Courchevel Valley - The Ski Area
Courchevel is one of the most exclusive and prestigious ski resorts in the world. Courchevel offers 150 kilometres of alpine ski runs served by 58 lifts enabling you to make the most of your days on the slopes. It caters for all levels of skier and has a wide range of skiing from steep couloirs to wide, open pistes. Many consider the Courchevel Valley to have the widest range of skiing of the 3 Valleys in Les Trois Vallees.
Courchevel 1300 Ski Lifts & Ski Runs
Le Praz is well serviced by the Praz and Forêt gondolas/télécabines which link it directly to either Courchevel 1850 or via Cretes chair lift to Chenus or via Dou Des Lanches chair to Col de la Lose and then Meribel.
There are 3 red ski runs/pistes that return directly into Le Praz: Murettes, Amoureux and Brigues. Of course, if you prefer you can have a relaxed return to Le Praz via the télécabines mentioned above.
Le Praz also has a designated ZEN Zone designed specifically for beginner skiers to practice their technique and gain confidence.
Courchevel 1400 Ski Lifts & Ski Runs
There is one modern fast telecabine/gondola operating out of La Tania, The La Tania gondola and a tricky drag/button lift for the brave called Gros Murger. With both you have to change and ride other ski lifts to make it into Courchevel proper or Meribel. You can ski back in to La Tania via the windy Plan Fontaine (green), the lovely forest lined Folyeres (blue) or Moretta blanche (red) pistes.
Courchevel 1550 Ski Lifts & Ski Runs
The ski area directly serviced by 1550 is quite small but has 3 lovely blue runs, Proveres, Tovets & Stade between it and 1850, as well as a small green run for beginners. The red runs Dou du Midi and Deviation 1550 also run into Courchevel 1550. However, generally speaking the pistes are not the reason you holiday here, 1550’s main attraction is its rapid access to 1850 via the Tovets high speed 6 man chair or the Grangettes bubble lift which take you right in to the centre of 1850. For those who are feeling brave, there is also a 2km luge/tobogganing track between 1850 and 1550 which is open between 9am and 7:30pm and fully lit so you can sledge at night! There is also the free Roys lift and green run for beginners.
Courchevel 1650 Ski Lifts & Ski Runs
The north facing slopes in 1650 offer some of the quietest and safest slopes in the Courchevel Valley & 3 Valleys ski area. Often overlooked, Courchevel 1650 offers some great skiing with wide, open pistes and often has excellent snow conditions. It is also a very good resort for beginners or those waiting a more relaxed skiing experience with a number of green and blue runs.
Courchevel 1650 is serviced by the Marquis, Ariondaz, 3 Vallées, Belvedere and St Agathe lifts. You can ski back in to 1650 via Belvedere (green), Indiens (blue), Piste Bleue (blue) or Marquis (blue). Courchevel 1650 Piste Map (Click Here) shows some of the quietest and safest slopes the Les Trois Valllees has to offer.
Courchevel 1850 Ski Lifts & Ski Runs
Courchevel 1850 is the centre of skiing in the Courchevel Valley. With fantastic access from the main lift area of La Croisette in the centre of the town, there are a range of pistes and skiing to suit everyone; beginners, families and off-piste powder hounds! With excellent lift links, the whole of the Courchevel Valley is easily accessible, as is the Meribel Valley and Val Thorens.