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    About Courchevel, France

    To really understand the size of Courchevel and how much skiing it has to offer, it’s best to put it into perspective of some of the largest resorts in North America. If you were to combine Whistler, Vail, Palisades Tahoe and Mammoth, then added on Jackson Hole, Killington and Breckenridge, there’d still be room left over in the 372 miles of ski terrain known as 3 Vallées, which Courchevel is a part of.

    With infinite terrain and the most sophisticated, interconnected lift system in Europe, you could spend a lifetime exploring the limitless peaks and valleys, sampling all the delicious food at the fine French restaurants and cruising through tiny villages without ever having to take off your skis. Visitors to Courchevel and its many sister resorts have enjoyed this unrivaled access since 1973, so you can trust the longstanding reputation that’s stood the test of time.


    ...in uber charming 1850 village, an area of Courchevel named for its altitude of (6,069 feet), for the best access to the slopes, shopping and dining.


    ...by flying into Geneva for the ultimate convenience.


    …the idyllic villages, hamlets and never-ending terrain.


    ...yourself to afternoon at Aquamotion, a family-friendly spot where waterpark meets spa, with both indoor and outdoor water slides, pools, steam rooms and a wave simulator.


    ...over 370 miles of unprecedented terrain in the 3 Vallées.


    …raclette at the world-famous Le Caveau restaurant.


    …eight Michelin-star rated restaurants and an abundance of delights.


    ...the perfect combo of luxury experiences and bucket-list adventure.

    Courchevel, France is internationally known for being one of the best ski resorts in Europe. The size alone of the resort, 372 miles of interconnected pistes, guarantees no matter what kind of skiing you like doing there will be something for you. In the heart of the 3 Vallées ski area, Courchevel ski resort has everything from wide open runs for beginners to fine tune their form to a number of steep, extreme slopes so experts won’t run out of places to explore.

    The resort has a variety of bars, restaurants, and clubs to suit all tastes, where skiers and snowboarders can unwind after a long day on the slopes with cocktails, music, and dancing. The atmosphere is warm and welcoming, with cozy fireplaces, hot tubs and delicious food and drinks, including fondue, cheese and chocolate. All these elements help make Courchevel not just a good spot for skiing, but a resort equipped to provide you with an unforgettable trip to the mountains.

    Courchevel typically opens in early December and closes in mid-late April. The amount of terrain open grows from December onward with the accumulation of snow, so a visit at the start of the season may limit skiers to areas at lower altitudes. In addition to alpine skiing, Courchevel also has cross-country skiing, dog sledging and other off-piste activities available during the winter season for a variety of ways to explore the outdoors.

    Both ski resorts in the French Alps have different attractions that may cause visiting skiers to opt for one over the other. Courchevel is notably much larger than Chamonix, offering more ski runs and more high-end chalets and restaurants, perhaps better suited for skiers looking to travel in luxury.

    Chamonix however, despite being smaller in size, maintains its reputation next to Courchevel because of the extreme terrain it offers, particularly in the Mont Blanc region. Depending on if you’re looking for more challenging terrain, or a wider variety and luxurious amenities, Ski.com can help you decide which area in France may be better to visit for your ski vacation.

    Courchevel ski resort is a great destination for beginners and offers a variety of ski slopes suitable for all levels, including green runs, which are accessible to newcomers to the sport and make up about 20% of its overall terrain.

    Courchevel also has several ski schools with experienced instructors who can provide ski lessons for beginners. Plus, there’s a wide variety of amenities and facilities that are well-suited for beginners, including gentle slopes, magic carpet lifts and ski and snowboard equipment rental shops.

    Courchevel Ski Resort is in the middle of Les 3 Vallées and a lift ticket there grants access to the 372 miles of skiable on-piste terrain as well. There are over 180 green-blue runs and over 140 red-black ski runs providing a variety of routes down for skiers of every level.
    Courchevel’s access to Les 3 Vallées offers the largest artificial snowmaking system in France for dependable conditions. Then there are the luxurious dining and lodging amenities which both contribute to making it so popular. Visitors of Courchevel are whisked away by the French charm and can enjoy their time on the mountain, and then be pampered with gourmet cuisine and high-end service to finish the day.

    Ski Courchevel

    Between the never-ending ski terrain and Courchevel’s series of hillside villages, you’ll find that a 3 Vallées ski vacation offers almost too many options, in a good way. Saint-Bon and Le Praz are charming ancient Savoyard villages from the 16th century. Le Praz (Courchevel 1300, altitude of 4,265 feet) is lift-serviced for guest convenience.

    At Courchevel 1550, now known as Courchevel Village (altitude of 5,085 feet), and Courchevel 1650, now known as Courchevel Moriond (altitude 5,413 feet), you’ll find two lovely, sunny, family-oriented resorts with direct access to all the slopes of the 3 Vallées. Courchevel 1850 (altitude 6,069 feet) serves up haute, or high alpine cuisine, and a lively après scene that can last well into the night—if you’re looking to keep the fun going after an incredible day on the mountain.

    Families will be extremely pleased with 3 Vallées' family-friendly offerings in "Villages des Enfants,” a protected ski area where everything is geared for children's safety and fun! Since Courchevel was one of the hosts of the 1992 Winter Games it’s benefited from accelerated construction projects for new lifts, snowmaking, grooming facilities, hotels and restaurants. The lift system includes one of the largest cable cars in the world, the Saulire cable car.

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    *based on the average of all overall experience ratings given in traveler reviews.