Skiing in Courchevel 1850
Courchevel 1850 is the main hub and most famous part of the Courchevel Valley. It is an excellent place to stay if you want to be able to effortlessly explore everything this turly fantastic ski area has to offer.
Courchevel 1850 Overview
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.
Skiing Around Courchevel 1850
Courchevel 1850 is excellent for all abilities as there is a wide range of piste including 11 green, 14 blue, 15 red and 6 black. Most of the green piste can be found in the Bellecote and Jardin Alpin areas of Courchevel 1850. The family park in Courchevel 1850 can be accessed from La Croisette lifts using the Verdons telecabine.
Access to Other Areas
Thanks to the excellent infrastructre the Three Valleys has in place and Courchevel 1850s central location in the Courchevel Valley, access to all the other areas of Courchevel and the Three Valley ski area is easy.
Courchevel 1650 can be accessed a few different ways from 1850. The quickest is by catching the Jardin Alpin bubble, then its a very short ski to the Biollay chairlift. You then follow along the Pralong and then Prameruel piste (both Blue) to the Roc Mugnier chairlift. From there then follow the signs down into 1650.
Courchevel 1550 & Courchevel Le Praz
Courchevel 1550 can be accessed by skiing a blue piste (Tovets/ Stade) from La Croisette straight down into 1550. Courchevel Le Praz can be accessed by skiing again from La Croisette down a green piste that joins onto a red piste all the way into the centre of Le Praz.
Courchevel La Tania
Courchevel La Tania can also be accessed a number of ways. The quickest/ easiest is following the green piste from La Croisette to the Plantrey chairlift. Then follow the blue Arolles piste until it joins the green Plan Fontaine or blue Folyeres piste (one of the teams favourite pistes), from there both go down into La Tania.
Meribel can be accessed via two telecabines that will take you to the top of the Saulire from which you can then ski down into Meribel Centre or Meribel Mottaret. From La Croisette catch the Verdons telecabine and then either the Saulire or Vizelle telecabine.
You can also access Meribel Centre by just getting chairlifts. From La Croisette ski down to the Plantrey chairlift, then follow the blue Arolles piste down to the Dou Des Lanches chairlift, this takes you up to Col de la Loze from which you can ski into Meribel Centre.
From Meribel you can then easily access Val Thorens within 2/3 lifts.
Our Favourite Run
Catch the Verdons telecabine and then Vizelle or Saulire telecabine up to the top of the Saulire mountain. Then follow the Creux piste all the way to the bottom, from there you can either go into Courchevel 1650 via Roc Mugnier or back to the main Courchevel 1850 ski area via Aiguille du Fruit (both chair lifts).
This piste is best to do in the morning as it gets excellent sun coverage then.
Ski School Meeting Points
The vast majortiy of the ski school meeting points are by the La Croisette lift station.
Best Area for Children and Beginners
Bellecote and Jardin Alpin. This is where the vast majority of the green piste are located. There is also the family park in Courchevel which can be accessed from La Croisette via the Verdons telecabine.