The Three Valleys ski area is an exceptional, internationally renowned ski area. It is simply the biggest interconnected ski area in the world.
It has an extremely accessible ski area (50% easy runs) which is very easy to get around (3 parallel valleys linked together by lifts and runs) and tremendously varied (from the valley floor to the glaciers, all forms of skiing and snowboarding are possible).
Courchevel as a resort has 150 kms of ski runs which are served by 62 lifts enabling you to make the most of your days on the slopes.
If you are a beginner, there are areas that have been especially created for you to ski in complete safety while the 27 green and 44 blue runs will help you get to grips with the slope.
For more experienced skiers, 38 red and 10 black runs enable you to put your technique and skills to the test. Whatever your level of expertise, choose your itinerary and set off to enjoy some unforgettable days of skiing.
5 DIFFERENT VILLAGES
Courchevel is made up of five different villages at different heights. Five of them are revealed as you travel round the bends on a pretty mountain road … Saint Bon, the birthplace of Courchevel, at an altitude of 1,100 metres The history of Courchevel began in Saint Bon, the original village. Le Lac Bleu, the first hotel built in the resort, has been welcoming guests since 1925. While there are no ski lifts starting from the village, there is a free shuttle service running every 20 minutes to the heart of the ski area, and it is possible to return on skis via a red run.
Courchevel 1300 – Le Praz, discreet charm
A genuine traditional mountain village with its houses, chalets and narrow winding streets, Le Praz has preserved its incredible cachet and all its spirit, with a true village life 365 days a year. It is the bastion of ski jumping, with its majestic Olympic jumping hills. As for alpine skiing, forest skiing enthusiasts will be delighted with the direct link to Courchevel 1850.
Courchevel 1550, young at heart
Excellent value for money at this truly family-oriented level, with fast direct access to Courchevel 1850 and the entire “Trois Vallées” ski area. The sledging run starting from 1850 and ending in 1550 is a pure joy to share with your kids!
Courchevel 1650 – Moriond, a party atmosphere
The first ski-lift was installed in Moriond (the original name of this level of the resort), a very sunny sector located on a balcony set back from the relief. The Courchevel 1650 ski area has a majority of green and blue runs. The combination of these two criteria makes it an area that is particularly popular with families. Conviviality is the keyword and the après-ski scene is much appreciated thanks to its many outing possibilities.
Courchevel 1850, a true jewel
Courchevel 1850 can only be described in superlatives. Stars have been showered on the most select level, which lies at the heart of the resort’s international renown, with luxury establishments whose excellence radiates and is passed on to the entire resort.
The link between the different resort levels is very fast:
4 minutes by road between 1650 and 1850 (2.5 km) 5 minutes by gondola lift or chair lift to get to 1850 from 1550 8 minutes by gondola lift to get to 1850 from Le Praz.
Resort information provided by Altitude Holidays