Courchevel is one of the most famous ski resorts in the world, known for its Michelin starred restaurants, luxury shopping and first-class pistes. As part of the Three Valleys, skiers have access to over 600km of slopes to explore with different areas for beginners, families and experts alike. The mix of well groomed pistes, high altitude and snow dusted pine forests make this resort a true winter wonderland.
Despite its exclusive reputation, Courchevel has an excellent variety of runs for all ability levels. Beginners have many slopes to choose from, a large majority of which are north-facing meaning great snow conditions throughout the day. Once you’ve built up your confidence you can start cruising the blues and reds through the snow-covered forest. Courchevel Moriond is a mecca for intermediate skiers with its signature rolling blues and reds such as lovely Grandes Bosses. Higher up the valley advanced skiers will find more challenging terrain with couloirs, thrilling black runs and unforgettable off-piste skiing. Don’t forget the epic Creux blue piste, which descends from the resort’s highest point.
In addition to its world-class slopes, Courchevel is also home to an impressive variety of non-ski activities. Challenge your friends and family to a race down the 3km Moriond toboggan run or explore the empty slopes by snowmobile as the sun sets. If you’re looking to unwind head to the Aquamotion leisure centre for indoor and outdoor bathing, steam rooms, saunas and Jacuzzis. Children (and children at heart) will love the water slides, wild rivers and wave surf zone.
Bars & Restaurants
It would be difficult to outshine Courchevel when it comes to gastronomy. Proudly holding the title of the most Michelin star restaurants per square mile in the world, this resort is a true foodie’s paradise. There are also many affordable options such as L’histoire bistro or La Grange à Pizza for a quick bite. The most luxurious resort in the Three Valleys also boasts a buzzing après ambience with many bars and clubs to choose from including the legendary Meribel-Courchevel Folie Douce and emblematic Les Caves.