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5 Reasons Why Courchevel Is The Ultimate Ski Resort!

Variety and character – Courchevel is not one resort, but four separate ski resorts, commonly known as Courchevel 1850, Moriond 1650, Courchevel Village 1550 and Courchevel Le Praz 1300. The resorts are linked by lifts, pistes and a road, meaning that there is easy access between the resorts and to a variety of slopes!

Each resort has a distinctive character and ambience, for instance, Courchevel 1300 is an old, rustic village at heart, whereas Courchevel 1850 offers prestige and real French charm in the wide variety of chic shops and fine restaurants. It is renowned for having one of the longest ski seasons and the best snow cover in the whole of the Alps.

World’s largest ski area – Courchevel sits within the Three Valleys, which boasts 600km of pistes and an interlinked lift system, with over 170 lifts. With such a vast, interlinked ski area, there are runs for all levels and abilities, making Courchevel a family friendly ski resort.

Non-Ski Activities – Courchevel offers many exciting (and relaxing) non-ski activities. In Courchevel 1850, there is a skating rink, fitness centre, sauna and steam room.

A short bus ride from Courchevel 1850, there is The Aquamotion centre, which is the ultimate leisure centre, with indoor and outdoor pools as well as a surfing area, multiple water slides and a climbing wall. If you fancy some down time, there are also saunas, a steam room and hot tub.

You could even try out a hot air balloon...

Events – Courchevel hosts many exciting events during the ski season, for instance; the Ladies Alpine World Cup giant slalom in December, the International Fireworks Festival in February/March and the Three Valleys Enduro.

Incredible food – Although some of the restaurants can be extremely pricey, the restaurants in Courchevel are incredible and the delicious food is definitely worth the price! Here are a few of our favourite restaurants, which serve excellent food for reasonable prices; Bouc BlancBel AirVerdonsPilatus and Chabotté.