Courchevel has the reputation for being the world's best ski resort and the best place for ski holidays. With immaculate pistes, superbly interlinked skiing on the vast 3 Valleys ski area amidst beautiful scenery are just some the features of this resort. Add to this an astounding range of bars, restaurants, chic boutiques and nightspots and it's no wonder that Courchevel is so highly rated. Our accommodation has been carefully selected in three villages which are linked by a FREE bus service (with lift pass) and a variety of ski lifts. Courchevel 1550 has a relaxed atmosphere, full of character with excellent access to the slopes and has a direct gondola links with 1850. Courchevel 1650, known locally as "Moriond", has a traditional old part with rustic barns and chalets and easy access to the rest of the resort. Courchevel 1850, the highest and largest of the villages, is chic and sophisticated. It has superb access to the slopes and an excellent range of facilities.
The slopes of Courchevel ski resort are amongst the best groomed in Europe. The Verdons and Jardin Alpin telecabines will whisk novice skiers to a number of gentle, wide pistes with easy gradients, perfect for practising basic techniques.
Intermediates will relish the huge variety of runs in the 3 Valleys with exciting reds, leisurely blues and the occasional black. Some of the best runs in the world.
Experts can hit the black run under the Chanrossa chairlift and then shoot under the Roc Mugnier chair, down to Courchevel's Fruit Junction to find out the true meaning of steep and deep!! Now you've got the taste, head for the Ugly Sisters - an infamous trio of couloirs, racing down from the Saulire summit.
There is a large dedicated "snow park" under the Plantrey chair as well as numerous off-piste challenges throughout Courchevel. The area near the Biollay chairlift is especially popular, where the ridge known as "The Lip" is a favourite spot for getting big air.
Approx Transfer Time Chambery 2 hrs 30 mins, Lyons & Grenoble 3 hrs 30 mins, Geneva 3 hrs 30 mins Ski Train (Moutiers) 40 mins SHORTER TRANSFERS! -FLIGHTS DIRECT TO CHAMBERY - SKI TRAIN TO LOCAL STATION Village Height 1,850m (6,069ft); 1,650m (5,418ft); 1,550m (5,005ft), 1,300 (4160ft) Highest Lift 3,200m (10,482ft)
A wide selection of bars and restaurants in all villages and especially in 1850. - Gringo's, TJ's, Kalico bar, Bar Le Jump
Ice-skating Bowling (1850) Tobogganing Skidooing Ice climbing Hang-gliding Snow-rafting
3-course meal from approx 27Euros Fondue evenings around 34Euros (meat or cheese) including wine and dessert Crêpes from 6Euros La Bateau Ivre, Le Chabichou, Le Chalet des Pierres, L'Eterlou, Le Montagne and Le Bistro du Praz, all of which serve a wide selection of French cuisine. Le Kalico for pizzas, Le Tremplin for crêpes. Self-catering guests can pre-book grocery packs with Chaletfood to help you get started.
3 Cinemas Fantastic range of boutiques in 1850 with all the best designer names Ice hockey matches at the Forum centre Visit the impressive Olympic ski-jump at Le Praz Alpine flights