass.
There are a couple of options for beginner skiers, starting with simply using the free beginner lifts for the first day or so, and then progress to buying a local half day or full day pass.
Courchevel Mini Pass
The Mini Pass gives you access to the beginner sections of the ski area. It covers the Jardin Alpin, Grangettes, Praz and Verdons bubble lifts, the Ferme, Altiport and Ecureuil drag lifts and the Tovets chairlift. The mini pass can only be purchased for a full or half day, and the price is the same for adults and children. You need to buy these passes each day at the ticket office.
Also see: Beginner Ski Areas in Courchevel
In Courchevel you have access to the Family park with either a local area or a 3 Valleys pass, whereas the 3 Valleys pass also includes the large DC Area 43 park, the Elements Park and the Plattières Park over in Meribel, plus 2 more snowparks in Val Thorens and Les Menuires.
Also see: Snowparks in Courchevel
Early/Late Season Discounts
During the first and last few weeks of the season reduced rates apply to both the local and full area passes. The snow cover may not be 100% across the resort, but the pistes will be quieter, the service in bars and restaurants less frenetic and you could be very lucky with the weather.
Save 10 Euros off a Three Valley ski pass on every Saturday throughout the season. This offer is only available if you book online.
Up to 50% discount is also available for disabled skiers and their accompanying person upon the presentation of a disability badge. Many of the ski lifts are handiski-accessible and lift operators are on hand to offer assistance when required. Adaptive ski equipment can be hired in resort and there is reserved parking at certain places throughout resort.
Under 5's and over 75's can use the lifts for free, whether on foot or on skis in the 3 valleys. Proof of age will be required at the point of sale and a photo is also required - these can be taken at the ticket office in resort. Although the pass is technically free you'll need to pay 3 euros for a hands free card to access the lifts.
In Courchevel there are a number of free lifts for you to use (although you won't find them all on the piste map!)
- La Tania: Troika
- Le Praz 1300 : Envolée
- Courchevel Village: Roys
- Courchevel Moriond: Belvedere and Mickey
- Courchevel: Cospillot, Bellecote, and Etoiles
Good news for cross-country skiers - you do not need to buy a pass! Equipment can be hired from most sports shops and you can set off along the 67kms of trails in the Courchevel valley completely free of charge.
Also see: Cross-country Skiing in Courchevel
Season and annual passes are available for either just the Courchevel ski area or the whole of the 3 Valleys. Prices vary depending on whether you're buying an individual pass, one for the family, in a couple, a trio or depending on your age.
Pedestrian rates are available for 1-7 day duration lift passes, one-way trips or you can buy a season ticket.
Also see: Maps of Courchevel
3 Vallées Liberté
If you are a regular skier in Courchevel and the 3 Valleys then the 3 Vallées Liberté card may be of interest to you. Anyone that skis at least 8 (non-consecutive) days a season can benefit from the total freedom to ski whenever they want without having to pass by the ticket office each time. Payment is debited directly from your bank account after you have enjoyed your day on the slopes and you can check your account on-line anytime. The more you ski, the greater the reductions you can accumulate (10% - 15%) and on your 9th ski day is free (then every 6 days).