Courchevel Valley - The Resorts
Courchevel Valley Overview
Courchevel is possibly the most famous of the resorts in the Three Valleys. It offers a great range of skiing, made up of 150 kilometres of beautifully groomed wide pistes, serviced by 58 lifts, as well as fantastic off-piste and backcountry skiing.
On the edge of these pistes are the quaint villages of the Courchevel Valley. It is divided into four main villages; Courchevel(1850), Courchevel Moriond (1650), Courchevel Village (1550) and Le Praz. La Tania was recently made an official part of the Courchevel Valley also. All the villages are linked by several lifts, as well as the free and very regular resort bus service.
Courchevel 1850, Courchevel
This resort has become one of the world’s most popular winter destinations, home to a glamorous nightlife scene, streets of designer shops, and 6 Michelin Star Restaurants. This vibrant town is originally what gave Courchevel its international repute. 1850 is ideal for those who want to be in the heart of the action, with immediate access to some of the best skiing in the world. It is only two lifts to get to the Saulire summit, which takes you directly to the Meribel Valley. It also offers some great nursery slopes for beginners.
Courchevel 1850 Ski Holiday Accommodation Overview
Courchevel 1850 has a vast range of accommodation options from jaw-dropping 5 star luxury hotels and chalets, to older style studio apartments. There is a large amount of both ski in ski out and centre of town accommodation, but it is more expensive than your average resort. Click here to check out all our properties in Courchevel 1850.
Courchevel 1650, Moriond
Courchevel 1650 is the resort with something for everyone; great for families and young people alike, and offering something for skiers of all abilities. Its town centre offers everything you could need, from lively bars, to supermarkets, and great restaurants. 1650 is also home to the new Aquamotion centre, which offers a leisure-complex, with pools, indoor surfing, a spa and great restaurants. Whilst lower down than 1850, it still has great access to the slopes, with only two lifts to take you to 1850. Since its on the outskirts of the valley, the slopes are often quieter with less traffic going through. So, you can enjoy the rolling pistes at your own pace. 1650 is also famous for its backcountry skiing, meaning it offers great skiing for all abilities.
Ski hire shops in 1650: There is a Precision Ski and SkiSet shop in Courchevel 1650.
Restaurants in 1650: Copina, offering a great selection of tapas and craft beers and cocktails. The perfect spot for a mountain lunch, or an evening out.
Non-skiing activities: The Aquamotion centre is well-worth a visit, whether to try out activities like rock climbing and indoor surfing, or to relax in their spa facilities.
For more information about Courchevel 1650, read our full resort guide HERE.
Courchevel 1650 Ski Holiday Accommodation Overview
Courchevel 1650 has lots of great ski in ski out self catering apartments, as well as some very nice chalets. There are a number of larger apartment complexes, many of which have been recently refurbished, such as the Grand Sud or Keystone Lodge complex. Click here to check out all our properties in Courchevel 1650.
Courchevel 1550, Village
Courchevel 1550 has a quaint village feel to it, being further down the mountain. It’s perfect for families, offering a relaxed feel with great value chalets, away from the hustle and bustle of the centre. Despite being further away, it is well connected to the other valleys, by a gondola straight to 1850, or a bus service to the other villages within Courchevel.
Ski hire: We recommend SkiSet in 1550.
Favourite restaurants: La Cortona is a great family friendly Italian restaurant.
Courchevel 1550 Ski Holiday Accommodation Overview
A lot of the chalet accommodation is Ski in Ski out and there are a lot of great self-catered options too. Since its slightly further down the mountain, you can get larger accommodation for much better value. There is a great range of chalets in 1550 to suit all needs and budgets. Click here to check out all of our properties in Courchevel 1550.
Courchevel 1300, Le Praz
This is a small traditional French village located next to a small lake. It has a traditional apline feel, with plenty of wooden chalets, and real charm. Le Praz feels like more of a community, with great restaurants, shops, and bars available, and giving it its own buzz. It’s well connected to 1850 by one telecabine, and also to Meribel.
Ski Hire: We recommend the SkiSet store in the centre of Le Praz.
Favourite restaurants: The famous Le Bistrot de Praz offers great quality traditional French food.
Top non-skiing activity: Watching the ski jumping by the lake!
Courchevel Le Praz Ski Holiday Accommodation Overview
There is a high number of catered chalet accommodation, and while there are only a few self-catered chalets there is a good range of privately owned self-catered apartments. Since its lower down in the Valley, it offers better value for money. Click here to check out all our properties in Courchevel Le Praz.
Courchevel 1400, La Tania
This resort was purpose built in 1992 for the Winter Olympics, and has since become a very popular resort destination. La Tania offers some of the best skiing in itself, and also great access to other resorts, both Courchevel and Meribel. It offers amazing access to these valleys but for much better value, if you’re looking to make the most of your skiing time. Its town centre, whilst small, has a great buzz to it. Whilst being family friendly, it’s certainly not lifeless.
Ski shops: There are two SkiSet shops in La Tania to choose from.
Favourite restaurants: The Ski Lodge is infamous for its fantastic food and even better apres!
Non-skiing activities: Enjoying lunch in the sun at the Ski Lodge followed by some great apres with some fantastic bands.
Courchevel La Tania Ski Holiday Accommodation Overview
Its purpose-built nature means it offers a great range newly-built, ski-in, ski-out accommodation. There are numerous self-catered apartment blocks. Hidden in the trees are a surprising number of timber chalets all built in recent years. Click here to check out all our properties in Courchevel La Tania.