About Courchevel

  • Altitude: 1300m
  • Total Lifts: 166
  • Pisted Area: 600km
  • Average Snowfall: 540

Courchevel is of course one of the world’s best known ski resorts. Viewed by many as an exclusive, luxury resort, it’s home to the planet’s most opulent chalets and it has more five star hotels than any other ski resort on earth.

But whilst many dismiss Courchevel as all glitz and glamour, possibly out of their league, the reality on the ground is very different. This is a world class resort with four separate bases and easy access to one of the world’s best ski areas and it is surprisingly possible to enjoy on a budget. With a bit of careful planning you can get all the advantages of this world-class resort and its spectacular ski and off-slope facilities for a fraction of the price those billionaires, hedge fund managers and oligarchs are paying.

Courchevel is not just a ski resort, it is a collection of six villages that each have their own charm and character. You can choose from the authentic and cozy Courchevel Saint Bon, the rustic and tranquil Courchevel Le Praz, the forested and family-friendly Courchevel La Tania, the sunny and spacious Courchevel Village, the lively and trendy Courchevel Moriond, or the glamorous and exclusive Courchevel 1850. Each village has its own amenities, such as shops, restaurants, bars, clubs, spas, and hotels. You can easily travel between them by ski lifts or free shuttle buses.

Apart from saving money you may well find quicker, easier and less crowded access to the slopes than those who set off from 1850 each morning but, fortunately, an efficient inter-resort lift network means you can easily be whisked up to the off-slope facilities, shops and restaurants of 1850 whenever you like.



In terms of the skiing, the majority of the huge 3 Valleys ski area is accessible to all, regardless of ability or preference. Plus, 80% of the ski area is set above 1,800 metres, which guarantees an optimum snow cover from the start of December all the way through until the end of April. It’s one of the world’s most famous ski areas for a reason, with a vast amount of choice and entertaining runs for all skiers, as well as a wide range of mountain restaurants for all tastes and budgets.

The aquatic centre in Courchevel, also known as Aquamotion, is a great place to relax and have fun after a day of skiing. It is located between Courchevel 1650 and Courchevel 1850, and is connected to the Ecrin Blanc Resort. It has different areas for everyone to enjoy, including;

  • Aqualudique: This is the area for water fun, both indoor and outdoor. It has pools, slides, waterfalls, fountains, and a lazy river. You can swim, splash, or just chill out in the water. It is suitable for all ages and abilities.
  • Aquawellness: This is the area for wellness and relaxation. It has saunas, steam rooms, jacuzzis, and a salt cave. You can also enjoy massages, facials, and other treatments. It is ideal for solo, duo, or group sessions.
  • Spa & Balneo: This is the area for luxury and pampering. It has a heated indoor pool, a solarium, and a lounge. You can also access the spa menu, which offers various packages and services. You need to book in advance for this area.
  • Surf: This is the area for thrill and adventure. It has an indoor wave pool where you can surf, bodyboard, wakeboard, or ride a tube. You can also take lessons or join competitions. You need to be at least 8 years old and know how to swim for this area.
  • Climbing: This is the area for sport and challenge. It has an indoor climbing wall that is 11 meters high. You can climb on your own or with an instructor. You need to be at least 6 years old and wear appropriate shoes for this area.

Courchevel Resort Video

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Courchevel Piste Map

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Three Valleys / Trois Vallees