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Best Ski Pass Options in Courchevel

Discover the top Courchevel ski pass options

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See our Ski Pass Prices guide for ski pass price comparisons and our Lift Pass Prices guide for summer lift pass price comparisons. For a detailed explanation of the different ski passes available, read on.

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 2 to 7 children (5-17yrs). Everyone pays the child's rate. 
DUO Pass Ski pass deal for 2 people buying lift passes for the same area, dates and duration (6 to 14 days) in one transaction.
TRIBU Pass Ski pass deal for 3+ people buying lift passes for the same area, dates and duration (6 to 14 days) in one transaction.
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. If you are planning on having lessons, then it is also worth checking with your ski school to be sure that you buy the correct pass for your classes. 

3 Valleys ski-passes (Full area)

The  3 Valleys is the largest linked ski area in the world and anyone of intermediate ability and above usually takes advantage of the full area 3 Valleys Pass. It offers unlimited access to 160 lifts, 600kms of piste and 7 resorts: Meribel/Mottaret, Courchevel, La Tania, Val Thorens, Les Menuires/St Martin de Belleville, Orelle and Brides Les Bains. You don't have to be an expert to ski the 3 Valleys as there are plenty of greens and blues across the area to allow any level of skier or boarder to enjoy it.

3 Valleys Wellness Ski Pass
As a slight variation on the standard 3 Valley 6-8 day lift pass, this wellness version also includes 1 entry into the Aquamotion Centre in Courchevel Village with its swimming pool, diving area, wild river and water slides. There is also a relaxation area with sauna, steam room, indoor/outdoor pools and a salt water pool. The perfect culmination to a busy day on the slopes.

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 58 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. 

Holders of a Courchevel Valley Pass of 2 days duration or more are also entitled to 1 entry into the Aquamotion Centre in Courchevel Village. 

Ski Areas in Courchevel

Group ski-passes

Both the full area 3 Valleys Pass and local area Courchevel Valley Pass offer discounts for groups of two or more people skiing together. So, if you're skiing as a pair or in a group of three+, then go for the Duo or Tribu ski passes and save €10 or €15 per person respectively. To qualify for this offer, all the passes must be for the same ski area and duration (6 days or more) and bought together online in one payment.

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 in the family group will pay the child's rate. Your family need to be made up of a minimum of 2 adults + 2 children (aged 5-17 yrs), but you can include a maximum of 7 children on the one pass for the same price per person.

To benefit from the discount at least 4 identical ski passes must be bought online in one transaction. Proof of age will be requested for children and seniors, either at the moment of sale or in resort, and don't forget that the under 5's ski for free. Ages on the first day of skiing are taken into account and each member of the family will also require their own hands free pass.

Beginners ski-passes

Beginner skiers and boarders will love the Courchevel area as around 50% of it is gentle green runs and cruisy blues. There are also some specially created "Easy Rider" areas where you can get to grips with your chosen discipline in complete safely.

For lift passes, 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 day or half day duration Mini Pass. Beyond that, a local area pass will keep you fully entertained for the remainder of your stay. 

Courchevel Mini Pass
The Mini Pass gives you access to the "Easy Rider" beginner slopes 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. This pass is only available for full or half day durations, and there is one flat rate for all. The disadvantage of the Mini Pass is that you will need to queue up each day to buy it, and if you are in ski school lessons, your instructor may decide to take the group to another area which is not covered by your pass. You may find that it is easier to simply buy a week-long, local area pass. 

Beginner Ski Areas in Courchevel

Snowpark passes

Courchevel is not exactly renowned for its freestyle areas but you will have access to the kid-friendly Western Ski Park and Family park with either a local area or a 3 Valleys pass. However, serious freestylers should really get the full 3 Valleys pass and head to the large DC Area 43 park, the Elements Park and the Plattières Boardercross over in Meribel, or to one of the two snowparks in Val Thorens and Les Menuires.

Snowparks in Courchevel

Discounted ski-passes

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.

Weekend Specials
Whether you are skiing alone or with friends you can benefit from weekend discounts if you ski on a Saturday or Sunday. This offer can only be purchased online but it will give you up to 20% off the normal rate for a 1 or 2 day pass. One flat rate for all (adult/child etc).

Disabled Skiers
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 the resort.

Free passes

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 requested 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 still 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 & the magic carpet at top gondola station
  • Courchevel Village: Roys
  • Courchevel Moriond: Petit Moriond and Mickey
  • Courchevel: Cospillot, Bellecote and Biollay magic carpets

Cross-country ski-passes

Good news for cross-country skiers -  no need to buy a pass as the 67kms of trails in the Courchevel valley are completely free of charge! Equipment can be hired from most sports shops and you can pick up a guide booklet and map from any of the Tourist Offices to show you where the trails are and their difficulty grading.

Cross-country Skiing in Courchevel

Season passes

Season passes are available for both the local Courchevel Valley and the full 3 Valleys area. These passes always require a photo and there are discounts of up to 20% on the public rates if purchased before 1st December 2020.  Duo, Trio & Family season rates are also available.

Holders of the full 3 Valley season and annual passes also benefit from a reciprocal agreement with several prestigious ski resorts around the world. Get a free 3 day pass for Shiga Kogen, Japan; Mount Buller Australia; Los Tres Valles, Chile and Zermatt, Switzerland; as well as 3 free 2 days passes for Vail Resorts in the USA. Likewise, if you have a valid season pass for any of the aforementioned ski domains, then you can enjoy a free 3 day pass for the 3 Valleys area too!

Pedestrian passes

Pedestrian rates are available for 1 to 8 day duration lift passes, as well as single/return trips on individual lifts and a full season ticket. There is also a "Mountain & Wellness" pedestrian pass which combines all the sunshine and views from the top of the mountain with a bit of relaxation back in resort. This pass is available for 6/7/8 days and includes 2 x 50-minute massages in the Aquamotion Wellness centre

Maps of Courchevel

Other passes

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 your 9th ski day is free (then each 6th day after that). 

More inspiration...

Read more about the ski lift system in Courchevel and find out more about the variety of winter activities you can do on your visit.