Ski resorts in France
Lifts (49/55)
Slopes (97/109)
Snow depth
8983 ft
3609 ft
46.5 in
31.9 in
Snowy time.This is the place for wealthy Russians or people who only ski in completely black ski apparel and fur hats. Or for those who don’t enjoy skiing much – which the typical Courchevel visitor doesn’t do. If you are happy to pay EUR 50 for a pizza topped with truffles then fine, but a cheap feed in the slopes is hard to find. If you get hungry while skiing it is actually smarter to ski over to La Tania or Meribel for a meal.

Courchan is in fact four villages on situated on different altitudes, with the most moderate skiing at Moriond in the far west, the toughest just below the Saulire summit, and long stretches of rolling ski runs through the forest down to Les Praz. The runs on the ridge, which part Courcevel from Meribel can be reached by foot from the mountain station at Lozeliften, if that is your kind of thing.

There is an airstrip in the middle of the ski area, so difficult to land at that a special license is required. The airstrip is famous for having been featured in a Bond movie, and obviously also famous among the filthy rich visitors.
Courchevel belong to Les 3 Vallées.

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Best Off-Piste:
Grand Couloir. There’s a narrow, tricky path to get there, but this is an awesome chute. It’s not as bad as it looks! If in doubt, take a guide with you.

Best Black Run:
Get up to Loze, then follow Bouc Blanc and turn off on Jockeys – great challenging and scenic black run with a good long finish through the trees down to La Praz.

Best Red Run:
Combe de Pylon. Fab red run from top of mountain – get all the way up to Vizelle and charge down all the way into 1850. Great views and a great run.

Best Blue/Green:
Get Pralong or Super Pralong up to Biollay – magic easy blue with interesting terrain straight back into 1850.

By: Alain Baxter Britain’s first winner of an Olympic ski medal


Facts about Courchevel

Number of slopes:109
Learning / beginner Green slopes:21
Easy Blue slopes:39
Intermediate Red slopes:38
Advanced / Expert Black slopes:11

Lifts (Total: 55)
Gondola lift:9
Aerial tramway:1
Chair lifts:17

Vertical drop
Courchevel Vertical drop
Highest Point: 8983 ft
Vertical drop: 5374 ft
Base Point: 3609 ft

Childrens area:4
Country: France

Reviews for Courchevel

What do you think about Courchevel?
6 reviews
Fraser Hill
Fraser Hill (Guest)
We've been to loads of resorts but always return to Couchevel as a favourite. Outstanding quality pistes, all very well groomed and a superb fast mode... Read more (30 words)
Mark (Guest)
600 km of skiable areas, well linked up with some very modern and some older lift networks.Amazing views from the top of Sauliere, with some very chal... Read more (171 words)
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Do you like to spend a lot of euros on your skiing. while getting a really varied and good ski system on the purchase, Courchevel and 3 Vallees are pe... Read more (73 words)
johan rydqvist
johan rydqvist (Guest)
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top spot good after ski large area expensive 1850 obs there are 4 courchevel helterseparated from each other 1850 1650 1300 1550 all with its one char... Read more (52 words)
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Here have been in Courcevel for almost 10 years now and it's quite a cannon. The ski system is any size and there are slopes to suit everyone. One tip... Read more (61 words)
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It's a huge system, you can go for several weeks without having everyone back. No further offpiste. No funparks either but many nice puff pastries.... Read more (27 words)

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Rider: Jonas Byding Photo: Andreas Cardesjö

Trail map

Trail map Courchevel

Nearby ski resorts

La Tania1.2 miles
Brides Les Bains3.1 miles
Champagny En Vanoise3.7 miles
Meribel3.7 miles
La Plagne5.6 miles
Pralognan La Vanoise5.6 miles
Saint Martin de Belleville6.8 miles
Les Menuires8.7 miles

Airports near Courchevel

Chambery Airport
Driving time: 1 hour, 12 minutes (63 miles)
Distance: 38 miles
Lyon–Saint Exupéry Airport
Driving time: 1 hour, 53 minutes (111 miles)
Distance: 77 miles
Grenoble Alpes-Isère Airport
Driving time: 1 hour, 56 minutes (108 miles)
Distance: 63 miles
Genève Aéroport
Driving time: 2 hours, 3 minutes (115 miles)
Distance: 61 miles
Torino Airport
Driving time: 2 hours, 55 minutes (151 miles)
Distance: 52 miles