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Courchevel 1850 - the ultimate ski resort

Courchevel 1850 offers real French charm in the wide variety of chic shops and fine restaurants and thoroughly deserves its top-flight reputation. It is renowned for having one of the longest ski seasons and the best snow cover in the whole of the Alps, and has headed skiers’ list of prestige resorts for many a year now.

1850 is located in a wide bowl, where the skiing encircles the resort, with runs leading to virtually every corner of town. The blue slopes of the Pralong area are alongside our Chalet Hotel Crystal 2000 and therefore provide an ideal location for the whole family to ski together and children can take the opportunity to show their parents their newly honed ski skills without having to travel far to find appropriate gentle slopes.

Courchevel 1850

Chalet Hotel Crystal 2000 - Close

Chalet Hotel Crystal 2000
  • Adventure Soft Play Zone 
  • Superb piste-side location
  • Ski back to the front door and to the closest ski lift, the Pralong, 200m.
  • FREE Esprit minibus shuttle to and from the resort centre
  • Prices From £779
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Our Childcare In Courchevel 1850

Childcare/Ski lesson Age group Description Preview 2017/18 price Main 2017/18 price
Nursery 17 weeks-40 months All day care with qualified Nursery staff - 6 days £325 £349
Spritelets 3–4 years Half-day ski-play - a toddler’s introduction to the fun of skiing - 5 afternoons £239 £239
Sprite Beginners 5–9 years Morning classes for complete beginners aged 5-9 years - 5 mornings £229 £239
Sprite Improvers 6–10 years Improver morning classes for those who have mastered snowplough turns on blue runs - 5 mornings £229 £239
Sprite Intermediates 7–11 years For 7-11 year olds who have skied for a minimum of 2 weeks and are starting to parallel ski but still rely on snowploughing on trickier red runs - 5 mornings £229 £239
Sprite Advanced 8-12 years A formal, structured ski lesson of 2-2.5 hours each morning for children with 3+ weeks' skiing experience - 5 days £239 £239
Supervised Lunch 3–12 years Children’s lunch with staff supervision 12-2pm - 5 days £95 £99
Snow Club 3–8 years Action-packed half day activity club with our Snow Rangers, including lunch - 6 half days £205 £219
Any child booking any morning plus any afternoon element along with Supervised Lunch receives their Cocoa Club / Mini Cocoa Club FREE
Mini Cocoa Club 3–5 years 7.30-9.30pm - A quiet time for pre-bed stories and play in most resorts - 6 evenings
(Children must be out of nappies)
£35 £39
Cocoa Club 6–12 years Supervised evening club 7.30-10 pm - 6 evenings £65 £69
Saturday Family Guiding Over 5 years Saturdays can prove to be a dilemma for families who
are not confident enough to take the family out on their own - Book a guide either individually or as a group of families. Available in selected resorts only
Prices from £39 per adults and £29 per child Prices from £49 per adults and £39 per child
(New) Ski Chaperone All ages One of our Snow Rangers will accompany your child to their ski school meeting point and collect them at the end of the session - 6 mornings £75 £79

2017/18 Peak weeks: include departures on the 19th & 26th December 2017, 11th and 18th February, 1st & 8th April 2018: Departures are Tuesdays until 2nd January, then Sundays for the rest of the season. Gressoney departure dates are on Saturdays all season.

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Esprit Classic Childcare

For parents our Esprit Classic Childcare offers a completely seamless service and means being able to leave your accommodation after breakfast to head for the first lift, only needing to return after the last one shuts. We look after you children completely throughout the ski day if you wish. For the kids it means non-stop fun with english speaking staff and children!

Collection Service

Five mornings a week, children in all Sprite ski classes are collected by our staff (and/or the ski school instructors) from a central meeting point in the Chalet Hotel and taken to the nearby slopes for their lessons or to the Snow Club for their morning fun.

At the end of the morning lesson or Snow Club, children joining Supervised Lunch, afternoon Snow Club or with afternoon Sprite or Spritelet sessions will be collected and returned to the Crystal 2000 for lunch.

Snow Club

The Snow Club is based in the Crystal 2000 with outings for their specific snow fun activities. All children in afternoon Sprites or Spritelets will be taken to and collected from their session by our staff and will join the Snow Club children for the remainder of the afternoon, before high tea.

The Skiing in Courchevel 1850

The Skiing

Ski range from 1,300 - 3,230m


Courchevel 1850 is superb for beginners and our Chalet Hotel couldn’t be better located with a novice area right outside the Crystal. There are extensive slopes green and blue slopes all across the bowl local to 1850 and skiers in their early days really can get the feel of traveling round the mountains and not be restricted to one or two slopes.


Most runs in Courchevel are boulevard pistes and glades, absolutely perfect for intermediate skiers to perfect their turns. To the east, Courchevel 1650 is mostly gentle, and everyone will have a smile on their face as they cruise down scenic and winding runs like Pyramide. Down the valley, around 1550, Le Praz and La Tania, is wonderful roller-coaster country, and you will discover slopes here suitable for all.


Good skiers undoubtedly get the best from this region. The two steep black runs down to Le Praz, Jockeys and the Jean Blanc, mogul fields on the top of the Suisses and the steep terrain on the slopes of La Vizelle are just a few of the challenges that await the more adventurous and experienced skiers.

Powder Potential

Traversing the arête just to reach the famous Saulire couloirs is enough to satisfy most people’s appetite for thrills. Skiing them in deep powder is a milestone in most extreme skiers’ lives. Formal off-piste itineraries are limited for such a big area but some of the guided tours are extremely popular with better skiers.


With three snow parks and a dedicated Border-cross area in Courchevel alone, snowboarders are spoilt for choice here. Across the Three Valleys there are several more to explore making this area an absolute mecca for boarders, especially as the number of chairlifts and gondolas make access to all areas easier!

Après Ski

Courchevel 1850 is renowned for both the quality and variety of its après ski life. Ranging from highly sophisticated through to loud and lively, it is mostly based around the atmospheric heart of the village. The Café de la Poste is ideal for a family pizza or the Refuge for a more traditional fondu or raclette. Once the children are in bed you can perhaps take advantage on our staff night off to catch a celebrity in an exclusive club or enjoy a cocktail in one of the many lounge bars – there really is something to appeal to all tastes.


  • Paragliding
  • Toboggan run
  • Ice-skating
  • Dog sledding in La Tania
  • Indoor rock-climbing wall
  • Bowling

Other Amenities

  • Banks & ATMs
  • Street markets
  • Numerous Michelin-starred restaurants
  • 100 chic shops & boutiques
  • 2 night clubs
  • 15 bars & 4 tea rooms

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Ski Essentials

Ski Essentials

Pre-booking all your ski pack requirements couldn't be easier - simply tell us what you need and we will arrange everything for you.

Pre-booking simply means letting Esprit staff take the strain, vetting all suppliers in advance, getting everything ready for your arrival, and standing by throughout your holiday to help and support you. Booking in advance also means you can take advantage of any offers which may not be available later as date restrictions apply and may not be available locally.

The below prices are a guide to give you an idea of the ski pack pricing, however they are subject to change so please check with our friendly Reservations Advisory team.

Free lift pass for children under 5

2017/18 Ski packs

Equipment Hire Description Duration White Blue Red Black
Adult 13+ yrs Skis/poles/boots 6 days - £112 £133 £148
4 days - £93 £111 £123
Skis/poles 6 days - £86 £98 £111
4 days - £72 £82 £93
Snowboard 6 days - - £98 £111
4 days - - £82 £93
Snowboard/boots 6 day - - £133 £148
4 day - - £111 £123
Child 6-12 yrs Skis/poles/boots 6 days - - £61 -
4 days - - £51 -
Snowboard/boots/helmet 6 day - - £61 -
4 day - - £51 -
Child 3-5 yrs Skis/poles/boots/helmet 6 day £46 - - -
4 day £38 - - -
    • 4 day hire duration corresponds to the 5 night holiday departing on 2 January.

1 FREE child White or Red skis/boots when 1 adult pre-books Red or Black skis and boots.
This offer must be reserved at the time of booking and may not be available later as date restrictions apply.
FREE helmets included with child skis/snowboard. Adult helmet approx. £22.

Tuition Ski AM 3 days Ski AM 5 days Snowboard AM or PM
Adult price 13+ yrs £137 £199 £219
Times 5 days 9.30-12.00 3 days 14.30-17.00 5 days 09.30-12.00 or 14.30-17.00

Snowboarding is only available in French school holidays, weeks commencing : 11/02/17 -11/3/17.

Teen Freeski (multiglide) Course (13-18 yrs): 5x full days: £448 (lunch not included but lunch with instructor can be organised)

6 Day Lift Pass Local Three Valleys
Low Season High Season 2 Jan dep.
(4 day)
Low Season High Season 2 Jan.
(4 day)
Family (2 adults & 2 children under 18 yrs) £637 £707 £569 £757 £844 £703
Senior 65-74 yrs £179 £198 £165 £210 £235 £196
Adult 13-64 yrs £186 £207 £173 £221 £247 £206
Children 5-12 yrs £159 £177 £148 £190 £210 £175
      • Low Season is week commencing 12/12. High Season is all other departure dates.
      • Recent photo and passport required for under 5's.
      • Passports required for junior and senior passes.
      • Local pass covers Courchevel valley only.
      • 4 day duration corresponds to the 5 night holiday departing on 2 January.
      • Adult beginners require a lift pass.


Fly From

Fly to Geneva (GVA) or Chambery (CMF) from the following airports

Birmingham CMF
Bristol CMF
East Midlands GVA
Edinburgh CMF, GVA
Gatwick CMF, GVA
Heathrow GVA
Manchester CMF, GVA
Southampton CMF, GVA
Stansted CMF

Esprit Cuisine in Courchevel 1850

Resort Cuisine

All of our holidays include great food six days a week. We set high standards for our cuisine, and train our staff extensively to ensure our guests enjoy every meal.

Includes a skiers' buffet breakfast to start your day, afternoon tea to welcome you 'home', and a 4 or 5-course evening meal with wine and coffee to complete the evening.

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