Courchevel, France

Courchevel Ski Holidays

Courchevel has the reputation of being the world’s greatest ski resort. With immaculate pistes, superbly interlinked with the 3 valleys and set amidst the most amazing scenery – who is going to argue? Ski chalets, apartments and hotels are all available to book for those perfect Courchevel ski holidays. There are an astounding range of bars, restaurants, chic boutiques and nightlife that it is no wonder it is so highly rated. There are four villages that make up the resort of Courchevel. Courchevel 1850 is the highest village and is certainly the most luxurious as it is the one that catches the headlines with the celebrity visits. It has the airstrip, 5 star hotels, grand chalets and Michelin star restaurants. However, amongst this we do have access to some very reasonably priced chalets and ski deals so you can rub shoulders with the rich and famous for a week whilst Dining back in your chalet in the evening at a price you can afford! Courchevel 1650 is a pleasant village with several lively bars and quietly situated chalets. Courchevel 1550 is just a gondola or chairlift ride below 1850 so has the advantage of being in a similar location but with better priced accommodation and restaurants. Courchevel 1300 (Le Praz) is a lovely old village set in woodland. The Olympic ski jump is prominent here. It is a pretty little village where pre skiing children can play in the snow but novice skiers have to take the lift to and from ski school. There are efficient buses that run between the resorts.

Courchevel Village
Compliments of the Courchevel tourist office

Courchevel Skiing and Boarding

The network of lifts spreads out from 1850 which is very much the centre of the area. The slopes are generally wide and open so suit all types of skier. The trees are on the runs down to 1550 and 1650 and are great in poor visibility. Beginners will find excellent nursery slopes around 1650 and 1850. Courchevel has some of the best groomed runs in Europe so learners will move up quickly on the Verdons and Jardin Alpin telecabins. There are some fantastic wide, gentle and well groomed runs available for practising on here. Intermediates will grin from ear to ear when they see the amazing variety of runs spread out beneath them throughout the 3 valleys.  There are plenty of exciting reds, leisurely blues and scary blacks, quite simply the best runs in the world! Experts will find plenty to do during your stay in Courchevel. The couloirs from the top of Saulire are worth a trip. If you love moguls try the black Suisses and Chanrossa runs. There is plenty of steep terrain on and off piste but definitely hire a guide who will safely show you the area. Despite being an upmarket resort, Courchevel has always been popular with snowboarders. There is just such a huge amount for boarders to take on whether you play in the trees at the side of the piste or go for the powder fields. There are two freestyle areas and a boardercross. Cross country skiers will find a total of 66Km of trails with most in the three valleys.

Courchevel Ski School
Image from Courchevel tourist office

Courchevel Apres Ski

If you are a night owl then Courchevel 1850 has to be your choice. There are exclusive nightclubs such as the Caves with top Paris cabaret acts or the Kalico is always popular and has live bands and DJ’s. Jump at the foot of the main slope seems to be the place to be as the lifts close or the Milk Pub. In Courchevel 1650 the Bubble has satellite TV, live music, quiz nights and a good atmosphere. The Funky Fox has live music, DJ’s and a pool table. The Club is the place to go for late night dancing till 4am. In 1550 the Chanrossa bar sometimes has live music and the Taverne is friendly. In Le Praz try the Escorch’vel bar. Off the slopes there are plenty of shops in 1850 and markets in most of the villages. Snowshoeing is available and a toboggan run from 1850 to 1550. There are also walks throughout the area and a pedestrian pass can be bought for using some of the lifts.

Courchevel Childcare

We are able to offer childcare is some of our properties featured such as the Chalet Hotel St Louis in Courchevel 1850. Alternatively here is a list of childcare providers that you can contact directly:

Le Village des Enfants (Courchevel 1850)
Ski crèche for children 3 yrs and under
Tel: +33 (0)4 79 08 08 47

Club des Piou Piou (Courchevel 1650)
Ski club for children aged 3 to 5 yrs
Tel: +33 (0) 479 08 26 08

ESF Nursery (Courchevel 1650)
Children from 18 months to 3 yrs
Tel: +33 (0)4 79 08 26 08

ESF Courchevel 1550
Children 18 months to 3 yrs
Tel: +33 (0)4 79 08 21 07

Courchevel Ski and Snowboard Hire

Pre book your ski and board hire packages before you go and get fantastic discounts with Ski Set

Courchevel 1850, Courchevel 1650, Courchevel 1550, Courchevel Le Praz

Courchevel Ski Schools

The Snow School instructors are all fully qualified through the British Association of Snowsport Instructors (BASI) and conduct their lessons in English.
They offer Private lessons for adults and children, friends & family group lessons, kids group lessons Three Valley Ski guiding service, and Corporate skiing events
Private Ski lessons from only £130.00                                            
Friends & family weekly group lessons from only £650.00                                                                                
Kids weekly group lessons from only £225.00
Ski guiding Please see website for details

UK mob +44 (0) 77 33 25 19 15 May to Dec
FR mob +33 (0) 78 72 40 519 Dec to May.
Email Us At:

Ski Excel Ski school in the Courchevel valley which offers tailor made private
ski lessons, specializing in children and families. They also have a
real interest in off piste guiding and race training. Their aim is to
provide a complete package from flexible collection and delivery at the
beginning and end of lessons to the quality of the teaching and learning
during those ski lessons.

UK mob +44 (0)7836 328610
FR mob +33 (0)6 42 49 88 79
Email Us At:


Ski Class is a small private ski school  in the 3 Valleys which specialises in giving our clients the best teaching possible with fully qualified English speaking instructors. Ski lessons can be tailor made to suit individual needs.

French contact number is + 0033618155368 or the UK number is 00447949387699. email patsi@skiclass.eu

New Generation Ski and Snowboard School (Courchevel 1850 and 1650)

New Generation is a small British run ski and snowboard school based in Courchevel
1650 and 1850. New Generation enjoys an excellent reputation amongst the
International ski community. New Generation was voted ‘No.1 Ski School’ by the ‘Which
Guide’ and the ‘Snow Awards’. The hand-picked team of fully qualified instructors (8 in
each resort) are led by Dave Morris, a British qualified coach. The school offers a full
range of lessons for skiers and boarders from morning groups (beginner to
intermediate) to Technical Clinics (Intermediate to advanced) to private lessons. If
you are an experienced skier looking for something different then sign up to one of
their PRO range programmes which cover everything from off-piste adventures to
cruising the blues to video feedback assisted learning. If you fancy a one off session
to work on a specific skill (bumps, park, off-piste, ice etc.) then join a SkillSession
(Only 55 Euros!).
They mostly run children’s lessons during school holidays but will set them up in other
weeks depending on demand so it is always worth contacting them. Children’s lessons
are run in the morning so adults have time to explore or join lessons themselves. All
lessons are in English and the groups are small.
You can book ski or snowboard lessons with New Generation on their website
(www.skinewgen.com), by email info@skinewgen.com or by contacting their office
0033 479 01 03 18 or 0844 484 3663 (UK only).

Ski New Generation in Courchevel 1650

Ski New Generation in Courchevel 1850

ESF Courchevel 1850
Tel: +33 (0)4 79 08 07 72

ESF Courchevel 1650
Tel: +33 (0) 479 08 26 08

ESF Courchevel 1550
Tel: +33 (0)4 79 08 21 07

Magic in Motion (Courchevel 1850)
Tel: 0033 479 01 01 81

Supreme Ski and Snowboard School (Courchevel 1850)
Tel: 01479 810 800

Courchevel Webcam

Webcam courtesy of www.meribelcourchevel.com
Webcam courtesy of www.meribelcourchevel.com

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Courchevel Key Facts »
Resort height:1260-1850m
No. of lifts:180
Snow Canons:31%
Snowboard parks:Snowboard parks
Transfer Time:2hrs 30mins
Off Piste:****
Apres Ski:****
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