Courchevel is possibly the most famous part of the Three Valley ski area. Offering fantastic skiing & snowboarding for all levels of ability, Courchevel is perfect for groups of families and friends alike. Not only that, thanks to the expansive lift system in place throughout the Three Valleys, it still has fantasic access to the whole of the World's largest ski resort.
Three Valley Overview
The Three Valley ski area encompasses Courchevel, Meribel, Belleville (Saint Martin, Les Menuires & Val Thorens) and Orelle (the secret fourth valley). Although, the Belleville valley is more commonly refered to as Val Thorens. It is, in our opinion, the best place in the world to ski, with so much on offer:
- 600km of pistes accessible on skis
- 328 downhill skiing pistes
- 1,512 hectares of maintained pistes
- 62,000m total difference in height
- 166 ski lifts
- More than 2,100 snow canons
- 35,000 hectares of nature
- 105km2 (or 10,500 hectares) of skiable area
A Three Valleys lift pass offers you unrivalled ski areas, from the tree-covered slopes of Courchevel, to the chocolate-box Meribel, and the heights of Val Thorens!
When does Courchevel Open?
Courchevel itself is open year round as it is a town within its own right. Although, a lot of the shops, bars and restaurants do close outside of the Winter and Summer season.
The lifts for the winter season in Courchevel often open on the first weekend of December and usually runs through until the last weekend of April. The summer season in Courchevel is much shorter with the lifts usually opening in early July and closing in late August.
When does Courchevel Open for Skiing?
The Courchevel and Three Valley ski lift opening and closing dates for the 2021/22 season are as follows:
- Meribel: 04/12/2021 - 24/04/2022
- Courchevel: 04/12/2021 - 17/04/2022
- Les Menuires: 04/12/2021 - 24/04/2022
- St Martin de Belleville: 11/12/2021 - 10/04/2022
- Val Thorens*: 20/11/2021 - 01/05/2022
*depending on snow conditions
Skiing in Courchevel
Courchevel is one of the most exclusive and prestigious ski resorts in the world. The valley offers 150 kilometres of alpine ski runs served by 58 lifts enabling you to make the most of your days on the slopes. Courchevel 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 out of each of the valleys that make up The Three Valley ski area.
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