About staying in Courchevel
When it comes to booking holiday accommodation in Courchevel, it can be difficult to know where to base yourself as there are several different areas that come under the umbrella of the brand ‘Courchevel’: Courchevel centre, Courchevel Moriond, Courchevel Village, Le Praz and La Tania.
With a global reputation for luxury and world class skiing, Courchevel definitely targets the top end of the ski holiday market and while there are a plethora of 5-star Hotels and boutique luxury chalets here, there are also numerous cheaper self-catering chalets, apartments and mid-budget hotels to choose from. Our guide to the different areas that make up ‘Courchevel’, should help point you in the right direction for your budget.
Courchevel (1850) - Glamorous, exclusive and mostly very expensive
If you’re a looking for 5 star, luxury and boutique, then Courchevel 1850 is the best place for you to stay. 1850 is home to the most luxurious hotels and the finest chalets that money can buy and celebrities come from all over the world to... ahem... ski here. Whilst there are self catering apartments and catered chalet rentals available for mere mortals in areas such as Le Plantrey, they are never going to be cheap. If you choose to mix it in Courchevel then you’ll need to make sure that you pack your best bling, a ridiculous fur ski jacket, and a small yappy dog to carry around in your Chanel backpack!
Courchevel Moriond (1650) - Lower in altitude and thankfully lower in budget!
If your lottery numbers have not quite come in then Courchevel Moriond is probably going to be a more suitable holiday destination than Courchevel itself. Accommodation in Moriond is more affordable on every level and there are numerous hotels, chalets, and apartments here that won’t break the bank. Moriond has its own ski area which links into Courchevel and has become more and more popular over the years as a destination within its own right. Courchevel Moriond has a friendly vibe and a great nightlife that that won’t break the bank in quite the same way as the bars and restaurants of Courchevel will!
Courchevel Village (1550) - Traditional family skiing in a quiet Alpine village
Courchevel Village is ideal for families as it is a lovely traditional Alpine village and much quieter than 1850 or 1650. It is more difficult to reach these more lively areas at night so it is not best suited for those looking to party and make the most of the nightlife. Having said that, access to the main ski area is really easy and Courchevel is just a gondola or chairlift ride from Courchevel Village itself. Hotel, apartment and chalet accommodation is also cheaper here, as are the bars and restaurants.
Courchevel Le Praz (1300) - An Alpine Village populated year round with lots of locals
Lower down the valley is the peaceful Savoyard village of Le Praz - another great family destination with good access to the main ski area. Like Courchevel Village, Le Praz offers cheaper accommodation for those looking for a quieter ski holiday in Courchevel and there are numerous apartments and chalets to choose from.
La Tania - A purpose built, more modern resort between Courchevel & Meribel
La Tania was built in the 80’s to be the dedicated athlete and journalist village for the 1992 Albertville Winter Olympics. It is a small resort with lots of lovely stone and wood-clad buildings and can offer a cheaper accommodation option than the other Courchevel villages. The town itself has developed its own identity, has some great bars and restaurants and is now a ski destination within its own right. It is particularly popular with British holidaymakers looking for a good value Courchevel ski holiday experience.