Ski resorts in France
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.

Courchevel Snow forecast

  • Thursday
    0.2 in rain
    Partly cloudy
    3 mph
  • Friday
    0 ft
    2 mph
  • Saturday
    0.7 in rain
    Sol och regn
    4 mph
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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

Slopes (Total: 110)
Green Learning / beginner:21
Blue Easy:41
Red Intermediate:36
Black Advanced / Expert:12

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

Vertical drop
Courchevel Vertical drop
Mountain high: 8983 ft
Vertical drop: 5374 ft
Mountain low: 3609 ft

Start: 7 January
End:23 April

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 modern lift system.

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 challenging black coulouirs ont he way down. Great open greens and blues and plenty of reds too. Plus you can ski into any of the 3 valleys.

My first ski holiday despite skiing (dry slope for years), and I think I may have been spoiled. Its arguably the best resort in the world according to some sources. I would say give it a go, personally I cannot fault the resort. 1350 was a little icey on the way down thier home slope, and the resort wasnt as nice as the higher resorts, but unless you are really fussy I think the skiing will soon pacify any misgivings you may have about your acoomodation.

Good restaurantes and bars (Rockys and Space bar in 1650) can both be good with live bands and an acceptable 22 euros for a big jug of Krony at Rockys.

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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 perfect. Super-wide ski system with slopes in all the weather. However, everybody places with woods restricted with bad weather. Big spaces for the off-piste, but as in all well-known places, it is tracked flash-fast. Very good at sun skiing less well in skies.

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 character and range. 1850 largest and central in the lift system relative to the second three best after skis in 1850 but most expensive. The first time I went in Coursevel was 1968

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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 only. Buy ski passes to all three valleys. Then you can go to Val Thorens which is also very good. There are more offpist backs there and a big funpark.

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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.

Most popular photo

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