The most prestigious resort of the largest linked ski area on the planet, The Three Valleys, Courchevel is a haven of deluxe hotels, designer shops, and superior restaurants situated alongside immaculate pistes. A vibrant and chic resort, Courchevel resembles the perfect ski holiday playground for the rich and famous, who come back year after year to this exclusive and highly-rated French resort. Eclipse ski can give you access to the best ski deals for Courchevel skiing holidays.


Courchevel is split into four village areas at heights of 1300, 1550, 1650 and 1850 metres above sea level. The different areas of Courchevel all have their own character, with 1850 being the most popular for luxury skiing holidays. All resorts share the same 150km of well-maintained pistes, although 1850 offers the most fashionable and glamorous skiing holidays, the lower resorts have their own age-old sophistication and appeal to the wider market. There is an efficient ski bus service linking the resorts, enabling you to sample the exciting après activities each has to offer. The après ski scene on a Courchevel skiing holiday varies, with 1850 as the liveliest, perfect for group ski holidays. For eating out, mountain restaurants in this valley are almost as famous as the ones in resort. The lower resorts offer a quieter nightlife ideal for family skiing holidays. The charming, more traditional elegance of Courchevel 1300 and 1550 will delight every member of the family.

Skiing in Courchevel

Skiing will suit all abilities, from the couloirs at Mount Saulire, to the wide, open nursery slopes of 1850. The linked ski area of Courchevel offers the largest range of skiing of The Three Valleys ski area with over 1,304 acres of mountain dedicated to a variety of winter sports. When you go skiing in Courchevel, you can expect immaculately groomed and well maintained pistes with an efficient modern lift system. It's linked to resorts world-class resorts Meribel, Val Thorens, La Tania and Les Menuires. Beginners will be spoilt for choice with plenty of long green runs for perfecting those turns. It’s an intermediate skier’s paradise with a wealth of blues and reds around the Courchevel North facing bowl, the number of black runs and off piste routes just add to the adventure. The easy link to the world-class Three Valley ski area contributes to the endless possibilities of first-rate skiing. For those who demand excellence on the slopes, Courchevel is the perfect ski holiday destination. For snowboarders, there is a board park next to the ESF race piste.

Accommodation in Courchevel

Resort 1550 and 1650 are compact villages, therefore access to the slopes is quick and easy. 1650 has slightly more facilities, shops and bars than 1550. 1350 is also called La Praz, was the home to the ski jump events in the Albertville Olympics, and is at the branch in the road between the rest of Courchevel and La Tania. There are two cable cars going from La Praz to other parts of the Courchevel valley, plus bus links.

The quality of skiing and ambience in Courchevel guarantees a memorable skiing holiday and gives you the luxurious ski holiday you deserve. The resort has lots of luxury chalets. Luxury hotels are available primarily in 1850. There are a couple of hotels in 1650 and 1550, with the 1550 ones tending to be cheaper than the 1650 ones. Eclipse Ski can cater for all budgets with our amazing Courchevel ski deals...



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Resort altitude 1650-1850m Skiing altitude 1260m-3230m
Transfer time 2hrs 30mins Longest run 6km
Total kms of piste: 600km Cross country
Snow canons 2007 Slope direction N, S, E, W
Nursery area 5 Number of lifts 180
Drags 72 Chairs 68
Cable cars 6 Gondolas 34
Night skiing Yes Snow making Yes
Season Dec - Apr Mountain restaurants 41
Ski bus Yes Linked resorts Meribel, Mottaret, La Tania, Val thorens & Les M
Summer skiing No Terrain parks 1
Half pipe 1 Tree runs Yes
Resort type Alpine

Lat:45.41590118 Lon:6.634699821

Summary: Skill level, features and activities

Skill Level
Type of resort Alpine
Suitable for families
Apres ski (nightlife)
Off piste
Mountain restaurants 41
Longest run 6km
Nursery areas 5
Night skiing Yes
Scenic Flights
Hot Air Ballooning
Helicopter Trips
Karting on Ice
Snow Rafting
Snow Bikes