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 high 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 providing an ideal location for the whole family to ski together, and somewhere for the children to show parents their newly honed ski skills without having to travel far to find appropriate gentle slopes.

Ski information

Mountain facts
Resort height: 1,850m
Ski area: 150km
Ski range: 3230m
Ski runs
Green 44
Blue 129
Red 107
Black 30
Piste map
Good for
Beginners 5 stars
Intermediates 5 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Lift information
Total no. of lifts: 166
No. of cable cars/gondolas: 40
No. of chair lifts: 66
No. of drag lifts/magic carpets: 60
Piste information
Snow cannon coverage: 33%
Longest run: 8km
Mountain restaurants: 45
Snowparks: 9

Resort facilities

  • Aqua centre with indoor swimming pool and spa (Courchevel 1650)
  • Toboggan run
  • Swimming pool

Resort map

Courchevel 1850 resort map

Resort map

Courchevel 1850 resort map
Typical prices
Large beer 10€
Panini 12€
Pizza 15€

Childcare & ski lessons


Travel information

Departure airports:
Gatwick, Stansted, Bristol, Birmingham, Manchester, Edinburgh
Arrival airports:
Geneva(GVA), Chambery(CMF)
Transfer time:
2hrs 30min from Geneva
1hrs 45min from Chambery
Departure day:
Flight time:

Geneva: 1hr 40mins

Chambery: 1hr 40mins

Ski Essentials

We recommend pre-booking all lift passes, skis and boots and any tuition. Book tuition early to secure your ski school place, especially in high season. Our partner ski hire shops are all conveniently located and all pre-booked lift passes are ready for you when you arrive.

Don't forget our child ski hire offer with one free child skis and boots for every adult pre-booking Red or Black category skis/snowboard and boots (available if booked 6 weeks before departure). Child helmets are also included free of charge.

Equipment (6 days) Description White Blue Red Black
Adult 13+ Skis - £85 £98 £111
Skis & boots - £114 £132 £148
Snowboard - - £98 £111
Snowboard & boots - - £132 £148
Child* 6-12 Skis & boots - - £62 -
Snowboard & boots - - £62 -
Child* 3-5 Skis & boots £49 - - -

*Free helmet included with skis/snowboard hire

  • One free child skis and boots with each adult pre-booking Red or Black category skis and boots (must be booked 6 weeks prior to departure)
Tuition Ski AM (5 days) Snowboard AM or PM 
Adult 13+ yrs  £243 Book locally
  • Ski tuition times are 09:30-11:45 
  • Snowboarding is only available in French school holidays, weeks commencing: 7th-28th Feb at 14:15-16:45


Lift Pass (6 days) Local
Low Season
High Season
Three Valleys
Low Season
Three Valleys
High Season
Family (2 adults & 2 children under 18 yrs) £716 £793 £802 £891
Adult (13-64 yrs) £205 £229 £231 £258
Senior (65-74 yrs) £196 £217 £220 £244
Child (5-12 yrs) £174 £193 £196 £217
Child (under 5 yrs) Free Free Free Free
  • Low Season is weeks commencing 13th Dec  and 10th Apr, High Season is all other departures dates
  • Recent photo and passport required for under 5s and passports required for junior and senior passes
  • Local pass covers Courchevel valley only
  • Adult beginners require a lift pass.
  • Children in Sprite Beginners will not need a lift pass from Day 1, as they start in the Jardin de Neige, but will need one when the group progresses out of the Snow Garden and on to the mountain, and this should be arranged locally