COURCHEVEL

Courchevel is the glamorous face of the Three Valleys, where pop stars with famous footballing husbands go to be photographed and the Paris jet set fly in on their private planes. This veneer of Parisian chic re-emphasises the French feel of the resort, in sharp contrast to the anglicised Méribel over the hill. Aside from […]

Courchevel is the glamorous face of the Three Valleys, where pop stars with famous footballing husbands go to be photographed and the Paris jet set fly in on their private planes. This veneer of Parisian chic re-emphasises the French feel of the resort, in sharp contrast to the anglicised Méribel over the hill.
Aside from hobnobbing with the rich and famous, Courchevel also offers some wonderful tree-lined runs, great restaurants and a good range of terrain for all levels as well as a state-of-the-art lift system and access to the entire Three Valleys network. 60% of pistes are groomed every day and the primarily north-facing aspect of the resort means excellent snow conditions.

There are five main resort bases, including the slightly separate La Tania, of which Courchevel 1850 is the Big Daddy, both in terms of altitude and star quality. It is also by far the most expensive and the lower, more family-friendly resorts of 1650, 1550 and the old mountain village of Le Praz are much more affordable. The resort architecture lacks a little charm but the wooded runs that run through the resorts make up for it. The skiing is the most varied in the Three Valleys and skiers here are more prone to stay in their own valley, particularly as there are quite a few lifts involved if you want to get across as far as Val Thorens.

 

Resort Statistics
Base 1,300 m (4,265 ft)
Summit 2,738 m (8,923 ft)
Elevation 1,438 m (4,718 ft)
Area size 528 ha (1,305 acres)

 

Lodging

 

Hotel packages (low season) $1995
Condo packages   (low season) $1675

 

Number of trails 120
Advanced 8%
Intermediate 33%
Beginner 59%
Longest trail 11
Gondolas/Cable cars 29
Surface lifts 353 acres (155 ha) / 27 %
Snowmaking 3 mi (5 km)
Longest trail 195 inch (496 cm)
Season start mid Dec
Season end late Apr

 

 

 

PREFERRED PROPERTIES:

 

Hotel Courchevel Olympic 2**

The Hotel Courchevel Olympic is situated in the centre of Courchevel 1850, with shopping and pistes only the briefest of walks away. All rooms (each one approx 18m²) have their own bathroom, television, telephone and balcony.
The hotel has its own bar and lounge area with pool table and fireplace, and where a buffet breakfast is served each morning.
Basic, clean and affordable accommodation in Courcheval!

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Hotel le Montana 3***


This fantastic hotel has ski in/ski out access to the 3 Valleys skiing area. It is situated in the centre of the village of La Tania, offering skiing from the door.
The rooms are very comfortable with bathroom, separate WCs, telephone, satellite television (French and foreign channels), most with balcony and view of the slopes.
Indoor heated pool, sauna, sun bed, weights room, gaming room with billiard and electronic games, massages, covered parking (supplement), L’Olympique restaurant with terrace, lounge with bar and fireplace.
La Tania was created for the 1992 Olympics and offers quiet affordable accommodation. Located just below Courchevel 1300.

 

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Hotel Les Ancolies 3***

Location : 30 m from the slopes, 200 m from shops, 200 m from the resort centre.
This excellent hotel, with ski-in access, is nestling on the edge of the forest by the luge track, lit up at the night. The rooms are very nice and beautifully decorated. This hotel is ideal for a relaxing stay that combines skiing, fine cuisine and tranquility in Courchevel 1550. A delicious and refined cuisine accompanied by great wine is offered here: Wine lovers will especially enjoy the wine list with over 250 choices!
Half board meal plan included.
Sauna, Hammam, Crib, Ski lockers, and outdoor car park for guests use.

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Chalets de Courchevel 3***


Located at the famous and beautiful ski resort of Courchevel 1550, Les Chalets de Courchevel are only 400m from the town centre and 500 metres from the ski lifts. There is also a shuttle bus which leaves approximately every 30 minutes from the centre of the resort to take you to the ski slopes.
The warm and welcoming Chalets de Courchevel are built out of wood and stone in the traditional Savoyard style and can sleep up to 10 people.
The Chalets de Courchevel are perfectly equipped, take a relaxing moment front of the fireplace or breath the pureCourchevel mountain air in your terrace.

 

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Chalet Ambre 4****

Superb 3-bedroom condo in Courchevel 1850. Ski in ski out convenience! 500m to the centre of town and 200m to the lifts.
Full kitchen facilities, living room with fireplace, each bedroom has an ensuite, ski storage and boot drier, etc etc.
Sleeps maximum of 6 persons.

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