About Courchevel, France
With five villages, each resort offering its unique identity, Courchevel has something for everyone, from low-key Alpine class to the glamour of the world-famous Courchevel 1850. More than any other ski resort in the Three Valleys, Courchevel offers some of the best Alpine experiences available.
Five resorts, each with its own identity: Courchevel 1850, Courchevel Moriond (1650), Courchevel Village (1550), Courchevel Le Praz, and La Tania.
Of the four main Courchevel bases, 1850 is the best known and most popular amongst tourists. With glamorous shops, fine dining in five Michelin star restaurants, and some of the most sumptuous hotels in the Alps, there is nowhere quite like the luxury of 1850. A favourite amongst the wealthy and the famous, high-quality chalets and apartments in 1850 are rare.
Below it, the bases of Courchevel Moriond (1650) and Village (1550) are both more reasonably priced alternatives. The front de neige in Moriond is charming, with several excellent restaurants, while the resort is getting livelier with many popular bars, restaurants and shops in the centre of the resort. Courchevel Village is linked to 1850 via ski lifts, offering a more peaceful option than the upmarket 1850 and more lively 1650.
The final base in the resort is Courchevel Le Praz; the lowest of the Courchevel bases, this is a traditional village with a more relaxed, down-to-earth vibe. The site of the 1992 Olympic ski jump, which is still used today, the village is the site of ongoing lift improvements that mean it is better connected than ever.
You can access the Three Valleys (the most extensive connected ski area in the world) from Courchevel and enjoy 600 km of ski slopes, over 180 green-blue ski runs and over 140 red-black ski runs. The ski area in Courchevel is accessible whatever your level – you do not have to be a great skier to enjoy it!
Are you a beginner? The Easy Rider areas are there to allow you to progress in complete safety on wide and not very steep slopes, while protected from more experienced skiers.
Are you skiing with children? Some themed ski slopes have been created in Les 3 Vallées! From the family snowpark to the zip line, there is something for all ages and tastes!
Mont-Blanc, les Écrins, the Vanoise glaciers, a Lauzière, la Beaufortain, etc. From the top of a mountain or at the bend on a ski slope, enjoy 360° panoramic views at every moment.
The Courchevel ski area also has the most efficient and comfortable ski lifts in the world. Enjoy a pleasant break soaking up the sunshine before heading back to the ski slopes!
You can explore all the diversity of the 7 resorts in the ski area with just the one ski pass. From undreamt-of ski slopes surrounded by snow-covered fir trees, to high peaks close to the glaciers, set off on a unique journey in the heart of some outstanding nature.
Stroll around villages full of history and unique architecture, or enjoy a break in one of the mountain restaurants. Get away from it all in the endless forests and Alpine pastures, and admire the majesty of the glaciers and surrounding peaks.
With the majority of the ski area located at an altitude of 1,800 m and the largest artificial snow system in France, snow is guaranteed from the start of the season right through to the end. 25 peaks in Les 3 Vallées are accessible throughout the winter and the resorts are connected by ridges at an altitude of over 2,000 m.
With each base offering something different, there are a few fantastic options for buyers looking at Courchevel. In the lower key Le Praz, there is a range of properties that includes new-build chalets and apartments, and resale chalets and apartments.
The up-and-coming Courchevel 1650 has a number of new developments, with high end chalets, superbly convenient apartments, and a range of freehold and leasehold properties on offer. As the resort is undergoing a huge amount of regeneration, these properties make great investments, and they’re more affordable than those rare chances to buy property in 1850.
As the most exclusive of the Courchevel bases, 1850 rarely sees properties come available, so developements there always prove popular. Courchevel 1550 is similarly tricky to find a property, and boasts a prettier centre than 1650.
Courchevel is one of 17 ski resorts within the Vanoise National Park, providing a unique setting for hiking around lakes, through forests and peaks or for strolling around the six villages in the region.
The Courchevel resort takes on a whole new look in the summer with a range of activities suitable for all and unique events to tempt both young and old. Casting off her winter coat, Courchevel dons a green and turquoise outfit to welcome summer holidaymakers.