Skiing in Courchevel makes “World’s best ski runs” list

Posted on 09 October 2013

A red ski run in Courchevel has been included in the world’s top 10 ski runs, as chosen by the UK newspaper the Daily Telegraph, making the resort an even more appealing place to own a ski property.

The three-kilometre run, called the Combe de La Saulire, runs down to the station of the Saulire cable car in Courchevel, beneath the 2,738-metre summit of La Saulire which separates the ski areas of Méribel and Courchevel in the Trois Vallées.

“It’s only difficulty lies in the steep start,” said the Telegraph. “However, this, like the rest of the run, is open and wide. You can either plunge straight into the bowl or take a slightly gentler path on the right-hand side. Once you’ve negotiated this first pitch, the whole slope is a much more gentle cruise with spectacular views… As a main thoroughfare, it can become unpleasantly crowded, particularly over new year and February half term. If you’re staying in Courchevel, it’s best tackled first thing in the morning, before the hordes arrive from.”

Courchevel’s skiing area, connected to the world’s largest ski area the Trois Vallées, is one of the best in the Savoie part of the French Alps. It offers 150 kilometres of alpine ski runs served by 58 lifts. Beginners can enjoy the fun ‘ZEN’ areas, created for skiing in complete safety, progressing to the 19 green and 35 blue runs. For more experienced skiers, there are 34 red and eight black runs.

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