The best-known resort in the Three Valleys, which is the largest linked ski area in the world, Courchevel has five villages situated at altitudes from 1,300 metres to 1,850 metres linked by lifts and free shuttle buses. With heated pavements, Michelin-star restaurants and as many diamond dealers as ski hire shops, it attracts a well-heeled set.
December 9, 2017 – April 22, 2018
Courcheval has 150 kilometres of trails, including 19 green runs, 35 blue, 34 red and 8 black. It’s part of the Three Valleys, which stretches for 600 kilometres from the Mont Blanc massif in the north to the Les Exrins massif in the south. There’s also a terrain park with rails, jumps, moguls, boardercrosses and a children’s toboggan slope.
Courchevel has 45 hotels catering to all budgets, including three highly prestigious six-star hotels, known as ‘palaces’, in its tree-lined Jardin Alpin area. It is the only resort in France to have hotels with the palace ranking. It also has a large selection of chalets and apartments, from standard to deluxe.
Where to stay in Courchevel
Courchevel is known for its fine dining, with seven Michelin-star restaurants – more than any other ski resort in the world. They include Le Chabichou, which has two Michelin stars. It’s also home to more than 160 boutiques, including luxury stores Louis Vuitton, Hermès, Valentino, Prada, Cartier, Fendi, Dior and Chanel.