Courchevel is located in the commune of Saint-Bon-Tarentaise in the Tarentaise Valley in the Rhône-Alpes region in the East of France. The most concentration of world class ski resorts can be found in the Tarentaise Valley, and let’s not forget the wonderful neighbouring resorts of Espace Killy (Val d’Isère, Tignes) and Paradiski (Les Arcs, La Plagne)
Courchevel is part of the Les Trois Valleés translated “The Three Valleys” which are the largest linked ski areas in the world. Lovely Courchevel consists of four different villages, each with very different personalities as they are set at four different altitudes. The four villages are the Courchevel Le Praz 1300, Courchevel 1550, Courchevel 1650 and Courchevel 1850. Courchevel 1300 is the most traditional village like of all, as around a couple of thousand people live here all year round, and it has all the amenities you’d expect to find in a functioning village. It is also perhaps the prettiest of the villages, and thanks to the snow cannons you can ski right throughout the season. It’s famous for having two of the best black runs in skiing, Jean Blanc & Jockeys.
Courchevel 1550 is a quiet resort if you want a more relaxed holiday, however, it does benefit from a relatively new high-speed chair lift which was installed a few years ago, making connections to Courchevel 1850 extremely fast. Courchevel 1650 is also a laid back resort but has some of the best snow and quietest slopes. Courchevel 1850 is renowned for attracting the rich and famous, with lots of good skiing for beginners and intermediates, as well as the more advanced. The high energy snowboarders will also find plenty to keep them occupied, there are 150km of alpine ski runs in Courchevel and it offers something for everyone, families can ski here with easy runs to advanced slopes.
There is a small Altiport at Courchevel but visitors usually fly into Geneva Cointrin International Airport. Here you can hire a car, grab a taxi or use a shuttle transfer to Courchevel. It will take around two hours to reach your holiday destination a distance of around 149km.
Lots of amenities and plenty to do in Courchevel you will be spoilt for choice. Perfect for families is the Indian Trail; tucked away in the canyon of Les Indiens it offers a Native American camp. Here you will find Tepees, fancy dress, face painting, archery and treats of hot chocolate and toasted marshmallows. Shopping here is a dream come true for the avid fan of designer boutiques, you can get everything from ski wear to the latest trends at boutiques such as Louis Vuitton, Hermès, Valentino, Loro Piana, Cartier, Dior and of course Chanel. If chocolate is your passion trying the handcrafted chocolate workshop, is a must for the chocolate lovers and a great way to treat yourself.
Courchevel is renowned for having a number of international events right throughout the year,
this super resort has so much to offer apart from skiing. Marvel at the International fireworks festival, skiing by torchlight after enjoying a Savoyard dinner, how very romantic, fancy a spot of indoor ice skating? How about a snow and fire ski show and an array of water sports or you can go biking and take in the breathtaking scenic views. Another must is a helicopter sightseeing mountain tour; imagine the scenic views from up high, absolutely stunning! Then there’s speed riding which is a cross between paragliding and skiing, there is an abundance of activities that you can partake in, you certainly will not find yourself bored!
Après ski is very lively and varied in Courchevel, family restaurants that offer a quiet and chilled evening to piano bars, and night clubs where the vibe is upbeat and buzzing for a great night out. There are so many restaurants offering authentic local French cuisine and international dishes to Italian favourites, for those special evenings try one of the numerous Michelin star restaurants for a gastronomic delight. If you fancy an evening in there are bakeries and butchers galore in Courchevel, everything you could possibly want from a vast selection of meats and fresh fish to fresh bread and the most delicious cheeses. Dine on Savoie cheeses, tartiflette, raclette and everyone’s favourite cheese fondue. Wash it all down with a selection of classy wines and liqueur coffees by a roaring fire, perhaps even in your own ski property, call us today we are happy to help. Courchevel really is the place to be.